According to the NCAA teams that already played in a bowl game would not be eligible and replacement will be based on academic performance.
After the news that one of the teams scheduled to play the Sun Bowl, the organizers together with the National University Sports Association (NCAA) are looking for a replacement team to play this game.
According to the NCAA teams that already played in a bowl game would not be eligible and replacement will be based on academic performance. Therefore, the University of Texas at El Paso is not eligible to play Washington State due to UTEP participating in the New Mexico Bowl a few weeks ago.
COVID-19 has impacted the season of college “bowls” in the United States, there have even already been games that have had to be canceled, the most recent team with virus problems in their ranks is Boise State University , this situation could change the fate of multiple games.
The Boise State Broncos are currently “working to determine if they have enough players to play Central Michigan in the Arizona Bowl.” This opens the door for the Central Michigan team to be the replacement for the Sun Bowl.
The University of Central Michigan arrived in Tucson on Sunday and to contest the Arizona Bowl, meanwhile, four hours away in El Paso, Texas, the Washington State is waiting to see if the Sun Bowl will find a replacement opponent after it Miami had to pull out due to its own COVID-19 issues.
Currently, there are discussions about the University of Michigan Central possibly filling that void and facing Washington State if Boise State can’t make the trip, these teams have never met before.
There is no official announcement yet as to which team will replace the University of Miami in the Sun Bowl.