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Bowl Projections 2017: Week One

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After the first week of games, where are the Nittany Lions projected to go bowling?

NCAA Football: Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl-Alabama vs Washington Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

CBS Sports (Jerry Palm)

Bowl: Orange Bowl

Location: Miami, FL

Date: Dec. 30, 2017

Opponent: Clemson

ESPN (David Hale/Kyle Bonagura)

Bowl: Peach Bowl/Orange Bowl

Location: Atlanta, GA/Miami, FL

Date: Jan. 1, 2018/Dec. 30, 2017

Opponent: Navy/Florida State

Sports Illustrated

Bowl: Peach Bowl

Location: Atlanta, GA

Date: Jan. 1, 2018

Opponent: Auburn

College Football News

Bowl: Outback Bowl

Location: Tampa, FL

Date: Jan. 1, 2018

Opponent: LSU

Sports Illustrated and ESPN enter the weekly projections (which may change based on availability of projections and consensus). SI and David Hale of ESPN select the Peach Bowl, another NY6 bowl, as the destination, but with very different opponents. It is very interesting that Kyle Bonagura believes that the Seminoles will be able to rebound from the loss of DeAndre Francois (Yes, I realize they have a lot of other weapons, and a good defense) to end up in the NY6 in the Orange Bowl.

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 Peach Bowl: Never played in

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