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The Bowl season is upon us and here is a look at the B1G bowl schedule. The youngster and old man take a look at all the teams participating in the bowl season. We don’t preview the games; rather, we look at each team and talk about some of the good things, some areas of improvement, and if necessary lay out the bad things about the program. Listen in and then follow us on twitter @youngsteroldman

Bowl games – 8 B1G teams

Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017

Site

Time (ET) / TV

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Iowa vs. Boston College

Yankee Stadium
Bronx, NY

5:15 pm / ESPN

Foster Farms Bowl
Purdue vs. Arizona

Levi’s Stadium
Santa Clara, CA

8:30 pm / FOX

Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017

Site

Time (ET) / TV

SDCCU Holiday Bowl
No. 16 Michigan State vs. No. 18 Wazzou

Qualcomm Stadium
San Diego, CA

9 pm / FS1

Friday, Dec. 29, 2017

Site

Time (ET) / TV

Franklin Amer. Mort. Music City Bowl
No. 21 Northwestern vs. Kentucky

Nissan Stadium
Nashville, TN

4:30 pm / ESPN

Goodyear Cotton Bowl
No. 5 Ohio State vs. No. 8 USC

AT&T Stadium
Arlington, TX

8:30 pm / ESPN

Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017

Site

Time (ET) / TV

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
No. 9 Penn State vs. No. 11 Washington

U. of Phoenix Stadium
Glendale, AZ

4 pm / ESPN

Capital One Orange Bowl
No. 6 Wisconsin vs. No. 10 Miami

Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Gardens, FL

8 pm / ESPN

Monday, Jan. 1, 2018

Site

Time (ET) / TV

Outback Bowl
Michigan vs. South Carolina

Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, FL

Noon / ESPN2

2018 Recruiting rankings:

Ohio State No. 2 (1)

Penn State No. 4 (2)

Michigan No. 14 (3)

Maryland No. 19 (4)

Michigan St No. 25 (5)

Minnesota No. 30 (6)

Iowa No. 35 (7)

Wisconsin No. 38 (8)

Nebraska No. 42 (9)

Indiana No. 43 (10)

Rutgers No. 44 (11)

Illinois No. 49 (12)

Purdue No. 50 (13)

Northwestern No. 53 (14)

Teams going into 2018

Iowa (Dec. 27)

QB Nathan Stanley a Soph.

RBs Akrum Wadley and James Butler are Sr.

3rd and 4th leading rushing are Fresh.

Got two 3-star RBs in 2018 class

Team gets most WRs/TEs back for 2018

Losing Josey Jewell at LB will hurt, as will Bo Bower

Got No. 1 player in Iowa – 4-star DE – only 4-star they got.

Purdue (Dec. 27)

Elijah Sindelar (Soph) and David Blough (Jr) at QB. 2 QBs?

RBs Markell Jones and DJ Knox are both Jr. – Neither over 500 yds.

Lose top WR (Sr.)

Lose top tackler, next 2 return

Top 3 prospects – 3-star ATH, 6-foot-5 WR, 3-star Pro-Style QB

Michigan State (Dec. 28)

QB Brian Lewerke a Soph.

Top 2 RBs are Jrs., LJ Scott bounce back (4.3 ypc 2017, 5.4 ypc 2016)?

Top 3 WRs will be back

Return a TON of defensive guys

Got four 4-stars. CB, TE, ATH, Pro-Style QB

Northwestern (Dec. 29)

QB Clayton Thorson a Jr.

Losing RB Justin Jackson will hurt. Next guy up is a Fr. – Jeremy Larkin

Return top 2 WR, lose top TE

Keeping a few defensive guys including freshman LB who led team in tackles – Paddy Fisher

Got No. 2-ranked player in Illinois – 4-star DE – only 4-star they got

Got two 3-star RBs

Ohio State (Dec. 29)

Lose QB JT Barrett, Freshman Dwayne Haskins showed he’s a better thrower. Team has a number of QBs on roster

RB JK Dobbins is a Fr., Mike Weber a Soph.

Top 6 WR return, lose top TE.

Losing a solid amount of defensive guys, but ton of talent returns

No. 2 class in country, two 5-stars, 16 4-stars, top DT coming in, top RB/WR guy coming in, top TE, No. 2 LB, No. 5/8 S, No. 1 C, No. 12 WR, No. 4 RB

Penn State (Dec. 30)

QB Trace McSorley a redshirt Jr.

Losing RB Barkley will hurt, in comes Jr. Tommy Stevens (190 yds, 3rd on team)

Lose top WR, 3rd and 4th WRs as well, top TE. Retain No. 2 WR.

Lose a couple really good defensive players in Jason Cabinda and Marcus Allen, but have talent returning.

No. 4 class in country, three 5-stars, 9 4-stars, No. 1 DE, No. 3 WR, No. 2 RB/WR guy, No. 4/8 TE, No. 6 DT, etc…

Wisconsin (Dec. 30)

QB Alex Hornibrook was a Soph.

RB Jonathan Taylor a Fr.

Lose top TE in Fumagalli, top 4 WR outside Fumagalli were Sophs or Fr.

Lot of Jr. defensively, lose some talent for sure

No. 8 class in Big Ten. Got one 4-star, a LB. Got an ATH, DE, two CBs

Michigan (Jan. 1)

QB situation? Speight transferring, O’Korn a Sr., Brandon Peters a redshirt Fr., team has McCaffrey from last class and Shea Patterson coming in.

Top 2 RBs return

At least top 6 WRs return

Returned 10 defensive starters for this year, will lose a couple Sr. and guys to draft probably, but return a lot still.

No. 14 class. Got 7 4-stars. Got No. 5 TE, 6-foot-2 CB, No. 8 Pro-Style QB, couple other defensive guys, couple big OL (all 4-stars)
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