Forgotten 5’s Group of Five 2018 Bowl Projection Bonanza

You’ve seen our season predictions so that only means one thing; bowl projection time. These projections are using the staff’s predictions. We will break this down by conference.

First up, the AAC:

– Bahamas Bowl vs. Conference USA
Temple vs. USM
– Birmingham Bowl vs. SEC
Memphis vs. Missouri
– Cure Bowl vs. Sun Belt UCF vs. Ark. St.
– Frisco Bowl vs. MAC
Houston vs. Ohio
– Gasparilla Bowl vs. Conference USA
USF vs. Middle Tenn.
– Military Bowl vs. ACC
Navy vs. Wake Forest

The staff doesn’t have UCF going back to a New Years Six bowl going 10-2. The Knights still have an interesting matchup against Arkansas State. The Red Wolves are the last team to beat McKenzie Milton and Co. in the 2016 Cure Bowl.

Houston vs. Ohio will be an interesting matchup. Houston’s offense with QB D’Eriq King should be one of the top three in the American; UCF at one and then Memphis and Houston fighting for the second slot. Ohio is the staff’s pick to win the MAC East and QB Nathan Rourke is due for a huge year. Seeing him go up against Ed Oliver will be very intriguing.

Next up, C-USA:

– Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla vs. American Athletic
Middle Tenn. vs. USF
– Bahamas Bowl vs. American Athletic
Temple vs. USM
– Cheribundi Tart Cherry Bowl vs. MAC FAU vs. Toledo
– Gildan New Mexico Bowl vs. Mountain West
North Texas vs. UNLV
– Hawai’i Bowl vs. Mountain West
Marshall vs. Fresno St.
– R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl vs. Sun Belt
La Tech vs. ULM
– Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl vs. Big Ten
UAB vs. Northwestern

My favorite matchup coming out of the C-USA is FAU vs. Toledo. The Lane Train will just miss out on an NY6 bowl this year and will play at home against the Rockets of Toledo in what should be a high scoring shootout.

MACtion time:

– Cheribundi Tart Cherry Bowl vs. C-USA Toledo vs. FAU
– Dollar General Bowl vs. Sun Belt WMU vs. Troy
– Famous Idaho Potato Bowl vs. MWC
NIU vs. Wyoming
– Frisco Bowl vs. American Athletic
Houston vs. Ohio
– Raycom Media Camellia Bowl vs. Sun Belt
Buffalo vs. App. St

The most intriguing matchup here is Houston vs. Ohio, as we already discussed above.

As for the Mountain West:

– Las Vegas vs. Pac-12
Utah St. vs. Arizona
– Peach Bowl vs. At-Large Boise St. vs. Florida St.
– Famous Idaho Potato Bowl vs. MAC
Wyoming vs. NIU
– Gildan New Mexico Bowl vs. Conference USA
UNLV vs. North Texas
– Hawai’i Bowl vs. Conference USA
Fresno St. vs. Marshall
– NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl vs. Sun Belt
SDSU vs. GA Southern

Boise State is going to the NY6 and will get the chance to beat ACC Florida State. If Boise wins the G5 will move to 3-1 over the P5 in NY6 bowls.

Fun Belt time:

– R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl vs. Sun Belt
ULM vs. La Tech
– Dollar General Bowl vs. MAC Troy vs. WMU
– Raycom Media Camellia Bowl vs. MAC
App St. vs Buffalo
– AutoNation Cure Bowl vs. AAC Ark St. vs. UCF
– NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl vs. MWC
Ga. Southern vs. SDSU

BATTLE FOR LOUISANA! Sorry, I got a little excited. ULM QB Caleb Evans will be nationally known by the end of this season. The guy is a stud and has talent around him; watch out for ULM this year, they will make some noise in the Sun Belt.

Can’t forget about the Independents:

Armed Forces Bowl
Army vs. Iowa St.
Cactus Bowl
NMSU vs. Indiana

NMSU will go bowling in back to back years folks, the Aggies will be exciting to watch this season.

Let us know what you think and where you think your favorite team will be heading this post-season.

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