Group of Five 2017-18 Bowl Game Recaps

UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin makes a couple of huge stops all day against the Knights New Year’s Six Peach Bowl 34-27 win over Auburn.   Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

The following are video and links to the NCAA recaps of each bowl game.  The American won four but lost three with the biggest being UCF’s win over Auburn in the Peach Bowl to finish the season as the only undefeated team in FBS play.  Coach Scott Frost, who coached his last game for the Knights before moving on to his alma mater of Nebraska, guided the 13-0 season.

The Sun Belt equaled the American with four victories and had just one loss.

Here are all the results from the five G5 conferences and the one independent that made bowl games:

American Athletic

Record: 4-3

Wins: Temple, South Florida, Navy, Central Florida

Losses: SMU, Houston, Memphis

Conference USA

Record: 4-5

Wins: Florida Atlantic, Louisiana Tech, Marshall, Middle Tennessee

Losses: North Texas, Temple, Western Kentucky, UAB, Southern Miss

MAC

Record: 1-4

​Wins: Ohio

Losses: Akron, Central Michigan, Toledo, Northern Illinois

Mountain West

Record: 3-3

Wins: Boise State, Wyoming, Fresno State

​Losses: Colorado State, San Diego State, Utah State

Sun Belt

Record: 4-1

Wins: Georgia State, Troy, Appalachian State, New Mexico State

​Losses: Arkansas State

Independents

Record: 1-0

Wins: Army

Overall, there were seven bowls matching G5 versus Power Five Conference teams with the biggest being the New Year’s Six Peach Bowl but six others.  UCF defeated Auburn, while Boise State, Navy, and USF also defeated

NEW ORLEANS BOWL

Troy 50, North Texas 30

CURE BOWL

Georgia State 27, Western Kentucky 17

LAS VEGAS BOWL

Boise State 38, Oregon 28

NEW MEXICO BOWL

Marshall 31, Colorado State 28

CAMELLIA BOWL

Middle Tennessee 35, Arkansas State 30

BOCA RATON BOWL

Florida Atlantic 50, Akron 3

FRISCO BOWL

Louisiana Tech 51, SMU 10

GASPARILLA BOWL

Temple 28, Florida International 3

BAHAMAS BOWL

Ohio 41, UAB 6

FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL

Wyoming 37, Central Michigan 14

BIRMINGHAM BOWL

South Florida 38, Texas Tech 34

ARMED FORCES BOWL

Army 42, San Diego State 35

DOLLAR GENERAL BOWL

Appalachian State 34, Toledo 0

HAWAI’I BOWL

Fresno State 33, Houston  27

QUICK LANE BOWL

Duke 36, Northern Illinois 14

INDEPENDENCE BOWL

Florida State 42, Southern Miss 13

MILITARY BOWL

Navy 49, Virginia 7

ARIZONA BOWL

New Mexico State 26, Utah State 20

LIBERTY BOWL

Iowa State 21, Memphis 20

PEACH BOWL

UCF 34, Auburn 27

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