Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Four Sun Belt teams are bowl eligible.

Bowl Eligibility Watch

Four Sun Belt Conference teams have the six wins needed to be bowl eligible in the 2016 college football postseason. Only one team, Louisiana Lafayette, has a chance to join its fellow member schools. The bad news for the Ragin' Cajuns is that it will have to face conference-leading Arkansas State if it the team wants to keep its bowl hopes alive.

Here is the Sun Belt bowl eligibility rundown, the top team in the conference will go to the 2016 New Orleans bowl.

Bowl projections are via Jason Kirk of SB*Nation.

Bowl Eligible (Six-plus wins)

Arkansas State (6-4 overall, 6-0 conference)
Projected Bowl: 2016 New Orleans Bowl  vs. Louisiana Tech (Dec. 17, New Orleans, La.)

Appalachian State (8-3 overall, 6-1 conference)
Projected Bowl: 2016 Camelia Bowl vs. Eastern Michigan (Dec. 17, Montgomery, Al.)

Troy (8-2 overall, 5-1 conference)
2016 Dollar General Bowl vs. Toledo (Dec. 23, Mobile, Al.)

Idaho (6-4 overall, 5-1 conference)
Projected Bowl: 2016 Arizona Bowl vs. Air Force (Dec. 30, Tucson, Az.)

Running Out of Days (Four Wins, two wins needed to become bowl eligible)

Louisiana Lafayette (4-6 overall, 3-3 conference)
Week 13: vs. Arkansas State (Nov. 26)
Week 14: va. Louisiana Monroe (Dec. 3)

Essentially, Louisiana Lafayette has to beat the top team in the Sun Belt this Saturday, or else beating in-state rival Louisiana Lafayette won't mean anything.




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