10 Big Ten football teams are headed to bowl games this postseason
One quarter of the bowl games this post season will feature a Big Ten football team as 10 of the conference’s 14 teams are headed for an extra game this bowl season.
In addition to depth, the Big Ten landed some big time games. Michigan State represents the conference in the college football playoff and will take on Alabama in the Cotton Bowl, and Iowa will take on the Stanford Cardinal in the Rose Bowl.
In all, the Big Ten conference will play in four of the five New Year’s Day bowl games, with Northwestern, Michigan, Ohio State and Iowa all playing on New Years Day.
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Here’s all of the games the Big Ten is playing in this post season:
Pinstripe Bowl: Indiana vs. Duke
Foster Farms Bowl: Nebraska vs. UCLA
Quick Lane Bowl: Minnesota vs. Central Michigan
Holiday Bowl: Wisconsin vs. USC
Cotton Bowl: Michigan State vs. Alabama
Outback Bowl: Northwestern vs. Tennessee
Citrus Bowl: Michigan vs. Florida
Fiesta Bowl: Ohio State vs. Notre Dame
Rose Bowl: Iowa vs. Stanford
TaxSlayer Bowl: Georgia vs. Penn State
It’s the second straight season the Big Ten has 10 teams in bowl games, after the conference collectively went 5-5 a season ago in bowl game play. The conference got its sixth post-season win when the Ohio State Buckeyes won the National Championship in the first year of the college football playoff.
This year, it’s Michigan State who will be looking to take home the National Championship, with plenty of other teams in big games as the conference will look for a win in the Rose Bowl, the Citrus Bowl, the Fiesta Bowl and more.
Badger of Honor staffers have predicted each bowl game the Big Ten conference will be participating in this season, keep reading to see how we think each game will play out.