Big Ten Undefeated in Bowl Games So Far, Favored in the Rest

By Kevin Harrish on December 29, 2017 at 12:28 am
B1G, B1G, B1G!

The Big Ten is off to a hot, hot start this season bowl season.

After Iowa's 27-20 comeback victory over Boston College, Purdue's thrilling 38-35 win over Arizona and No. 16 Michigan State's 42-17 pasting of No. 18 Washington, the Big Ten is now a perfect 3-0 in bowl games.

Not only that, but there appear to be nothing but favorable match ups for the rest of bowl season as Big Ten teams are currently favored in each of the last five remaining games.

B1G Team Opponent Bowl Spread Date/Result
Iowa Boston College Pinstripe Bowl IOWA -4.5 Iowa 27, BC 20
Purdue Arizona Foster Farms Bowl AZ -2.5 Purdue 38, Arizona 35
#16 Michigan State #18 Washington State Holiday Bowl MSU -2.5 Michigan State 42 Washing State 17
#21 Northwestern Kentucky Music City Bowl NU -7.5 Friday, Dec. 29, 4 p.m.
#5 Ohio State #8 USC Cotton Bowl OSU -7.5 Friday, Dec. 29, 8:30 p.m.
#9 Penn State #11 Washington Fiesta Bowl PSU -2 Saturday, Dec. 30, 4 p.m.
#6 Wisconsin #10 Miami Orange Bowl WIS -4.5 Saturday, Dec. 30, 8 p.m.
Michigan South Carolina Outback Bowl MICH -7.5 Monday, Jan. 1, noon

Two Big Ten teams are in action on Friday – No. 5 Ohio State and No. 21 Northwestern – and both are currently favored by more than a touchdown.

This seems like the perfect year to leave the conference completely out of the College Football Playoff, in my humble opinion.

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