Latest Bowl Projections and Predictions

Every week we gather bowl projections from all over the web and put them together in one place.  We also provide commentary as well as our own “crazy’ pick.  Your comments and debate are encouraged.

Celebrate Bowl Week in Style!  Iowa State players reunion at the Liberty Bowl

Celebrate Bowl Week in Style! Iowa State players reunion at the Liberty Bowl

BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Auburn vs. Florida State– Mark Schlabach
Florida State vs. Ohio State – Brad Edwards
Florida State vs. Ohio State – Jerry Palm
Florida State vs. Ohio State – Orlando Sentinel
 
Discover Orange Bowl
Ohio State vs. UCF – Mark Schlabach
Clemson vs. Alabama – Brad Edwards
Clemson vs. Alabama – Jerry Palm
Clemson vs. Alabama – Orlando Sentinel
 
Allstate Sugar Bowl
Alabama vs. Baylor  – Mark Schlabach
Auburn vs. UCF – Brad Edwards
Auburn vs. UCF – Jerry Palm
Auburn vs. UCF – Orlando Sentinel
 
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
Oklahoma State vs. Northern Illinois– Mark Schlabach
Oklahoma State vs. Northern Illinois – Brad Edwards
Oklahoma State vs. Northern Illinois– Jerry Palm
Oklahoma State vs. Northern Illinois – Orlando Sentinel
 
Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO
Arizona State vs. Michigan State – Mark Schlabach
Michigan State vs. Arizona State – Brad Edwards
Michigan State vs. Stanford – Jerry Palm
Stanford vs. Michigan State – Orlando Sentinel
 
GoDaddy.com Bowl
Ball State vs. Arkansas State – Mark Schlabach
Ball State vs. Western Kentucky – Brad Edwards
Bowling Green vs. Western Kentucky – Jerry Palm
Bowling Green vs. Arkansas State – Orlando Sentinel
 
BBVA Compass Bowl
Rutgers vs. Mississippi State – Mark Schlabach
Rutgers vs. Mississippi State– Brad Edwards
Rutgers vs. Mississippi State – Jerry Palm
Houston vs. Mississippi State – Orlando Sentinel
 
AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic
Texas vs. LSU – Mark Schlabach
Baylor vs. LSU – Brad Edwards
Baylor vs. LSU – Jerry Palm
Baylor vs. LSU – Orlando Sentinel
 
Outback Bowl            
Iowa vs. Missouri – Mark Schlabach
Iowa vs. Missouri – Brad Edwards
Iowa vs. South Carolina – Jerry Palm
Iowa vs. South Carolina – Orlando Sentinel
 
Capital One Bowl
Wisconsin vs. South Carolina – Mark Schlabach
Wisconsin vs. South Carolina – Brad Edwards
Wisconsin vs. Missouri – Jerry Palm
Wisconsin vs. Missouri – Orlando Sentinel
 
Heart of Dallas Bowl
Syracuse vs. North Texas – Mark Schlabach
Oregon State vs. North Texas – Brad Edwards
Syracuse vs. Rice – Jerry Palm
Pittsburgh vs. Rice– Orlando Sentinel
 
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
Michigan vs. Georgia – Mark Schlabach
Michigan vs. Georgia – Brad Edwards
Michigan vs. Vanderbilt – Jerry Palm
Michigan vs. Georgia – Orlando Sentinel
 
Chick-fil-A Bowl
Clemson vs. Texas A&M – Mark Schlabach
Miami (FL) vs. Texas A&M – Brad Edwards
Duke vs. Texas A&M – Jerry Palm
Duke vs. Texas A&M – Orlando Sentinel
 
AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Marshall vs. Ole Miss – Mark Schlabach
Marshall vs. Vanderbilt – Brad Edwards
Marshall vs. Ole Miss – Jerry Palm
Marshall vs. Vanderbilt – Orlando Sentinel
 
Hyundai Sun Bowl
Duke vs. UCLA – Mark Schlabach
Duke vs. UCLA – Brad Edwards
Virginia Tech vs. UCLA – Jerry Palm
Virginia Tech vs. UCLA – Orlando Sentinel
 
AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl
North Carolina vs. Washington State – Mark Schlabach
Boston College vs. Arkansas State – Brad Edwards
Georgia Tech vs. Oregon State – Jerry Palm
Georgia Tech vs. Oregon State – Orlando Sentinel
 
National University Holiday Bowl
Texas Tech vs. Stanford – Mark Schlabach
Kansas State vs. Stanford – Brad Edwards
Kansas State vs. Arizona State – Jerry Palm
Kansas State vs. Arizona State – Orlando Sentinel
 
Valero Alamo Bowl
Oklahoma vs. Oregon – Mark Schlabach
Oklahoma vs. Oregon – Brad Edwards
Oklahoma vs. Oregon – Jerry Palm
Texas vs. Oregon – Orlando Sentinel
 
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
Georgia Tech vs. Vanderbilt – Mark Schlabach
Georgia Tech vs. Ole Miss – Brad Edwards
Boston College vs. Georgia – Jerry Palm
Boston College vs. Ole Miss – Orlando Sentinel
 
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl
Navy vs. Boise State – Mark Schlabach
Navy vs. San Diego State – Brad Edwards
Navy vs. Utah State – Jerry Palm
Navy vs. Utah State – Orlando Sentinel
 
