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Statesman college football bowl projections: Where could Boise State and Idaho go?

Idaho head coach Paul Petrino, left, walks onto the field during a timeout in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Washington State in Pullman on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016.
Idaho head coach Paul Petrino, left, walks onto the field during a timeout in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Washington State in Pullman on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. Associated Press file

If Wyoming takes care of New Mexico on Saturday night, it creates a possible scenario in which an 11-1 Boise State team isn’t even playing for the Mountain West crown. Still, it would be tough for Las Vegas to pass on taking a top-20 Boise State team, knowing that fans would travel. Wyoming gets a nice destination for its bowl-hungry fans, and San Diego State gets to face a Big 12 team.

MOUNTAIN WEST BOWL TIE-INS

  • New Mexico (vs. C-USA, Dec. 17): New Mexico (7-4) vs. Texas-San Antonio (5-6)
  • Las Vegas (MW #1 vs. Pac-12 #6, Dec. 17): No. 19 Boise State (10-1) vs. Arizona State (5-6)
  • Poinsettia (vs. BYU/MAC, Dec. 21): Wyoming (8-3) vs. BYU (7-3)
  • Famous Idaho Potato (vs. MAC, Dec. 22): Colorado State (6-5) vs. Miami, Ohio (6-6)
  • Hawaii (vs. C-USA, Dec. 24): Hawaii (5-7) vs. Louisiana Tech (8-3)
  • Cactus (Pac-12 #7 vs. Big 12 #6, Dec. 27): San Diego State (9-2)* vs. Texas (5-6)
  • Arizona (vs. Sun Belt #5, Dec. 30): Air Force (8-3) vs. Idaho (6-4)

*Replacement team per secondary agreement

NEW YEAR’S SIX/COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF

  • Peach (semifinal, Dec. 31): No. 1 Alabama (11-0) vs. No. 5 Washington (10-1)
  • Fiesta (semifinal, Dec. 31): No. 4 Clemson (10-1) vs. No. 2 Ohio State (10-1)
  • Orange (ACC #1 vs. Big Ten #2 or SEC #2, Dec. 30): No. 11 Louisville (9-2) vs. No. 3 Michigan (10-1)
  • Cotton (Group of Five vs. at-large, Jan. 2): No. 21 Western Michigan (11-0) vs. No. 7 Penn State (9-2)
  • Rose (Big Ten vs. Pac-12, Jan. 2): No. 6 Wisconsin (9-2) vs. No. 12 USC (8-3)
  • Sugar (SEC vs. Big 12 #1, Jan. 2): No. 17 Tennessee (8-3) vs. No. 8 Oklahoma (9-2)
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