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North Coast Bias: MAC Bowl Projections (11.11.12)

Projecting the 2012/13 MAC Bowl Matchups.

Bowl Season could have the NIU Huskies vs Purdue Boilermakers in Dallas.
Bowl Season could have the NIU Huskies vs Purdue Boilermakers in Dallas.
Jonathan Daniel

The MAC currently has SIX bowl eligible teams with two teams not yet ineligible. The latest North Coast Bias projections have a total of 70 bowl eligible teams for the 70 available spots, with the MAC ending up with seven bowl eligible teams.

The Little Caesars Pizza Bowl still projects to have an opponent from the Sun Belt Conference, with the other primary bowls featuring opponents as contracted.

Since the last NCB Bowl Projections, the NIU Postseason Central Site has added the Independence Bowl to the list of secondary agreements. Of the five disclosed secondary agreements, the New Mexico Bowl joins the Independence Bowl as bowls projected to not host a MAC team. The other three secondary bowls are projected to have MAC teams.

In addition, NCB is projecting the New Orleans Bowl to host a MAC team as at-large selection.

The three Primary Bowls are listed first, followed by the five Secondary Bowls, and thirdly by the projected At-Large Bowl.

BOWL PROJECTIONS

Bowl Game Location Date MAC Opponent
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Detroit, MI Dec. 26, 2012 Bowling Green Middle Tennessee
GoDaddy.com Bowl Mobile, AL Jan. 6, 2013 Kent State UL-Lafayette
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Boise, ID Dec. 15, 2012 Ball State Utah State
New Mexico Bowl Albuquerque, NM Dec. 15, 2012 N/A N/A
Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg, FL Dec. 21, 2012 Toledo East Carolina
Independence Bowl Shreveport, LA Dec. 28, 2012 N/A N/A
Heart of Dallas Bowl Dallas, TX Jan. 1, 2013 NIU Purdue
BBVA Compass Bowl Birmingham, AL Jan. 5, 2013 Ohio
UL-Monroe
New Orleans Bowl New Orleans, LA Dec. 22, 2012 C. Michigan Arkansas State