With only 2 weeks left in the college football season, it is finally an appropriate time to look at the possible bowl destinations for Tulsa. TU will be seeking their first bowl win since the 2012 Liberty Bowl, and potentially a 10 win season. Here is a look at where various sites predict Tulsa to end up.
Boca Raton Bowl vs Old Dominion
Bahamas Bowl vs North Texas
Birmingham Bowl vs Ole Miss
St. Petersburg Bowl vs Boston College
Miami Beach vs Central Michigan
Welp, 5 different predictions and 5 different destinations. The best of these would obviously be the Birmingham Bowl. December 29th is a great day for bowl games, the location is close enough that students would be able to attend, and it is against a big name SEC opponent. The worst of these possibilities would be either the Bahamas Bowl or the Boca Roton bowl. I know Kelly Hines has been openly hoping for TU to be in the Bahamas Bowl, but that would be a disappointing destination for Tulsa. It is hard to blame her, a week in the Bahamas would be awesome, but a 9-3 TU team deserves better than a 6-6 group of 5 team.
So now that we’ve established that the Birmingham bowl is the most desirable destination, let’s see who the other sites project to go there.
My hope is that USF gets chosen for the St. Petersburg Bowl, Navy plays in Armed Forces Bowl, Temple plays in the Military Bowl, and Tulsa is chosen for the next best bowl (Birmingham). This may require a Houston loss to Memphis this week, because it is hard to imagine that any bowl would take TU over Houston if given the choice.
Still a lot to be decided though, and Tulsa needs to take care of business this weeks vs Cincinatti.
Have a great Thanksgiving!