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Bowl Projections 2017: Week Two

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Penn State is 2-0. Where are they headed this postseason?

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SB Nation (Jason Kirk)

Bowl: Rose Bowl (College Football Playoff Semifinal)

Location: Pasadena, CA

Date: Jan. 1, 2018

Opponent: Oklahoma

CBS Sports (Jerry Palm)

Bowl: Cotton Bowl

Location: Dallas, TX

Date: Dec. 29, 2017

Opponent: Oklahoma State

ESPN (David Hale/Kyle Bonagura)

Bowl: Orange Bowl/Cotton Bowl

Location: Miami, FL/Dallas, TX

Date: Dec. 30, 2017/Dec. 29, 2017

Opponent: Florida State/Oklahoma State

Sports Illustrated

Bowl: Rose Bowl (College Football Playoff Semifinal)

Location: Pasadena, CA

Date: Jan. 1, 2018

Opponent: Clemson

College Football News

Bowl: Outback Bowl

Location: Tampa, FL

Date: Jan. 1, 2018

Opponent: LSU

The big news this week is that the first writers outside of BSD has made a CFP projection for Penn State. SB Nation’s Kirk thinks the Nittany Lions are headed back to Pasadena to play the Sooners, while Sports Illustrated believes the opponent will be Clemson. It’s a long way before Penn State will be in that position, but it’s exciting to think about, right?

Other changes this week come from ESPN, and Jerry Palm. Hale duplicates Bonagura’s pick from the previous week, while both Bonagura and Palm believe the Nittany Lions will play Oklahoma State in the Cotton Bowl.

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

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 Cotton Bowl: 2-0-1 (Wins against Texas and Baylor, and a tie against SMU)

Record in Outback Bowl: 3-1 (Wins against Kentucky, Auburn, and Tennessee, and the loss against Florida)