Boston College Football Bowl: Heart Of Dallas Out, UNLV vs. North Texas

Tom Pennington

UNLV will take on North Texas on New Year's Day.

While Boston College AD Brad Bates made it no secret that Boston College hearts the Heart of Dallas Bowl, the HoD Bowl isn't waiting around for a replacement team from the ACC. The UNLV Rebels will play North Texas in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on January 1, sources told the Las Vegas Sun.

A few more replacement bowl slots have been filled this afternoon:

-- Ohio has accepted a bid to play in the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl vs. East Carolina.
-- Northern Illinois will face Utah State in the Poinsettia Bowl.
-- Middle Tennessee State will play Navy in the Armed Forces Bowl.
-- Sources told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that Boise State will face Oregon State in the Hawaii Bowl.
-- Previously announced, Notre Dame and Rutgers will square off in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.

That leaves open slots in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl (Detroit) and Independence Bowl (Shreveport) for two more at-large teams. A third bowl, the Texas Bowl in Houston, will open up if a second Big 12 team is selected for the BCS.

Middle Tennessee taking a Mountain West bowl slot kinda throws some things off, but it's still looking like Boston College will land in the I-Bowl. Current SB Nation projections are here. Stay tuned.

Bowl Matchup (Not always tied to conference standings) Team Team
1/6/14 BCS National Championship (Pasadena) BCS 1 vs. BCS 2 Florida State Auburn
1/3/14 Orange (Miami) Florida State replacement vs. At-large 1 Ohio State Clemson
1/2/14 Sugar (New Orleans) Auburn replacement vs. At-large 2 Alabama Oklahoma
1/1/14 Rose (Pasadena) Big Ten 1 vs. Pac-12 1 Michigan State Stanford
1/1/14 Fiesta (Glendale) Big 12 1 vs. At-large 4 Baylor UCF
1/5/14 GoDaddy (Mobile) MAC 2 vs. Sun Belt 2 Ball State Arkansas State
1/4/14 BBVA Compass (Birmingham) SEC 9 vs. AAC 5 Vanderbilt Houston
1/3/14 Cotton (Arlington) Big 12 2 vs. SEC 3 Oklahoma State Missouri
1/1/14 Capital One (Orlando) Big Ten 2 vs. SEC 2 Wisconsin South Carolina
1/1/14 Gator (Jacksonville) Big Ten 5 vs. SEC 6 Nebraska LSU
1/1/14 Heart of Dallas Big Ten 7 vs. C-USA UNLV* North Texas
1/1/14 Outback (Tampa) Big Ten 3 vs. SEC 4 Iowa Texas A&M
12/31/13 Chick-fil-A (Atlanta) ACC 2 vs. SEC 5 Duke Georgia
12/31/13 Independence (Shreveport) SEC 10 vs. ACC 7 Arizona* Boston College
12/31/13 Liberty (Memphis) C-USA 1 vs. SEC 8 Rice Mississippi State
12/31/13 Sun (El Paso) ACC 4 vs. Pac-12 4 Virginia Tech UCLA
12/30/13 Alamo (San Antonio) Big 12 3 vs. Pac-12 2 Texas Oregon
12/30/13 Armed Forces (Ft. Worth) MWC 3 vs. C-USA/Navy Middle Tennessee Navy
12/30/13 Holiday (San Diego) Pac-12 3 vs. Big 12 5 Arizona State Texas Tech
12/30/13 Music City (Nashville) ACC 6 vs. SEC 7 Georgia Tech Ole Miss
12/28/13 Belk (Charlotte) AAC 3 vs. ACC 5 Cincinnati North Carolina
12/28/13 Buffalo Wild Wings (PHX) Big 12 4 vs. Big Ten 4 Kansas State Michigan
12/28/13 Pinstripe (New York) Big 12 7 vs. AAC 4 Notre Dame* Rutgers
12/28/13 Russell Athletic (Orlando) AAC 2 vs. ACC 3 Louisville Miami
12/27/13 Fight Hunger (San Francisco) Pac-12 6 vs. BYU/ACC 9 Washington BYU
12/27/13 Military (Annapolis) ACC 8 vs. C-USA Maryland Marshall
12/27/13 Texas (Houston) Big 12 6 vs. Big Ten 6 Syracuse* Minnesota
12/26/13 Little Caesars (Detroit) MAC 1 vs. Big Ten 8 Bowling Green Pittsburgh*
12/26/13 Poinsettia (San Diego) MWC 2 vs. Army Utah State Northern Illinois*
12/24/13 Hawaii MWC 5 vs. C-USA Boise State Oregon State*
12/23/13 Beef O'Brady's (St. Pete.) AAC 6 vs. C-USA Ohio* East Carolina
12/21/13 Idaho Potato (Boise) MAC 3 vs. MWC 6 Buffalo San Diego State
12/21/13 Las Vegas MWC 1 vs. Pac-12 5 Fresno State USC
12/21/13 New Mexico (Albuquerque) MWC 4 vs. Pac-12 7 Colorado State Washington State
12/21/13 New Orleans Sun Belt 1 vs. C-USA UL Lafayette Tulane

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