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Bowl projections: UM to Ford Field, MSU up in air

The Detroit News

Michigan is making appearances in this week's bowl projections by various web sites, and most have them staying home to play in the inaugural Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field on Dec. 26.

Fox Sports has the Wolverines facing Virginia Tech, while the Sporting News and Mark Schlabach of ESPN have North Carolina State as the opponent.

As for Michigan State, all the sites project the Spartans into one of the top six bowls. The Sporting News has MSU-Duke in the Orange Bowl. ESPN's experts are split. Schlabach has the Spartans and Colorado State in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl and Brett McMurphy has Baylor-Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl. Zac Ellis of Sports Illustrated has MSU-Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl. Fox has MSU-TCU in the Cotton Bowl.

Most of the sites have Westen Michigan and Central Michigan headed to either the Bahamas Bowl or the Boca Raton Bowl.