St. Petersburg Times' 2012 bowl projections

Dec. 17

New Mexico: Albuquerque, 2 p.m., Mountain West vs. Pac-12. Projection: Wyoming vs. Western Michigan*

Idaho Potato: Boise, Idaho, 5:30 p.m., MAC vs. WAC. Projection: Toledo vs. Utah State

New Orleans: 9 p.m., Sun Belt vs. C-USA. Projection: Louisiana Lafayette vs. Tulsa

Dec. 20

Beef 'O'Brady's: St. Petersburg, 8 p.m., Big East vs. C-USA. Projection: Pittsburgh vs. Marshall

Dec. 21

Poinsettia: San Diego, 8 p.m., Mountain West vs. WAC. Projection: Boise State vs. Louisiana Tech

Dec. 22

Las Vegas: 8 p.m., Mountain West vs. Pac-12. Projection: TCU vs. UCLA

Dec. 24

Hawaii: Honolulu, 8 p.m., C-USA vs. WAC. Projection: vs. Hawaii vs. Western Kentucky*

Dec. 26

Independence: Shreveport, La., 5 p.m., ACC vs. Mountain West. Projection: Wake Forest vs. San Diego State

Dec. 27

Little Caesars: Detroit, 4:30 p.m., Big Ten vs. MAC. Projection: Purdue vs. Ohio

Belk: Charlotte, 8 p.m., ACC vs. Big East. Projection: Virginia vs. Cincinnati

Dec. 28

Military: Washington, 4:30 p.m., ACC vs. At-large (in place of Navy). Projection: North Carolina vs. Air Force*

Holiday: San Diego, 8 p.m., Big 12 vs. Pac-12. Projection: Missouri vs. California

Dec. 29

Champs Sports: Orlando, 5:30 p.m., ACC vs. Big East. Projection: Florida State vs. Notre Dame

Alamo: San Antonio, 9 p.m., Big 12 vs. Pac-12. Projection: Baylor vs. Washington

Dec. 30

Armed Forces: Dallas, Noon, BYU vs. C-USA. Projection: BYU vs. SMU

Pinstripe: Bronx, N.Y., 3:20 p.m., Big 12 vs. Big East. Projection: Iowa State vs. Rutgers

Music City: Nashville, 6:40 p.m., ACC vs. SEC. Projection: North Carolina State vs. Vanderbilt

Insight: Tempe, Ariz., 10 p.m., Big Ten vs. Big 12. Projection: Texas vs. Penn State

Dec. 31

Meineke Texas: Houston, Noon, Big Ten vs. Big 12. Projection: Iowa vs. Texas A&M

Sun: El Paso, Texas, 2 p.m., ACC vs. Pac-12. Projection: Georgia Tech vs. Utah

Liberty: Memphis, 3:30 p.m., C-USA vs. SEC. Projection: Southern Miss vs. Mississippi State

Fight Hunger: San Francisco, 3:30 p.m., ACC (fills in for Army) vs. Pac-12. Projection: Nevada* vs. Arizona State

Chick-fil-A: Atlanta, 7:30 p.m., ACC vs. SEC. Projection: Virginia Tech vs. Auburn

Jan. 2

TicketCity: Dallas, Noon, Big Ten vs. C-USA. Projection: Ohio State vs. Temple*

Outback: Tampa, 1 p.m., Big Ten vs. SEC. Projection: Michigan State vs. South Carolina

Capital One: Orlando, 1 p.m., Big Ten vs. SEC. Projection: Michigan vs. Arkansas

Gator: Jacksonville, 1 p.m., Big Ten vs. SEC. Projection: Nebraska vs. Florida

Rose: Pasadena, Calif., 5 p.m., BCS vs. BCS. Projection: Wisconsin vs. Oregon

Fiesta: Glendale, Ariz., 8:30 p.m., BCS vs. BCS. Projection: West Virginia vs. Oklahoma State

Jan. 3

Sugar: New Orleans, 8:30 p.m., BCS vs. BCS. Projection: Stanford vs. Houston

Jan. 4

Orange: Miami, 8:30 p.m., BCS vs. BCS. Projection: Clemson vs. Kansas State

Jan. 6

Cotton: Arlington, Texas, 8 p.m., Big 12 vs. SEC. Projection: Oklahoma vs. Georgia

Jan. 7

BBVA Compass: Birmingham, Ala., 1 p.m., Big East vs. SEC. Projection: Louisville vs. FIU*

Jan. 8

Go Daddy: Mobile, Ala., 9 p.m., MAC vs. Sun Belt. Projection: Northern Illinois vs. Arkansas State

Jan. 9

BCS title game: New Orleans, 8:30 p.m., BCS No. 1 vs. BCS No. 2. Projection: LSU vs. Alabama

*—An at-large pick replacing a spot where a conference is not projected to not have enough eligible teams. Teams in bold have accepted a bid.

Jim Tomlin, Times staff writer

St. Petersburg Times' 2012 bowl projections 11/20/11 [Last modified: Monday, November 28, 2011 9:42pm]

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