ESPN’s Bowl Projections Heading Into Rivalry Weekend

first_imgA general view of the 2014 Vizio BCS National Championship Game between the Florida State Seminoles and the Auburn Tigers at the Rose Bowl.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 06: A general view of the 2014 Vizio BCS National Championship Game between the Florida State Seminoles and the Auburn Tigers at the Rose Bowl on January 6, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)While a few of week 12’s contests have already been played, the majority of the action for rivalry week is yet to come. Friday, we get a great slate of games. Saturday’s lineup is even better.Earlier this week, ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura and Mitch Sherman updated their bowl projections heading into the final weekend of the regular season. Let’s take a look at what they’re predicting.Right now, it looks like both ESPN analysts have the same College Football Playoff foursome.Both analysts have Alabama in the Cotton Bowl against Michigan. Both analysts also have Clemson in the Orange Bowl against Notre Dame. Obviously, that means they’re projecting all four teams to win out.They’re also predicting Alabama and Clemson to meet in the national title game. Here are the other projections for ‘Power 5’ teams.Pac-12:Arizona State is projected by Bonagura to wind up in the Las Vegas Bowl against Fresno State. Sherman has the Sun Devils taking on Virginia in the Sun Bowl.Sherman has Stanford taking on Utah State in the Las Vegas Bowl. Bonagura has the Cardinal taking on Boston College in the Sun Bowl.Both analysts have Washington State taking on Ohio State in the Rose Bowl.Sherman has Washington taking on West Virginia in the Alamo Bowl. Bonagura has the Huskies in the Holiday Bowl.Both analysts have Oregon in the Redbox Bowl. Bonagura has the Ducks against Utah State, while Sherman has them against Michigan State.Both analysts have Cal in the Cheez-It Bowl. Bonagura has them against Oklahoma State. Sherman has them against Fresno State.Bonagura has Utah against Texas in the Alamo Bowl. Sherman has the Utes against Iowa in the Holiday Bowl.SEC:Both analysts have Alabama playing against Michigan in the Cotton Bowl.Both analysts have Georgia playing against Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl.Bonagura has LSU against UCF in the Peach Bowl. Sherman has the Tigers against Texas in the Fiesta Bowl.Bonagura has Texas A&M against Iowa State in the Texas Bowl. Sherman has the Aggies against Oklahoma State in the Liberty Bowl.Sherman has Kentucky against Penn State in the Outback Bowl, while Bonagura has the Wildcats against Northwestern in the Citrus Bowl.Sherman has Florida against UCF in the Peach Bowl, while Bonagura has the Gators against Penn State in the Fiesta Bowl.Both analysts have South Carolina in the Belk Bowl. Bonagura has them against NC State, while Sherman has them against Pittsburgh.Bonagura has Mississippi State against Wisconsin in the Outback Bowl, while Sherman has the Bulldogs against Northwestern in the Citrus Bowl.Sherman has Missouri against NC State in the Music City Bowl, while Bonagura has the Tigers against Michigan State in the Gator Bowl.Sherman has Auburn in the Texas Bowl against Texas Tech while Bonagura has the Tigers against Pitt in the Music City Bowl.Bonagura has Vanderbilt against Texas Tech in the Liberty Bowl, while Sherman has the Commodores in the Gator Bowl against Wisconsin.ACC:Both analysts have Clemson in the Orange Bowl against Notre Dame.Both analysts have Syracuse in the Camping World Bowl. Bonagura has the Orange against West Virginia, while Sherman has them against Iowa State.NC State is projected to the Belk Bowl against South Carolina by Bonagura. Sherman has the Wolfpack against Missouri in the Music City Bowl.Boston College is projected to the Sun Bowl against Stnaford by Bonagura. Sherman has the Eagles taking on Eastern Michigan in the Quick Lane Bowl.Bonagura has Pitt in the Music City Bowl against Auburn, while Sherman has the Panthers against South Carolina in the Belk Bowl.Sherman has Georgia Tech in the Military Bowl against USF, while Bonagura has the Yellow Jackets against Houston in the Independence Bowl.Bonagura has Virginia against Purdue in the Pinstripe Bowl, while Sherman has the Cavaliers against Arizona State in the Sun Bowl.Sherman has Duke in the Pinstripe Bowl against Purdue, while Bonagura has the Blue Devils in the Military Bowl against Cincinnati.Miami is projected to the Quick Lane Bowl by Bonagura against Northern Illinois. The Hurricanes are projected to the Independence Bowl against Houston by Sherman.Big 12:Oklahoma is projected to the Sugar Bowl by both analysts against Georgia.Bonagura has West Virginia against Syracuse in the Camping World Bowl. Sherman has the Mountaineers against Washington in the Alamo Bowl.Bonagura has Texas in the Alamo Bowl against Utah, while Sherman has the Longhorns against LSU in the Fiesta Bowl.Bonagura has Iowa State against Texas A&M in the Texas Bowl while Sherman has the Cyclones against Syracuse in the Camping World Bowl.Sherman has Oklahoma State against Texas A&M in the Liberty Bowl while Bonagura has the Cowboys against Cal in the Cheez-It Bowl.Sherman has Texas Tech against Auburn in the Texas Bowl while Bonagura has the Red Raiders against Vanderbilt in the Liberty Bowl.Big Ten:Both analysts have Michigan in the Cotton Bowl against Alabama.Both analysts have Ohio State in the Rose Bowl against Washington State.Sherman has Penn State in the Outback Bowl against Kentucky, while Bonagura has the Nittany Lions in the Fiesta Bowl against Florida.Bonagura has Michigan State against Missouri in the Gator Bowl, while Sherman has the Spartans in Redbox Bowl against Oregon.Both analysts have Northwestern in the Citrus Bowl – Bonagura has the Wildcats against Kentucky, while Sherman has them against Mississippi State.Sherman has Wisconsin against Vanderbilt in the Gator Bowl, while Bonagura has the Badgers against Mississippi State in the Outback Bowl.Both analysts have Iowa in the Holiday Bowl – Bonagura has the Hawkeyes against Washington while Sherman has them against Utah.Both analysts have Purdue in the Pinstripe Bowl – Bonagura has the Boilermakers against Virginia, while Sherman has them against Duke.last_img read more

15 brilliantly pointless sites to visit before doing anything important

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