Big Ten Bowl Projections – Week 9


Big Ten bowl projections heading into Week 9. With Ohio State’s loss to Penn State, Michigan moves into the College Football Playoff mix.


Michigan has made its way into the College Football Playoff semifinal mix.

With Ohio State’s stunning loss to Penn State in Happy Valley, the Wolverines are now slated to face Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl in one of the CFP’s semifinal games. Meanwhile, the Buckeyes are projected to go to Pasadena to face Pac-12 rep Utah.

Nebraska remained unbeaten after its win over Purdue, and Wisconsin is one of the best two-loss teams in the country.

Where does your favorite Big Ten squad land in this week’s projections?

Week 9 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: Northwestern vs. Washington State

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: Minnesota vs. Colorado

Music City Bowl

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

Rose Bowl

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

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