Ridiculously early IU bowl projections: Christmas in Shreveport?

Well, these are fun.

Granted, we’re only a day into the official start of the fall season and Indiana has yet to play a Big Ten game. But let’s take a look around the internet at some of the postseason projections for the Hoosiers.

The Bowling Green loss seemed to wipe away some of the prospects of a 13th game in December, but the Missouri upset gives Indiana another seat at the table.

USA Today has Indiana replacing an SEC team and taking on Georgia Tech in the Duck Commander Independence Bowl on Dec. 27 in Shreveport, La.

Over at the Big Ten Network, Tom Dienhart doesn’t see a bowl future for the Hoosiers this season. At least not yet.

The fellas over at ESPN see Indiana as a bowl team, but they’re just not sure which Dec. 26 bowl it will be. In their week five projections, Brett McMurphy as Indiana playing Syracuse in the BITCOIN St. Petersburg Bowl at Tropicana Field. Mark Schlabach has the Hoosiers facing UTEP in the Heart of Dallas Bowl at the Cotton Bowl.

SB Nation has Indiana meeting old friend Seth Littrell and North Carolina in the Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit on Dec. 26.

Once again, these are all ridiculously early. The Maryland game this weekend is a big one in that a win could set up the Hoosiers to potentially be 4-1 heading to Iowa City on Oct. 11. If Indiana takes care of business over the next couple weeks, then the bowl talk can begin in earnest.


  1. Duck Commander Independence Bowl
    BITCOIN St. Petersburg Bowl
    Heart of Dallas Bowl
    Quick Lane Bowl

    It is early, but in addition to the highly respected bowl venues from Miller’s list above, I’ve also researched and found projections for the following:

    Advil Cold & Sinus Bowl(Sinus location TBD)
    Eveready Battery Bowl(at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium)
    Clabber Girl Quick Breads Bowl(Denver Mile High)
    Construction Zone Workers of America Instant Replay Bowl(location has been detoured and still under review)
    Dr. Scholl’s Freeze Away Wart Remover Bowl(Lucas Oil, IN)
    Pinterest UH-UH!! OH NO YOU DIDNT!!! YOU IN TRUB! Bowl(Fouls Field, Texas)
    Captain Morgan’s Let’s Get Ready to Rum Bowl(Independence Park, Jamaica)

  2. LUVS Diapers Ultra Leakguard Bowl?

    “This bowl game is brought to you by 4thuluvuvthuLUVS. Is that grunting coming from the little guy…? Though his own offense is in motion, there’s no need to scramble away from the game. With Ultra Leakguard, let LUVS be your trusted source for containing juniors’ potent blitz attack…..at least ’til halftime.”

  3. How about we take it one game at a time and worry about winning on Saturday versus Maryland. IU and its fan base has fallen into this trap on more than one occasion. Not this guy, not this time. GO IU, Hammer the Terps!

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