After only missing out on a bowl game in 2013-14 due to being bowl ineligible the Roadrunners will be very much hopeful of making a bowl in 2014.
The league office announced that they had partnered with a minimum of five bowl games for C-USA teams through to 2019, including three new bowls throughout North America.
In the Bahamas Bowl, C-USA have an agreement with the first ever college bowl game to be played outside of the United States with a primary berth in to the Bahamas Bowl.
The two other new bowls that C-USA have signed an agreement with are the Boca Raton Bowl and the Miami Beach Bowl, which will surely see name changes as sponsors come on board.
C-USA has also retained their partnership with the Beef O’Brady’s Bowl (St. Petersburg, FL), the Heart of Dallas Bowl and the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl while also joining the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.
In addition to those primary bowl berths, C-USA will also have teams able to have secondary berths in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (Fort Worth, TX) and Duck Commander Independence Bowl (Shereveport, LA) pending results in other leagues.
In the various bowl games C-USA schools will be able to face some significant opponents as they will face opponents from the American Athletic, Big 12, Big Ten, Mid-American, Mountain West and Sun Belt Conferences.
For 2014 five bowls are primary with the Bahamas, Boza Raton, Gildan New Mexico, Heart of Dallas and Sheraton Hawaii Bowls while having the Duck Commander Independence Bowl as a secondary agreement.
The C-USA champion will get to select which bowl they would like to attend, followed down the line of the C-USA standings, in no particular order.
C-USA are a part of the College Football Playoff and will be part of one of those bowls should their champion be the highest ranked out of C-USA, American, Mid-American, Mountain West and Sunbelt Conferences which would leave the first choice of bowl game to the second team in C-USA.
C-USA’s bowl season will run fron December 20th at the Gildan New Mexico bowl and end on December 26th with the Heart of Dallas Bowl.
2014 C-USA Bowl Games and Opponents:
(All times CT)
1:20pm Dec. 20 – Gildan New Mexico Bowl, Alburqurque, NM vs Mountain West
5:00pm Dec. 23 – Boca Raton Bowl, FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL vs Mid-American (ESPN)
11:00am Dec. 24 – Bahamas Bowl, Tomas A. Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas vs Mid-American (ESPN)
7:00pm Dec 24 – Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, Honolulu, HI vs Mountain West (ESPN)
11L00am Dec. 26 – Heart of Dallas Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TX vs Big Ten (ESPN)
Duck Commander Independence Bowl, Shereveport, LA if ACC or SEC unable to provide a team