Winning Conference Bowl Record on the Line Wednesday
With Minnesota's loss to Syracuse on Friday and Michigan's loss to Kansas State on Saturday, the Big Ten Bowl Record is 0-2 heading into New Year's Day. Nebraska kicks off a slate of four Big Ten bowls on Wednesday before Ohio State plays Clemson on Friday. Only 4 Big Ten wins on New Year's will guarantee that the conference comes out of this bowl season with a winning record.
Of the games left, only Wisconsin and Ohio State are favored to win. For the conference to come out even at the end of New Year's means that at least two underdogs are going to have pull out wins along with a Wisconsin win, or three underdog wins if the Badgers lose.
The two best chances lay in the hands of Wisconsin (-2) and Michigan State (+3.5). Iowa and Nebraska are both at least a touchdown underdog and will have to put together some impressive performances against stong SEC opponents to overcome those types of odds.
Here are the games left for those searching the channel guides on Wednesday (plus the Orange Bowl on Friday).
- Gator, Nebraska vs. Georgia, 11 AM ESPN2
- Capital One, Wisconsin vs. South Carolina, Noon ABC
- Outback, Iowa vs. LSU, Noon ESPN
- Rose Bowl, Stanford vs. Michigan State, 4 PM ESPN
- Orange, Clemson vs. Ohio State, Friday Jan. 3, 7:30 PM ESPN