Won't know our two teams for sure until tomorrow. Have to wait for these late games to shake out.
— Heart of Dallas Bowl (@HODBowl) December 8, 2013
More and more, it sounds like the matchup for the Heart of Dallas Bowl looks something like this:
North Texas vs. TBD
That is just my gut feeling.
Just to reiterate suspicions. With Rice off to the Liberty Bowl, UNT goes to the Heart of Dallas.
The Big Ten has seven bowl slots and seven bowl-eligible teams. If Ohio State wins the Big Ten title game and heads to a BCS game, that could open a spot for a bowl-eligible from another league to slide into the Heart of Dallas Bowl. Penn State has seven wins, but is not bowl-eligible. If Michigan State wins, that could mean that two teams from the Big Ten end up in the BCS, leaving two spots in Big Ten bowls for other teams.
That is why some projections have teams like Syracuse.