Oct 14, 2015

Week 6 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Projections

After six weeks of football the college football media have two favorites out of the SEC and five from the Big Ten. For the second week in a row, Florida is the most popular pick out of the SEC while Michigan State is the new popular Big Ten pick.

Here are your week six projections for the 70th annual Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl.

Jerry Palm (CBSSports.com):  Michigan State vs. Florida

Jason Kirk (SBNation):  Michigan State vs. Florida

Brian Bennett (ESPN Big Ten Blog): Iowa

Greg Ostendorf (ESPN SEC Blog):  Florida

Mark Schlabach (ESPN):  Michigan State vs. Texas A&M

Brett McMurphy (ESPN):  Penn State vs. Texas A&M

Bill Bender (Sporting News): Michigan vs. Florida

Brant Parsons (Orlando Sentinel): Michigan vs. Ole Miss

College Sports Madness: Nebraska vs. Mississippi State

Bryan Fischer (Bleacher Report): Iowa vs. Florida

After Florida defeated Missouri on the road to reach 6-0, five of the 10 media members select the Gators to return to the Citrus Bowl for the first time since 2008.

Their opponent in two matches, Michigan State, would be making its fourth appearance in Orlando and the first since 2011. In 2000, the Spartans slipped past Steve Spurrier’s Florida Gators on a last-second field goal by Paul Edinger.

College Sports Madness has projected Mississippi State to Orlando for the second straight week. The Bulldogs have never made a postseason appearance in the City Beautiful, though they did play a conference game against Florida at the Citrus Bowl in 1991.

Newcomers to the projections this week are Texas A&M and Penn State. The Nittany Lions have five appearances in the Citrus Bowl, the most by a Big Ten team, but they would be making their first appearance since a 2010 victory over LSU.

Texas A&M, who joined the SEC in 2012, has never made a Citrus Bowl appearance. 

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