big ten Bowl projections

Note: If two Big Ten teams earn BCS bowl berths, the conference won’t have enough eligible teams to fill the Heart of Dallas and Little Caesars bowls.


Jan. 1, Pasadena, Calif.

Michigan State vs. Stanford: The Spartans just kept improving as the season went on. Did this team really lose to Notre Dame?


Jan. 3, Miami

Ohio State vs. Clemson: Only meeting was in 1978 Gator Bowl when Woody Hayes punched a Clemson player, costing him his job.


Jan. 1, Orlando

Wisconsin vs. South Carolina: Last weekend’s 31-24 loss at home to Penn State continues to haunt the Badgers.


Jan. 1, Tampa, Fla.

Iowa vs. Missouri: Hawkeyes can say they earned this by beating Michigan, Nebraska during a three-game winning streak.


Dec. 28, Tempe, Ariz.

Nebraska vs. Kansas State: Though Michigan could wind up here, Huskers get the matchup with a former Big 12 foe.


Jan. 1, Jacksonville, Fla.

Michigan vs. Georgia: The Gator Bowl president said he wants either Michigan or Nebraska — unless the U did one heck of a sales job.


Dec. 27, Houston

Gophers vs. Oregon State: Another trip to Houston for U. Opponent could come from Pac-12 or ACC.