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ESPN releases bowl projections for every game and College Football Playoff

Steve Samra08/22/22
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ESPN has released their bowl projections for every game, including the College Football Playoff.

“The 2022 college football season kicks off Saturday with 11 FBS games and shifts into high gear Sept. 1, with the start of the full Week 1 schedule,” wrote ESPN. “While there will be a whole lot of action between then and December, it’s never too early to dream about bowl season and the College Football Playoff.”

Making the predictions are ESPN college football reporters Kyle Bonagura and Mark Schlabach. While there’s certain to be some controversial selections, the duo agrees on some of the biggest games on the calendar.

Time will tell how right they become, but the duo is putting their predictions out for the world to see as another highly anticipated season approaches.

Bowl projections for every game and College Football Playoff, per ESPN:

College Football Playoff

CFP National Championship Presented by AT&T
Bonagura: Alabama vs. Ohio State
Schlabach: Alabama vs. Ohio State

CFP Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Bonagura: Alabama vs. Clemson
Schlabach: Alabama vs. Clemson

CFP Semifinal at the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl
Bonagura: Ohio State vs. Georgia
Schlabach: Ohio State vs. Georgia

New Year’s Six

Capital One Orange Bowl
Bonagura: Pittsburgh vs. Baylor
Schlabach: NC State vs. Notre Dame

Allstate Sugar Bowl
Bonagura: Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma
Schlabach: Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
Bonagura: Notre Dame vs. Cincinnati
Schlabach: Baylor vs. Houston

Rose Bowl Game
Bonagura: Michigan vs. Utah
Schlabach: Michigan vs. Utah

Bowl Season

HomeTown Lenders Bahamas Bowl
Bonagura: UAB vs. Toledo
Schlabach: Florida Atlantic vs. Miami (Ohio)

Duluth Trading Cure Bowl
Bonagura: Coastal Carolina vs. Northern Illinois
Schlabach: Tulane vs. Central Michigan

Wasabi Fenway Bowl
Bonagura: Boston College vs. Houston
Schlabach: Boston College vs. UCF

Cricket Celebration Bowl
Bonagura: South Carolina State vs. Jackson State
Schlabach: South Carolina State vs. Jackson State

New Mexico Bowl
Bonagura: Fresno State vs. BYU
Schlabach: North Texas vs. Air Force

Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl Presented by Stifel
Bonagura: Oregon State vs. Boise State
Schlabach: Washington State vs. Fresno State

LendingTree Bowl
Bonagura: North Texas vs. Troy
Schlabach: Coastal Carolina vs. BYU

SR Distribution Las Vegas Bowl
Bonagura: UCLA vs. Ole Miss
Schlabach: UCLA vs. Tennessee

Frisco Bowl
Bonagura: Louisiana vs. Louisiana Tech
Schlabach: Colorado State vs. Washington

Myrtle Beach Bowl
Bonagura: Florida Atlantic vs. Tulsa
Schlabach: UTEP vs. Louisiana

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Bonagura: Air Force vs. Buffalo
Schlabach: Boise State vs. Northern Illinois

RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl
Bonagura: East Carolina vs. Marshall
Schlabach: East Carolina vs. Marshall

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Bonagura: Western Kentucky vs. Appalachian
Schlabach: UTSA vs. Appalachian State

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Bonagura: Texas Tech vs. Memphis
Schlabach: West Virginia vs. Cincinnati

Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl
Bonagura: Army vs. SMU
Schlabach: Army vs. Arizona State

Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl
Bonagura: Virginia Tech vs. South Carolina
Schlabach: Virginia Tech vs. UAB

EasyPost Hawaii Bowl
Bonagura: UTSA vs. San Jose State
Schlabach: Western Kentucky vs. Utah State

Quick Lane Bowl
Bonagura: Iowa vs. Miami (Ohio)
Schlabach: Maryland vs. Toledo

Camellia Bowl
Bonagura: Western Michigan vs. Middle
Schlabach: Buffalo vs. Troy

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
Bonagura: Tulane vs. Utah State
Schlabach: Memphis vs. Liberty

TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl
Bonagura: Washington State vs. Mississippi State
Schlabach: Charlotte vs. Mississippi State

Guaranteed Rate Bowl
Bonagura: Kansas State vs. Purdue
Schlabach: TCU vs. Purdue

Military Bowl presented by Peraton
Bonagura: Louisville vs. UCF
Schlabach: Virginia vs. SMU

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Bonagura: TCU vs. Arkansas
Schlabach: Kansas State vs. Florida

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl
Bonagura: North Carolina vs. Oregon
Schlabach: North Carolina vs. Oregon

TaxAct Texas Bowl
Bonagura: Iowa State vs. Tennessee
Schlabach: Iowa State vs. Ole Miss

Bad Boy Mowers Pinstripe Bowl
Bonagura: Virginia vs. Nebraska
Schlabach: Pittsburgh vs. Iowa

Cheez-It Bowl
Bonagura: Wake Forest vs. Texas
Schlabach: Miami vs. Texas

Valero Alamo Bowl
Bonagura: Oklahoma State vs. USC
Schlabach: Oklahoma State vs. USC

Duke’s Mayo Bowl
Bonagura: NC State vs. Minnesota
Schlabach: Wake Forest vs. Michigan State

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl
Bonagura: Florida State vs. California
Schlabach: Florida State vs. Oregon State

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
Bonagura: Miami vs. Florida
Schlabach: Louisville vs. LSU

Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl
Bonagura: San Diego State vs. Central Michigan
Schlabach: San Diego State vs. Kent State

TransPerfect Music City Bowl
Bonagura: Penn State vs. Auburn
Schlabach: Minnesota vs. South Carolina

ReliaQuest Bowl
Bonagura: Michigan State vs. LSU
Schlabach: Wisconsin vs. Arkansas

Citrus Bowl
Bonagura: Wisconsin vs. Kentucky
Schlabach: Penn State vs. Kentucky