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Bowl Projections 2017: Week Three

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Penn State finishes its non-conference schedule at 3-0. Are they a contender for the College Football Playoff?

Alabama v Florida State Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

SB Nation (Jason Kirk)

Bowl: Orange Bowl

Location: Miami, FL

Date: Dec. 30, 2017

Opponent: Florida State

ESPN (David Hale/Kyle Bonagura)

Bowl: Orange Bowl

Location: Miami, FL

Date: Dec. 30, 2017

Opponent: Florida State

CBS Sports (Jerry Palm)

Bowl: Cotton Bowl

Location: Dallas, TX

Date: Dec. 29, 2017

Opponent: 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: Mississippi State

SB Nation and ESPN are in agreement that Penn State will play Florida State in an Orange Bowl rematch. It’s a little surprising to see Kirk back down from his CFP prediction of last week, but the Nittany Lions have the conference season to prove him wrong.

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)

*The Sporting News has Penn State in the CFP (Sugar Bowl) against Alabama