Per Brett McMurphy’s report at Stadium, the MAC will take the Sun Belt’s place in the Arizona Bowl to play against a Mountain West representative beginning 2020. This gives the MAC six minimum bowl game tie-ins for 2020 with chances for MAC teams to also make it in the Myrtle Beach (vs. Sun Belt or MWC), Quick Lane (vs. Big Ten or ACC) and/or the Frisco (vs. at-large) bowls.
The five other bowl games the MAC will for-sure participate in are the Bahamas Bowl, Camellia Bowl, Dollar General Bowl, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, and Boca Raton Bowl.
The MAC and MWC will both have six minimum bowl tie-ins in 2020, the AAC and C-USA will both have seven and the Sun Belt will have five.
The Arizona Bowl has been around since 2015 which featured Nevada and Colorado State — yep, two teams in the same conference played in a bowl game not that long ago! The game is played at Arizona Stadium, home of the Arizona Wildcats, in Tuscon.