After the announcement Thursday that the FBS will add a 42nd bowl game to the 2021 postseason, CBS Sports expert Jerry Palm provided an update to his bowl projections. Conference championship weekend kicks off Friday, with many teams looking to punch their ticket to the College Football Playoff.
A date has not been released for the new game, and all we know about the location is that it will somewhere in Texas. As such, Palm has aptly labeled it as the “Mystery Meat” bowl in his projections.
Oregon and Utah are set to kick off conference championship weekend with the Pac-12 title game at 8 p.m. ET on Friday in Las Vegas. The real sweating then begins Saturday with Alabama, Cincinnati, Michigan and Oklahoma State all vying for their Playoff lives.
Below is the full update on Jerry Palm’s bowl projections.
College Football Playoff
Selection Committee Bowl Games
Other Bowl Games
Arizona Bowl: Nevada Wolfpack vs. Northern Illinois Huskies
First Responder Bowl: Utah State Aggies vs. Army Black Knights
Birmingham Bowl: Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. LSU Tigers
Quick Lane Bowl: Missouri Tigers vs. Western Michigan Broncos
Camellia Bowl: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers vs. Central Michigan Chippewas
Gasparilla Bowl: North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Armed Forces Bowl: SMU Mustangs vs. Air Force Falcons
Frisco Bowl: North Texas Mean Green vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Idaho Potato Bowl: Eastern Michigan Eagles vs. Boise State Broncos
Myrtle Beach Bowl: Liberty Flames vs. Kent State Golden Flashes
Los Angeles Bowl: San Diego State Aztecs vs. Oregon State Beavers
LendingTree Bowl: Old Dominion Monarchs vs. Georgia State Panthers
Independence Bowl: UAB Blazers vs. BYU Cougars
New Mexico Bowl: Fresno State Bulldogs vs. UTEP Miners
Cure Bowl: Ball State Cardinals vs. Marshall Thundering Herd
Bahamas Bowl: Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders vs. Toledo Rockets
Mystery Meat Bowl: Wyoming Cowboys vs. Miami (OH) Redhawks