Search
News
05
Week Ten Bowl Projections

Mark Schlabach (ESPN)Miami vs. Louisville

Brad Edwards (ESPN)Georgia Tech vs. Louisville

Scout.com/CollegeFootballNews.comGeorgia Tech vs. Louisville

Jerry Palm Miami vs. Louisville

ESPN ACC Georgia Tech

SB Nation- Miami vs. Louisville

Athlon Sports- Miami vs. Louisville

Sporting News- Georgia Tech vs. Louisville

Orlando Sentinel- Virginia Tech vs. Louisville

Stewart Mandel/SI- Miami vs. Louisville

USA Today- Clemson vs. Louisville

A minor shake up has occurred in the projections this week thanks to the reemergence of Georgia Tech as a potential Russell Athletic Bowl selection. Louisville and Miami remain the favorites, with Clemson and Virginia Tech falling in popularity this week.

Georgia Tech (6-3, 5-2 ACC) makes its first appearance in a projection in a month and a half thanks to its current three game winning streak. The Yellow Jackets’ most recent victory was a 21-10 decision over Pittsburgh. The top rushing team in the ACC ran for 276 yards and picked up all three of its touchdowns on the ground. Georgia Tech has the weekend off before a Thursday night battle at Clemson (8-1, 6-1 ACC).

Miami (7-1, 3-1 ACC), despite falling 41-14 to Florida State, remains the favorite to represent the ACC in Orlando this year. The Hurricanes lost more than just the game in Tallahassee as leading rusher Duke Johnson, who rushed for 97 yards in the loss, broke his ankle and will miss the remainder of the season. Miami returns home this weekend to face Virginia Tech in a must win game for the Coastal Division. 

Virginia Tech (6-3, 3-2 ACC) remains in the projections despite dropping its second straight ACC game. The Hokies gave up 27 second half points including 17 in the fourth quarter of the 34-27 loss to Boston College. Senior quarterback Logan Thomas threw for 391 yards but also turned the ball over four times in the loss.

Clemson (8-1, 6-1 ACC) makes its third consecutive week in at least one projection. The Tigers have rebounded from a tough loss to Florida State with two straight convincing wins over Maryland and Virginia, 40-27 and 59-10 respectively. Clemson has the weekend off before welcoming Georgia Tech next Thursday for its final conference game of the season.

Despite being idle this past weekend, Louisville (7-1, 3-1 American Athletic) remains the only team from the American Athletic Conference to appear in any projection. The Cardinals currently sit behind Houston and UCF midway through the American Athletic Conference schedule. Louisville hits the road to take on Connecticut (0-7-0-3 American Athletic) this weekend, who is one of just five teams in the FBS that are winless on the year.

 

About The Author

Vince Barnaba
Vince Barnaba

Vince (Baltimore, Md.) joined FCSports in 2013 after graduating from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in Government & Politics. During his time at Maryland, he spent three years as a Media Relations Student Assistant in the University’s Athletic Department.

Vince enjoys watching his favorite teams: the Maryland Terrapins, Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Orioles and U.S. Soccer.