Big Ten Bowl Projections – Week 13


Big Ten bowl projections heading into Week 13. Ohio State survives Michigan State’s upset bid to set up an epic clash with Michigan.


Michigan versus Ohio State the Saturday after Thanksgiving for a possible spot in the College Football Playoff.

You’ve done good this season, Big Ten.

While Wisconsin and Penn State are still lurking, all eyes are on a de facto CFP quarterfinal game between the Wolverines and Buckeyes, both of which struggled to swat away upset bids against Indiana and Michigan State, respectively, on Saturday.

Once again this week, Michigan-Clemson is the Fiesta Bowl projection, as I still give the lean to the Wolverines despite having to play in Columbus next week.

Where could your favorite #B1G team head for the postseason?

Week 13 Big Ten Bowl Projections

Quick Lane Bowl

Date: Dec. 26
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Tie-ins: ACC/Big Ten
Quick Lane Bowl Projection: NC State vs. Indiana

Holiday Bowl

Date: Dec. 27
Location: San Diego, California
Tie-ins: Big Ten/Pac-12
Holiday Bowl Projection: Minnesota vs. Utah

Pinstripe Bowl

Date: Dec. 28
Location: New York, New York
Tie-ins: ACC/Big Ten
Pinstripe Bowl Projection: Georgia Tech vs. Maryland

Foster Farms Bowl

Date: Dec. 28
Location: Santa Clara, California
Tie-ins: Big Ten/Pac-12
Foster Farms Bowl Projection: Northwestern vs. Washington State

Music City Bowl

Date: Dec. 31
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Tie-ins: ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC
Music City Bowl Projection: Iowa vs. Georgia

Citrus Bowl

Date: Dec. 31
Location: Orlando, Florida
Tie-ins: ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC
Citrus Bowl Projection: Nebraska vs. LSU

Outback Bowl

Date: Jan. 2
Location: Tampa, Florida
Tie-ins: Big Ten/SEC
Outback Bowl Projection: Penn State vs. Texas A&M

Rose Bowl

Date: Jan. 2
Location: Pasadena, California
Tie-ins: Big Ten/Pac-12
Rose Bowl Projection: Ohio State vs. Colorado

Orange Bowl

Date: Dec. 30
Location: Miami, Fla.
Tie-ins: ACC vs. Big Ten/SEC/Notre Dame
Rose Bowl Projection: Louisville vs. Wisconsin

Fiesta Bowl – College Football Playoff Semifinal

Date: Dec. 31
Location: Glendale, Arizona
Tie-ins: CFP No. 2/CFP No. 3
Fiesta Bowl Projection: Michigan vs. Clemson

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