Northwestern Week 9 Bowl Projections

With their 30-28 win Saturday in Lincoln, Northwestern secured bowl eligibility for the first time since 2012. The Wildcats went to the Gator Bowl in that 2012 season and defeated Mississippi State 34-20 on New Year’s Day to secure a 10-win season. At 6-2 overall and 2-2 in Big Ten play, Northwestern has an opportunity to earn another New Year’s Day game. Here’s a look at where some national college football analysts think the Wildcats are headed in the 2015 postseason:

ESPN

Brett McMurphy: Foster Farms Bowl vs. Oregon, Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA, Dec. 26

Mark Schlabach: Music City Bowl vs. Arkansas, Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN, Dec. 30

Brian Bennett: Pinstripe Bowl, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY, Dec. 26

CBS Sports

Jerry Palm: Outback Bowl vs. Texas A&M, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL, Jan. 1

SB Nation

Jason Kirk: Holiday Bowl vs. UCLA, Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA, Dec. 30

Bleacher Report

Bryan Fischer: Outback Bowl vs. Ole Miss

Sporting News

Bill Bender: Music City Bowl vs. Tennessee

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