Week 0 Mountain West Bowl Predictions: Hawaii Claims A Spot

Week 0 Mountain West Bowl Predictions: Hawaii Claims A Spot

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Week 0 Mountain West Bowl Predictions: Hawaii Claims A Spot


Week 0 Mountain West Bowl Predictions: Hawaii Claims A Spot


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Five, six, seven, maybe eight Mountain West teams will go to a bowl?

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Week 0 featured three Mountain West teams and there is already a shakeup in the preseason bowl predictions with Hawaii showing up big in its opening road win over Colorado State. With the Warriors win we slot them in a bowl game. It’s early so we can be wild with these pick, to a degree.

With there being just a few games only a few changes are made from an opponent standpoint, but we do remove New Mexico State from being in the Arizona Bowl.

First off, here are the bowl tie-ins for the Mountain West. There is no true order for the conference outside of the Las Vegas Bowl getting to take whatever team it wants, and it does not have to be the champion.

The highest-ranked champion from the Group of Five will play in a New Year’s Six bowl.

1. Las Vegas vs. Pac-12

– Famous Idaho Potato Bowl vs. MAC
– Gildan New Mexico Bowl vs. Conference USA
– Hawai’i Bowl (Hawaii if they are bowl eligible) vs. Conference USA
– NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl vs. Sun Belt (New Mexico State is a backup.
– Cactus Bowl (Pac-12 vs. Big 12 and this is a backup spot for the Mountain West)

Gildan New Mexico Bowl

Saturday, December 15
2:00 p.m. ET, ESPN
Branch Field at Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Conference USA vs. Mountain West
ProjectionWyoming vs. Middle Tennessee State

Las Vegas Bowl

Saturday, December 15
3:30 pm. ET, ABC
Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada
Mountain West vs. Pac-12
ProjectionFresno State vs. Cal

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Friday, December 21
4:00 p.m. ET, ESPN
Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho
MAC vs. Mountain West
ProjectionSan Diego State vs. Buffalo

Hawai’i Bowl

Saturday, December 22
10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii
Conference USA vs. Mountain West
ProjectionHawai’i vs. Southern Miss

First Responders Bowl

Wednesday, December 26
1:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas
Big Ten vs. C-USA/ACC
ProjectionUNLV (projecting not enough Big Ten teams) vs. North Texas

Cactus Bowl

Wednesday, December 26
9:00 p.m. ET, ESPN
Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Big 12 vs. Pac-12
(Mountain West the conditional tie-in)
Projection: Utah Statec vs. Oregon

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Friday, December 28
5:30 p.m. ET, CBS Sports Network
Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona
Sun Belt (New Mexico State is a backup) vs. Mountain West
Projection: Nevada vs. New Mexico State

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

Tuesday, January 1st
1:00 p.m. ET, ESPN
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
At-large vs. At-large
ProjectionBoise State vs. Penn State

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