Updated Bowl Projections – October 8, 2012

The Ohio Bobcats, off to a surprising 6-0 start including a win at Penn State, became the first team to earn bowl eligibility this season when they defeated Buffalo Saturday.  Also becoming bowl eligible on Saturday were the South Carolina Gamecocks and Oregon Ducks.  With another 19 teams trying to become bowl eligible this Saturday, it is now time to start thinking and talking about the post-season.   As we get closer to bowl season, we’ll gather and post the predictions from several college football experts.  Right now, we are featuring selections from two writers from ESPN.com and one from cbssports.com.   As the season unfolds, we’ll add more picks from other experts, and add some analysis.  So congratulations to the Bobcats and  the onto the predictions.

Discover BCS National Championship Gameonto

Alabama vs. Oregon — Mark Schlabach

Alabama vs. Oregon — Brad Edwards

Alabama vs. West Virginia –Jerry Palm

 

Tostito’s Fiesta Bowl

West Virginia vs. Notre Dame — Mark Schlabach

West Virginia vs. Notre Dame — Brad Edwards

Kansas State vs. Notre Dame –Jerry Palm

 

Allstate Sugar Bowl

South Carolina vs. Kansas State — Mark Schlabach

South Carolina vs. Kansas State — Brad Edwards

Georgia vs. Louisville –Jerry Palm

 

Discover Orange Bowl

Florida State vs. Rutgers — Mark Schlabach

Florida State vs. Louisville — Brad Edwards

Florida State vs. Boise State –Jerry Palm

 

Rose Bowl Game Presented by Vizio

USC vs. Michigan — Mark Schlabach

USC vs. Nebraska — Brad Edwards

USC vs. Nebraska –Jerry Palm

 

 

GoDaddy.com Bowl

Toledo vs. Louisiana -Lafayette — Mark Schlabach

Toledo vs. Western Kentucky — Brad Edwards

Ohio vs. Louisiana – Lafayette –Jerry Palm

 

BBVA Compass

Connecticut vs . Arkansas— Mark Schlabach

Temple vs. Ole Miss — Brad Edwards

Auburn vs. Arkansas State –Jerry Palm

 

AT&T Cotton Bowl

Oklahoma vs. LSU — Mark Schlabach

Oklahoma vs. LSU — Brad Edwards

Oklahoma vs. LSU –Jerry Palm

 

Capital One Bowl

Nebraska vs. Florida— Mark Schlabach

Michigan vs. Florida — Brad Edwards

Michigan vs. South Carolina –Jerry Palm

 

 

Outback Bowl

Michigan State vs. Georgia— Mark Schlabach

Wisconsin vs. Georgia — Brad Edwards

Wisconsin vs. Florida –Jerry Palm

 

TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl

Wisconsin vs. Texas A&M — Mark Schlabach

Michigan State vs. Tennessee — Brad Edwards

Michigan State vs. Texas A&M –Jerry Palm

 

Heart of Dallas Bowl

Purdue vs. Kent State — Mark Schlabach

Iowa vs. Southern Methodist — Brad Edwards

Arizona vs. Miami (Ohio) –Jerry Palm

 

Chick-fil-A Bowl

Clemson vs. Mississippi State — Mark Schlabach

Clemson vs. Mississippi State — Brad Edwards

Clemson vs. Mississippi State –Jerry Palm

 

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Tulsa vs. Western Kentucky — Mark Schlabach

UCF vs. Texas A&M — Brad Edwards

Tulsa vs. Tennessee –Jerry Palm

 

Hyundai Sun Bowl

Virginia Tech vs. Arizona State — Mark Schlabach

Virginia Tech vs. Stanford — Brad Edwards

Virginia Tech vs. Stanford –Jerry Palm

 

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Duke vs. Tennessee — Mark Schlabach

Georgia Tech vs. Vanderbilt — Brad Edwards

Duke vs. Vanderbilt–Jerry Palm

 

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

Baylor vs. Northwestern — Mark Schlabach

Texas vs. Purdue — Brad Edwards

Oklahoma State vs. Purdue –Jerry Palm

 

Valero Alamo Bowl

Texas vs. Oregon State — Mark Schlabach

Oklahoma vs. Oregon State — Brad Edwards

Texas vs. Oregon –Jerry Palm

 

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

Navy vs. UCLA — Mark Schlabach

Iowa State vs. UCLA — Brad Edwards

Utah vs. Bowling Green–Jerry Palm

 

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Syracuse vs. Texas Tech— Mark Schlabach

Connecticut vs. Texas Tech — Brad Edwards

Arizona State vs. Toledo–Jerry Palm

 

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl

Houston vs. Air Force — Mark Schlabach

Tulsa vs. Air Force — Brad Edwards

Houston vs. San Deigo State –Jerry Palm

 

Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas

Iowa vs. Oklahoma State— Mark Schlabach

Northwestern vs. TCU — Brad Edwards

Northwestern vs. Baylor–Jerry Palm

 

Russell Athletic Bowl

N.C. State vs. Louisville — Mark Schlabach

Miami vs. Rutgers — Brad Edwards

Miami vs. Rutgers –Jerry Palm

 

AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl

Georgia Tech vs. San Diego State — Mark Schlabach

Duke vs. Missouri— Brad Edwards

Louisiana Tech vs. Kent State–Jerry Palm

 

Belk Bowl

Miami (FL) vs. Cincinnati — Mark Schlabach

N.C. State vs. Cincinnati — Brad Edwards

N.C. State vs. Cincinnati –Jerry Palm

 

Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl

TCU vs. Stanford — Mark Schlabach

Baylor vs. Arizona State — Brad Edwards

TCU vs. Oregon State –Jerry Palm

 

Military Bowl presented by Northrup Grumman

Iowa State vs. Maryland— Mark Schlabach

Utah vs. Maryland— Brad Edwards

Central Michigan vs. NO ELIGIBLE TEAM! –Jerry Palm

 

Little Cesar’s Pizza Bowl

Ohio vs. Minnesota — Mark Schlabach

Ohio vs. Minnesota — Brad Edwards

Western Michigan vs. Western Kentucky –Jerry Palm

 

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl

Southern Methodist vs. Fresno State — Mark Schlabach

Houston vs. San Diego State — Brad Edwards

San Jose State vs. Marshall –Jerry Palm

 

MAACO Bowl Las Vegas

Boise State vs. Washington — Mark Schlabach

Nevada vs. Washington — Brad Edwards

Nevada vs. UCLA –Jerry Palm

 

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Marshall vs. Louisiana – Monroe — Mark Schlabach

Marshall vs. Louisiana – Monroe — Brad Edwards

Louisiana Monroe vs. NO ELIGIBLE TEAM!–Jerry Palm

 

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s St. Petersburg Bowl

Pitt vs. Western Michigan— Mark Schlabach

Kent State vs. East Carolina — Brad Edwards

Troy vs. East Carolina –Jerry Palm

 

S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

BYU vs. Nevada — Mark Schlabach

BYU vs. Fresno State — Brad Edwards

BYU vs. Fresno State –Jerry Palm

 

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Northern Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech — Mark Schlabach

Northern Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech — Brad Edwards

Northern Illinois vs. Utah State –Jerry Palm

 

Gildan New Mexico Bowl

New Mexico vs. Arizona — Mark Schlabach

Boise State vs. Arizona  — Brad Edwards

Wyoming vs. Washington – -Jerry Palm

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