Projecting faculty soccer’s New Yr’s Six, together with the Faculty Soccer Playoff


Sep 27, 2020

Kyle Bonagura

CloseESPN Staff WriterCovers the Pac-12.Joined ESPN in 2014.Attended Washington State University.

Mark Schlabach

CloseESPN Senior WriterSenior college football writer
Author of seven books on college football
Graduate of the University of Georgia

It was a new week in college football and a slew of teams started their season.

Enough teams, in fact, that every bowl should be able to fill its slot.

Where will the teams land? Which are destined for the college football playoffs?

Mark Schlabach and Kyle Bonagura unveil their latest projections.

College Football Playoff National Championship
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Jan. 11, ESPN
Bonagura: Clemson vs. Alabama
Schlabach: Clemson vs. Alabama

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Jan. 1, ESPN
Bonagura: Alabama vs. Ohio State
Schlabach: Clemson vs. Georgia

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Jan. 1, ESPN
Bonagura: Clemson vs. Georgia
Schlabach: Alabama vs. Ohio State

Goodyear Cotton Bowl
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Bonagura: Oklahoma St. vs. BYU
Schlabach: Oklahoma State vs. Michigan

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
Bonagura: Cincinnati vs. Wisconsin
Schlabach: Florida vs. Cincinnati

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Bonagura: Oregon vs. Penn State
Schlabach: Notre Dame vs. Oregon

Capital One Orange Bowl
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Bonagura: Notre Dame vs. Florida
Schlabach: Miami vs. Penn State

Vrbo Citrus Bowl
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Bonagura: Minnesota vs. Auburn
Schlabach: Wisconsin vs. Tennessee



The Cyclones take their first lead of the game late in the third quarter and keep their foot on the gas to defeat the Sooners 37-30.

Outback Bowl
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Bonagura: Michigan vs. Tennessee
Schlabach: Iowa vs. LSU

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
Bonagura: Miami vs. Ole Miss
Schlabach: Virginia Tech vs. Auburn

Valero Alamo Bowl
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Bonagura: Iowa St. vs. USC
Schlabach: Iowa State vs. USC

Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl
Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas
Bonagura: Utah vs. LSU
Schlabach: Texas A&M vs. Utah

Cheez-It Bowl
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Bonagura: TCU vs. North Carolina
Schlabach: Pittsburgh vs. Texas

Duke’s Mayo Bowl
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
Bonagura: Iowa vs. Virginia
Schlabach: NC State vs. Indiana

Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl
NRG Stadium, Houston
Bonagura: Texas vs. Texas A&M
Schlabach: Oklahoma vs. Mississippi State

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LA Bowl
SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California
Bonagura: Cal vs. Boise State
Schlabach: Cal vs. Boise State

SDCCU Holiday Bowl
SDCCU Stadium, San Diego
Bonagura: Washington vs. Virginia Tech
Schlabach: North Carolina vs. Washington

TransPerfect Music City Bowl
Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
Bonagura: Nebraska vs. Mississippi State
Schlabach: Minnesota vs. Kentucky

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee
Bonagura: West Virginia vs. Kentucky
Schlabach: TCU vs. Ole Miss

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Yankee Stadium, New York
Bonagura: Indiana vs. North Carolina State
Schlabach: Louisville vs. Nebraska

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl
Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas
Bonagura: Arizona State vs. Pitt
Schlabach: Virginia vs. Stanford

Cactus Bowl
Chase Field, Phoenix
Bonagura: Oklahoma vs. Purdue
Schlabach: Kansas State vs. Purdue

Fenway Bowl
Fenway Park, Boston
Bonagura: Georgia Tech vs. SMU
Schlabach: Boston College vs. Memphis



TCU overcomes a four-touchdown performance by Sam Ehlinger with a 33-31 road victory against No. 9 Texas.

Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl
Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana
Bonagura: Washington State vs. Army
Schlabach: Arizona State vs. Army

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas
Bonagura: Baylor vs. UCF
Schlabach: West Virginia vs. SMU

Quick Lane Bowl
Ford Field, Detroit
Bonagura: Michigan State vs. Buffalo
Schlabach: Michigan State vs. Central Michigan

TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl
Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama
Bonagura: South Carolina vs. Houston
Schlabach: Arkansas vs. Marshall

Gasparilla Bowl
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Bonagura: Boston College vs. Arkansas
Schlabach: Georgia Tech vs. South Carolina

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl
Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona
Bonagura: Wyoming vs. Ball State
Schlabach: Hawaii vs. Toledo

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho
Bonagura: San Diego State vs. Ohio
Schlabach: San Diego State vs. Buffalo

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Bonagura: Marshall vs. Louisiana
Schlabach: Appalachian State vs. Louisiana Tech

Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl
FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida
Bonagura: Memphis vs. Coastal Carolina
Schlabach: UCF vs. Louisiana

Camellia Bowl
Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama
Bonagura: UAB vs. Georgia Southern
Schlabach: Georgia Southern vs. UTEP

FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl
Exploria Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Bonagura: UCF vs. Western Michigan
Schlabach: Temple vs. Miami, Ohio

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl Gerald
J. Ford Stadium, Dallas
Bonagura: Air Force vs. Troy
Schlabach: Tulsa vs. BYU

Tropical Smoothie Café Frisco Bowl
Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
Bonagura: Tulsa vs. UTEP
Schlabach: Houston vs. Wyoming

LendingTree Bowl
Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama
Bonagura: Tulane vs. Louisiana Tech
Schlabach: Troy vs. UAB

Myrtle Beach Bowl
Brooks Stadium, Conway, South Carolina
Bonagura: Appalachian State vs. Temple
Schlabach: Coastal Carolina vs. Ohio

New Mexico Bowl
Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Bonagura: Nevada vs. UTSA
Schlabach: Nevada vs. UTSA


Melinda Martin