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Updated Bowl Projections October 28, 2013

Updated bowl projections follow from several web sources follow.  The news at the top is Oregon passed Florida State in the latest BCS rankings, and all of the experts adjusted their picks to the same National Championship Game of Alabama vs. Oregon.  Our crazy bowl prediction follows the expert picks.

DUKE became bowl eligible by defeating Virginia Tech for its first victory over a rated-team in more than 20 years. Amazingly, the Blue Devils were 0-11 on third down conversions, but still pulled out the win.  Duke has never before played in bowl games in consecutive seasons ever before.   Other teams getting bowl eligible were the Tulane Green Wave, Minnesota Golden Gophers, UCF Knights, Oklahoma State Cowboys, Rice Owls, Ohio Bobcats, Texas A&M Aggies, Buffalo Bulls, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, South Carolina Gamecocks and Cougars from both BYU and Houston.

Here are the projections:


Alabama vs. Oregon– Mark Schlabach

Alabama vs. Oregon – Brad Edwards

Alabama vs. Oregon – Jerry Palm

Alabama vs. Oregon – Orlando Sentinel


Discover Orange Bowl

Florida State vs. Wisconsin – Mark Schlabach

Florida State vs. Wisconsin – Brad Edwards

Florida State vs. UCF – Jerry Palm

Florida State vs. UCF – Orlando Sentinel


Allstate Sugar Bowl

Auburn vs. UCF – Mark Schlabach

Auburn vs. Clemson – Brad Edwards

South Carolina vs. Wisconsin – Jerry Palm

Auburn vs. Clemson – Orlando Sentinel


Tostitos Fiesta Bowl

Baylor vs. Fresno State – Mark Schlabach

Baylor vs. UCF – Brad Edwards

Oklahoma State vs. Fresno State – Jerry Palm

Baylor vs. Fresno State – Orlando Sentinel


Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO

Stanford vs. Ohio State – Mark Schlabach

Ohio State vs. Stanford – Brad Edwards

Ohio State vs. Stanford – Jerry Palm

Stanford vs. Ohio State – Ohio State Bowl

Northern Illinois vs. Troy – Mark Schlabach

Northern Illinois vs. Troy – Brad Edwards

Northern Illinois vs. Western Kentucky – Jerry Palm

Northern Illinois vs. Troy – Orlando Sentinel


BBVA Compass Bowl

Rutgers vs. Tennessee – Mark Schlabach

Cincinnati vs. Florida – Brad Edwards

Florida vs. Cincinnati – Jerry Palm

Cincinnati vs. Florida – Orlando Sentinel


AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic

Oklahoma vs. LSU – Mark Schlabach

Oklahoma State vs. LSU – Brad Edwards

Baylor vs. LSU – Jerry Palm

Oklahoma vs. LSU – Orlando Sentinel


Outback Bowl

Michigan State vs. South Carolina – Mark Schlabach

Michigan vs. Georgia – Brad Edwards

Michigan State vs. Georgia– Jerry Palm

Michigan vs. Texas A&M – Orlando Sentinel


Capital One Bowl

Michigan vs. Texas A&M – Mark Schlabach

Michigan State vs. South Carolina – Brad Edwards

Michigan vs. Texas A&M – Jerry Palm

Michigan State vs. Missouri – Orlando Sentinel


Heart of Dallas Bowl

Wake Forest vs. North Texas – Mark Schlabach

Indiana vs. North Texas – Brad Edwards

Minnesota vs. Rice – Jerry Palm

Iowa vs. North Texas – Orlando Sentinel


TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

Minnesota vs. Georgia – Mark Schlabach

Iowa vs. Missouri – Brad Edwards

Iowa vs. Ole Miss – Jerry Palm

Nebraska vs. Georgia – Orlando Sentinel


Chick-fil-A Bowl

Clemson vs. Missouri – Mark Schlabach

Miami (FL) vs. Texas A&M – Brad Edwards

Clemson vs. Missouri– Jerry Palm

Miami (FL) vs. South Carolina – Orlando Sentinel


AutoZone Liberty Bowl

East Carolina vs. Florida – Mark Schlabach

Marshall vs. Tennessee – Brad Edwards

Marshall vs. Tennessee – Jerry Palm

Rice vs. Tennessee – Orlando Sentinel


Hyundai Sun Bowl

Virginia Tech vs. Arizona State – Mark Schlabach

Georgia Tech vs. Oregon State – Brad Edwards

Virginia Tech vs. Washington – Jerry Palm

Virginia Tech vs. Arizona State – Orlando Sentinel


AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl

Pittsburgh vs. Vanderbilt – Mark Schlabach

Boston College vs. Vanderbilt– Brad Edwards

Vanderbilt vs. Maryland– Jerry Palm

Pittsburgh vs. Vanderbilt – Orlando Sentinel



National University Holiday Bowl

Texas Tech vs. Washington – Mark Schlabach

Texas Tech vs. Washington – Brad Edwards

Arizona State vs. Texas – Jerry Palm

TCU vs. Oregon State – Orlando Sentinel


Valero Alamo Bowl

Texas vs. UCLA – Mark Schlabach

Texas vs. UCLA – Brad Edwards

Oklahoma vs. UCLA – Jerry Palm

Texas vs. UCLA – Orlando Sentinel


Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Georgia Tech vs. Ole Miss – Mark Schlabach

