The College Football News bowl projections, and the predictions for the College Football Playoff after Week 6.


A few rules to remember.

1) The RedBox (Big Ten vs. Pac-12), SoFi Hawaii (Mountain West vs. AAC or C-USA) and Bahamas (C-USA vs. MAC) aren’t playing this year.

2) The NCAA is pushing towards blowing off records for this one year for bowl eligibility. The bowls aren’t likely to take the true dogs, but there probably won’t be enough winning teams – and there certainly won’t be enough six-win teams – to get bowl eligible. The goal is to fill in all the contracted bowl tie-ins.

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2020-2021 Bowl Projections: Week 6

Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl

ESPN, NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
Normal Bowl Tie-Ins: Big 12 vs. SEC
Bowl Projection: Oklahoma State vs. Ole Miss

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

ESPN, Liberty Bowl, Memphis, TN
Normal Bowl Tie-Ins: Big 12 vs. SEC
Bowl Projection: Iowa State vs Tennessee

Cactus Bowl

ESPN, Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ
Normal Bowl Tie-Ins: Big 12 vs. Big Ten
Bowl Projection: West Virginia vs. Indiana

Camellia Bowl

ESPN, Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, AL
Normal Bowl Tie-Ins: MAC vs. Sun Belt
Bowl Projection: Ball State vs. Troy

Cheez-It Bowl

ESPN, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
Normal Bowl Tie-Ins: ACC vs. Big 12
Bowl Projection: Miami vs. Kansas State

Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl

ESPN, Howard Schnellenberger Field at FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL
Normal Bowl Tie-Ins: AAC or C-USA or MAC
Bowl Projection: Tulane vs. Florida Atlantic

Duke’s Mayo Bowl

ESPN, Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
Normal Bowl Tie-Ins: ACC vs. Big Ten
Bowl Projection: NC State vs. Minnesota

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

ESPN, Lyle Smith Field at Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID
Normal Bowl Tie-Ins: MAC vs. Mountain West
Bowl Projection: Buffalo vs. Boise State

FBS Mortgage Cure Bowl

CBS Sports Network, Exploria Stadium, Orlando, FL
Normal Bowl Tie-Ins: AAC, MAC, Sun Belt
Bowl Projection: Temple vs. Arkansas State

Fenway Bowl

ESPN, Fenway Park, Boston, MA
Normal Bowl Tie-Ins: ACC vs. AAC
Bowl Projection: Boston College vs. Memphis

Gasparillia Bowl

ESPN, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
Normal Bowl Tie-Ins: AAC or ACC or SEC
Bowl Projection: UCF vs. South Carolina

LA Bowl

SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, CA
Normal Bowl Tie-Ins: Pac-12 vs. MWC
Bowl Projection: Washington vs. San Diego State

LendingTree Bowl

ESPN, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL
Normal Bowl Tie-Ins: MAC vs. Sun Belt
Bowl Projection: Ohio vs. Appalachian State

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

ESPN, Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX
Normal Bowl Tie-Ins: Big 12 vs Group of 5
Bowl Projection: TCU vs. BYU

Military Bowl

ESPN, Navy-Marine Corps. Stadium, Annapolis, MD
Normal Bowl Tie-Ins: ACC vs. AAC
Bowl Projection: Georgia Tech vs. Navy

Mistubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl

ESPN, Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
Normal Bowl Tie-Ins: Pac-12 vs. SEC
Bowl Projection: Utah vs. Kentucky

Myrtle Beach Bowl

ESPN, Brooks Stadium, Conway, SC
Normal Bowl Tie-Ins: Conference USA or MAC or Sun Belt
Bowl Projection: Charlotte vs. Coastal Carolina

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

ESPN, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
Normal Bowl Tie-Ins: ACC vs. Big Ten
Bowl Projection: Pitt vs. Nebraska

New Mexico Bowl

ESPN, Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, NM
Normal Bowl Tie-Ins: AAC or C-USA or MAC
Bowl Projection: UTSA vs. Liberty

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

CBS Sports Network, Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ
Normal Bowl Tie-Ins: MAC vs. MW
Bowl Projection: Buffalo vs. Air Force

Outback Bowl

ESPN, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
Normal Bowl Tie-Ins: Big Ten vs. SEC
Bowl Projection: Michigan vs. Texas A&M

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

ESPN, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
Normal Bowl Tie-Ins: C-USA vs. Sun Belt Champion (if available)
Bowl Projection: Marshall vs. Louisiana

Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl

ESPN, Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA
Normal Bowl Tie-Ins: Army vs. Pac-12
Bowl Projection: Army vs. Stanford

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

FOX, SDCCU Stadium, San Diego, CA
Normal Bowl Tie-Ins: ACC vs. Pac-12
Bowl Projection: Virginia vs. Arizona State

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl

ESPN, Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, TX
Normal Bowl Tie-Ins: AAC or ACC or Big 12
Bowl Projection: Houston vs. Baylor

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

ESPN, EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL
Normal Bowl Tie-Ins: ACC vs. SEC
Bowl Projection: Virginia Tech vs. LSU

TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl

ESPN, Legion Field, Birmingham, AL
Normal Bowl Tie-Ins: AAC, ACC vs. SEC
Bowl Projection: SMU vs. Mississippi State

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl

CBS, Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, TX
Normal Bowl Tie-Ins: ACC vs. Pac-12
Bowl Projection: Syracuse vs. Cal

TransPerfect Music City Bowl

ESPN, Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN
Normal Bowl Tie-Ins: Big Ten vs. SEC
Bowl Projection: Northwestern vs. Missouri

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl

ESPN, Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX
Normal Bowl Tie-Ins: AAC or C-USA or MAC or MWC
Bowl Projection: UAB vs. Fresno State

Valero Alamo Bowl

ESPN, Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
Normal Bowl Tie-Ins: Big 12 vs. Pac-12
Bowl Projection: Texas vs. Oregon

VRBO Citrus Bowl

ESPN, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
Normal Bowl Tie-Ins: Big Ten vs. SEC
Bowl Projection: Iowa vs. Auburn

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