Dienhart: Iowa enters Week 2 bowl projections

Dienhart: Iowa enters Week 2 bowl projections

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.

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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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