Latest bowl projections has UNC football program in El Paso

The 2022 college football season is quickly approaching and for Mack Brown’s Tar Heelsthey are hoping to improve on a disappointing 2021 campaign.

UNC enters this season with lower expectations and won’t find its name in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll. And that might not be a bad thing in terms of expectations.

As we continue to countdown the days until Week 0 and the matchup against Florida A&M, we wanted to look at some updated bowl projections and where the Tar Heels stand. Jerry Palm of CBS Sports released his updated bowl projections and he has UNC in El Paso.

The latest projections have the Tar Heels in the Sun Bowl facing off against Oregon State on December 30th.

UNC has been in the Sun Bowl before, most recently back in 2016 when they fell to Stanford. The game has a ACC-Pac-12 tie-in and with the Tar Heels likely not being a team that will play in a New Year’s Six bowl, it could make sense for them to land there.

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