Big Ten Bowl Projections – Week 7


Big Ten bowl projections heading into Week 7. Is Nebraska primed to make a New Year’s Six postseason game?


Much like its physical counterpart out West, Stanford, Michigan State is having a rough season.

The Spartans are 2-3 following a loss to BYU, and any hopes for a New Year’s Six spot can be thrown out the window. At this point, Mark Dantonio’s squad just wants to get back in the win column.

This week, Nebraska is projected to land a spot in the Rose Bowl against Utah, which would be a refreshing yet non-traditional matchup for the granddaddy of them all.

Let’s take a look at where your favorite Big Ten team could land in the postseason.

Week 7 Big Ten Bowl Projections

Quick Lane Bowl

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

Holiday Bowl

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

Heart of Dallas Bowl

Date: Dec. 27
Location: Dallas, Texas
Tie-ins: Big Ten/Conference USA
Heart of Dallas Bowl Projection: Northwestern vs. Southern Miss

Pinstripe Bowl

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

Foster Farms Bowl

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

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: Wisconsin vs. Tennessee

Outback Bowl

Date: Jan. 2
Location: Tampa, Florida
Tie-ins: Big Ten/SEC
Outback Bowl Projection: Michigan State vs. Florida

Rose Bowl

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

Orange Bowl

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

Fiesta Bowl – College Football Playoff Semifinal

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

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