With the regular season drawing to a close over the next two weekends, it’s time to see where Georgia Tech football is projected to be playing this upcoming bowl season.
USA Today – Independence Bowl (vs Oregon)
USA Today has the Jackets traveling down to Shreveport, Louisiana to play in the Walk On’s Independence Bowl. The Jackets last played in the Independence Bowl in 2010 when they lost 14-7 to Air Force.
The projected opponent to face the Yellow Jackets is former Pac-12 power, the Oregon Ducks. The Ducks are in their first year under former USF head coach Willie Taggart. In his first season in Eugene, Taggart has lead the Ducks to a 5-5 record with a 2-5 record in conference play.
The Ducks have games against Arizona and Oregon State left in order to reach bowl eligibility.
CBS Sports – Quick Lane Bowl (vs Indiana)
CBS Sports has the Jackets projected to be traveling to Detroit to face off the Indiana Hoosier. The Quick Lane Bowl is entering its’ fourth season of existence after replacing the Little Caesars Bowl. The Jackets projected opponent in the game is the Big Ten’s Indiana Hoosiers.
The Hoosiers enter this weekend 4-6 and need to defeat both Rutgers and Purdue to become bowl eligible. The Hoosiers started off the season hot but have extremely struggled of late under first year head coach Tom Allen.
ESPN – Independence Bowl (vs Middle Tennessee)
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Everybody’s favorite sports network also has the Jackets projected to play in the Independence Bowl. This time, their opponent would be the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders.
The Blue Raiders enter this weekend 5-5 and need a win over fellow C-USA members Western Kentucky or Old Dominon to become bowl eligible. If the Blue Raiders become bowl eligible it would be their seventh all-time bowl game appearance.
Sporting News – Military Bowl (vs Navy)
Sporting News has the Jackets traveling to Annapolis Maryland to take part in the Military Bowl. Their matchup in Annapolis would be the Navy Midshipmen, who call Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium home.
If the two teams meet in the Military Bowl, it would be the first time that Paul Johnson had the opportunity to face Navy since leaving the program in 2007 to take over the Yellow Jackets. The Midshipmen currently sit at a 6-3 record with games against Notre Dame, Houston, and Army remaining.
Athlon Sports – Independence Bowl (vs Louisiana Tech)
The final bowl projection we gathered was Athlon Sports, who is the third publication to project the Jackets to the Independence Bowl. Their mathup in this case would be the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, who would have an easy one-hour trek to Shreveport for the bowl game.
The Bulldogs are currently 4-6 and have games against UTEP and UTSA remaining in order to become bowl eligible. They are currently 2-4 in C-USA conference play.