2018-2019 Shepherd Family Bowl Game Predictions

Day & Date
Game #
Bowl Name
Teams (state) (W-L) #CFP
Mascot          Conference
Final
Score
Coaches
Poll
AP
Poll
BCS
Comp
Avg *
Football
Power
Index
Strength
of
Victory
Matchup
Predictor
TV
Place
Sat Dec 15
#1 / 41
Celebration (FCS)
Team LogoNorth Carolina A&T (9-2)
AggiesMEAC (FCS)
24
11
11
30
--
--
--
12:00 PM
ABC
Atlanta, GA
Team LogoAlcorn State (9-3)
Braves  (FCS)
22
28
30
46
--
--
--
Sat Dec 15
#2 / 41
New Mexico
Team LogoNorth Texas (9-3)
EaglesCUSA
13
--
--
65
72
76
27.7%
2:00 PM
ESPN
Albuquerque, NM
Team LogoUtah State (10-2)
AggiesMWC
52
23
27
31
30
38
72.3%
Sat Dec 15
#3 / 41
Cure
Team LogoTulane (6-6)
Green WaveAAC
41
--
--
89
88
87
66.1%
2:30 PM
CBSSN
Orlando, FL
Team LogoLouisiana (7-6)
Ragin' CajunsSun Belt
24
--
--
85
102
93
34.9%
Sat Dec 15
#4 / 41
Las Vegas
Team LogoFresno State (11-2) #21
BulldogsMWC
31
21
21
18
24
19
58.6%
3:30 PM
ABC
Las Vegas, NV
Team LogoArizona State (7-5)
Sun DevilsPac-12
20
--
--
45
39
39
41.4%
Sat Dec 15
#5 / 41
Camellia Bowl
Team LogoGeorgia Southern (9-3)
EaglesSun Belt
23
35
--
48
79
60
54.4%
5:30 PM
ESPN
Montgomery, AL
Team LogoEastern Michigan (7-5)
EaglesMAC
21
--
--
81
86
81
45.6%
Sat Dec 15
#6 / 41
New Orleans
Team LogoMiddle Tennessee (8-5)
Blue RaidersCUSA
13
--
--
59
76
75
34.7%
9:00 PM
ESPN
New Orleans, LA
Team LogoAppalachian State (10-2)
MountaineersSun Belt
45
30
31
27
48
34
65.3%
Tue Dec 18
#7 / 41
Boca Raton
Team LogoUAB (AL) (10-3)
BlazersCUSA
37
34
32
47
73
58
54.9%
7:00 PM
ESPN
Boca Raton, FL
Team LogoNorthern Illinois (8-5)
HuskiesMAC
13
--
--
58
78
72
45.1%
Wed Dec 19
#8 / 41
Frisco
Team LogoSan Diego State (CA) (7-5)
AztecsMWC
0
--
--
73
82
70
35.2%
8:00 PM
ESPN
Frisco, TX
Team LogoOhio (8-4)
BobcatsMAC
27
--
--
61
58
64
64.8%
Thu Dec 20
#9 / 41
Gasparilla
Team LogoMarshall (WV) (8-4)
Thundering HerdCUSA
38
--
--
68
75
78
49.4%
8:00 PM
ESPN
Tampa, FL
Team LogoSouth Florida (7-5)
BullsAAC
20
--
--
78
93
89
50.6%
Fri Dec 21
#10 / 41
Bahamas
Team LogoFlorida International (8-4)
Golden PanthersCUSA
35
--
--
83
90
90
41.8%
12:30 PM
ESPN
Nassau, Bahamas
Team LogoToledo (OH) (7-5)
RocketsMAC
32
--
--
80
71
84
58.2%
Fri Dec 21
#11 / 41
Idaho Potato
Team LogoWestern Michigan (7-5)
BroncosMAC
18
--
--
84
94
88
29.8%
4:00 PM
ESPN
Boise, ID
Team LogoBrigham Young (UT) (6-6)
Cougars 
49
--
--
67
66
65
70.2%
Sat Dec 22
#12 / 41
Birmingham
Team LogoMemphis (8-5)
TigersAAC
34
--
--
62
45
67
59.8%
12:00 PM
ESPN
Birmingham, AL
Team LogoWake Forest (NC) (6-6)
Demon DeaconsACC
37
--
--
51
60
55
40.2%
Sat Dec 22
#13 / 41
Armed Forces
Team LogoHouston (TX) (8-4)
CougarsAAC
14
--
--
64
59
73
59.6%
3:30 PM
ESPN
Fort Worth, TX
Team LogoArmy (9-2)
Black Knights 
70
25
--
30
69
33
40.4%