Duke vs. Ole Miss – Brad Edwards

Georgia Tech vs. Auburn – Jerry Palm

Maryland vs. Ole Miss – Ole Miss


Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl

Navy vs. Colorado State – Mark Schlabach

Navy vs. UNLV – Brad Edwards

Navy vs. San Diego State – Jerry Palm

Navy vs. San Jose State – Orlando Sentinel


Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

Oklahoma State vs. Nebraska – Mark Schlabach

Oklahoma vs. Nebraska – Brad Edwards

Texas Tech vs. Nebraska – Jerry Palm

Texas Tech vs. Wisconsin – Orlando Sentinel


Russell Athletic Bowl

Miami (FL) vs. Louisville – Mark Schlabach

Virginia Tech vs. Louisville – Brad Edwards

Miami vs. Louisville – Jerry Palm

Clemson vs. Louisville – Mark Schlabach


Belk Bowl

Duke vs. Houston – Mark Schlabach

Maryland vs. Houston – Brad Edwards

Houston vs. North Carolina – Jerry Palm

Duke vs. Houston –Orlando Sentinel


New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Cincinnati vs. Notre Dame– Mark Schlabach

Rutgers vs. Notre Dame – Brad Edwards

Rutgers vs. Notre Dame – Jerry Palm

Rutgers vs. Notre Dame – Orlando Sentinel


Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

BYU vs. Arizona – Mark Schlabach

BYU vs. USC – Brad Edwards

BYU vs. Oregon State – Jerry Palm

BYU vs. Washington– Orlando Sentinel


Texas Bowl

Iowa vs. Kansas State – Mark Schlabach

Minnesota vs. Kansas State – Brad Edwards

Indiana vs. Kansas State – Jerry Palm

Minnesota vs. Oklahoma State – Orlando Sentinel


Military Bowl presented by Northrop

Marshall vs. Maryland – Mark Schlabach

East Carolina vs. Pittsburgh – Brad Edwards

Duke vs. North Texas – Jerry Palm

Georgia Tech vs. Middle Tennessee – Orlando Sentinel


S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

Utah vs. San Diego State – Mark Schlabach

Ohio vs. Boise State – Brad Edwards

Boise State vs. Syracuse – Jerry Palm

Ohio vs. San Diego State – Orlando Sentinel


Little Caesars Pizza Bowl

Ball State vs. Boston College – Mark Schlabach

Ball State vs. Northwestern – Brad Edwards

Ball State vs. Northwestern – Jerry Palm

Ball State vs. Western Kentucky – Orlando Sentinel


Sheraton Hawaii Bowl

Rice vs. Utah State – Mark Schlabach

Middle Tennessee vs. Utah State – Brad Edwards

Colorado State vs. Middle Tennessee – Jerry Palm

Marshall vs. Utah State – Orlando Sentinel


Beef O’Brady’s St. Petersburg Bowl

Ohio vs. Middle Tennessee – Mark Schlabach

Toledo vs. Rice – Brad Edwards

Ohio vs. East Carolina – Jerry Palm

Toledo vs. East Carolina – Orlando Sentinel


R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette– Mark Schlabach

Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette – Brad Edwards

Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette  – Jerry Palm

Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette  – Orlando Sentinel


Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Buffalo vs. Wyoming– Mark Schlabach

Buffalo vs. San Diego State – Brad Edwards

Bowling Green vs. Louisiana-Monroe – Jerry Palm

Buffalo vs. UNLV– Orlando Sentinel


Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl

Boise State vs. Oregon State– Mark Schlabach

Fresno State vs. Arizona State – Brad Edwards

Utah State vs. Arizona – Jerry Palm

Boise State vs. USC– Orlando Sentinel


Gildan New Mexico Bowl

UNLV vs. USC – Mark Schlabach

San Jose State vs. Arizona – Brad Edwards

San Jose State vs. USC – Jerry Palm

Wyoming vs. Arizona – Orlando Sentinel


Looking into our crystal ball:  

Notre Dame may have a clear route to Pasadena, which we will detail in our projections in the two weeks.  

We believe that the North Carolina Tar Heels, who were 1-5 heading into the weekend, will become bowl eligible.

This week’s bowl prediction:  We are picking the South Carolina Gamecocks to represent the SEC in the AT&T Cotton Bowl.  

Last week’s prediction:  Michigan State Spartans in the Rose Bowl










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