Useless ESPN Bowl Projections Week 12

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on November 18th, 2012 at 8:46 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 Stanford Nebraska vs Stanford
Capital One Bowl Michigan vs Texas A&M Michigan vs Texas A&M
Outback Bowl Wisconsin vs Florida Wisconsin vs South Carolina Gator Bowl Northwestern vs Miss. State Northwestern vs Miss. State
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl State vs Oklahoma St. State vs Iowa St.
Meineke Car Care Bowl of TX Minnesota vs Iowa St. Minnesota vs Texas Tech
Heart of Dallas Bowl Purdue vs TCU Purdue vs TCU
Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl Kent State vs Western Kentucky No. Illinois vs San Jose St.

Other matchups of note-

Bowl Schlabach Edwards
BCS National Championship Georgia vs Notre Dame Alabama vs Notre Dame
AT&T Cotton Bowl Texas vs Alabama Texas vs LSU
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Air Force vs UCF Air Force vs ECU




November 19th, 2012 at 1:08 AM ^

... a likely victory.  We could beat them - I have confidence in our coaches - but they went into Alabama and took a team that destroyed us.  We would have to play very well to beat them and we won't have Toussaint; we might not have Morgan or Denard at QB.

That's an uphill climb against a team rightly favored by a TD or more.


November 19th, 2012 at 6:51 AM ^

I dont know - for me unless it's the Rose bowl or NCG I like to see Michigan play interesting teams.  A&M is among the most interesting in the country due to their QB.  So I'd enjoy that matchup even if it would be a very tough game.  If they lose so what, it's not a Rose Bowl Championship or national champtionship, its 1 extra win or loss in an "above average" season but not great season.  I don't get all the consternation - it's going to be a grab bag of Florida, South Carolina, or A&M - FL is a sham this year and SC's best player is hurt.


November 19th, 2012 at 11:17 AM ^

Unless Florida does bomb out the rest of the way, I find it hard to believe that a Florida bowl game like the Capital One would pass on the Gators for a team in Texas if they were both of similar record and interest. And the Cap One hasn't had them since we last played them there (in what they think was their best game ever there).

But since I wouldn't want to see Alabama again, maybe the team that beat them isn't exciting me either. But they're all going to be tough.