Rainbow Warrior bowl game scenarios

Makani Kema-Kaleiwahea
Makani Kema-Kaleiwahea

With Saturday night’s 46-40 win over UMass at Aloha Stadium, the 6-7 University of Hawaii football team is eligible to play in a post-season bowl game.

The sixth win is the Rainbow Warriors’ most since the 2011 season.

In order for Hawaii to play in a bowl game, there would have to be a shortage of teams with a minimum 6-6 record at the end of the season. With two weeks of play left in college football’s regular season, there are currently 74 bowl eligible teams with 80 bowl spots.

Here is a list of teams that can still reach 6 wins:

Vanderbilt (6-6) *Beat Tennessee 45-34, now bowl eligible. 

UTSA (6-6) *Beat Charlotte 33-14, now bowl eligible.

Northwestern (6-6) *Beat Illinois 42-21, now bowl eligible.

Boston College (6-6) *Beat Wake Forest 17-14, now bowl elegible

North Texas (5-7) * Lost to UTEP 52-24, eliminated. 

South Alabama (5-6) * Lost to Idaho 38-31, will play New Mexico St. next Saturday

Texas (5-7) * Lost to TCU 31-9, eliminated. 

Maryland (6-6) *Beat Rutgers 31-13, now bowl eligible.

Indiana (6-6) *Beat Purdue 26-24, now bowl eligible.

TCU (7-5) * Beat Texas 31-9, now bowl eligible. 

SMU (5-6) * Lost to Navy 75-32, eliminated.

Louisiana-Lafayette (5-6) * Beat Arkansas St. 24-19, will play ULM next Friday. 

Southern Miss (6-6) * Beat Louisiana Tech 39-24, now bowl eligible. 

Mississippi (5-7) * Lost to Mississippi St. 55-20, eliminated. 

Arizona State (5-7) * Lost to Arizona 56-35, eliminated.

NC State (6-6) * Beat North Carolina 28-21, now bowl eligible. 

Army (6-5) *Army holds victories over two FCS level teams. Only one counts toward automatic bowl eligibility.


Here is a list of games that will determine whether all of those spots will be filled by 6-6 teams:

SATURDAY:

BOSTON COLLEGE vs. WAKE FOREST

SMU vs. NAVY

ARMY vs. NAVY (December 10th)

UT-SAN ANTONIO vs. CHARLOTTE

NORTH TEXAS vs. UTEP

SOUTHERN MISS vs. LA TECH

VANDERBILT vs. TENNESSEE

OLE MISS vs. MISSISSIPPI STATE

LA-LAFAYETTE vs. ARKANSAS STATE & UL-MONROE

SOUTH ALABAMA vs. IDAHO & NEW MEXICO STATE

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