ESPN's Edwards has Michigan in 2016 Rose Bowl (Early New Year's Six Predictions)

ESPN's Edwards has Michigan in 2016 Rose Bowl (Early New Year's Six Predictions)

Submitted by creeBlue2 on February 10th, 2015 at 12:10 PM

Insider article, but ESPN's Brad Edwards lists Michigan playing Oregon in the 2016 Rose Bowl.  

http://insider.espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/12304511/early-2015-new-year-six-predictions

 

Rose Bowl: Michigan-Oregon
This game is guaranteed to be Big Ten versus Pac-12, and I'm going out on a major limb by taking Michigan to have first-year magic under Jim Harbaugh (remember, Brady Hoke reached the Sugar in his first year). What I like is that Michigan has recruited well in recent years and has the most returning starters in the conference. Harbaugh must find a productive QB, but having all starters back on the offensive line helps, as does a schedule that sends Michigan State and Ohio State to Ann Arbor. The season opener at Utah is a huge game for this prediction. On the other side, I'm thinking Oregon loses the Pac-12 title game to USC but doesn't fall from the top 10 withoutMarcus Mariota. I chose the Ducks over UCLA for this spot, because they have a better track record of replacing productive QBs without too much trouble.

 

Other Games are:

Orange Bowl (Semi) Ohio State vs USC 

Cotton Bowl (Semi) Aubrun vs Oklahoma State

Sugar Bowl: Tennessee vs Baylor

Fiesta Bowl: Notre Dame vs Alabama

Peach Bowl: Georgia Tech vs Boise State