It may be early, but Stadium’s Brett McMurphy is already releasing his college football bowl projections, and his Oregon pick is….interesting.

McMurphy has the Ducks facing Wake Forest in the Sun Bowl. Why not the Rose Bowl or even in the playoffs? Well, he likes Washington State to take on Ohio State in the Rose Bowl and Utah to reach the Fiesta Bowl as part of the College Football Playoffs. McMurphy’s thoughts on the Rose Bowl:

Michigan, my preseason pick to get to the Rose Bowl, has been replaced by Ohio State in the Rose Bowl after the Wolverines’ escape against Army. Michigan also dropped completely out of my New Year’s 6 bowl projections with Penn State now projected to land an at-large bid to the Orange Bowl. It came down to Penn State and Wisconsin for the Orange Bowl with the Nittany Lions – for now – getting the slight edge.

With Washington’s upset loss to Cal, Washington State is my new Pac-12 choice to go the Rose Bowl.

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