Going to bowl as 5-7 team possibility

OXFORD — Ole Miss’ November math is simple: Win at least three of its last four games to get to at least 6-6, which would make the Rebels eligible for a third straight bowl game.
But what about 5-7?
The NCAA’s approval in April of 35 bowls and the possibility of a dearth of teams to fill the 70 slots at the end of this season are making some observers wonder if the NCAA will relax its six-win requirement for bowl eligibility.
At 3-5 entering Saturday’s game against Louisiana-Lafayette (2-6, 2-3 Sun Belt), the Rebels would need to win just twice to meet that hypothetical bar, a task that seems simpler considering two of their four remaining games are against ranked teams.

ClarionLedger.com
11/4/10