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Miami's Projected Bowl Game, Per Experts

Mark Richt puts up the U.

CORAL GABLES, FL - DECEMBER 04: New University of Miami Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt makes the 'U' sign after he was introduced at a press conference at the school on December 4, 2015 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Photo by Joe Skipper/Getty Images)

The Miami Hurricanes are bowl eligible for the sixth straight season after finishing the season 7-5. Miami's final game of the regular season was a convincing 24-3 win over ACC Coastal division winner Pittsburgh.

Unfortunately, the Hurricanes still finished in the middle of the ACC pack, so a return to a New Year's Day bowl game is not in the cards.

Miami's mid-season struggles included a four-game losing streak to Virginia, Boston College, Duke, and Georgia Tech.

CBS Sports projects Miami to face UAB in the Walk-On's Independence Bowl, with UAB serving as a replacement team for an SEC team.

Sports Illustrated also believes that the Hurricanes are destined for a showdown with the UAB Blazers in the Independence Bowl.

College Football News projects that Miami will, in fact, play an SEC team. CFN has Miami slated to play Mississippi State in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl.

Miami has just one bowl win in the last 12 seasons - a win over West Virginia in the 2016 Russell Athletic Bowl.