AAC preview: Our conference bowl projections
As a precursor to next week's American Athletic Conference Summer Kickoff and Media Days, we're spending the next few days previewing various parts of the conference, from schedules to story lines to significant players. Today: our AAC bowl projections.
Peach Bowl (Jan. 1, 12:30, ESPN)
USF vs. Auburn
This seems to be the consensus Peach projection, though Bulls probably have to run the table to get here.
Military Bowl (Dec. 28, 1:30, ESPN)
Navy vs. Georgia Tech
Because the Army-Navy game is so late, it's impractical for Midshipmen to play in a pre-Christmas bowl.
Hawaii Bowl (Dec. 24, 8:30, ESPN)
Houston vs. Hawaii
A rematch of the '03 classic, a 54-48 Hawaii triple-overtime triumph
Birmingham Bowl (Dec. 23, noon, ESPN)
Memphis vs. Mississippi State
A geographically practical matchup that could be darn competitive
St. Petersburg Bowl (Dec. 21, 8 p.m., ESPN)
UCF vs. Louisiana Tech
Could this be Scott Frost's final game as Knights coach?
Frisco Bowl (Dec. 20, 8 p.m., ESPN)
Tulsa vs. Ohio
The game formerly known as the Miami Beach Bowl finds a new home on the Dallas-Fort Worth fringe.
Boca Raton Bowl (Dec. 19, 7 p.m., ESPN)
Western Kentucky vs. Cincinnati
Bearcats will try and tarnish former Bulls QB Mike White's collegiate finale.
Cure Bowl (Dec. 16, 2:30, CBS Sports Network)
Temple vs. Troy
One of six -- yes, six -- bowl games slated for this day