• Thu. Nov 24th, 2022

PSN Bowl Projections: Chaos is coming

ByDenise T. Tatum

Nov 24, 2022

With a 7-4 lead ahead of this weekend’s matchup against Miami, Pitt’s bowl situation is in good shape.

It’s the people around them that will create chaos this weekend. North Carolina lost to Georgia Tech last week, although their path to the ACC Championship against Clemson is still clear.

Speaking of Tigers… they’re receiving South Carolina, which ruined much of Tennessee’s hopes and dreams last week.

This week is Rivalry Week in the ACC, with many teams competing against their state rivals such as the Tar Heels and NC State, Georgia Tech and Georgia, Florida State and Florida, and Louisville and Kentucky.

There shouldn’t be many shakes by the end of the conference, but at the top the stakes are high and they’ll dictate most of the bowl game lineup.

Each week I will try to predict who will go to which bowl. For simplicity, I’ve projected the CFP Semifinals and National Championship, New Year’s Six Bowls, and bowls the ACC is eligible for.

CFP National Championship
Location: SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles, California.
Date: Monday 9 January 2023
Time: 8 p.m
TV: ESPN

Ohio State vs. Georgia

CFP semi-finals

Fiesta Bowl
Date: Saturday 31 December 2022
Time: 4:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m
TV: ESPN

Ohio State vs. TCU

peach peel
Date: Saturday 31 December 2022
Time: 4:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m
TV: ESPN

Georgia versus Michigan

Rose Bowl – Top ranked Big 10 team if not Big Ten Champion vs Pac 12
Date: Monday 2 January 2023
Time: 5 p.m
TV: ESPN

Penn State vs. USC

Cotton Bowl – Group of 5 players with the highest rank compared to At-Large
Date: Monday 2 January 2023
Time: 1 p.m
TV: ESPN

Tulane vs. Washington

Sugar Bowl – SEC champion if not in CFP vs. Big 12
Date: Saturday 31 December 2022
Time: noon
TV: ESPN

LSU vs. Kansas State

Orange Bowl – ACC vs. Big Ten or SEC
Date: Friday 30 December 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m. or 8:00 p.m
TV: ESPN

Clemson vs. Alabama

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl vs SEC
Date: Friday 30 December 2022
Time: 3:30 p.m
TV: ESPN

North Carolina vs. Ole Miss

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl vs. PAC-12
Date: Friday 30 December 2022
Time: 2 p.m
Television: CBS

Wake Forest vs. Oregon State

Duke’s Mayo Bowl vs. Big Ten
Date: Friday 30 December 2022
Time: noon
TV: ESPN

Duke vs. Purdue

Cheez-It Bowl vs. Big 12
Date: Thursday 29 December 2022
Time: 5:30 p.m
TV: ESPN

Notre Dame vs. Texas

Bad Boy Mowers Pinstripe Bowl vs. Big Ten
Date: Thursday 29 December 2022
Time: 2 p.m
TV: ESPN

Maryland vs. Pitt

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl vs. PAC 12
Date: Wednesday 28 December 2022
Time: 2 p.m
TV: FUCHS

State of Florida vs. Utah

Military Bowl Presented by Peraton vs. AAC
Date: Wednesday 28 December 2022
Time: 2 p.m
TV: ESPN

NC State vs. Cincinnati

TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl vs. AAC or SEC
Date: Tuesday 27 December 2022
Time: 3:15 p.m. or 6:45 p.m
TV: ESPN

Miami vs. Memphis

Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl vs. AAC, Pac-12 or SEC
Date: Friday 23 December 2022
Time: open
TV: ESPN

Syracuse against freedom

Wasabi Fenway Bowl vs. AAC
Date: Saturday 17 December 2022
Time: 11 a.m
TV: ESPN

Louisville versus East Carolina

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