College football bowl projections after Week 8

All eyes were on Penn State, but certainly not for the team's successful 2020 season debut.

In the return of the Big Ten, the Nittany Lions fell to Indianaby one point, 36-35 in OT.


How did this upset and the rest of Week 8's results shake up our bowl matchups?

Mark Schlabach and Kyle Bonagura unveil their latest projections.

College Football Playoff


College Football Playoff National Championship

Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Jan. 11, ESPN (8 p.m. ET)


Bonagura: Clemson vs. Alabama

Schlabach: Clemson vs. Alabama

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

Jan. 1, ESPN (5 p.m. ET)


Bonagura: Alabama vs. Ohio State

Schlabach: Clemson vs. Ohio State

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

Jan. 1, ESPN (8:45 p.m. ET)


Bonagura: Clemson vs. Georgia

Schlabach: Alabama vs. Notre Dame

Goodyear Cotton Bowl

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Dec. 30, ESPN (7:15 p.m. ET)


Bonagura: Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M

Schlabach: Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

Jan. 1, ESPN (12:30 p.m. ET)


Bonagura: Cincinnati vs. Florida

Schlabach: Cincinnati vs. Georgia

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Jan. 2, ESPN (4 p.m. ET)


Bonagura: Oregon vs. BYU

Schlabach: Oregon vs. Michigan

Capital One Orange Bowl

Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Jan. 2, ESPN (8 p.m. ET)


Bonagura: Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin

Schlabach: Miami vs. Wisconsin

Vrbo Citrus Bowl

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida

Jan. 1, ABC (1 p.m. ET)


Bonagura: Michigan vs. Auburn

Schlabach: Penn State vs. Florida

Outback Bowl

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Jan. 2, ABC (12:30 p.m. ET)


Bonagura: Indiana vs. LSU

Schlabach: Indiana vs. LSU

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Jan. 2, ESPN (noon ET )


Bonagura: North Carolina vs. South Carolina

Schlabach: Virginia Tech vs. Auburn

Valero Alamo Bowl

Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas

Dec. 29, ESPN (9 p.m. ET)


Bonagura: Kansas State vs. USC

Schlabach: Kansas State vs. USC

Las Vegas Bowl

Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas

Bonagura: Utah vs. Missouri

Schlabach: California vs. Missouri

Cheez-It Bowl

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida


Dec. 29, ESPN (5:30 p.m. ET)


Bonagura: Miami vs. Iowa State

Schlabach: North Carolina vs. Oklahoma

Duke's Mayo Bowl

Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

Dec. 30, ESPN (noon ET)


Bonagura: Purdue vs. NC State

Schlabach: NC State vs. Nebraska

Texas Bowl

NRG Stadium, Houston

Dec. 31, ESPN (8 p.m. ET)


Bonagura: Oklahoma vs. Arkansas

Schlabach: Texas vs. Arkansas

LA Bowl

SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California

Dec. 30, ESPN (10:45 p.m. ET)


Bonagura: Washington vs. Boise State

Schlabach: Arizona State vs. Boise State

TransPerfect Music City Bowl

Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee

Dec. 30, ESPN (3:30 p.m. ET)


Bonagura: Penn State vs. Tennessee

Schlabach: Minnesota vs. Kentucky

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee

Dec. 31, ESPN (4 p.m. ET)


Bonagura: Texas vs. Kentucky

Schlabach: Iowa State vs. Tennessee

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Yankee Stadium, New York

Dec. 29, ESPN (2 p.m. ET)


Bonagura: Northwestern vs. Boston College

Schlabach: Iowa vs. Boston College

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl

Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas

Dec. 31, CBS


Bonagura: Cal vs. Virginia Tech

Schlabach: Wake Forest vs. Utah

Guaranteed Rate Bowl

Chase Field, Phoenix

Dec. 26, ESPN (10:15 p.m. ET)


Bonagura: West Virginia vs. Minnesota

Schlabach: West Virginia vs. Purdue

Military Bowl

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland

Dec. 28, ESPN (2:30 p.m. ET)


Bonagura: Navy vs. Georgia Tech

Schlabach: Navy vs. Louisville

Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl

Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana

Dec. 26, ESPN (7 p.m. ET)


Bonagura: Arizona State vs. Army

Schlabach: Washington vs. Army

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas

Dec. 31, ESPN (noon ET)


Bonagura: Baylor vs. Tulsa

Schlabach: Texas Tech vs. SMU

TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl

Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama

Jan. 1, ESPN2 (noon ET)


Bonagura: Mississippi State vs. Memphis

Schlabach: Ole Miss vs. Memphis

Gasparilla Bowl


Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Dec. 26, ABC (noon ET)


Bonagura: Louisville vs. Ole Miss

Schlabach: Florida State vs. South Carolina

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona

Dec. 31, CBS Sports (2 p.m. ET)


Bonagura: Wyoming vs. Ball State

Schlabach: San Diego State vs. Buffalo

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho

Dec. 22, ESPN (3:30 p.m. ET)


Bonagura: Nevada vs. Western Michigan

Schlabach: Hawaii vs. BYU

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

Dec. 23, ESPN (3:30 p.m. ET)


Bonagura: UAB vs. Louisiana

Schlabach: Louisiana vs. Louisiana Tech

Boca Raton Bowl

FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida

Dec. 22, ESPN (7 p.m. ET)


Bonagura: UCF vs. Liberty

Schlabach: UCF vs. Ohio

Camellia Bowl

Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama

Dec. 25, ESPN (2:30 p.m. ET)


Bonagura: Buffalo vs. Coastal Carolina

Schlabach: Georgia Southern vs. Toledo

Cure Bowl

Exploria Stadium, Orlando, Florida

Dec. 26, ESPN (noon ET)


Bonagura: Florida Atlantic vs. Troy

Schlabach: Arkansas State vs. FAU

SERVPRO First Responder BowlGerald

J. Ford Stadium, Dallas

Dec. 26, ABC (3:30 p.m. ET)


Bonagura: Pittsburgh vs. SMU

Schlabach: Georgia Tech vs. Tulsa

Tropical Smoothie Café Frisco Bowl

Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas

Dec. 19, ESPN (7 p.m. ET)


Bonagura: Houston vs. UTSA

Schlabach: Houston vs. UTSA

LendingTree Bowl

Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama

Dec. 26, ESPN (3:30 p.m. ET)


Bonagura: Marshall vs. Appalachian State

Schlabach: Appalachian State vs. UAB

Myrtle Beach Bowl

Brooks Stadium, Conway, South Carolina

Dec. 21, ESPN (2:30 p.m. ET)


Bonagura: Charlotte vs. South Alabama

Schlabach: Coastal Carolina vs. Marshall

New Mexico Bowl

Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Dec. 24, ESPN (3:30 p.m. ET)


Bonagura: San Diego State vs. Louisiana Tech

Schlabach: Nevada vs. Liberty

Montgomery Bowl

Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama

Dec. 23, ESPN or ESPN2 (7 p.m. ET)


Bonagura: UTEP vs. Georgia Southern

Schlabach: Troy vs. Charlotte

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