Useless ESPN Bowl Projections Week 10

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on November 4th, 2012 at 9:50 PM

In this week's useless ESPN bowl projections, here are the B1G bowl games predicted by ESPN's Edwards & Schlabach.

Italics= Not enough B1G teams bowl eligible to fill slots

Bowl Schlabach Edwards
Rose Bowl presented by Vizio Nebraska vs Oregon State Nebraska vs Oregon State
Capital One Bowl Michigan vs Georgia Michigan vs Florida
Outback Bowl Wisconsin vs Florida Wisconsin vs Georgia Gator Bowl State vs South Carolina Northwestern vs Miss. State
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Northwestern vs Okla. State State vs Texas Tech
Meineke Car Care Bowl of TX Minnesota vs TCU Minnesota vs West Virginia
Heart of Dallas Bowl Louisiana vs San Jose St. Louisiana vs Nevada
Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl No. Illinois vs Utah State Kent State vs San Jose St.

Other matchups of note-

Bowl Schlabach Edwards
BCS National Championship Alabama vs Oregon Alabama vs Oregon
AT&T Cotton Bowl Texas vs Texas A&M Texas vs Texas A&M
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Kansas St. vs Notre Dame Kansas St. vs Notre Dame
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Air Force vs Tulsa Air Force vs Tulsa




November 5th, 2012 at 12:21 AM ^

Texas vs a&m in the cotton bowl... Interesting, this has really peaked my interest as I'm going to miss out on the traditional thanksgiving game (I'm a michigan fan first and foremost but I do follow Texas athletics as well, Vince young won me over when he beat USC).


November 5th, 2012 at 8:14 AM ^

UM and Wisconsin both crushed Purdue in West Lafayette as well and both lost to Nebraska in Lincoln. I'm not saying that PSU can't beat UN in Lincoln, I just think it is unlikely. Unfortunately, UM's chance at playing for the B1G probably ended when MSU gacked up that 4th quarter lead this past weekend.


November 5th, 2012 at 8:11 AM ^

I would be surprised to see Oregon State in the Rose Bowl. They still have to play at Stanford and Oregon in Corvallis. I expect that they will lose both of those games and finish the regular season 9-3, thus no BCS bowl for the Beavers.

In regards to UM playing in the Cap One Bowl, I really would rather play Georgia (even though they beat UF) as they have only beaten one good team (UF) by a slim margin and the rest of their wins are over crappy competition. Add in the fact that playing in Orlando is a de facto home game for UF and I think UM's chances of winning that game would be much better against the Bulldogs.


November 5th, 2012 at 9:42 AM ^

Oregon State has a decent shot at beating Stanford.  Stanford is getting an awful lot of credit for beating a not great USC team at home.  The lost to Washington and there other  PAC 12 wins are over the 3 worst teams in the PAC 12 and Arizona at home in OT. Oregon State in comparison beat Wisconsin, won at UCLA and at Arizona.  


November 5th, 2012 at 8:57 AM ^

Things are evidently stabilizing in their predictions when it comes to which Big Ten teams will be in which bowl. The only difference between this week and last with the bowls mentioned by the OP is that they both had Iowa in the Meineke Car Care Bowl rather than Minnesota. The projected opponents for Big Ten teams, on the other hand, have varied significantly. I dare say that this is another way in which having two ineligible teams (who would otherwise be eligible for a bowl right now) will make the postseason selections, those that can be made, interesting.


November 5th, 2012 at 11:18 AM ^

I wouldn't be that intimidated by an UM-Florida matchup. I watched BGSU stop them drive after drive. 2 missed field goals changed the scope of the game and Florida won 27-13.

With our defense, a healthy Denard, and plenty of brunette girls for Gibbons, I think we could get a repeat of Lloyd Carr's last game.