Big Ten Bowl Games
The Big Ten got 10 teams into bowl games this season and have three top 10 ranked squads. This will be a very exciting bowl season for all fans in Big 10 country.
Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic (College Football Playoff Semifinal); 8 p.m. Dec. 31
No. 3 Michigan State (12-1) vs. No. 2 Alabama (12-1)
This is the best game Michigan State has gotten in years and although they are beat up a little, are hoping to take the next step to the title match.
BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl; 1 p.m., Jan. 1
No. 7 Ohio State (11-1) vs. No. 8 Notre Dame (10-2)
A great match-up for both teams with a lot of NFL talent on both sides. Too bad Notre Dame is going to lose.
Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual; 5 p.m., Jan. 1
No. 5 Iowa (12-1) vs. No. 6 Stanford (11-2)
Iowa hopes to finish off a great season with one more win. Both these teams were looking at the playoff until they lost at the end of the year.
Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl; 1 p.m., Jan. 1
No. 14 Michigan (9-3) vs. No. 19 Florida (10-3)
Two great defenses go up against each other. Can’t imagine Michigan getting beat again after Ohio State made them look silly.
Outback Bowl; 12:00 p.m., Jan. 1
No. 13 Northwestern (10-2) vs. No. 23 Tennessee (8-4)
A great season by Northwestern which would love to finish strong in this uneven match-up.
Holiday Bowl; 10:30 p.m., Dec. 30
Wisconsin (9-3) vs. No. 25 USC (8-5)
Wisconsin’s strong defense against USC’s weak offense and visa versa in this battle. Why is USC ranked and not Wisconsin?
TaxSlayer Bowl; 12:00 p.m., Jan. 2
Penn State (7-5) vs. Georgia (9-3)
This could be a really bad game with a Penn State team that is fading and a Georgia team without a coach.
New Era Pinstripe Bowl; 3:30 p.m., Dec. 26
Indiana (6-6) vs. Duke (7-5)
Indiana is hoping to get a bowl win before they lose quarterback Nate Sudfeld to graduation and running back Jordan Howard to the NFL.
Foster Farms Bowl; 9:15 p.m., Dec. 26
Nebraska (5-7) vs. UCLA (8-4)
Nebraska had a losing season but the NCAA money hogs want more games so here we go.
Quick Lane Bowl; 5 p.m., Dec. 28
Minnesota (5-7) vs. Central Michigan (7-5)
Minnesota also had a losing season which makes this game stink out loud, at least it’s a MAC team so it might be competitive for a while.
Big Ten Championship Game 2015
Michigan State beat Iowa in the last minutes of the game to put them into the National Playoff for the first time. A win in the Cotton Bowl and MSU will play in the National Title game. The Big 10 looks like the most powerful conference in the country going into the bowl games, hopefully this year they will come out also looking as the best.
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