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Bowl Projections – Updated November 5, 2012

Every week, we gather bowl projections from leading web sources and put them together in one place, so you can compare, or see where experts think your team is heading.   We also make one bowl projection of our own, and explain our rationale for it.  So far, we picked Wisconsin vs. Notre Dame in the Rose Bowl, and Boise State vs. Washington in Las Vegas Bowl, which no expert had picked at that time, but right now, three of four do.

Bowl Projections

Discover BCS National Championship Game
Alabama vs. OregonMark Schlabach
Alabama vs. Oregon — Brad Edwards
Alabama vs. Oregon–Jerry Palm
Alabama vs. Oregon— Matt Murschel
Tostito’s Fiesta Bowl
Kansas State vs. Notre Dame — Mark Schlabach
Kansas State vs. Notre Dame — Brad Edwards
Kansas State vs. Notre Dame–Jerry Palm
Kansas State vs. Notre Dame— Matt Murschel
Allstate Sugar Bowl
LSU vs. Oklahoma— Mark Schlabach
South Carolina vs. Oklahoma— Brad Edwards
Florida vs. Oklahoma–Jerry Palm
LSU vs. Oklahoma— Matt Murschel
Discover Orange Bowl
Florida State vs. Louisville— Mark Schlabach
Florida State vs. Louisville— Brad Edwards
Florida State vs. Louisville–Jerry Palm
Florida State vs. Louisville— Matt Murschel
Rose Bowl Game Presented by Vizio
Nebraska vs. Oregon State — Mark Schlabach
Nebraska vs. Oregon State — Brad Edwards
Nebraska vs. Oregon State –Jerry Palm
Nebraska vs. Oregon State — Matt Murschel Bowl
Ohio vs. Western Kentucky — Mark Schlabach
Toledo vs. Western Kentucky — Brad Edwards
Ohio vs. Louisiana – Lafayette –Jerry Palm
Toledo vs. Arkansas State— Matt Murschel
BBVA Compass
Pitt vs. Tennessee— Mark Schlabach
Ball State vs. Vanderbilt— Brad Edwards
Bowling Green vs. Arkansas State –Jerry Palm
Ohio vs. San Jose State— Matt Murschel
AT&T Cotton Bowl
Texas vs. Texas A&M — Mark Schlabach
Texas vs. Texas A&M — Brad Edwards
Texas vs. LSU – Jerry Palm
Texas  vs. Florida— Matt Murschel
Capital One Bowl
Michigan vs. Georgia— Mark Schlabach
Michigan vs. Florida — Brad Edwards
Michigan vs. Georgia–Jerry Palm
Michigan vs. Georgia— Matt Murschel
Outback Bowl
Wisconsin vs. Florida— Mark Schlabach
Wisconsin vs. Georgia — Brad Edwards
Wisconsin vs. South Carolina –Jerry Palm
Wisconsin vs. South Carolina — Matt Murschel Gator Bowl
Michigan State vs. South Carolina — Mark Schlabach
Northwestern vs. Mississippi State — Brad Edwards
Michigan State vs. Mississippi State –Jerry Palm
Northwestern vs. Mississippi State — Matt Murschel
Heart of Dallas Bowl
Louisiana-Lafayette vs. San Jose State— Mark Schlabach
Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Nevada — Brad Edwards
San Jose State vs. Iowa State –Jerry Palm
San Jose State vs. SMU— Matt Murschel
Chick-fil-A Bowl
Clemson vs. Mississippi State-– Mark Schlabach
Clemson vs. LSU— Brad Edwards
Clemson vs. Texas A&M–Jerry Palm
Clemson vs. Texas A&M– Matt Murschel
AutoZone Liberty Bowl
UCF vs. Ole Miss — Mark Schlabach
UCF vs. Ole Miss — Brad Edwards
UCF vs. Tennessee –Jerry Palm
UCF vs. Vanderbilt– Matt Murschel
Hyundai Sun Bowl
N.C. State vs. Stanford— Mark Schlabach
Virginia Tech vs. Stanford— Brad Edwards
N.C. State vs. Stanford –Jerry Palm
Duke vs. UCLA– Matt Murschel
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
Virginia Tech vs. Vanderbilt — Mark Schlabach
Duke vs. Tennessee — Brad Edwards
Virginia Tech vs. Vanderbilt–Jerry Palm
Virginia Tech vs. Missouri— Matt Murschel
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl
Oklahoma State vs. Northwestern — Mark Schlabach
Texas Tech vs. Michigan State — Brad Edwards
Oklahoma State vs. Northwestern –Jerry Palm
Oklahoma State vs. Michigan State – Matt Murschel
Valero Alamo Bowl
Texas Tech vs. USC— Mark Schlabach
West Virginia vs. USC— Brad Edwards
Texas vs. USC –Jerry Palm
Texas Tech vs. USC – Matt Murschel
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
Navy vs. Arizona — Mark Schlabach
Navy vs. Arizona — Brad Edwards
Navy vs. Arizona–Jerry Palm
Navy vs. Washington – Matt Murschel
New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Syracuse vs. Iowa State— Mark Schlabach