Sat Dec 22
#14 / 41
Dollar General
Team LogoBuffalo (NY) (10-3)
BullsMAC
32
35
--
49
74
59
52.5%
7:00 PM
ESPN
Mobile, AL
Team LogoTroy (9-3)
TrojansSun Belt
42
--
34
42
83
66
47.5%
Sat Dec 22
#15 / 41
Hawai'i
Team LogoHawaii (8-5)
WarriorsMWC
14
--
--
76
106
91
48.1%
10:30 PM
ESPN
Honolulu, HI
Team LogoLouisiana Tech (7-5)
BulldogsCUSA
31
--
--
92
95
97
51.9%
Wed Dec 26
#16 / 41
First Responder (NC)
Team LogoBoston College (MA) (7-5)
EaglesACC
0
--
--
38
38
46
44.4%
1:30 PM
ESPN
Dallas, TX
Team LogoBoise State (ID) (10-3) #25
BroncosMWC
0
24
25
23
27
30
55.6%
Wed Dec 26
#17 / 41
Quick Lane
Team LogoMinnesota (6-6)
Golden GophersBig 10
34
--
--
52
53
42
39.3%
5:15 PM
ESPN
Detroit, MI
Team LogoGeorgia Tech (7-5)
Yellow JacketsACC
10
--
--
39
37
44
60.7%
Wed Dec 26
#18 / 41
Cheez-It
Team LogoCalifornia (7-5)
Golden BearsPac-12
7
--
--
55
52
51
46.6%
9:00 PM
ESPN
Phoenix, AZ
Team LogoTexas Christian (6-6)
Horned FrogsBig 12
10
--
--
53
44
40
53.4%
Thu Dec 27
#19 / 41
Independence
Team LogoTemple (PA) (8-4)
OwlsAAC
27
--
--
46
56
49
45.3%
1:30 PM
ESPN
Shreveport, LA
Team LogoDuke (NC) (7-5)
Blue DevilsACC
56
--
--
40
50
52
54.7%
Thu Dec 27
#20 / 41
Pinstripe
Team LogoMiami (FL) (7-5)
HurricanesACC
3
--
--
41
21
41
56.4%
5:15 PM
ESPN
New York, NY
Team LogoWisconsin (7-5)
BadgersBig 10
35
--
--
50
32
43
43.6%
Thu Dec 27
#21 / 41
Texas
Team LogoBaylor (TX) (6-6)
BearsBig 12
45
--
--
68
64
62
44.3%
9:00 PM
ESPN
Houston, TX
Team LogoVanderbilt (TN) (6-6)
CommodoresSEC
38
--
--
42
46
36
55.7%
Fri Dec 28
#22 / 41
Music City
Team LogoPurdue (IN) (6-6)
BoilermakersBig 10
14
--
--
44
35
32
40.3%
1:30 PM
ESPN
Nashville, TN
Team LogoAuburn (AL) (7-5)
TigersSEC
63
--
--
29
20
26
59.7%
Fri Dec 28
#23 / 41
Camping World
Team LogoWest Virginia (8-3) #16
MountaineersBig 12
18
16
16
19
11
9
66.1%
5:15 PM
ESPN
Orlando, FL
Team LogoSyracuse (NY) (9-3) #20
OrangeACC
34
17
20
19
33
29
33.9%
Fri Dec 28
#24 / 41
Alamo
Team LogoIowa State (8-4) #24
CyclonesBig 12
26
26
24
34
40
28
36.2%
9:00 PM
ESPN
San Antonio, TX
Team LogoWashington State (10-2) #13
CougarsPac-12
28
13
13
15
17
10
63.8%
Sat Dec 29
#25 / 41
Peach
Team LogoFlorida (9-3) #10
GatorsSEC
41
10
10
10
13
16
35.4%
12:00 PM
ESPN
Atlanta, GA
Team LogoMichigan (10-2) #7
WolverinesBig 10
15
8
7
7
4
5
64.6%
Sat Dec 29
#26 / 41
Belk
Team LogoSouth Carolina (7-5)
GamecocksSEC
0
--
--
25
28
24
62.4%
12:00 PM
ABC
Charlotte, NC
Team LogoVirginia (7-5)
CavaliersACC
28
--
--
54
47
53
37.6%
Sat Dec 29
#27 / 41
Arizona
Team LogoArkansas State (8-4)
Red WolvesSun Belt
13
--
--
66
87
77
48%
1:15 PM
CBSSN
Tucson, AZ
Team LogoNevada (7-5)
Wolf PackMWC
16
--
--
82
85
82
52%
Sat Dec 29
#28 / 41
Cotton
Team LogoNotre Dame (IN) (12-0) #3
Fighting Irish 
3
3
3
3
7
4
