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Updated Bowl Projections – November 2, 2015

Bowl projections from around the web

Every Monday we publish bowl projections from experts across the web and provide a little analysis of the expert projections.

THE COMMITTEE HASN’T  SPOKEN- On Tuesday, the College Football Playoff Selection Committee will release its first rankings for this season’s playoff games.  Several of the teams projected to be in the Top 16 of the rankings will be meeting head-to-head in the next few weeks, and the playoff picture should become more clear.

WILL THERE BE ENOUGH – Last week we wrote about the fact that there will likely not be enough bowl eligible teams to fill all the bowl slots.  This past weekend’s games did little to change that outlook, as losses by teams including Georgia Tech, Texas, Nebraska and Minnesota made less likely that there will be enough teams bowl eligible teams with 6-6 records.   This week, one of the expert’s projections acknowledges that, by not providing a projection for certain bowl games.  If that plays out, the NCAA has several ways to allow teams to qualify for a bowl game.  Ultimately, teams with 5-7 record would be allowed to appear, in order by APR scores.  We’ll have more on this possibility in the next few weeks. Onto the expert projections:

Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl      

  • Jerry Palm – BYU vs. Oregon
  • Jason Kirk – Boise State vs. Cal
  • Mark Schlabach – BYU vs. Washington State
  • Brett McMurphy – Boise State vs. Washington State

New Orleans Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Southern Miss vs. UL-Lafayette
  • Jason Kirk – Appalachian State vs. Louisiana Tech
  • Mark Schlabach – Arkansas State vs. Louisiana Tech
  • Brett McMurphy – Southern Miss vs. UL-Lafayette

New Mexico Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Rice vs. San Jose State
  • Jason Kirk – Rice vs. New Mexico
  • Mark Schlabach – Rice vs. Colorado State
  • Brett McMurphy – Rice vs. New Mexico

Camellia Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Toledo vs. Georgia Southern
  • Jason Kirk – Western Michigan vs. Arkansas State
  • Mark Schlabach – Ohio vs. South Alabama
  • Brett McMurphy – Ohio vs. Georgia Southern

AutoNation Cure Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Tulsa vs. Arkansas State
  • Jason Kirk – East Carolina vs. South Alabama
  • Mark Schlabach – Akron vs. Georgia Southern
  • Brett McMurphy – Tulsa vs. Arkansas State

Miami Beach Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Cincinnati vs. Middle Tennessee
  • Jason Kirk – Cincinnati vs. Marshall
  • Mark Schlabach – Houston vs. Western Kentucky
  • Brett McMurphy – FIU vs. USF

Boca Raton Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – East Carolina vs. Western Michigan
  • Jason Kirk – Temple vs. Northern Illinois
  • Mark Schlabach – Tulsa vs. Western Michigan
  • Brett McMurphy – Cincinnati vs. Bowling Green

Idaho Potato Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Ohio vs. Utah State
  • Jason Kirk – Bowling Green vs. Colorado State
  • Mark Schlabach – Northern Illinois vs. Nevada
  • Brett McMurphy – Western Michigan vs. Utah State Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Northern Illinois vs. Appalachian State
  • Jason Kirk – Toledo vs. Georgia Southern
  • Mark Schlabach – Toledo vs. Appalachian State
  • Brett McMurphy – Toledo vs. Appalachian State

Poinsettia Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Boise State vs. Washington State
  • Jason Kirk – San Diego State vs. TBA
  • Mark Schlabach – San Diego State vs. Central Michigan
  • Brett McMurphy – San Diego State vs. Washington

Hawai’i Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Connecticut vs. Nevada
  • Jason Kirk – Washington vs. BYU
  • Mark Schlabach – Temple vs. Boise State
  • Brett McMurphy – Temple vs. BYU

Bahamas Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Marshall vs. Bowling Green
  • Jason Kirk – Old Dominion vs. Ohio
  • Mark Schlabach – Bowling Green vs. Marshall
  • Brett McMurphy – Louisiana Tech vs. Northern Illinois

Foster Farms Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Minnesota vs. UCLA
  • Jason Kirk – TBA vs. Oregon
  • Mark Schlabach – Minnesota vs. USC
  • Brett McMurphy – Northwestern vs. Oregon

Independence Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Texas State vs. Virginia Tech
  • Jason Kirk – N.C. State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
  • Mark Schlabach – N.C. State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
  • Brett McMurphy – Central Michigan vs. Louisville

Pinstripe Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Duke vs. Washington
  • Jason Kirk – Duke vs. Northwestern
  • Mark Schlabach – Pitt vs. Indiana
  • Brett McMurphy – Duke vs. Wisconsin

Heart of Dallas Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Texas vs. Western Kentucky
  • Jason Kirk – Akron vs. Western Kentucky
  • Mark Schlabach – Washington vs. Southern Miss
  • Brett McMurphy – Arizona vs.  Western Kentucky

Sun Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Louisville vs. California
  • Jason Kirk – Pittsburgh vs. Arizona State
  • Mark Schlabach – Miami vs. California
  • Brett McMurphy – Pittsburgh vs. California

St. Petersburg Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Memphis vs. Louisiana Tech
  • Jason Kirk – Buffalo vs. Southern Mississippi
  • Mark Schlabach – South Florida vs. Middle Tennessee
  • Brett McMurphy – Marshall vs. Houston

