2013-14 bowl schedule

This season’s college bowl game schedule is out, and the Mountain West has six bowl ties — one more than last year.

The bowls are: New Mexico, Las Vegas, Famous Idaho Potato, Hawaii, Poinsettia and Armed Forces.

The new edition is the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise, Idaho, which the Western Athletic Conference had a tie with last year.

Here is the link to the complete bowl list: http://footballbowlassociation.com/bowls/13fba_schedule.pdf

A couple of notes about this year’s bowl schedule:

–Five of the six MW bowls are located where the league has schools. The Armed Forces Bowl is the exception. That is in Fort Worth, Texas, at TCU’s Amon G. Carter Stadium.

–All six bowls will be on national TV. Five of the six on ESPN, and the Las Vegas Bowl will be on ABC.

–If the MW fills its bowl allotment it will send six of of its 12 teams to bowls. The most the league has sent to bowl games is five, which it has done every year since 2007.

–Two bowls — Poinsettia in San Diego and Armed Forces — have ties with Army and Navy if those teams are bowl eligible. That likely takes Air Force out of the mix for those two games since they all play during the regular season.

–The first day of the bowl season is Saturday, Dec. 21. Four bowls will be played that day, and three of them involve the MW — New Mexico, Las Vegas and Famous Idaho Potato. The Armed Forces bowl is the final of the MW’s bowls on Dec. 30.

–The MW will face Pac-12 teams in two bowls (New Mexico and Las Vegas); Mid-American Conference in one (Famous Idaho Potato); Conference USA in one (Hawaii) and the already mentioned bowls with Army and Navy.

–I pose two questions to you: Do you think Wyoming will go to a bowl game this season, and which one do you think it will be? I think there is a good chance, and right now I think it will either be the Famous Idaho Potato or Armed Forces.

3 thoughts on “2013-14 bowl schedule

  1. Are these bowls related to the conference standings? I didn’t see that on the list. Is the champion expected to go to Las Vegas? With six bowls it would be nice think Wyo could make a bowl. It is disappointing that three of the bowls almost overlap, makes it difficult to follow the teams.

    • In the past, the Las Vegas Bowl had first choice, followed by the Poinsettia Bowl. After that, the bowls work together to find the best match up and best fit for teams after that. That is how it should work again this season.


      • personally, I would like and expect to see Pokes in a real tight race for Champions of the MWC. Beat Nebraska, and win 10. I think that gets us to the LV Bowl or better. Not saying its going to happen, yet if Smith stays healthy and D can get off the field. We should be in contention. After seeing the disgraceful performance in the MWC compared to the Wac (historically) in Wyo athletics men’s team sports- I would certainly like to make the next 10 years a real improvement budging the overall MWC winning percentage on the positive side of the ledger.

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