Pitt vs. Iowa State — Brad Edwards
Utah vs. TCU–Jerry Palm
Pitt vs. Iowa State — Matt Murschel
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl
Tulsa vs. Air Force— Mark Schlabach
Tulsa vs. Air Force — Brad Edwards
East Carolina vs. Air Force –Jerry Palm
Marshall vs. Air Force — Matt Murschel
Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas
Minnesota vs. TCU— Mark Schlabach
Minnesota vs. West Virginia — Brad Edwards
Minnesota vs. Baylor–Jerry Palm
Minnesota vs. TCU– Matt Murschel
Russell Athletic Bowl
Miami vs. Rutgers — Mark Schlabach
Miami vs. Rutgers — Brad Edwards
Miami vs. Rutgers –Jerry Palm
Miami vs. Rutgers– Matt Murschel
AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl
Louisiana–Monroe vs. Wake Forest— Mark Schlabach
Louisiana – Monroe vs. Utah State — Brad Edwards
Louisiana Tech vs. Miami (OH) –Jerry Palm
Wake Forest vs. Fresno State– Matt Murschel
Belk Bowl
N.C. State vs. Cincinnati — Mark Schlabach
Duke vs. Cincinnati — Brad Edwards
Duke vs. Cincinnati –Jerry Palm
N.C. State vs. Cincinnati— Matt Murschel
Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl
West Virginia vs. UCLA — Mark Schlabach
TCU vs. UCLA— Brad Edwards
Texas Tech vs. UCLA –Jerry Palm
West Virginia vs. Stanford— Matt Murschel
Military Bowl presented by Northrup Grumman
Utah vs. Middle Tennessee State— Mark Schlabach
Bowling Green vs. Marshall— Brad Edwards
Western Michigan vs. Middle Tennessee State–Jerry Palm
Bowling Green vs. Louisiana-Lafayette — Matt Murschel
Little Cesar’s Pizza Bowl
Northern Illinois vs. Utah State — Mark Schlabach
Kent State vs. San Jose State — Brad Edwards
Toledo vs. Western Kentucky –Jerry Palm
Kent State vs. Utah State– Matt Murschel
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl
SMU vs. Fresno State— Mark Schlabach
Western Kentucky vs. Fresno State— Brad Edwards
Fresno State vs. Marshall –Jerry Palm
Ball State vs. Nevada — Matt Murschel
MAACO Bowl Las Vegas
Boise State vs. Washington— Mark Schlabach
Boise State vs. Washington — Brad Edwards
Boise State vs. Washington –Jerry Palm
Boise State vs. Arizona— Matt Murschel
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Marshall vs. Arkansas State — Mark Schlabach
SMU vs. Arkansas State — Brad Edwards
Ball State vs. Louisiana—Monroe –-Jerry Palm
East Carolina vs. Louisiana—Monroe– Matt Murschel
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s St. Petersburg Bowl
Toledo vs. East Carolina— Mark Schlabach
Ohio vs. East Carolina — Brad Edwards
Kent State vs. Tulsa –Jerry Palm
Western Kentucky vs. Tulsa– Matt Murschel
San Diego County C.U. Poinsettia Bowl
BYU vs. San Diego State — Mark Schlabach
BYU vs. San Diego State — Brad Edwards
BYU vs. San Diego State –Jerry Palm
BYU vs. San Diego State – Matt Murschel
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Kent State vs. Louisiana Tech— Mark Schlabach
Northern Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech — Brad Edwards
Northern Illinois vs. Utah State –Jerry Palm
Northern Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech – Matt Murschel
Gildan New Mexico Bowl
Nevada vs. Arizona State — Mark Schlabach
New Mexico vs. Arizona State  — Brad Edwards
Nevada vs. Arizona State – -Jerry Palm
New Mexico vs. Arizona State  –Matt Murschel

Our pick of the week:  

Oklahoma vs. USC in the Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio.  These are two of the most talented teams in the country, and before the season stated, national publications were calling for these two teams to play in the BCS National Championship.  Each team has dropped a few games that they were favored in, and that’s why we are making this pick for what would be an outstanding game.

For Oklahoma to be available as a selection for this game, Oklahoma cannot get an at-large bid to a BCS game, meaning that the Sooners will have to drop one of their remaining games.  The Sooners will face Oklahoma State, Baylor and travel to West Virginia and TCU, a very difficult stretch for any team.   The Trojans are selected from a pool of Pac-12 teams that have three or four losses.

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