Quick Lane Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Miami (FL) vs. Central Michigan
  • Jason Kirk – Miami (FL) vs. Central Michigan
  • Mark Schlabach – Virginia Tech vs. Buffalo
  • Brett McMurphy – Virginia Tech vs. Buffalo

Military Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Pitt vs. Navy
  • Jason Kirk – Louisville vs. Navy
  • Mark Schlabach – Louisville vs. Navy
  • Brett McMurphy – Miami vs. Navy

Texas Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – West Virginia vs. Kentucky
  • Jason Kirk – Texas Tech vs. Texas A&M
  • Mark Schlabach – Texas Tech vs. Texas A&M
  • Brett McMurphy – Georgia vs. West Virginia

Arizona Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Old Dominion vs. Colorado State
  • Jason Kirk – Rice vs. Utah State
  • Mark Schlabach – Arizona vs. Colorado State
  • Brett McMurphy – Middle Tennessee vs. San Jose State

Armed Forces Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Akron vs. Air Force
  • Jason Kirk – Washington State vs. Air Force
  • Mark Schlabach – Oregon vs. Air Force
  • Brett McMurphy – UTEP vs. Air Force

Russell Athletic Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Florida State vs. Oklahoma State
  • Jason Kirk – Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma State
  • Mark Schlabach – Florida State vs. Oklahoma State
  • Brett McMurphy – Florida State vs. Oklahoma

Birmingham Bowl

  • Jerry Palm –Temple vs. Auburn
  • Jason Kirk – Memphis vs. Arkansas
  • Mark Schlabach – Cincinnati vs. Kentucky
  • Brett McMurphy – East Carolina vs. Auburn

Belk Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – N.C. State vs. Tennessee
  • Jason Kirk – North Carolina vs. Auburn
  • Mark Schlabach – North Carolina vs. Tennessee
  • Brett McMurphy – N.C. State vs. Arkansas

Music City Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Penn State vs. Mississippi State
  • Jason Kirk – Florida State vs. Georgia
  • Mark Schlabach – Duke vs. Georgia
  • Brett McMurphy – Indiana vs. Tennessee

Holiday Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Wisconsin vs. Arizona State
  • Jason Kirk – Penn State vs. UCLA
  • Mark Schlabach – Wisconsin vs. UCLA
  • Brett McMurphy – Penn State vs. USC

Peach Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Iowa vs. Houston
  • Jason Kirk – Iowa vs. LSU
  • Mark Schlabach – Florida vs. Memphis
  • Brett McMurphy – LSU vs.  Memphis

Cotton Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – TCU vs. Alabama
  • Jason Kirk – Alabama vs. Stanford
  • Mark Schlabach – TCU vs. Ohio State
  • Brett McMurphy – Baylor vs. Stanford

Orange Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Ohio State vs. Clemson
  • Jason Kirk – Clemson vs. Ohio State
  • Mark Schlabach – Alabama vs. Clemson
  • Brett McMurphy – Clemson vs. Michigan State

Outback Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Northwestern vs. Texas A&M
  • Jason Kirk – Wisconsin vs. Tennessee
  • Mark Schlabach – Penn State vs. Mississippi State
  • Brett McMurphy – Michigan vs. Mississippi State

Citrus Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Michigan vs. Florida
  • Jason Kirk – Michigan vs. Ole Miss
  • Mark Schlabach – Michigan vs. Ole Miss
  • Brett McMurphy – Iowa vs. Ole Miss

Fiesta Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Notre Dame vs. Utah
  • Jason Kirk – Oklahoma vs. Houston
  • Mark Schlabach – Notre Dame vs. Iowa
  • Brett McMurphy – Notre Dame vs. Florida

Rose Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Michigan State vs. Stanford
  • Jason Kirk – Michigan State vs. USC
  • Mark Schlabach – Michigan State vs. Stanford
  • Brett McMurphy – Ohio State vs. Utah

Sugar Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Baylor vs. LSU
  • Jason Kirk – TCU vs. Florida
  • Mark Schlabach – Baylor vs. LSU
  • Brett McMurphy – TCU vs. Alabama

TaxSlayer Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – North Carolina vs. Georgia
  • Jason Kirk – Minnesota vs. Kentucky
  • Mark Schlabach – Northwestern vs. Auburn
  • Brett McMurphy – North Carolina vs. Texas A&M

Liberty Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Kansas State vs. Ole Miss
  • Jason Kirk – Kansas State vs. Mississippi State
  • Mark Schlabach – West Virginia vs. Arkansas
  • Brett McMurphy – Kansas State vs. Kentucky

Alamo Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Oklahoma vs. USC
  • Jason Kirk – Baylor vs. Utah
  • Mark Schlabach – Oklahoma vs.  Utah
  • Brett McMurphy Oklahoma State vs. USC

Cactus Bowl

  • Jerry Palm – Buffalo vs. Arizona
  • Jason Kirk – West Virginia vs. Arizona
  • Mark Schlabach – Utah State vs. Arizona State
  • Brett McMurphy – Texas Tech vs. Arizona State

 National Championship Game       January 11

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Where to find the experts:

  • Jerry Palm, CBS Sports
  • Jason Kirk,
  • Mark Schlabach,
  • Brett McMurphy,


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