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2010 Bowl Projections: Predicting The Rest Of The Mountain West

Air Force is expected to go to the Independence bowl, so it is time to project the rest of the Mountain West teams and where they will go bowling. A lot of pundits keep insisting that Air Force will go to the Armed Forces Bowl, but if they were to take the time to read the fine print Army is a choice if they are bowl eligible so an Air Force vs. Army rematch is not going to happen. It will be an Army vs. C-USA matchup.

Sugar Bowl:

TCU Horned Frogs vs. Auburn Tigers

The Sugar keeps their SEC team which will help with ticket sales and so with the first pick why not take the best team available who would be a third ranked TCU

Las Vegas Bowl:

Utah Utes vs. Texas Longhorns

This one is tricky because Texas would have to beat Texas A&M which is a large feat, but I think it is possible. Notre Dame is also a candidate, and could be a choice even if it is a rematch with Utah. The other possible choice is Tennessee or a run of the mill MAC team.

Poinsettia Bowl:

San Diego State Aztecs vs. Navy Midshipmen

This game is pretty much set in stone as this would be a home game for the Aztecs and with San Diego being a Navy town a large crowd is expected.

New Mexico Bowl:

BYU Cougars vs. Fresno State Bulldogs

This will be a future matchup next year as BYU is playing a WAC heavy schedule. A good matchup nonetheless but the winner must be prepared to battle the New Mexico Bowl curse where the bowl winner goes onto a losing season the following year.