I’m finally gonna acquiesce to the notion that Ohio State faces a challenge to get to the BCS title game. Yes, the Buckeyes have a great shot to go unbeaten. But that may not be enough for OSU to finish No. 1 or No. 2 in the final BCS standings, as teams like Alabama, Oregon and Clemson are primed to likely finish ahead of Ohio State if they remain unbeaten. So, I’m moving the Buckeyes from the BCS title game to the Rose Bowl.
|BOWL GAME||MATCHUP||TOM’S PROJECTIONS|
|Rose Bowl, Jan. 1||Big Ten vs. BCS/Pac-12||Ohio State vs. UCLA|
|Capital One Bowl, Jan. 1||Big Ten vs. SEC||Nebraska vs. South Carolina|
|Outback Bowl, Jan. 1||Big Ten vs. SEC||Wisconsin vs. Missouri|
|Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Dec. 28||Big Ten vs. Big 12||Michigan State vs. Oklahoma|
|Gator Bowl, Jan. 1||Big Ten vs. SEC||Michigan vs. Florida|
|Texas Bowl, Dec. 27||Big Ten vs. Big 12||Northwestern vs. TCU|
|Heart of Dallas Bowl, Jan. 1||Big Ten vs. C-USA||Iowa vs. Tulane|
|Little Caesars Pizza, Dec. 26||Big Ten vs. MAC||Indiana vs. Ball State|
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