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College Football Bowl Projections, September 21: Who The Hell Knows

[lead align=”default”]Our first college football bowl projections of the year, it’s a struggle to figure out who gets six wins.[/lead]

Alabama we know gets their sixth win in their sixth game, and mere bowl eligibility means nothing to them. This is less about teams like the Crimson Tide and more about teams like Virginia Tech, Illinois, and Vanderbilt.

We feature five college football bowl projections; please see the rest at our bowl projections page. For the College Football Playoff picture, see our special section.

The non-Playoff bowls come into play in our projections below. Please note that we currently project Alabama, Louisville, Ohio State, and Stanford as our field of four.

Featured College Football Bowl Projections, Week 4

Orange Bowl ACC/Big Ten/SEC/ND Clemson vs Georgia
Citrus Bowl SEC/Big Ten/ACC/ND Michigan State vs Tennessee
Cotton Bowl At-Larges Houston vs Wisconsin
Rose Bowl Game Big Ten/Pac-12 Michigan vs Washington
Sugar Bowl Big 12/SEC Baylor vs Texas A&M

We start with the Sugar Bowl, and what a good Texas football game that would be between former Big 12 compadres. The Oklahoma Sooners may be the Big 12 champions, and if so, they go here, but one could look forward to this between Baylor and Texas A&M.

Houston and Wisconsin in the Cotton Bowl seems realistic. Unless Houston gets into the playoff, the New Year’s Six is almost certain. You know, except if they lose. Florida State is a candidate for this game, but the Russell Athletic Bowl is more geographically favorable. In the meantime, it’ll be Bucky vs. the Coogs.

Speaking of ACC schools, Clemson goes to the Orange Bowl and faces regional rival Georgia. That has the potential to be an entertaining game, assuming that the Tigers continue improving and Georgia doesn’t lose one of these close-call games.

Michigan State and Tennessee get the Citrus Bowl on New Year’s Eve as a playoff warm-up game. Finally, the revered Rose Bowl features Michigan out of the Big Ten and Washington representing the Pac-12.

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