Big Ten Bowl Projections – Week 15

    Big Ten bowl projections following Championship Saturday. Is Ohio State a lock for the College Football Playoff?

    December 4, 2016

    Big Ten bowl projections following Championship Saturday. Is Ohio State a lock for the College Football Playoff?


    Did Ohio State do enough to make the College Football Playoff?

    The Buckeyes were unable to earn a berth to the Big Ten title game, which saw Penn State storm back and beat Wisconsin on Saturday night in Indy. Because the Nittany Lions beat the Buckeyes in the regular season, will James Franklin and Co. get into the dance? And will it be at the expense of Washington, whose non-conference slate could be picked apart?

    Meanwhile, the Badgers could be headed to the Cotton Bowl for a date with Western Michigan, with Michigan possibly headed to the Orange Bowl for a matchup with Florida State.

    Where will your favorite Big Ten team be going this postseason?

    Week 15 Big Ten Bowl Projections

    Quick Lane Bowl

    Date: Dec. 26
    Location: Detroit, Michigan
    Tie-ins: ACC/Big Ten
    Quick Lane Bowl Projection: NC State vs. Indiana

    Holiday Bowl

    Date: Dec. 27
    Location: San Diego, California
    Tie-ins: Big Ten/Pac-12
    Holiday Bowl Projection: Minnesota vs. Utah

    Pinstripe Bowl

    Date: Dec. 28
    Location: New York, New York
    Tie-ins: ACC/Big Ten
    Pinstripe Bowl Projection: Pitt vs. Maryland

    Foster Farms Bowl

    Date: Dec. 28
    Location: Santa Clara, California
    Tie-ins: Big Ten/Pac-12
    Foster Farms Bowl Projection: Northwestern vs. Washington State

    Music City Bowl

    Date: Dec. 31
    Location: Nashville, Tennessee
    Tie-ins: ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC
    Music City Bowl Projection: Nebraska vs. Georgia

    Outback Bowl

    Date: Jan. 2
    Location: Tampa, Florida
    Tie-ins: Big Ten/SEC
    Outback Bowl Projection: Iowa vs. Florida

    Rose Bowl

    Date: Jan. 2
    Location: Pasadena, California
    Tie-ins: Big Ten/Pac-12
    Rose Bowl Projection: Penn State vs. USC

    Cotton Bowl

    Date: Jan. 2
    Location: Arlington, Texas
    Tie-ins: At-Large/At-Large
    Cotton Bowl Projection: Wisconsin vs. Western Michigan

    Orange Bowl

    Date: Dec. 30
    Location: Miami, Fla.
    Tie-ins: ACC vs. Big Ten/SEC/Notre Dame
    Orange Bowl Projection: Florida State vs. Michigan

    Fiesta Bowl – College Football Playoff Semifinal

    Date: Dec. 31
    Location: Glendale, Arizona
    Tie-ins: CFP No. 2/CFP No. 3
    Fiesta Bowl Projection: Clemson vs. Ohio State

    MORE: Final 2016-17 College Football Bowl Projections

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