Athlon: Michigan, Nebraska headed to BCS bowls

Michigan and Nebraska are headed to BCS bowls this season, according to’s 2012-2013 college football bowl projections, released Thursday. The publication puts the Wolverines in the Rose Bowl, versus Oregon, and the Huskers in the Fiesta Bowl, versus Oklahoma. In all, Athlon has eight Big Ten teams bowling. See all the matchups in this post.

[ 2012-2013 College Football Bowl Projections]

Meineke Car Care Bowl: Purdue vs. Baylor
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Northwestern vs. TCU
TicketCity Bowl: Illinois vs. Texas Tech Gator Bowl: Iowa vs. Auburn
Capital One Bowl: Wisconsin vs. Georgia
Outback Bowl: Michigan State vs. South Carolina
Rose Bowl: Michigan vs. Oregon
Fiesta Bowl: Nebraska vs. Oklahoma

Those are the exact eight teams most prognosticators have bowling, seeing as how Ohio State and Penn State are ineligible for postseason play this season. The biggest difference between this bowl projection and others is Nebraska being in a BCS bowl.

It’s a bold pick, especially considering the Huskers play Wisconsin (home), Ohio State (away), Michigan (home) Michigan State (away) and Iowa (away). Making things even more difficult, the Wisconsin and Ohio State dates are back-to-back, as are the Michigan and Michigan State games.

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Gator on 8/16/2012 @ 3:26pm EDT Said:

MSU is going to the Rose Bowl this year.

Badger Fan99 on 8/16/2012 @ 3:36pm EDT Said:

Wisconsin is going to the Rose Bowl this year – third times the charm! WiscONsin!

BigRedOne on 8/16/2012 @ 6:31pm EDT Said:

the years where Nebraska was not supposed to do anything are the years where they win.

aroznowski on 8/16/2012 @ 7:33pm EDT Said:

Of all of the bowl projections that I seen thus far, I agree with these the most. I would probably switch Michigan and Nebraska around. Nebraska hosts Michigan this season, and I believe that the Cornhuskers will win that game and thus play in the conference championship game. Since the Legends Division appears to be much stronger than the Leaders Division this season, I predict that Nebraska will win in Indianapolis and go to the Rose Bowl. I foresee Michigan earning an at-large berth in a BCS bowl.

Doug on 8/16/2012 @ 9:45pm EDT Said:

Either Wisconsin or MSU, I would say Athlon might end up 0-8 with all these picks !

ukeone on 8/17/2012 @ 4:39am EDT Said:

Uhhh…more like 8-0 !!!

Doug on 8/17/2012 @ 2:50pm EDT Said:

nope M NEB MSU Wisc all wrong for sure !!!