CBS Sports' latest bowl projections produce major B1G shift
Jerry Palm did a serious 180 on the B1G.
The CBS Sports writer only had eight B1G teams in bowl games last week. This week? That’s a completely different story.
Palm tabbed a total of 11 B1G teams in bowl games in his latest projections. Illinois, Indiana and Nebraska were all back in the postseason picture.
On the surface, there’s nothing crazy about that. Illinois only needs one more win while Indiana and Nebraska each need two to become bowl eligible.
But the interesting thing is that Palm has the Huskers reaching six wins, which means that he believes they’ll take down Iowa in the regular-season finale. Nebraska would clinch bowl eligibility by beating two unbeaten teams. Even with that happening, he still has the Hawkeyes in the Rose Bowl.
But after Saturday night’s wild finish in Lincoln, it’s clear that anything is possible.
Here’s where Palm as each B1G team playing in the postseason:
Orange Bowl: Ohio State vs. Stanford (College Football Playoff)
Rose Bowl: Iowa vs. Utah
Peach Bowl: Michigan State vs. Notre Dame
Citrus Bowl: Michigan vs. Florida
Outback Bowl: Northwestern vs. Georgia
Holiday Bowl: Wisconsin vs. UCLA
Music City Bowl: Penn State vs. Ole Miss
Armed Forces Bowl: Nebraska vs. Air Force
Quick Lane Bowl: Indiana vs. Miami (FL)
Foster Farms: Illinois vs. Oregon
Pinstripe Bowl: Duke vs. Minnesota