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl
Kansas State vs. Nebraska – Mark Schlabach
Texas vs. Nebraska – Brad Edwards
Texas vs. Nebraska – Jerry Palm
Oklahoma vs. Nebraska – Orlando Sentinel
 
Russell Athletic Bowl
Miami (FL) vs. Louisville – Mark Schlabach
Virginia Tech vs. Louisville – Brad Edwards
Miami vs. Louisville – Jerry Palm
Miami vs. Louisville – Orlando Sentinel
 
Belk Bowl
Virginia Tech vs. Cincinnati – Mark Schlabach
North Carolina vs. Cincinnati – Brad Edwards
North Carolina vs. Houston – Jerry Palm
North Carolina vs. Cincinnati –Orlando Sentinel
 
New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Houston vs. Notre Dame– Mark Schlabach
Houston vs. Notre Dame – Brad Edwards
Cincinnati vs. Notre Dame – Jerry Palm
Rutgers vs. Notre Dame – Orlando Sentinel
 
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
BYU vs. Washington – Mark Schlabach
BYU vs. Washington – Brad Edwards
BYU vs. Washington– Jerry Palm
BYU vs. Washington– Orlando Sentinel
 
Texas Bowl
Minnesota vs. Boston College – Mark Schlabach
Minnesota vs. Texas Tech – Brad Edwards
Minnesota vs. Texas Tech – Jerry Palm
Minnesota vs. Texas Tech – Orlando Sentinel
 
Military Bowl presented by Northrop
Maryland vs. East Carolina – Mark Schlabach
Maryland vs. East Carolina – Brad Edwards
Maryland vs. North Texas – Jerry Palm
Syracuse vs. North Texas – Orlando Sentinel
 
S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
Utah State vs. Oregon State – Mark Schlabach
Boise State vs. Toledo – Brad Edwards
Boise State vs. Ohio – Jerry Palm
Boise State vs. Washington State – Orlando Sentinel
 
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl
Bowling Green vs. Pittsburgh – Mark Schlabach
Buffalo vs. Pittsburgh – Brad Edwards
Ball State vs. Pittsburgh – Jerry Palm
Ball State vs. Troy – Orlando Sentinel
 
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl
San Diego State vs. Rice – Mark Schlabach
Utah State vs. Middle Tennessee – Brad Edwards
Colorado State vs. Middle Tennessee – Jerry Palm
Colorado State vs. Middle Tennessee – Orlando Sentinel
 
Beef O’Brady’s St. Petersburg Bowl
Ohio vs. Middle Tennessee – Mark Schlabach
Ohio vs. Rice – Brad Edwards
Toledo 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. Colorado State – Mark Schlabach
Bowling Green vs. UNLV – Brad Edwards
Buffalo vs. UNLV – Jerry Palm
Buffalo vs. UNLV– Orlando Sentinel
 
Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl
Fresno State vs. USC – Mark Schlabach
Fresno State vs. USC – Brad Edwards
Fresno State vs. USC – Jerry Palm
Fresno State vs. USC – Orlando Sentinel
 
Gildan New Mexico Bowl
San Jose State vs. Arizona– Mark Schlabach
Colorado State vs. Arizona – Brad Edwards
San Diego State vs. Arizona – Jerry Palm
San Diego State vs. Arizona – Orlando Sentinel
 
 
IT’S ALL BECOMING MORE CLEAR –
Typically, as we get closer to the end of the season, the picks fall into line, and there is less difference between the experts.  After yesterday, there is more variation in picks than there was last week.  Next week’s conference championship games, as well as others like Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State and Texas vs. Baylor will impact not just their records, but the bowl picture from top to bottom.  
 
OUR CRAZY PICK –  
We call it crazy because none of the experts have selected it, but it can happen, and we’ll explain how.   
Washington vs. Kansas State in the Holiday Bowl 
Three of the four experts have K-State going there, so I won’t explain that choice, but I will explain how the Huskies get there.  
The Stanford vs. Arizona State winner goes to the Rose Bowl and the Oregon Ducks get an at-large bid to the Orange Bowl.   The Alamo Bowl selects either Arizona State or UCLA to face Oklahoma and with the next choice, the Holiday Bowl takes Washington to face a Kansas State team, recreating a classic Culligan Holiday Bowl from the 1990’s.  
 
PAST CRAZY PICKS 
  • November 24 – Iowa vs. LSU in the Outback Bowl or Gator Bowl
  • November 17 – UCLA vs Virginia Tech in the Sun Bowl
  • November 10 – Nebraska in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl
  • November 3 – Miami (FL) in the Chick-fil-A Bowl
  • October 27 – South Carolina in the Cotton Bowl Classic
  • October 20 – Michigan State in the Rose Bowl
 
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Visiting the Grove for Ole Miss hosting Troy
 
Texas A&M hosting Mississippi State Baylor hosting OklahomaArkansas hosting Auburn

North Texas hosting Rice

Air Force hosting Notre Dame

East Carolina hosting Southern Miss

Virginia Tech hosting Pitt

South Carolina hosting Kentucky

Clemson hosting Wake Forest

Coming soon:  Missouri, Louisville, Michigan, Arizona State, Ohio State, Wisconsin

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