With one week left in the regular season and the Big Ten Championship Game a week later, the conference's bowl picture is coming into focus. Here is a projection:
Remaining games: 11 a.m. Friday at Iowa (Ch. 5); projected Big Ten title game vs. Wisconsin, Dec. 1
Projection: Rose Bowl vs. Stanford, Jan. 1, Pasadena, Calif.
Comment: Huskers should dispose of Iowa; Wisconsin will be much tougher.
Remaining game: 11 a.m. Saturday at Ohio State (Ch. 5)
Projection: Capital One Bowl vs. Georgia, Jan. 1, Orlando
Comment: Wolverines still have a very outside chance at a BCS bowl.
Remaining games: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Penn State (Ch. 5); Big Ten title game, Dec. 1.
Projection: Outback Bowl vs. Texas A&M, Jan. 1, Tampa, Fla.
Comment: Beat Nebraska, and it's roses again.
Remaining game: 11 a.m. Saturday vs. Illinois (BTN)
Projection: Gator Bowl vs. Mississippi State, Jan. 1, Jacksonville, Fla.
Comment: Wildcats likely sealed trip to Gator by beating MSU.
Remaining game: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Gophers (BTN)
Projection: Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl vs. Texas Tech, Dec. 29, Tempe, Ariz.
Comment: Lose to Gophers, and Sparty's staying home.
Remaining games: 2:30 p.m. Saturday vs. Michigan State (BTN)
Projection: Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas vs. Iowa State, Dec. 28, Houston
Comment: Beat Michigan State, and it's back to Tempe. Lose, and it's likely Houston. But remember this: Buffalo Wild Wings is a Minnesota-based company, and the Gophers are a Minnesota-based football team. Just sayin'.
Remaining game: 11 a.m. Saturday vs. Indiana (BTN)
Projection: Heart of Dallas Bowl vs. Big 12 opponent or replacement, Jan. 1
Comment: Three wins in row for Boilers?
Note: The Big Ten is projected to be unable to fill its spot in the Little Caesars Bowl (Dec. 26 in Detroit).
|Golden State||51||3rd Qtr|
|Phoenix||48||2nd Qtr 0:29|
|LA Clippers||44||2nd Qtr 6:31|
|New Orleans||13||1st Qtr 7:22|
|Carolina||0||1st Prd 12:26|
|Virginia||59||2nd Half 2:03|
|Baylor||54||2nd Half 1:34|
|SE Louisiana||55||2nd Half 12:27|
|Central Arkansas||26||2nd Half 15:18|
|Sam Houston St||46|
|Norfolk State||25||1st Half 3:46|
|Bethune-Cookman||29||2nd Half 18:00|
|Hampton||35||1st Half 3:28|
|Incarnate Word||25||2nd Half|
|Stephen F Austin||35|
|NC Central||12||1st Half 13:09|
|Texas Southern||7:55 PM|
|Prairie View||8:00 PM|
|Grambling St||8:00 PM|
|Miss Valley St|
|Boston College||8:00 PM|
|Jackson State||8:20 PM|
|Jackson State||74||2nd Half 0:53|
|Miss Valley St||61|
|Central Conn St||53||2nd Half 0:43|
|Wagner||62||2nd Half 1:00|
|Mount St Marys||73||2nd Half 5:48|
|Texas Tech||19||1st Half 3:00|
|Iowa State||25||2nd Half|
|Oklahoma||17||1st Half 2:50|