2008 Golden Bowl Tournament: Minor Bowls as Modified by Golden Bowl Octofinals

These are how the minor bowls would be played as modified by Round 1 of the Golden Bowl Playoffs. These bowls may select from all teams that have at least six wins, a winning record, and either did not make or lost in Round 1 of the Golden Bowl Playoffs. Bowl names with modified matchups are in bold. I’ll be playing those games out after the real versions are played. The Cotton Bowl has been selected as the fifth BCS bowl, so the SEC’s third choice goes to the Outback Bowl no questions asked.

BOWL  Team Selection Order Teams DATE/ TIME/ CHANNEL
EagleBank Bowl ACC #9  Miami (FL) Dec. 20, 11 a.m. 
Navy  Navy  ESPN 
New Mexico Mountain West #4 BYU Dec. 20, 2:30 p.m. 
WAC #3  Fresno State ESPN 
St. Petersburg Big East (#6?)  South Florida Dec. 20, 4:30 p.m. 
Conference USA #5  Memphis ESPN2 
Pioneer Las Vegas Mountain West #1  Utah Dec. 20, 8 p.m. 
Pac-10 #4(/5)  Arizona ESPN
R+L Carriers New Orleans Conference USA #4 Southern Miss Dec. 21, 8:15 p.m. 
Sun Belt #1  Troy ESPN 
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Mountain West #2  TCU Dec. 23, 8 p.m. 
Pac-10 #7 (WAC #4 if none) Boise State ESPN 
Sheraton Hawaii WAC #2 (gen. Hawaii) Hawaii Dec. 24, 8 p.m. 
Pac-10 #6 (C-USA #7 if none) Notre Dame ESPN 
Motor City MAC #1/2  Central Michigan Dec. 26, 8 p.m. 
Big Ten #7  Wisconsin ESPN 
Meineke Car Care ACC #5/6/7 (gen. 6)  North Carolina Dec. 27, 1 p.m. 
Big East #3  West Virginia ESPN 
Champs Sports ACC #4  Florida State Dec. 27, 4:30 p.m. 
Big Ten #(4/)5 Iowa ESPN 
Emerald Pac-10 #(4/)5  California Dec. 27, 8 p.m. 
ACC #5/6/7 (gen. 7)  Clemson ESPN 
Independence SEC #8 Kentucky Dec. 28, 8:15 p.m. 
Big 12 #7  Wake Forest ESPN 
Papajohns.com Big East (#5?)  Rutgers Dec. 29, 3 p.m. 
SEC #9 (Sun Belt if none) Florida Atlantic ESPN 
Valero Alamo Big Ten #4(/5) Northwestern Dec. 29, 8 p.m. 
Big 12 #4/5  Missouri ESPN 
Roady’s Humanitarian WAC #1 (gen. BSU)  Nevada Dec. 30, 4:30 p.m. 
ACC #8  Maryland ESPN 
Texas Big 12 #8  NC State Dec. 30, 8 p.m. 
Conference USA #6  Rice NFL Network 
Pacific Life Holiday Big 12 #3  Oklahoma State Dec. 30, 8 p.m. 
Pac-10 #2 Oregon ESPN 
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Conference USA #3?  Houston Dec. 31, Noon 
Mountain West #3  Air Force ESPN 
Brut Sun Pac-10 #3  Oregon State Dec. 31, 2 p.m. 
Big 12 #5/Big East #2  Pittsburgh CBS 
Gaylord Hotels Music City SEC #6/7 (Team’s Pref.) Vanderbilt Dec. 31, 3:30 p.m. 
ACC #5/6/7 (gen. 5; must pick Chmp. Gm. Loser if >8 wins) Boston College ESPN 
Insight Big 12 #6  Kansas Dec. 31, 5:30 p.m. 
Big Ten #6  Minnesota NFL Network 
Chick-fil-A SEC #5  South Carolina Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. 
ACC #2  Virginia Tech ESPN 
Outback SEC #3/4 (East)  Mississippi Jan. 1, 2009, 11 a.m. 
Big Ten #3  Michigan State ESPN 
Capital One Big Ten #2  Ohio State Jan. 1, 2009, 1 p.m. 
SEC #2  Georgia ABC 
Konica Minolta Gator Big 12 #4/Big East #2  Nebraska Jan. 1, 2009, 1 p.m. 
ACC #3  Georgia Tech CBS 
AutoZone Liberty SEC #6/7 (Team’s Pref.)  LSU Jan. 2, 2009, 5 p.m. 
Conference USA #1  East Carolina ESPN 
International Big East (#4?)  Connecticut Jan. 3, 2009, Noon 
MAC #3  Buffalo ESPN2 
GMAC Conference USA #2  Tulsa Jan. 6, 2009, 8 p.m. 
MAC #1/2  Ball State ESPN 

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