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Bowl Projections, Week 12: Every Game Is Bigger In Texas

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Penn State is 9-2, and is one win (MSU MSU MSU MSU MSU MSU) away from a 10-2 season and a shot at Indy. Where are they headed this post-season?

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SB Nation (Jason Kirk)

Bowl: Orange Bowl

Location: Miami, FL

Date: December 30, 2016

Opponent: Louisville

CBS Sports (Jerry Palm)

Bowl: Cotton Bowl

Location: Arlington, TX

Date: January 2, 2017

Opponent: Western Michigan

Fox Sports (Stewart Mandel)

Bowl: Cotton

Location: Arlington, TX

Date: Jan. 2, 2017

Opponent: Western Michigan

Sporting News

Bowl: Cotton Bowl

Location: Arlington, TX

Date: Jan. 2, 2017

Opponent: Western Michigan

Kirk of SB Nation maintains his Orange Bowl pick, but changes the opponent back to Louisville, despite the Cardinals’ loss to Houston on Thursday. Louisville is 9-2, and will play rival Kentucky on Saturday.

Jerry Palm stays with the Cotton Bowl, but switches his pick to Western Michigan. The Broncos remain undefeated after their 38-0 win over Buffalo, and close out their regular season against Toledo on Friday.

Palm isn’t the only one to pick the Broncos and the Cotton Bowl, as he is also joined by Sporting News and Fox Sports this week.

Bonus pick: NBC Sports projects Penn State to play Navy in the Cotton Bowl.

Record in Cotton Bowl: 2-0-1, with a win in 1972 against Texas and 1975 against Baylor, and a tie in 1948 with SMU.

Record in Orange Bowl*: 4-1, with wins in 1969 against Kansas, 1970 against Missouri, 1974 against LSU, and 2006 against FSU, and a loss against Brian Bosworth and Oklahoma in 1986.

*The year mentioned is the year the game was played, rather than the season the majority of games were played.