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Bowl Projections 2017: Week Five

Penn State is 5-0 as they look ahead to Northwestern. We look ahead to the post-season, and see where they’re projected to play.

NCAA Football: Miami at Duke Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports

SB Nation (Jason Kirk)

Bowl: Orange Bowl

Location: Miami, FL

Date: Dec. 30, 2017

Opponent: Miami Hurricanes

ESPN (David Hale/Kyle Bonagura)

Bowl: College Football Playoff-Rose Bowl/College Football Playoff-Sugar Bowl

Location: Pasadena, CA/New Orleans, LA

Date: Jan. 1, 2018

Opponent: Alabama Crimson Tide

CBS Sports (Jerry Palm)

Bowl: Peach Bowl

Location: Atlanta, GA

Date: Jan. 1, 2018

Opponent: Georgia Bulldogs

Sports Illustrated

Bowl: College Football Playoff-Sugar Bowl

Location: New Orleans, LA

Date: Jan. 1, 2018

Opponent: Alabama Crimson Tide

Bonus pick: The Sporting News has Penn State third in their CFP rankings, just ahead of Oklahoma, and behind No. 2 Clemson and No. 1 Alabama. They predict Penn State will play Clemson in the Rose Bowl.

SB Nation’s Kirk again stays with his Orange Bowl pick, but changes the opponent to Miami (a de-facto home game) after Virginia Tech’s loss.

The ESPN writers both believe Penn State will play Alabama in the College Football Playoff, but differ on the bowl game location.

Palm of CBS Sports changes his pick to the Peach Bowl and a new opponent in Georgia.

Finally, Sports Illustrated changes their CFP pick to the Sugar Bowl, and believes Penn State will play Alabama.

Record in Orange Bowl: 4-1 (Wins against Kansas, LSU, Missouri, and Florida State, and a loss in the 1985 national championship versus Oklahoma)

Record in Rose Bowl: 1-3 (Three losses to USC, and a win over Oregon)

Record in Sugar Bowl: 1-3 (Losses to Oklahoma in 1972, Alabama in 1975 and 1978, and a win to clinch the national championship in 1982 against Georgia)

Record in Peach Bowl: Never played in