2013 College Football Projections: 2013-14 Non-BCS Bowl Games Matchups and Results

Posted: May 20, 2013 in College Football, NCAAF Bowl Games, Predictions

New Mexico Bowl: Nevada 42, Arizona 40

The same two teams from this year’s New Mexico Bowl meet again after last year’s thriller. This time, Nevada gets revenge by coming from behind to best the Wildcats this time.

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Boise State 37, Ball State 24

In a down season by Boise State standards, the Broncos salvage it by winning their bowl game on their home turf.

Poinsettia Bowl: Utah State 30, Kent State 17

The Aggies will lose the Mountain West Championship Game, then take down the Golden Flashes to win the Poinsettia Bowl.

Beef O’ Brady’s Bowl: FIU 26, SMU 19 (OT)

FIU’s Jake Medlock throws a TD in the final minute to force OT, then throws for another one in OT, then his teammates intercept SMU’s Garrett Gilbert to win the Beef O’ Brady’s Bowl.

New Orleans Bowl: UL Lafayette 44, Louisiana Tech 30

Terrence Broadway and the Cajuns light up the scoreboard and win the New Orleans Bowl for the 3rd straight season.

Las Vegas Bowl: (19) Fresno State 57, USC 26

Their BCS hopes ruined by San Diego State, Derek Carr and company instead take out their anger by lighting up USC’s pours secondary.

Hawai’i Bowl: San Jose State 38, Middle Tennessee 15

The Spartans dominate the Blue Raiders for their second straight bowl victory.

Little Ceazer’s Pizza: Northern Illinois 42, UL Monroe 39

Jordan Lynch and the Huskies hold off a late charge by the Warhawks to win the Little Ceazer’s Pizza Bowl.

Military Bowl: East Carolina 29, Syracuse 24

The Pirates bounce back from last year’s loss in the New Orleans Bowl by ending the Orange’s first ACC season on a sour note.

Belk: (22) North Carolina 38, UCF 35

Bryan Renner and the Tar Heels win a thriller with Central Florida and take home the Belk Bowl.

Holiday: (15) Arizona State 32, Texas Tech 16

Michael Brewer will struggle against a good Arizona State defense in the 2013 Holiday Bowl.

Independence: Duke 38, Marshall 36

In a shootout between two good, young quarterbacks in Anthony Boone and Rakeem Cato, Ross Crockell intercepts Cato on 2 point conversion attempt in the final minute to prevent OT and give Duke their first bowl win since 1961.

Russell Athletic: (18) Florida State 30, Cincinnati 16

The Seminoles will beat the Bearcats in the Russell Athletic for their 3rd straight bowl victory.

Mienke Car Care Bowl: Baylor 49, Indiana 28

Baylor’s Glasco Martin and his mates should run all over the Hoosiers and win a bowl game for the 3rd year in a row.

Armed Forces Bowl: Navy 35, Air Force 27

Kennan Reynolds and Navy again take care of business against their service academy rival.

Pinstripe Bowl: Oklahoma 40, Rutgers 24

Blake Bell finally puts it all together and the Sooners salvage the season by routing Rutgers in the Pinstripe Bowl.

Fight Hunger Bowl: BYU 15, Washington 12

Kyle Van Noy entered beast mode in the Poinsettia Bowl after San Diego State had averaged 29.4 points during their 7 game winning streak that the Cougars ended that night. Washington’s high powered offense will suffer a familiar fate as Van Noy leaves Provo for the NFL in style.

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Michigan State 16, (24) Kansas State Wildcats 13

The Spartans will come from behind in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, just like last year.

Alamo Bowl: (13) UCLA 41, (23) Oklahoma State 40

UCLA eventually wins the wild Alamo Bowl when Mike Gundy fails choosing to go for 2 and the win instead of OT.

Music City Bowl: Georgia Tech 30, Mississippi State 24

Vad Lee and the Jackets make it two bowl wins in a row by burning through Mississippi State’s defense.

Sun Bowl: Virginia Tech 25, (21) Oregon State 20

The Hokies prove they’re back for good by upsetting the #21 Beavers in the Sun Bowl.

Liberty Bowl: Tulsa 23, Temple 10

The Golden Hurricane simply shut down the Owls with their physical defense.

Chick-Fil-A Bowl: (17) Miami (FL) 41, Vanderbilt 20

The Canes will light up the scoreboard on the Commodores, maybe signaling a return to football dominance?

Gator Bowl: Florida 23, (25) Wisconsin 22

The Gators upset the Badgers close to home to take home the Gator Bowl.

Outback Bowl: (9) South Carolina 37, (13) Michigan 32

Jadevon Clowney wins this one for South Carolina by recording a 4th down sack of Devin Gardner inside the Gamecocks’ 10-yard line.

Capitol One Bowl: (7) Georgia 56, (11) Nebraska 49 (OT)

A goal line stand by the Bulldogs in overtime prevents the Huskers from getting revenge.

Heart of Dallas: Northwestern 30, Rice 14

The Wildcats simply execute and dominate an inferior Rice team.

Cotton: Ole Miss 26, (20) Texas 16

Ole Miss wins the rematch with the Longhorns to take home the Cotton Bowl.

Compass: LSU 30, Houston 14

LSU salvages their season with a victory over Houston.

Godaddy.com: Ohio 34, Western Kentucky 28

The Bobcats high-powered offense eventually out does the Hilltoppers’ stout defense.

Bowl Eligible teams not invited: Maryland (6-6, 3-5 ACC), Wake Forest (6-6, 2-6 ACC),  UTSA (6-6, 5-3 C-USA) Buffalo (7-5, 5-3 MAC), Bowling Green (7-5, 5-3 MAC), Central Michigan (6-6, 4-4 MAC), Toledo (6-6, 4-4 MAC), Wyoming (6-6, 3-5 Mountain West), Arkansas State (6-6, 4-3 Sun Belt).

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