Schalbach predicts the Dogs will be in the New Mexico Bowl and will play Mountain West Conference opponent Wyoming on Dec. 18.
Adelson thinks the Dogs will be playing in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco on January 9, 2011 against Pac-10 opponent Oregon State. The Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, in addition to a new corporate partner, has tied itself to the WAC and will feature a team from the WAC against a team from the Pac-10.
ESPN scheduled the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl the night before the BCS Championship game.
Of the two scenarios, Schalbach's seems least likely. It's doubtful that the New Mexico Bowl would like to have the same team three years running and even less likely they want a repeat match-up of bowl opponents from the 2009 game. While it was a very entertaining game and drew great television ratings, bowl games try to avoid rematches.
The Dogs have had great experiences in New Mexico the last two years and the fans there have welcomed the Dogs with open arms.
Maisel's Three-Point Stance
ESPN's Ivan Maisel also had some interesting comments on this three-point stance column this week about BYU's move to independence and Cincinnati's preparation for Saturday's game against the Bulldogs.