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Sep 11, 2013

Week Two Bowl Projections

Mark Schlabach (ESPN) – Wisconsin vs. LSU Brad Edwards (ESPN) – Wisconsin vs. Florida Scout.com/CollegeFootballNews.com – Ohio State vs. LSU Jerry Palm – Michigan vs. Georgia ESPN Big Ten & SEC Blogs – Wisconsin vs. Georgia SBNation – Northwestern vs. Texas A&M   Wisconsin shut out Tennessee Tech 48-0 on Saturday to improve to 2-0. The Badgers gained 606 yards on offense while limiting the Golden Eagles to only 113 yards and six first downs. Wisconsin travels to Arizona State […]

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Sep 11, 2013

Big Ten Week Three Preview

No. 15 Nebraska (2-0) plays host to No. 17 UCLA (1-0) in one of the weekend’s two matchups of top-25 teams. The Huskers played better defense in week two, holding Southern Miss to under 300 total yards. CB Ciante Evans leads the nation with three interceptions. Illinois (2-0) and No. 23 Washington (1-0) face off on Saturday night in Chicago at Soldier Field. The Illini are coming off an impressive 45-17 win over Cincinnati and QB Nate Scheelhaase leads the […]

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Sep 06, 2013

Big Ten Week Two Preview

College Gameday rolls into Ann Arbor for the rivalry game between No. 17 Michigan (1-0) and No. 14 Notre Dame (1-0). Michigan and Notre Dame meet for the 38th time, but the last for the foreseeable future as the teams do not have any future scheduled meetings. Michigan has won three of the last four, but Notre Dame won last season on its way to a perfect regular season. No. 19 Northwestern (1-0) returns home to host Syracuse (0-1) after […]

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Aug 29, 2013

Big Ten Week One Preview

No. 22 Northwestern travels west to California looking to open the season with a road victory over a BCS school for the fourth-straight season. The ‘Cats bring with them a preseason ranking and high expectations following their first bowl victory since 1949. On the other side is a Cal team led by new coach Sonny Dykes, who hopes to install the Air-Raid offense that made him successful at Louisiana Tech.   Penn State and Syracuse open the season with a neutral site […]

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Nov 29, 2012

Selection Snapshot: Northwestern Wildcats

Northwestern’s had a dream season by many accounts, finishing with their second nine-win season since 2008. Perhaps even more impressive is that the Wildcats led in the fourth quarter of all three losses. A bowl victory would give Northwestern a 10-win season for the first time since appearing in the 1996 Rose Bowl. Record: 9-3 Record vs. Bowl-Eligible Teams (6-6 or better): 4-3 Key Wins: vs. Vanderbilt (23-13), @ Michigan State (23-20) Key Losses: vs. Nebraska (29-28), @ Michigan (38-31 […]

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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

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 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 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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Nov 08, 2012

Weekend Spotlight: No. 24 Northwestern at Michigan

A critical game for Big Ten bowl positioning takes place this weekend in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This Saturday the No. 24 Northwestern Wildcats (7-2, 3-2 Big Ten) meet the Michigan Wolverines (6-3, 4-1 Big Ten) in a game that will ultimately go a long way in determining where the two teams will spend their holidays. Kickoff: Noon Television: ESPN Series: Michigan leads 53-15-2 Series Since 1995 When Northwestern Got Good: Michigan leads 9-4 Series In Ann Arbor: Michigan leads 33-6-2 […]

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