Fox Sports makes preseason bowl projections
Fox Sports college football analyst Stewart Mandel dished out his preseason bowl projections on Friday, which will inevitably remain the same for the entire 2015 season.
Sarcasm aside, Mandel did tab 10 Big Ten teams for bowl games, which was second to only the almighty SEC.
He picked Ohio State as one of his four College Football Playoff Games, but selected a two-loss Auburn team ahead of 11-1 Michigan State. As a result, Mandel had the Spartans in the Rose Bowl with a rematch against Oregon.
Among the other notables, Mandel has Northwestern squaring off with a USC team that some are predicting will make the College Football Playoff. He also had Nebraska slotted as a 5-7 ranked team in the Big Ten in the Music City Bowl against Kentucky, who is being picked by some to finish at the bottom of the SEC.
But hey, that’s why they’re projections.
To see all the projections, click here. To see just the Big Ten teams, look down.
Orange Bowl: Ohio State vs. Auburn (CFP)
Rose Bowl: Michigan State vs. Oregon
Pinstripe: Michigan vs. Pittsburgh
Foster Farms: Northwestern vs. USC
Quick Lane: Iowa vs. NC State
Armed Forces: Rutgers vs. Air Force
Music City: Nebraska vs. Kentucky
Holiday: Wisconsin vs. UCLA
Outback: Minnesota vs. Georgia
Citrus: Penn State vs. Tennessee