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College football bowl projections after Week 3 – ESPN



September 20, 2020
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GameDay crew fired up about Big Ten schedule release (1:27)

The College GameDay crew reacts to the Big Ten releasing its eight-game schedule for the 2020 season. (1:27)

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  • Kyle Bonagura

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    ESPN Staff Writer

    • Covers the Pac-12.
    • Joined ESPN in 2014.
    • Attended Washington State University.
  • Mark Schlabach

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    ESPN Senior Writer

    • Senior college football writer
    • Author of seven books on college football
    • Graduate of the University of Georgia

Welcome back, Big Ten.

Following itsschedule release on Saturday, the Big Ten secured an invitation to join the bowl projections party. That’s not the case for the Pac-12, however, and won’t be until there are games on the docket. With no news expected from the West Coast until at least Thursday about how the Pac-12 will proceed, a schedule release doesn’t appear to be imminent.

Even with the Big Ten’s inclusion this week, it doesn’t mean bowl projections are much closer to their usual format. Until there is more clarity about what bowl season looks like, ESPN’s bowl projections will continue to only feature the New Year’s Six.

College Football Playoff

College Football Playoff National Championship
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Jan. 11, ESPN

Bonagura:Clemson vs. Alabama
Schlabach:Clemson vs. Alabama

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Jan. 1, ESPN

Bonagura:Alabama vs. Ohio State
Schlabach:Clemson vs. Oklahoma

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Jan. 1, ESPN

Bonagura:Clemson vs. Oklahoma
Schlabach:Alabama vs. Ohio State


Cotton, Peach, Fiesta and Orange Bowls

Goodyear Cotton Bowl
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Bonagura:Penn State vs. Texas A&M
Schlabach:Texas vs. Texas A&M

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
Bonagura:UCF vs. Wisconsin
Schlabach:Georgia vs. Wisconsin

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Bonagura:Georgia vs. Texas
Schlabach:Penn State vs. Cincinnati

Capital One Orange Bowl
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Bonagura:Notre Dame vs. Florida
Schlabach:Notre Dame vs. Florida

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