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Notre Dame Football: Too-Early Bowl Projection Pits Irish Against Brandon Wimbush

Cotton Bowl would be the destination for the game against UCF

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Stadium’s Brett McMurphy released college bowl predictions today, a whole TEN MONTHS before the first bowl game kicks off, and has the Notre Dame Fighting Irish making a return trip to the Cotton Bowl to face the UCF Knights.

McMurphy, formerly of ESPN, said the Irish would be the highest-ranked team remaining after all of the other New Year’s Six bowls are slotted, and predicts the Knights to be the highest-ranked Group of Five conference champion.

“For UCF, this would mean a third consecutive New Year’s 6 bowl trip and, oh the irony, if the Knights are led by Notre Dame transfer Brandon Wimbush at quarterback,” wrote McMurphy.

The writer also predicts:

There’s absolutely zero reason to take these predictions seriously, so let’s have some fun.


Will Brandon Wimbush be the starting QB for the UCF Knights against Florida A&M on Aug. 31?

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  • 74%
    (623 votes)
  • 25%
    (213 votes)
836 votes total Vote Now


Will Brandon Wimbush be the starting QB for the UCF Knights during their bowl game?

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  • 64%
    (517 votes)
  • 28%
    (230 votes)
  • 6%
    The Knights won’t make a bowl this year.
    (54 votes)
801 votes total Vote Now


Who wins a Cotton Bowl game between UCF & Notre Dame?

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  • 81%
    Notre Dame
    (689 votes)
  • 18%
    (152 votes)
841 votes total Vote Now