ESPN released its latest bowl projections Sunday morning, and there’s more good news for Penn State fans after Saturday night’s 42-13 win over Michigan.
Kyle Bonagura and David M. Hale of ESPN project Penn State to make the Rose Bowl as the No. 2 seed in the College Football Playoff and face TCU. And they both predict the Nittany Lions will make the national title game in Atlanta against No. 1 Alabama.
Penn State narrowly missed out on the College Football Playoff in 2016 and appeared in the Rose Bowl against USC. Penn State players and fans would be glad to return to Pasadena this year.
Here are the duo’s predictions for other Big Ten teams after Week 8:
Bonagura: Rose Bowl vs. TCU
Hale: Rose Bowl vs. TCU
Bonagura: Cotton Bowl vs. Notre Dame
Hale: Orange Bowl vs. Miami
Bonagura: Peach Bowl vs. South Florida
Hale: Fiesta Bowl vs. Washington
Bonagura: Citrus Bowl vs. Auburn
Hale: Outback Bowl vs. LSU
Bonagura: Outback Bowl vs. Mississippi State
Hale: Holiday Bowl vs. USC
Bonagura: Music City Bowl vs. Florida
Hale: Music City Bowl vs. South Carolina
Bonagura: Quick Lane Bowl vs. Syracuse
Bonagura: Pinstripe Bowl vs. Georgia Tech
Hale: Pinstripe Bowl vs. Boston College
Bonagura: Foster Farms Bowl vs. Washington State
Bonagura: Holiday Bowl vs. USC
Hale: Foster Farms Bowl vs. Stanford