Post-spring college football bowl projections ahead of 2022 season

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The 2022 college football season will kick off Aug. 27 with Week 0.

Week 1 is set to kick off Sept. 1.

The Vols will host Ball State at Neyland Stadium in Week 1. Tennessee announced its season opener will be played Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. EDT. SEC Network will televise the season-opening matchup at Neyland Stadium.

Josh Heupel enters his second season as the Vols’ head coach in 2022. Heupel guided Tennessee to a 7-6 record and an appearance in the Music City Bowl in the 2021 season.

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Following spring practices and ahead of the 2022 season, College Football News released bowl projections. Bowl projections are listed below.

Bahamas Bowl: Louisiana Tech vs. Kent State

Cure Bowl: East Carolina vs. Marshall

Fenway Bowl: Boston College vs. Cincinnati

Celebration Bowl: South Carolina State vs. Jackson State

New Mexico Bowl: Air Force vs. UTSA

LA Bowl: Boise State vs. UCLA

LendingTree Bowl: Northern Illinois vs. Georgia State

Las Vegas Bowl: Washington vs. Arkansas

Frisco Bowl: Tulsa vs. Utah State

Myrtle Beach Bowl: Appalachian State vs. BYU

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Colorado State vs. Miami University

Boca Raton Bowl: Coastal Carolina vs. Liberty

New Orleans Bowl: Louisiana vs. UAB

Armed Forces Bowl: UCF vs. Western Kentucky

Independence Bowl: Army vs. SMU

Gasparilla Bowl: Maryland vs. Mississippi State

Hawaii Bowl: FAU vs. Fresno State

Quick Lane Bowl: Purdue vs. Central Michigan

Camellia Bowl: Western Michigan vs. Troy

First Responder Bowl: Arizona State vs. Texas Tech

Birmingham Bowl: Louisville vs. South Carolina

Guaranteed Rate Bowl: Nebraska vs. Kansas State

Military Bowl: North Carolina vs. Memphis

Liberty Bowl: Iowa State vs. LSU

Texas Bowl: Baylor vs. Auburn

Pinstripe Bowl: Virginia vs. Minnesota

Cheez-It Bowl: Pittsburgh vs. Texas

Alamo Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Utah

Duke’s Mayo Bowl: Miami vs. Penn State

Sun Bowl: Wake Forest vs. California

Gator Bowl: Florida State vs. Tennessee

Arizona Bowl: Toledo vs. San Diego State

Music City Bowl: Iowa vs. Ole Miss

Tampa Bay Bowl: Michigan State vs. Kentucky

Citrus Bowl: Wisconsin vs. Florida

Holiday Bowl: Virginia Tech vs. Washington State

Orange Bowl: North Carolina State vs. Notre Dame

Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Georgia

Cotton Bowl: Texas A&M vs. Houston

Rose Bowl: Michigan vs. Oregon

College Football Playoff Semifinal Peach Bowl: Alabama vs. USC

College Football Playoff Semifinal Fiesta Bowl: Ohio State vs. Clemson

College Football Playoff National Championship: Alabama vs. Ohio State