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Big Ten bowl picks: New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Foster Farms Bowl

Bowl season is underway and our experts are ready for more predictions. Josh Moyer won the regular season picks championship, but can he keep the title through bowl season? You can also visit our college football PickCenter page for additional information on all the bowl games.

New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Indiana vs. Duke

Bronx, New York | Yankee Stadium

Saturday, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)

Why Indiana will win: There might not be a more motivated 6-6 team in the country than the Indiana Hoosiers. Nate Sudfeld emphasized this bowl's importance a few weeks ago -- in large part because this team hasn’t gone bowling since 2007. On top of that, Duke’s defense has allowed 233 points in its last six games, and its No. 56 scoring offense might not be able to keep up with the high-scoring Hoosiers. Even if Jordan Howard isn’t 100 percent, Sudfeld is capable of carrying this team on his back to victory. He put a lot of pressure on himself against Purdue and wound up as the Big Ten offensive player of the week. Well, the pressure’s on him one last time -- and he thrives under it. I’m not picking against him. -- Josh Moyer

Why Duke will win: You are what your record says you are, and Indiana is a team that loses close games. The Hoosiers played competitive games against some really good teams while squeaking into the postseason with a 2-6 Big Ten record this fall. They haven't yet developed a killer instinct to turn those nail-biters into wins. No one is expecting much punting from either team at Yankee Stadium. That means we could see a high-scoring, back-and-forth battle. This Indiana team has a history with losing those kinds of contests. Duke, meanwhile, is 3-1 this season in games decided by seven points or less. -- Dan Murphy


Foster Farms Bowl: UCLA vs. Nebraska

Santa Clara, California | Levi's Stadium

Saturday, 9:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Why UCLA will win: You've seen Nebraska play this year, right? While the Huskers had some good moments, they did finish 5-7 and were consistent in really only one area: turnovers. UCLA disappointed this season as well, albeit to a much lesser extent. I like Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen, the Pac-12 offensive freshman of the year, to have a field day against Nebraska's very shaky pass defense. -- Brian Bennett

Why Nebraska will win: I know Nebraska is guaranteed of only its third losing season in the last 54 years. But after all those ridiculously close losses, don't the Cornhuskers deserve to have a break go their way to close the season? Deserve, of course, has nothing to do with whether Nebraska will beat UCLA. Since suffering an embarrassing 55-45 loss to Purdue, Nebraska has beaten Michigan State and Rutgers and played Iowa close in the regular-season finale. UCLA, meanwhile, has lost two of its last three games. UCLA is favored by a touchdown in this game, but if Nebraska can play even a smidgen of defense, I think the Cornhuskers can end the season on a high note and give coach Mike Riley something to build on moving forward. Certainly, 6-7 will look a lot better than 5-8. -- Jesse Temple


The standings:

1. Josh Moyer: 95-18

2. Mitch Sherman: 93-20

3. Austin Ward: 92-21

4. Jesse Temple: 90-23

5. Dan Murphy: 89-24

6. Brian Bennett: 85-28