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Nov 26, 2012

Bowl Projection Roundup: 11/26

Rivalry week is over and so is the regular season for most teams. The upcoming Big Ten and SEC Championship games will have a big impact on available teams for the bowl, both for participants and other conference teams on the outside looking in.  Matt Murschel, Orlando Sentinel: Northwestern vs. Georgia Bill Bender, Sporting News: Michigan vs. Florida Mark Schlabach, ESPN: Michigan vs. Texas A&M Brad Edwards, ESPN: Michigan vs. Texas A&M Adam Rittenberg & Brian Bennett, ESPN.com (Big Ten […]

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Nov 22, 2012

SEC Week 13 Preview

After three home games, No. 7 LSU (9-2, 5-2 SEC) hits the road to visit Arkansas (4-7, 2-5 SEC). The Tigers won last year against the Razorbacks but the home team has won each of the last four meetings. With a close loss last week to Syracuse, Missouri (5-6, 2-5 SEC) will travel to No. 9 Texas A&M (9-2, 5-2 SEC) for their first game as SEC foes. The Tigers have a three-game winning streak against the Aggies in Big […]

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Nov 22, 2012

Big Ten Week 13 Preview

Expansion has put the Big Ten back in the spotlight this week, but new additions Maryland and Rutgers are a season or two away from joining up. The conference season winds down with a number of games that will impact bowl positioning. Legends division frontrunner No. 14 Nebraska (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten) will host Iowa (4-7, 2-5 Big Ten) on Friday, November 23 at 12pm on ABC. Nebraska has not lost a game to Iowa since 1981. After their close […]

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Nov 21, 2012

Weekend Spotlight: No. 19 Michigan at Ohio State

“The Game” is finally here.  The one for all the marbles.  An undefeated season on the line.  No, we’re not talking about No. 1 Notre Dame’s trip to the Coliseum.  The Game, undefeated Ohio State (11-0, 7-0 Big Ten) hosting No. 19 Michigan (8-3, 6-1 Big Ten), is upon us.  While this game will not directly impact the Big Ten Championship for only the second time in the past decade, expect all the intensity of a title fight in arguably […]

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Nov 20, 2012

Bowl Projection Roundup: 11/19

Rivalry week is upon us!  Florida vs. Florida State, South Carolina vs. Clemson, Alabama vs. Auburn, and the only one known as “The Game” – Michigan and Ohio State -all take place this weekend.  The Wolverines remain the consensus pick for the Big Ten, but the jury is still out on the SEC opponent.  Whether the SEC Championship Game runner-up is selected for an at-large BCS berth (likely replacing the National Championship Game-bound winner in the conference’s Sugar Bowl slot) […]

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Nov 16, 2012

SEC Week 12 Preview

No. 7 LSU (8-2, 4-2 SEC) will host its third-straight home game when they host Ole Miss (5-5, 2-4 SEC). The Tigers have won eight of the last ten in the series. Mississippi State (7-3, 3-3 SEC) hosts Arkansas (4-6, 2-4 SEC). The Bulldogs’ only wins in the series since 1992 have come in Starkville. Vanderbilt (6-4, 4-3 SEC) hosts Tennessee (4-6, 0-6 SEC). The Vols have dominated this series since 1927 and are currently riding a six-game winning streak. […]

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Nov 16, 2012

Big Ten Week 12 Preview

Fresh off clinching the Leaders Division, Wisconsin (7-3, 4-2 Big Ten) hosts Ohio State (10-0, 6-0). The Badgers will try to recreate the magic of two years ago when they upset an undefeated Buckeye team in Madison and went on to win a share of the Big Ten championship. No. 21 Michigan (7-3, 5-1 Big Ten) hosts Iowa (4-6, 2-4 Big Ten). Michigan hasn’t lost at home this year but the Hawkeyes won their last meeting in Ann Arbor in […]

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Nov 12, 2012

Bowl Projection Roundup: 11/12

With three weeks of games left, Michigan has emerged as a near-consensus favorite in the Big Ten following their thrilling overtime win over Northwestern. On the SEC side, Texas A&M’s upset has got some people rethinking the Aggies’ postseason. Matt Murschel, Orlando Sentinel (subscription required): Michigan vs. Georgia Bill Bender, Sporting News: Wisconsin vs. Florida Mark Schlabach, ESPN: Michigan vs. Texas A&M Brad Edwards, ESPN: Michigan vs. Florida Adam Rittenberg & Brian Bennett, ESPN.com (Big Ten only): Michigan Chris Low […]

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Nov 09, 2012

SEC Week 11 Preview

In the biggest game of the weekend, No. 15 Texas A&M (7-2, 4-2 SEC) travels to Tuscaloosa to meet No. 1 Alabama (9-0, 6-0 SEC). The Crimson Tide escaped Death Valley with an emotional victory over No. 7 LSU last weekend, only their third win in Baton Rouge since 2000. The Aggies and the Tide have met four times, most recently in 1988, and Alabama holds a 3-1 series advantage. Meanwhile, LSU (7-2, 3-2 SEC) will try to recover from […]

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Nov 09, 2012

Big Ten Week 11 Preview

No. 24 Northwestern (7-2, 3-2 Big Ten) travels to Ann Arbor to meet the Wolverines (6-3, 4-1 Big Ten). We gave this game a further look in a Weekend Spotlight. The Indiana Hoosiers (4-5, 2-3 Big Ten) could play their way into the Big Ten Championship Game when they host the Wisconsin Badgers (6-3, 3-2 Big Ten). They will have to break the pattern of recent history; Indiana has only won two of the last 15 games against Wisconsin. No. […]

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