Bowl Projections: Indiana in, Minnesota out this week

Bowl Projections: Indiana in, Minnesota out this week

Ohio State showed moxie and toughness in fighting back from a fourth-quarter deficit to win at Northwestern. That big victory comes a week after an impressive triumph vs. Wisconsin. Add it up, and the Buckeyes are 6-0 and still sitting in good position to advance to the BCS title game.

Despite the loss, I still have Northwestern in the Rose. But, I wouldn’t be shocked if Nebraska is able to claim that spot by the end of the season. Michigan State is another team that may out-play the Gator Bowl slot I currently have the Spartans in.

Indiana is back in the bowl picture after a big home win over Penn State. The Hoosiers have been to just one bowl (2007) since 1993.

I still have Iowa and Illinois in bowls. But, they may cut it close to qualifying for the postseason. Minnesota is out for now—but it could slide back in.

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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 Northwestern vs. Oregon
Capital One Bowl, Jan. 1 Big Ten vs. SEC Michigan vs. Georgia
Outback Bowl, Jan. 1 Big Ten vs. SEC Wisconsin vs. Florida
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Dec. 28 Big Ten vs. Big 12 Nebraska vs. Texas
Gator Bowl, Jan. 1 Big Ten vs. SEC Michigan State vs. Missouri
Texas Bowl, Dec. 27 Big Ten vs. Big 12 Iowa vs. TCU
Heart of Dallas Bowl, Jan. 1 Big Ten vs. C-USA Indiana vs. North Texas
Little Caesars Pizza, Dec. 26 Big Ten vs. MAC Illinois vs. Ball State


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