Advocare V100 Independence Bowl
December 26, 2011 Shreveport, LA, 5:00 pm ESPN
Mountain West No. 3 vs. ACC No. 7
Projection: Wyoming vs. Miami
The Independence has to at least get a name team into this bowl, and I don’t mean Wyoming.
December 27, 2011 Charlotte, NC, 8:00 pm ESPN
Big East No. 3 vs. ACC No. 4
Projection: Cincinnati vs. North Carolina
After last season’s poorly attended bowl game in Charlotte, the Belk Bowl is going to take any North Carolina team available.
Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman
December 28, 2011 Washington, DC, 4:30 pm ESPN
ACC No. 8 vs. Navy (or C-USA if Navy not eligible)
Projection: Wake Forest vs. East Carolina
The Deacs do not have easy end to the schedule. A bowl game is not assured.
Champs Sports Bowl
December 29, 2011 Orlando, FL, 5:30 pm ESPN
ACC No. 3 vs. Big East No. 2
Projection: Florida State vs. Notre Dame
No way the Champs Sports Bowl will pass up this future ACC matchup. Yeah I said it…
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
December 30, 2011 Nashville, TN, 6:40 pm ESPN
ACC No. 6 vs. SEC No. 7
Projection: Virginia vs Vanderbilt
I think Virginia fans would come in droves to see their Cavs play in a bowl game after some lean seasons. Hometown Vanderbilt or maybe Tennessee will ensure big ticket sales.
Hyundai Sun Bowl
December 31, 2011 El Paso, TX, 2:00 pm CBS
ACC No. 4 vs. Pac-12 No. 4
Projection: Georgia Tech vs UCLA
The Jacket’s probably deserve an East Coast bowl, but since the Sun Bowl gets the ACC’s number 4 choice they end up here. Why again is the Sun Bowl higher in the ACC bowl pecking order than the Music City or Belk Bowl held in Charlotte?
December 31, 2011 Atlanta, GA, 7:30 pm ESPN
ACC No. 2 vs. SEC No. 3, 4 or 5
Projection: Virginia Tech vs. Auburn
This would be an entertaining matchup, and obviously another sellout in the Georgia Dome.
Discover Orange Bowl
January 4, 2012 Miami Gardens, FL, 8:00 pm ESPN
ACC No. 1 vs. BCS at-large
Projection: Clemson vs. West Virginia
It’s a shame we won’t get to see 12-1 Clemson play an elite team.