BIG TEN BOWL BREAKDOWN
December 21, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
ROSE BOWL GAME PRESENTED BY VIZIO
Michigan State will take on Stanford in the
Rose Bowl Game. Kickoff of the 2014 contest is
set for 5:10 p.m. ET on Jan. 1. The Spartans are
heading to Pasadena for the first time since
the 1988 Rose Bowl Game and competing in
the contest for the fifth time in program history. Michigan
State has advanced to a program-record seven straight postseason
contests and is making its 24th bowl appearance in
team history. The Spartans are 3-2 against Stanford, having
last played the Cardinal in the 1996 Sun Bowl.
DISCOVER ORANGE BOWL
Ohio State makes its first official BCS appearance
since the 2010 Rose Bowl Game when it
heads to the Orange Bowl to take on Clemson.
The game will be contested in Miami Gardens,
Fla. at 8:30 p.m. ET on Jan. 3. The Buckeyes will be making
their 43rd official appearance in postseason competition,
having last appeared in the 2012 Gator Bowl. Ohio State will
officially appear in its ninth BCS contest and will take part in
the Orange Bowl for just the second time after winning the
1977 game. The only previous meeting between Ohio State
and Clemson was in the 1978 Gator Bowl.
CAPITAL ONE BOWL
Wisconsin heads to the Capital One Bowl for
the first time since the 2007 game and will
face South Carolina at 1 p.m. ET on Jan. 1, in
Orlando, Fla. The Badgers are taking part in postseason play
for a school-record 12th straight season and are making their
25th bowl appearance. Wisconsin will make its third trip to
the Capital One Bowl, with consecutive victories following
the 2005 and 2006 seasons. The New Year’s Day matchup will
mark the Badgers’ first meeting with South Carolina.
Iowa returns to the bowl scene with its fifth
bowl berth in the last six seasons and will
take on LSU in the Outback Bowl at 1 p.m.
ET on Jan. 1 in Tampa, Fla. The Hawkeyes will make their 27th
postseason appearance overall, having won three of their last
four bowl contests. Iowa will make its fourth trip to the Outback
Bowl, including victories in 2004 and 2009. The Hawkeyes have
faced LSU just once in program history, knocking off the Tigers
on a last-second touchdown in the 2005 Capital One Bowl.
BUFFALO WILD WINGS BOWL
Michigan heads to the Buffalo Wild Wings
Bowl for the first time in team history and
will face Kansas State. The game is slated for
Dec. 28, with kick scheduled for 10:15 p.m. ET in Tempe,
Ariz. The Wolverines will take part in postseason competition
for the fourth straight season and 43rd time in program
history. The postseason contest will be the first meeting
between Michigan and Kansas State.
TAXSLAYER.COM GATOR BOWL
Nebraska will face Georgia in the TaxSlayer.
com Gator Bowl at 12 p.m. ET on Jan. 1 in
Jacksonville, Fla. The Huskers will make their
50th bowl appearance and seventh straight.
Nebraska will take part in the Gator Bowl for the second
time in school history after defeating Clemson in the 2009
contest. The Huskers have faced Georgia twice, including
last season’s meeting in the Capital One Bowl.
Minnesota will take part in the Texas Bowl
for the second straight season and will face
Syracuse on Dec. 27 at 6 p.m. ET in Houston,
Texas. The Gophers will be making their 16th postseason
appearance and second straight bowl trip. Minnesota has
faced the Orange four times in program history, owning a 3-1
mark, most recently a victory in 2012.