ESPN releases updated bowl projections following Week 2
It’s never too early for bowl projections!
Week 2 was certainly a busy one around the B1G with some interesting non-conference games. Penn State rebounded from a scare against Appalachian State to demolish Pittsburgh. Michigan State, however, posted a sluggish offensive showing in a 16-13 upset at Arizona State.
Ohio State, Michigan, and Wisconsin were among teams to win in blowout fashion, but Purdue suffered a upset against Eastern Michigan.
Following all of the Week 2 action, Kyle Bonagura and Mitch Sherman with ESPN shared their projections for every game in bowl season. Their biggest disagreement is between Wisconsin and Ohio State, but both believe a B1G team will make the College Football Playoff this season.
Here is where every B1G team is projected to play in bowl season:
CFB Playoff Semifinal/Cotton Bowl
Bonagura: Ohio State vs. Alabama
Sherman: Wisconsin vs. Alabama
SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
Bonagura: Nebraska vs. Marshall
Sherman: Minnesota vs. Colorado
Quick Lane Bowl
Bonagura: Minnesota vs. Wake Forest
Sherman: NC State vs. Nebraska
New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Bonagura: NC State vs. Northwestern
Sherman: Miami vs. Maryland
San Francisco Bowl
Bonagura: Arizona State vs. Michigan State
Sherman: Northwestern vs. Arizona State
San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl
Bonagura: Colorado vs. Iowa
Sherman: Iowa vs. USC
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
Bonagura: Missouri vs. Maryland
Sherman: Missouri vs. Michigan State
Bonagura: LSU vs. Michigan
Sherman: Michigan vs. Mississippi State
Bonagura: Mississippi State vs. Penn State
Sherman: Penn State vs. Auburn
Bonagura: Wisconsin vs. Stanford
Sherman: Ohio State vs. Washington