Joe Coughlin

Steele's B1G Bowl Projections Too Optimistic

Created on Jul. 06, 2013 4:26 PM EST

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Northwestern vs. Baylor

Coming off a 10-win campaign and returning plenty of talent, Northwestern should be looked at as a contender for the Big Ten title game. Steele looks like he has them behind Michigan and Michigan State in the Legends Division. 

I don't think so. 

I think they beat both Michigan and Michigan State at home, while winning four nonconference games and others against Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois. That's nine wins and a possible trip to the Big Ten title game. But it would need help from Nebraska. 

I see entry into the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1.