Still plenty of spots left to fill for bowl sea­son

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

Here’s some good news for all those teams that might fin­ish 5-7in the reg­u­lar sea­son: A few of them will prob­a­bly play on. For a sec­ond straight sea­son, it looks like sub-.500teams will be needed to fill all the bowl slots.

Here’s some good news for all those teams that might fin­ish 5-7 in the reg­u­lar sea­son: A few of them will prob­a­bly play on.

For a sec­ond straight sea­son, it looks like sub-.500 teams will be needed to fill all the bowl slots.

There are 64 teams that are now bowl el­i­gi­ble, leav­ing 16 more spots to fill. But only 18 bub­ble teams are left, so un­less a very high num­ber of them reach six wins, bowls will have to look at 5-7 teams. Those teams are pri­or­i­tized ac­cord­ing to the most re­cent Aca­demic Progress Re­port scores.

Ken­tucky (6-5) is one of a hand­ful of teams that be­come bowl el­i­gi­ble this past week. The Wild­cats beat Austin Peay 49-13 to be­come bowl el­i­gi­ble for the first time since the 2010 sea­son.

Army (6-5) routed Mor­gan State 60-3, but the Black Knights aren’t bowl el­i­gi­ble yet be­cause one of their wins over an FCS op­po­nent doesn’t count for el­i­gi­bil­ity pur­poses. Army has one more reg­u­lar-sea­son game, Dec. 10 against Navy, but by then, bowl matchups will likely be set.

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