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Bowl Predictions, Week 13: Georgia Tech Vs. Utah, Air Force, Or BYU?

With a win over the Duke Blue Devils, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are bowl eligible and should be able to extend their 13-year bowl streak. With the Clemson Tigers winning today, Tech might technically be ranked eighth in the ACC when today's done, but bowls can pick whoever they want to an extent. The Independence Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana gets seventh dibs, and Tech is a more attractive option for a Southern bowl than the Boston College Eagles.

The Independence also gets third pick from the Mountain West Conference. That doesn't count BCS teams, so if the TCU Horned Frogs make a BCS game then Tech might get to face the Air Force Falcons, San Diego St. Aztecs, or BYU Cougars. If TCU can't make it in, the Utah Utes could also be in play, as they have tough games left against SDSU and BYU.

A game against Air Force would be a matchup of running option teams. It would likely last about 90 minutes of real time. Tech and BYU are scheduled to kick off a four-game series in 2012, and last played in 2002 and 2003. Utah would be the most baffling get, as the Utes were a top-five team just 14 days ago.

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