Matchups already set for multiple college football bowl games
College football’s bowl season is starting to take shake.
Stadium’s Brett McMurphy summarized a few of the bowls who have already finalized a matchup going into conference championship weekend.
Bowl matchups set
New Orleans: Georgia Southern vs. Louisiana Tech
Montgomery: Memphis vs. FAU
Myrtle Beach: UNT vs. Appalachian St
LendingTree: Georgia St vs. WKU
Potato: Nevada vs. Tulane
New Mexico: Hawaii vs. Houston
Frisco: SMU vs. UTSA
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 14, 2020
UCF’s opponent in the Boca Raton Bowl has since been reported to be BYU, which will make that one of the best Non-NY6 bowls of the year.
BYU has accepted an invitation to play in the seventh annual https://t.co/9MopBbsRbY Boca Raton Bowl vs UCF. The game will kick off on Tuesday, December 22, at 7 p.m. ET at FAU Stadium.. great QB matchup.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 14, 2020
That game will feature an excellent quarterback matchup between BYU’s Zach Wilson and UCF’s Dillon Gabriel. Those two passers have combined to throw for 60 touchdowns and just seven interceptions this season. While Gabriel is just a sophomore, Wilson is a candidate to be a top-10 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
North Texas-App State in the Myrtle Beach Bowl also looks like an intriguing Group of 5 matchup.
The first bowl game of the year will be on Saturday, Dec. 19 as SMU and UTSA battle in the Frisco Bowl. This will be UTSA’s second bowl appearance ver and its first since 2016.