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2010 Bowl Projections: Air Force Looks To Be Heading To Independence Bowl

The Air Force Falcons just wrapped their regular season with a 35-20 win over the UNLV Rebels this past Thursday night, and now will have to wait most likely until Dec. 5th to see where they go bowling. The wait is to see if TCU gets invited to a BCS bowl or not and with the Horned Frogs facing New Mexico next weekend it is likely that TCU will be sitting at worst third or fourth in the BCS come Dec. 5th.

When the season ends Air Force should be sitting fourth in the Mountain West with a slight possibility of being fifth if BYU is able to upset Utah this upcoming Saturday. So, assuming TCU goes to a BCS bowl game Air Force will be sitting at the third spot when it comes to Mountain West bowl selections, and the overwhelming destination looking it will be the Independence Bowl where Air Force would be matched up against the ACC's seventh teams which currently looks like it will be the Georgia Tech Yellow JacketsBoston College could be a choice, but since the Independence Bowl is in Shreveport, La. Georgia Tech is a better option to bring more fans. 

A matchup between Georgia Tech and Air Force would be one of the fastest played games since both schools implement the triple option, so this game would be played at a brisk pace which means to make those bathroom and snack breaks in a hurry.

The other possible option for Air Force could be the New Mexico Bowl, because since the Mountain West bowls do not pick by order of finish but rather by bowl order selection, it is possible if BYU ends the season strong that the Las Vegas Bowl would take BYU. The Cougars have sold out the Las Vegas Bowl the past five years and would be attractive if they are 7-5. If that does happen then Air Force would end up facing Fresno State in the New Mexico Bowl.