Miami football six most likely bowl opponents

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After finishing the regular season with a 7-5 record, the Miami football team will learn on Sunday what bowl they will be playing in later this month. The consensus projections have Miami playing in the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl which has a 12:30 ET kickoff on New Year’s Eve. Miami is also projected to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.

The Pinstripe Bowl will be played on December 29 with a 2:15 ET kickoff. Miami would play a Big 10 opponent in the Pinstripe Bowl and a Pac 12 opponent in the Sun Bowl. The Hurricanes have one appearance in the Pinstripe Bowl and two in the Sun Bowl. Miami has lost all three of those combined appearances.

Miami will be appearing in a bowl game for the ninth straight season. The Hurricanes have lost seven of their eight appearances during the current streak and 10 of 11 bowl games overall. Miami’s last postseason victory was a 31-14 win over West Virginia in the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando in 2016.

Miami turned to Orlando last season and lost 37-34 in Champs Sports Bowl that was renamed from the Champs Sports Bowl. The Hurricanes have a 19-22 bowl record overall. Miami had a respectable 19-12 bowl record before the current stretch of 10 losses in 11 bowls began in 2008 with a loss to California in the 2008 Emerald Bowl.

With Tyler Van Dyke and numerous other freshmen thriving this season for Miami on offense, the Hurricanes hope to begin a new bowl streak in 2021. The weather could play a factor for Miami in El Paso or New York. Miami’s last appearance in the Sun Bowl was played in a snowstorm against Washington State in 2015.

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