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Penn State Bowl Projections 2021: Week 1

Welcome back to another season of bowl projections!

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: JAN 02 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl - Oregon v Iowa State Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Welcome back to our weekly series tracking some of the bowl picks for Penn State football following each game, This season, we will follow 247 Sports, ESPN, and CBS Sports, with occasional bonus picks from other publications.

247 Sports:

Bowl: Rose

Location: Pasadena, CA

Date: Jan. 1, 2022

Opponent: Oregon Ducks

ESPN: Bonagura/Schlabach

Bowl: Rose/Citrus

Location: Pasadena, CA/Orlando, FL

Date: Jan. 1, 2022

Opponent: UCLA Bruins/Florida Gators

CBS Sports:

Bowl: Fiesta

Location: Glendale, AZ

Date: Jan. 1, 2022

Opponent: Cincinnati Bearcats

Guest Picker:

Action Network (Brett McMurphy)

Bowl: Rose

Location: Pasadena, CA

Date: Jan. 1, 2022

Opponent: UCLA Bruins

Welcome back to our bowl projections! It is unsurprising to see three NY6 predictions after the Nittany Lions’ 16-10 victory over Wisconsin. If they head to Pasadena, it would either be a rematch of the 1994 Rose Bowl, or a matchup with the Bruins. Cincinnati is a very intriguing opponent in a bowl game that Penn State has never lost. It would be very satisfying to defeat Luke Fickell. Then there’s Mr. Schlabach, who seems to consistently underestimate the Nittany Lions. It’s only Week 1, so we’ll see what happens after future games.