One week down—and my bowl projections already have changed following a 10-2 opening week. Don’t tell me that you’re surprised. The first week of the season was more kind to some than others. I’m looking at you, Nebraska and Purdue. And, yes, that’s Iowa you see moving into my bowl picture—even after a loss, which gave me some faith in this Hawkeyes team. Without further adieu, my Week 2 bowl projections.
|BOWL GAME||MATCHUP||TOM’S PROJECTIONS|
|BCS title game, Jan. 6||BCS No 1 vs. No. 2||Ohio State vs. Alabama|
|Rose Bowl, Jan. 1||Big Ten vs. BCS/Pac-12||Michigan vs. Stanford|
|Capital One Bowl, Jan. 1||Big Ten vs. SEC||Northwestern vs. Florida|
|Outback Bowl, Jan. 1||Big Ten vs. SEC||Nebraska vs. South Carolina|
|Gator Bowl, Jan. 1||Big Ten vs. SEC||Wisconsin vs. Mississippi|
|Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Dec. 28||Big Ten vs. Big 12||Michigan State vs. Oklahoma State|
|Texas Bowl, Dec. 27||Big Ten vs. Big 12||Indiana vs. Texas Tech|
|Heart of Dallas Bowl, Jan. 1||Big Ten vs. C-USA||Minnesota vs. Middle Tennessee|
|Little Caesars Pizza, Dec. 26||Big Ten vs. MAC||Iowa vs. Bowling Green|
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