Tom Dienhart, Senior Writer, September 29, 2014

Another week, another look at my Big Ten Bowl Projections. I still have the Big Ten on the outside looking in when it comes to the four-team playoff. But, that could change with time. Michigan State and Nebraska look like the Big Ten?s best hopes to reach the playoff.

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Who?s missing of note? Indiana and Michigan hurt their chances with costly losses Saturday.

Fiesta: Michigan State vs. USC
Capital One: Ohio State vs. Ole Miss
Outback: Wisconsin vs. Missouri
Holiday: Nebraska vs. UCLA
TaxSlayer: Maryland vs. Florida
Fight Hunger: Iowa vs. Arizona
Pinstripe: Minnesota vs. Miami (FL)
Quick Lane: Penn State vs. Pitt
Heart of Dallas: Rutgers vs. Marshall

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