There have been no shortage of bowl projections. This one is from the Tim Isbell of the Sun Herald and is the latest and greatest.
Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl
North Texas (5-7) vs. Idaho (7-4)
From everything we’ve read this looks like the most reasonable. Reddit (who else?) has a good breakdown of exactly how and why North Texas qualified for a bowl at only 5-7. Despite the rumors, opinions to the contrary, and maybe curmudgeonly pride, NT will accept a bowl invite.
Yes. Young team could use practices and continue momentum of program. While we wanted 6 wins, we'd love to go bowling with 5. https://t.co/Fkr7Kev5fj
— Wren Baker (@wrenbaker) November 27, 2016
The Arizona Bowl was intended to be a battle of Mountain West and Sun Belt, but instead featured Nevada and Colorado State last year. American Sports Network will broadcast the game. No word on the payouts from last season, but you can read a bit more about the game courtesy of the Coloradoan’s coverage from last year.
Since this bowl replaced the old Copper Bowl / Insight Bowl in Tucson, we can squint and imagine we are basically getting invited to that. Kind of like how the Heart of Dallas Bowl replaced the Cotton Bowl. Heh.