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Here are the Confidential’s full bowl projections as of December 1, 2013 (subject to change…of course):

Update: We’ve gone hermano-a-hermano pitting acaffrey’s picks against mcaffrey’s picks for ultimate bragging rights.

BCS Games
Bowl Date Location Matchup Prediction (acaffrey) Prediction (mcaffrey)
BCS Title Game Jan. 6 Pasadena, Calif. BCS vs BCS Florida State vs. Ohio State Florida State vs. Ohio State
Orange Jan. 3 Miami, Fla. ACC/BCS vs BCS Clemson vs. Alabama UCF vs. Alabama
Sugar Jan. 2 New Orleans, La. SEC/BCS vs BCS Auburn vs. UCF Baylor vs. Auburn
Fiesta Jan. 1 Glendale, Ariz. Big 12/BCS vs BCS Okla. State vs. N. Illinois Oklahoma St. vs. N. Illinois
Rose Jan. 1 Pasadena, Calif. Big Ten/BCS vs Pac-12/BCS Michigan State vs. Stanford Michigan State vs. Stanford Jan. 5 Mobile, Ala. MAC vs. Sun Belt No. 2 Bowling Green vs. W. Kentucky Arkansas St. vs. Ball State
BBVA Compass Jan. 4 Birmingham, Ala. SEC No. 9 vs. American No. 5/C-USA Miss. State vs. Rutgers Miss. State vs. Houston
Cotton Jan. 3 Arlington, Tex. Big 12 No. 2 vs. SEC Baylor vs. LSU Texas vs. LSU
Outback Jan. 1 Tampa, Fla. Big Ten No. 3 vs. SEC Nebraska vs. South Carolina Iowa vs. So. Carolina
Capital One Jan. 1 Orlando, Fla. Big Ten No. 2 vs. SEC No. 2 Wisconsin vs. Missouri Wisconsin vs. Missouri
Heart of Dallas Jan. 1 Dallas, Tex. Big Ten No. 7 vs. C-USA Syracuse vs. Rice East Carolina vs. UNLV
Gator Jan. 1 Jacksonville, Fla. Big Ten No. 4/5 vs. SEC No. 6 Michigan vs. Texas A&M Nebraska vs. Texas A&M
Chick-fil-A Dec. 31 Atlanta, Ga. ACC No. 2 vs. SEC No. 5 Duke vs. Georgia Duke vs. Georgia
Liberty Dec. 31 Memphis, Tenn. American/C-USA No. 1 vs. SEC No. 8 Marshall vs. Ole Miss Marshall vs. Ole Miss
Sun Dec. 31 El Paso, Tex. ACC No. 4 vs. Pac-12 No. 4 Virginia Tech vs. UCLA Clemson vs. UCLA
Independence Dec. 31 Shreveport, La. SEC No. 10 vs. ACC No. 7 Notre Dame vs. Boston College Washington State vs. North Carolina
Holiday Dec. 30 San Diego, Calif. Pac-12 No. 3 vs. Big 12 No. 5 Arizona State vs. Kansas State Oregon vs. Texas Tech
Alamo Dec. 30 San Antonio, Tex. Big 12 No. 3 vs. Pac-12 No. 2 Texas vs. Oregon Oklahoma vs. Arizona State
Music City Dec. 30 Nashville, Tenn. ACC No. 6 vs. SEC No. 7 North Carolina vs. Vanderbilt Georgia Tech vs. Vanderbilt
Armed Forces Dec. 30 Fort Worth, Tex. MWC vs. Navy Colorado State vs. Navy (IN) Boise St. vs. Navy
Buffalo Wild Wings Dec. 28 Phoenix, Ariz. Big 12 No. 4 vs. Big Ten No. 4/5 Oklahoma vs. Iowa Kansas St. vs. Minnesota
Russell Athletic Dec. 28 Orlando, Fla. American No. 2 vs. ACC No. 3 Louisville vs. Miami Louisville vs. Miami
Belk Dec. 28 Charlotte, N.C. American No. 3 vs. ACC No. 5 Cincinnati vs. Georgia Tech Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech.
Pinstripe Dec. 28 New York, N.Y. Big 12 No. 7 vs. American No. 4 Pittsburgh vs. Houston Notre Dame vs. Rutgers
Fight Hunger Dec. 27 San Francisco, Calif. Pac-12 No. 6 vs. BYU USC vs. Brigham Young (IN) UCLA vs. BYU
Texas Dec. 27 Houston, Tex. Big 12 No. 6 vs. Big Ten No. 6 Texas Tech vs. Minnesota Michigan vs. Boston College
Military Dec. 27 Washington, D.C. ACC No. 8 vs. C-USA Maryland vs. East Carolina Maryland vs. Middle Tennessee
Poinsettia Dec. 26 San Diego, Calif. MWC No. 2 vs. Army Utah State vs. Washington State Utah State vs. Oregon State
Little Caesars Dec. 26 Detroit, Mich. MAC vs. Big Ten No. 8 Ball State vs. Florida Atlantic Buffalo vs. Syracuse
Hawaii Dec. 24 Honolulu, Hawaii MWC vs. C-USA San Diego State vs. North Texas San Jose State vs. Rice
Beef O’Brady’s Dec. 23 St. Petersburg, Fla. American No. 6 vs. C-USA Mississippi State vs. Middle Tennessee State Pittsburgh vs. North Texas
New Orleans Dec. 21 New Orleans, La. Sun Belt No. 1 vs. C-USA La.-Lafayette (IN) vs. Tulane La-Lafayette vs. Tulane
Famous Idaho Potato Dec. 21 Boise, Idaho MAC No. 3 vs. MWC Buffalo vs. Boise State Bowling Green vs. Colorado St.
Las Vegas Dec. 21 Las Vegas, Nev. MWC No. 1 vs. Pac-12 No. 5 Fresno State vs. Washington Fresno St. vs. USC
New Mexico Dec. 21 Albuquerque, N.M. MWC No. 4/5 vs. Pac-12 No. 7 San Jose State vs. Arizona San Diego State vs. Arizona

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  1. The logic of Notre Dame to Louisiana is that, all things considered, the Fighting Irish care about their opponent. If Rutgers is playing in the Pinstripe, maybe Notre Dame would go there. But if it is Houston, Notre Dame will look elsewhere to see if they can play a better name.

    • M. Caffrey on said:

      Its a compelling argument; especially since ND vs. BC would offer a ton of storylines and interest…but would be a major point of conflict for God.

  2. I like Louisville vs Miami. Its alsoa poorly kept secret that these two teams will open the season against each other as well.

    Louisville in the Pinstripe bowl has also gotten some mention here localy. It would pit Louisville against Notre Dame. Ether way it looks as if the Cards will be going bowling against an ACC opponent.

    • M. Caffrey on said:

      I don’t see Louisville going to the Pinstripe, especially not if Rutgers is available.

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