College Football Show: Four Michigan teams go bowling

The Detroit News

A special bowl edition of the College Football Show breaks down several postseason matchups involving state schools, notably No. 6 Michigan's tussle with No. 10 Florida State in the Orange Bowl Dec. 30 and No. 12 Western Michigan's encounter with No. 8 Wisconsin in the Cotton Bowl Jan. 2.

Panelists Angelique S. Chengelis, Bob Wojnowski and David Goricki look at the Wolverines' chances against the Seminoles (9-3), who are a touchdown underdog despite blasting instate rival Florida, 31-13, in their last game.

UM desperately wants to alleviate the heartbreak of the double-OT loss at Ohio State with a season-ending victory, which would also build on last year's 10-win benchmark in coach Jim Harbaugh's first term.

Western Michigan (13-0) goes into its New Year's Six bowl against Wisconsin (10-3) with no fear, having already claimed victories over Big Ten foes Illinois and Northwestern.

The Broncos have numerous weapons in wide receiver Corey Davis (91 catches, 1,427 yards, 18 TDs), quarterback Zach Terrell (3,376 passing yards, 32 TDs) and running back Jarvion Franklin (1,300 rushing yards, 12 TDs) to give the Badgers fits. 

Western is one of three bowl-bound Mid-American Conference schools in the state.

Central (6-6), which is led by senior QB Cooper Rush  is taking on Tulsa (9-3) in the Miami Beach Bowl Dec. 19. Eastern (7-5) is going to its first bowl since 1987, facing Old Dominion (9-3) in the Bahamas Bowl Dec. 23. 

Panel members also debate whether the College Football Playoff should expand from four to eight teams.

Other highlights:

► Jake Butt and Wilton Speight on Michigan's legacy in the Orange Bowl - 1:43

► Coach P.J. Fleck on Western Michigan going undefeated - 6:55

► The Detroit News' Matt Charboneau ranks this season's top-10 bowl games to watch -13:12