Mack Brown and North Carolina are bowl eligible after routing a rival.
The Tar Heels beat N.C. State 41-10 on Saturday night, reaching six victories in Brown’s first season of a second stint as North Carolina’s coach. There are 79 bowl-eligible teams, one more than needed to fill the 78 slots.
Kent State beat Eastern Michigan 34-26 on Friday. The Golden Flashes finished the regular season on a three-game winning streak and are bowl eligible for the first time since 2012.
Oregon State fell short of ending its drought, losing to Oregon on Saturday. Oregon State hasn’t been to a bowl since 2013.
The states of Florida and Ohio have the most bowl-eligible teams with six each. Michigan is next with five.
These 79 teams are bowl eligible. One will be left on the outside looking in:
San Diego State
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