Bowl/Playoff Projections

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Now that we've fallen off a bit....I think the Music City Bowl is a good game to fall into. Nashville is a fun city and there are some interesting SEC matchups that could happen.

Mizzou vs Illinois in Nashville?

Mizzou may not end up being bowl eligible. They'd have to win their last two games just to even get bowl eligible. Only one of the projectors on ESPN.com even had them in a bowl, which would actually be another rivalry game for the Tigers, which is the Autozone Liberty Bowl vs. Kansas.
 
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Sad bowl projections update:

Dec. 30Duke's Mayo team logo
NC State
vs.
team logo
Illinois
ACC vs. Big Ten12 p.m.Charlotte, N.C.

-Schlabach: Duke's Mayo vs. Louisville
-Bonagura: TransPerfect Music City vs. Arkansas

Music City Bowl
Projection: South Carolina vs. Illinois

Reliaquest Bowl (Jan. 2)​

Tie-In: Big Ten/ACC vs. SEC

Projection: Florida vs. Illinois

ReliaQuest Bowl​

Monday, January 2, 2023
12:00, ESPN2
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
Last Year: Arkansas 24, Penn State 10
Bowl Ties: SEC vs Big Ten or ACC
Bowl Projection: Illinois vs Florida

Duke’s Mayo Bowl, Charlotte (Noon, ESPN)
ACC vs. Big Ten
Florida State vs. Illinois

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Citrus Bowl​

Monday, Jan. 2

Orlando, FL

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Illinois

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Ole Miss

-6.5

Yeah no.


Citrus Bowl
Illinois vs. Ole Miss

Huh?

Dec. 31Music City BowlIllinois vs. Arkansas
 
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If you want to paint an optimistic picture, it's entirely possible that winning on Saturday would have meant finishing 9-5 with three dispiriting national audience blowouts in games we're not yet ready for, whereas losing gives us a chance at going 9-4 and building some momentum toward the future.

It's a story we can tell ourselves anyway.
 
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If you want to paint an optimistic picture, it's entirely possible that winning on Saturday would have meant finishing 9-5 with three dispiriting national audience blowouts in games we're not yet ready for, whereas losing gives us a chance at going 9-4 and build some momentum toward the future.

It's a story we can tell ourselves anyway.
It's much better than our typical story. I'll take it.

Music City Bowl would be great, I'll be there if it happens.
 
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If you want to paint an optimistic picture, it's entirely possible that winning on Saturday would have meant finishing 9-5 with three dispiriting national audience blowouts in games we're not yet ready for, whereas losing gives us a chance at going 9-4 and building some momentum toward the future.

It's a story we can tell ourselves anyway.
I like your way of thinking Gritty
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Stress Wtf GIF
 
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Absolutely not. That's way too steep a price for a trip to Detroit. :LOL:
Haha, yeah ALMOST*** any bowl game! I think once we started 7-1, even considering where we were last year and before that as a program, it's fine to get a TINY bit picky. We can say that dreams of the Rose Bowl or even Citrus Bowl were totally unrealistic now for this team, but I would also think we should still be kind of disappointed if we are in Detroit or NYC. Beat Northwestern, and we are 8-4 (a huge improvement!) and we can go to a warm weather spot. Somehow beat Michigan, and we can all start the dreaming again! :ROFLMAO:
 
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How far we have fallen is such a short, 10 day period. I’m all for being selected and then declining anything with less prestige than Music City. At that point, 5-6 players, maybe more, will sit out to prepare for the draft. Citrus, Outback, Rose, they’d stay in.
 
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KBLEE

Montgomery, IL
How far we have fallen is such a short, 10 day period. I’m all for being selected and then declining anything with less prestige than Music City. At that point, 5-6 players, maybe more, will sit out to prepare for the draft. Citrus, Outback, Rose, they’d stay in.
Nobody's going to the Outback Bowl
 
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DeonThomas

South Carolina
TeamCurrent RecordProjected RecordBowl
Michigan10-013-0CFP-Peach
Ohio State10-011-1CFP-Fiesta
Penn State8-210-2Orange
ILLINOIS7-38-4Citrus
Minnesota7-38-4ReliaQuest
Purdue6-48-5Duke's Mayo
Maryland6-47-5Music City
Iowa6-47-5Guaranteed Rate
Wisconsin5-57-5Pinstripe
Michigan St5-56-6Quick Lane
Rutgers4-64-8
Nebraska3-73-9
Indiana3-73-9
Northwestern1-91-11
* assumes Michigan defeats Purdue in Indy


One possible scenario, above. I will update following this weekend's upset in Ann Arbor. (Even though I've never heard of a 17-point favorite losing at home. Oh wait.......)
 
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