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North Coast Bias: Final MAC Bowl Projections

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Projecting the 2012/13 MAC Bowl Matchups.

Get your GAME FACE on, the MAC is on the BIG STAGE.
Get your GAME FACE on, the MAC is on the BIG STAGE.
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As mentioned previously, the MAC finished with SEVEN bowl eligible teams this season. As a whole, there are 72 bowl eligible teams for the 70 Bowl spots. The latest North Coast Bias projections have the Central Michigan Chippewas and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers missing out on the Bowl Season.

Just a quick reminder that North Coast Bias was the first to project the MAC Champion to a BCS Bowl and we stick with that projection in our Final MAC Bowl Projections.

As for the rest of the bowls, 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.

Of the five disclosed secondary agreements, only the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl is projected to host a MAC team. Earlier in the week the MAC announced that it had reached an agreement with the Military Bowl to provide a team to play a team from the WAC in RFK Stadium.

The BCS Bowl is listed first, followed by the three Primary Bowls, and finally by the additional Bowls.

BOWL PROJECTIONS

Bowl Game Location Date MAC Opponent
Orange Bowl Miami, FL Jan. 1, 2013 NIU Florida State
Little Caesars Bowl Detroit, MI Dec. 26, 2012 Bowling Green Middle Tennessee
GoDaddy.com Bowl Mobile, AL Jan. 6, 2013 Kent State Arkansas State
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Boise, ID Dec. 15, 2012 Toledo Utah State
Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg, FL Dec. 21, 2012 Ball State Central Florida
Military Bowl Washington, D.C. Dec. 27, 2012 Ohio San Jose State

Teams in bold have accepted a bid.