The Illini are now three wins away from bowl eligibility with seven games remaining. A glance at the remaining schedule (Purdue, @Wisconsin, @Maryland, Minnesota, @Nebraska, Iowa, @Northwestern) gives hope that bowl eligibility is possibility.
But why limit ourselves to three wins? Let’s lay out all remaining bowl scenarios.
Bowl Scenario 1 - Illini win out
Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA) vs Pac -12
Bowl Scenario 2 - Illini win next seven but lose Big Ten Championship
Citrus Bowl (Orlando) vs SEC or ACC opponent.
Bowl Scenario 3 - Illini win six of the last seven
Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL) vs. SEC.
San Diego Country Credit Union Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA) vs. Pac-12
Bowl Scenario 4 - Illini win five of the last seven
TaxSlayer Bowl (Jacksonville, FL) vs. SEC
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl (Nashville, TN) vs. SEC
New Era Pinstripe Bowl (New York, NY) vs. ACC
Bowl Scenario 5 - Illini win four of the last seven
San Francisco Bowl (Santa Clara, CA) vs. Pac-12
Bowl Scenario 6 - Illini win three of the last seven
Quick Lane Bowl (Detroit, MI) vs. ACC
SERVPRO First Responders Bowl (Dallas, TX) vs. C-USA
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