The Wisconsin Badgers (9-4) capped their season with a 20-13 Las Vegas Bowl victory over Arizona State. That left me wondering, how the rest of the Big Ten fared during bowl season?
The Big Ten had 10 programs in a postseason bowl game, matching the conference record set in 2016.
The Michigan Wolverines were the Big Ten’s representative in the college football playoff; the conference has had a team qualify in five of the seven years since it’s inception.
Here’s how the bowl season panned out for the other programs in the Big Ten:
Guaranteed Rate Bowl: Minnesota 18, West Virginia 6
Nov. 27, 2021; Minneapolis; Minnesota Gophers defensive lineman Esezi Otomewo (9) reacts after a play during the second quarter against the Wisconsin Badgers at Huntington Bank Stadium. Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports
New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Maryland 54, Virginia Tech 10
Oct. 30, 2020; College Park; Maryland Terrapins wide receiver Dontay Demus Jr. (7) scores a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium. Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Transperfect Music City Bowl: Purdue 48, Tennessee 45
Oct. 23, 2021; West Lafayette, Indiana; Purdue Boilermakers running back Dylan Downing (38) catches a pass during the game at Ross-Ade Stadium. Robert Goddin-USA TODAY Sports
Taxslayer Gator Bowl: No. 20 Wake Forest 38, Rutgers 10
Nov. 6, 2021; Piscataway, New Jersey; Rutgers Scarlet Knights quarterback Noah Vedral (0) throws the ball during warm ups before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at SHI Stadium. Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
Outback Bowl: No. 22 Arkansas 24, Penn State 10
Penn State’s Marquis Wilson (9), Sean Clifford (14) and Tariq Castro-Fields (5) join together in singing the alma mater after defeating Auburn 28-20 at Beaver Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in State College. Dan Rainville-Imagn Content Services, LLC
Citrus Bowl: No. 25 Kentucky 20, No. 17 Iowa 17
Oct. 30, 2021; Madison, Wisconsin; Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz looks on during warmups prior to the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl: No. 10 Michigan State 31,. No. 12 Pittsburgh 21
Nov. 23, 2019; Piscataway, New Jersey; Michigan State Spartans cornerback Josiah Scott (22) reacts after recovering a fumble against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the second half at SHI Stadium. Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Rose Bowl: No. 6 Ohio State 48, No. 11 Utah 45
Oct. 9, 2021; Columbus; Ohio State Buckeyes running back TreVeyon Henderson (32)celebrates his touchdown run during the second half against the Maryland Terrapins at Ohio Stadium. Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports
Capital One Orange Bowl: No. 3 Georgia 34, No. 2 Michigan 11
Oct. 9, 2021; Lincoln, Nebraska; Michigan Wolverines quarterback Cade McNamara (12) hands off the ball to running back Hassan Haskins (25) during the first quarter against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium. Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports