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College football bowl projections: Michigan slated to play South Carolina in Outback Bowl

Michigan football team projected to play in Outback Bowl vs. South Carolina.

Eric Francis

Jason Kirk of SB Nation released his 2012 college football bowl projections Sunday, and has the Michigan Wolverines slated to play the South Carolina Gamecocks in the Outback Bowl in Tampa Bay.

After losing to Nebraska 23-9 on Saturday, Michigan is 3-1 in the Big Ten and 6-2 overall. The Wolverines are tied with Nebraska for first place in the Legends Division and they still have a shot at the Rose Bowl, which features the first place teams from the Big 10 and PAC 12.

Michigan has road games remaining at Minnesota and Ohio State and home games against Northwestern and Iowa. If the Wolverines end up in first place in their division, they'd then have to win the Big 10 title game to get into the Rose Bowl.

South Carolina is 7-2 overall and 5-2 in the SEC. The Gamecocks beat Tennessee 38-35 Saturday despite losing star running back Marcus Lattimore to a serious injury.