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College football bowl projections 2013: Predicting all college bowls


While we are less than a week away from the ESPN College Football Bowl Selection Show, it is time to take a look at how all of the postseason games could play out. The ultimate goal for every team is to reach the BCS, but that isn’t a realistic possibility for all of the teams across the nation so they will be suiting up and taking the field at various bowl games throughout the postseason.

Will your team be among those selected for the college football bowls? If so, where can you expect to see them play?

Here is a look at the projected games for bowl season, via CBS Sports:

BOWL DATE LOCATION MATCHUP PREDICTION
GoDaddy.com Jan. 5 Mobile, Ala. MAC vs. Sun Belt No. 2 Bowling Green vs. W. Kentucky
BBVA Compass Jan. 4 Birmingham, Ala. SEC No. 9 vs. American No. 5/C-USA Miss. State vs. Rutgers
Cotton Jan. 3 Arlington, Tex. Big 12 No. 2 vs. SEC Baylor vs. LSU
Outback Jan. 1 Tampa, Fla. Big Ten No. 3 vs. SEC Iowa vs. South Carolina
Capital One Jan. 1 Orlando, Fla. Big Ten No. 2 vs. SEC No. 2 Wisconsin vs. Missouri
Heart of Dallas Jan. 1 Dallas, Tex. Big Ten No. 7 vs. C-USA Syracuse* vs. Rice
Gator Jan. 1 Jacksonville, Fla. Big Ten No. 4/5 vs. SEC No. 6 Michigan vs. Vanderbilt
Chick-fil-A Dec. 31 Atlanta, Ga. ACC No. 2 vs. SEC No. 5 Duke vs. Texas A&M
Liberty Dec. 31 Memphis, Tenn. American/C-USA No. 1 vs. SEC No. 8 Marshall vs. Ole Miss
Sun Dec. 31 El Paso, Tex. ACC No. 4 vs. Pac-12 No. 4 Virginia Tech vs. UCLA
Independence Dec. 31 Shreveport, La. SEC No. 10 vs. ACC No. 7 Oregon State* vs. Georgia Tech
Holiday Dec. 30 San Diego, Calif. Pac-12 No. 3 vs. Big 12 No. 5 Arizona State vs. Kansas State
Alamo Dec. 30 San Antonio, Tex. Big 12 No. 3 vs. Pac-12 No. 2 Oklahoma vs. Oregon
Music City Dec. 30 Nashville, Tenn. ACC No. 6 vs. SEC No. 7 Boston College vs. Georgia
Armed Forces Dec. 30 Fort Worth, Tex. MWC vs. Navy Utah State vs. Navy
Buffalo Wild Wings Dec. 28 Phoenix, Ariz. Big 12 No. 4 vs. Big Ten No. 4/5 Texas vs. Nebraska
Russell Athletic Dec. 28 Orlando, Fla. American No. 2 vs. ACC No. 3 Louisville vs. Miami (FL)
Belk Dec. 28 Charlotte, N.C. American No. 3 vs. ACC No. 5 Houston vs. North Carolina
Pinstripe Dec. 28 New York, N.Y. Big 12 No. 7 vs. American No. 4 Notre Dame* vs. Cincinnati
Fight Hunger Dec. 27 San Francisco, Calif. Pac-12 No. 6 vs. BYU Washington vs. BYU
Texas Dec. 27 Houston, Tex. Big 12 No. 6 vs. Big Ten No. 6 Texas Tech vs. Minnesota
 Military Dec. 27 Washington, D.C. ACC No. 8 vs. C-USA Maryland vs. North Texas
Poinsettia Dec. 26 San Diego, Calif. MWC No. 2 vs. Army Boise State vs. Ohio*
Little Caesars Dec. 26 Detroit, Mich. MAC vs. Big Ten No. 8 Ball State vs. Pittsburgh*
Hawaii Dec. 24 Honolulu, Hawaii MWC vs. C-USA Colorado State vs. Middle Tenn.
Beef O’Brady’s Dec. 23 St. Petersburg, Fla. American No. 6 vs. C-USA Toledo* vs. East Carolina
New Orleans Dec. 21 New Orleans, La. Sun Belt No. 1 vs. C-USA La.-Lafayette vs. Tulane
Famous Idaho Potato Dec. 21 Boise, Idaho MAC No. 3 vs. MWC Buffalo vs. UNLV
Las Vegas Dec. 21 Las Vegas, Nev. MWC No. 1 vs. Pac-12 No. 5 Fresno State vs. USC
New Mexico Dec. 21 Albuquerque, N.M. MWC No. 4/5 vs. Pac-12 No. 7 San Diego State vs. Arizona

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  • Sam Osborne

    Michigan State will beat Ohio State (take a look at comparative opponents which demonstrates that MS defense will shut down OS). Thus, there will be no Big Ten team in the championship game and MS will play in the Rose Bowl with OS getting the next bowl, Wisconsin the next, Iowa next, and Nebraska and Michigan either or with bowl folks wanting Michigan and left is Nebraska and Minnesota to fit in though not greatly coveted, but with Bo Pelini more wanted to attract the TV audience that loves racecar crashes and little kids having their hearts broken on TV replay of home videos showing crying kids and their loutish dads.