28.6%
4:00 PM
ESPN
Arlington, TX
Team LogoClemson (SC) (13-0) #2
TigersACC
30
2
2
2
2
2
71.4%
Sat Dec 29
#29 / 41
Orange
Team LogoOklahoma (12-1) #4
SoonersBig 12
34
4
4
6
6
7
26.8%
8:00 PM
ESPN
Miami, FL
Team LogoAlabama (13-0) #1
Crimson TideSEC
45
1
1
1
1
1
73.2%
Mon Dec 31
#30 / 41
Military
Team LogoCincinnati (OH) (10-2)
BearcatsAAC
35
28
29
25
42
27
56.7%
12:00 PM
ESPN
Annapolis, MD
Team LogoVirginia Tech (6-6)
HokiesACC
31
--
--
63
54
68
43.3%
Mon Dec 31
#31 / 41
Sun
Team LogoStanford (8-4)
CardinalPac-12
14
32
30
23
19
22
71.8%
2:00 PM
CBS
El Paso, TX
Team LogoPittsburgh (PA) (7-6)
PanthersACC
13
--
--
37
51
50
28.2%
Mon Dec 31
#32 / 41
Redbox
Team LogoMichigan State (7-5)
SpartansBig 10
6
--
--
35
31
37
45%
3:00 PM
FOX
Santa Clara, CA
Team LogoOregon (8-4)
DucksPac-12
7
33
34
36
29
35
55%
Mon Dec 31
#33 / 41
Liberty
Team LogoMissouri (8-4) #23
TigersSEC
33
29
23
16
12
13
65.3%
3:45 PM
ESPN
Memphis, TN
Team LogoOklahoma State (6-6)
CowboysBig 12
38
--
--
56
34
45
34.7%
Mon Dec 31
#34 / 41
Holiday
Team LogoNorthwestern (IL) (8-5) #22
WildcatsBig 10
31
22
22
31
41
31
30.3%
7:00 PM
FS1
San Diego, CA
Team LogoUtah (9-4) #17
UtesPac-12
20
19
17
21
15
18
69.7%
Mon Dec 31
#35 / 41
Gator
Team LogoN.C. State (9-3)
WolfpackACC
13
27
28
28
25
25
45.4%
7:30 PM
ESPN
Jacksonville, FL
Team LogoTexas A&M (8-4) #19
AggiesSEC
52
20
19
14
18
20
54.6%
Tue Jan 01
#36 / 41
Outback
Team LogoMississippi State (8-4) #18
BulldogsSEC
22
18
18
17
9
17
60.4%
12:00 PM
ESPN2
Tampa, FL
Team LogoIowa (8-4)
HawkeyesBig 10
27
31
32
33
14
14
39.6%
Tue Jan 01
#37 / 41
Fiesta
Team LogoLouisiana State (9-3) #11
TigersSEC
40
11
11
9
16
12
56.6%
1:00 PM
ESPN
Glendale, AZ
Team LogoCentral Florida (12-0) #8
Golden KnightsAAC
32
7
8
8
23
21
43.4%
Tue Jan 01
#38 / 41
Citrus
Team LogoKentucky (9-3) #14
WildcatsSEC
27
15
14
12
26
15
32.8%
1:00 PM
ABC
Orlando, FL
Team LogoPenn State (PA) (9-3) #12
Nittany LionsBig 10
24
12
12
13
8
11
67.2%
Tue Jan 01
#39 / 41
Rose
Team LogoWashington (10-3) #9
HuskiesPac-12
23
9
9
11
10
8
44%
5:00 PM
ESPN
Pasadena, CA
Team LogoOhio State (12-1) #6
BuckeyesBig 10
28
5
6
5
5
6
56%
Tue Jan 01
#40 / 41
Sugar
Team LogoTexas (9-4) #15
LonghornsBig 12
28
14
15
22
22
23
22.4%
8:45 PM
ESPN
New Orleans, LA
Team LogoGeorgia (11-2) #5
BulldogsSEC
21
6
5
4
3
3
77.6%
Mon Jan 07
#41 / 41
National Championship
Team LogoClemson (SC) (13-0) #2
TigersACC
44
2
2
2
2
2
71.4%
8:00 PM
ESPN
Santa Clara, CA
Team LogoAlabama (13-0) #1
Crimson TideSEC
16
1
1
1
1
1
73.2%

* Calculated using the same method used for the Computer Average by the former BCS (but does not throw out rankings under 25)
Matchup predictor according to ESPN's Football Power Index


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