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Iowa football bowl projections: Where the Hawkeyes are picked after Week 11

Iowa wide receiver Nick Easley fights for yardage against Northwestern last Saturday at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
Iowa wide receiver Nick Easley fights for yardage against Northwestern last Saturday at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

In the midst of a three-game losing streak, an 8-4 finish is no sure thing for Iowa football, even with Illinois and Nebraska remaining on the schedule.

But for projection purposes, that’s where most of us will forecast the Hawkeyes (6-4, 3-4 Big Ten).

Following Saturday’s 14-10 loss to Northwestern, the consensus among bowl prognosticators is that Iowa will head west. Seven of the eight sources below have the Hawkeyes playing in a California bowl; four pick the Redbox, three select the Holiday.

Iowa bowl projections

Jerry Palm, CBS Sports: Redbox vs. Oregon

Mitch Sherman, ESPN: Holiday vs. Utah

Kyle Bonagura, ESPN: Outback vs. Florida

Eric Single, Sports Illustrated: Redbox vs. Utah

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Bill Bender, Sporting News: Redbox vs. Stanford

Jason Kirk, SB Nation: Holiday vs. Washington

Brett McMurphy, Stadium: Holiday vs. Oregon

Kerry Miller, Bleacher Report: Redbox vs. Stanford

Bowl information

REDBOX BOWL

• Location: Levi’s Stadium; Santa Clara, Calif.

• Date: Dec. 31

• Time: 2 p.m.

• TV: Fox

SAN DIEGO COUNTY CREDIT UNION HOLIDAY BOWL

• Location: SDCCU Stadium; San Diego, Calif.

• Date: Dec. 31

• Time: 6 p.m.

• TV: FS1

OUTBACK BOWL

• Location: Raymond James Stadium; Tampa, Fla.

• Date: Jan. 1

• Time: 11 a.m.

• TV: ESPN2

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