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Phil Steele predicts Georgia Bulldogs, Michigan State Spartans in Peach Bowl

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Ah, preseason predictions – the joy (or bane) of every football fan’s preparation for the upcoming season. And nobody is better at making college football predictions than Phil Steele.

Steele’s publication, read by literally millions of journalists and fans, predicts how conferences will finish, records of teams, individual performances, and – of course – the Bowl games.

In this year’s Bowl and College Football Playoff game predictions, Mr. Steele has predicted that the Georgia Bulldogs will face a fairly common postseason opponent, Michigan State, in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

Now normally this might be a big of a slighting towards Georgia, especially when there are SEC and national title hopes being whispered about (again) in Athens. But the Peach Bowl has become one of the premier bowls in college football, and will be part of the rotation for playoff games.

So while it’s not a prediction for Georgia to head to Pasadena or New Orleans, where the Rose and Sugar Bowls will be hosting semifinal playoff games, it’s still a nod that the Bulldogs are right in the mix.

Michigan State and Georgia commonly mirror each other in the polls, predictions and records – and Georgia has met the Spartans three times in bowl games, going 2-1, with the most recent being a 33-30 loss in the 2012 Outback Bowl.

Here are the complete bowl predictions as laid out by Phil Steele

Phil Steele Preseason Bowl Predictions 2014

Date
Bowl
Team
Team
Dec. 20, 2014New Orleans Bowl
Air ForceLouisiana
Dec. 20, 2014New Mexico Bowl
North TexasColorado State
Dec. 20, 2014Las Vegas Bowl
Boise StateArizona
Dec. 20, 2014Idaho Potato BowlBowling GreenUtah State
Dec. 20, 2014Camellia Bowl
Central MichiganLouisiana-Monroe
Dec. 22, 2014Miami Beach BowlBYUCincinnati
Dec. 23, 2014Boca Raton Bowl
Florida AtlanticBall St.
Dec. 23, 2014Poinsettia Bowl
Fresno St. Navy
Dec. 24, 2014Bahamas Bowl
Louisiana TechToledo
Dec. 24, 2014Hawaii Bowl
Middle TennesseeSan Diego St.
Dec. 26, 2014Heart of Dallas Bowl
IndianaTexas-San Antonio
Dec. 26, 2014Detroit Lions Bowl (Yet to be officially named)PittsburghMaryland
Dec. 26, 2014St. Petersburg Bowl
Central FloridaDuke
Dec. 27, 2014Military Bowl
East CarolinaGeorgia Tech
Dec. 27, 2014Sun Bowl
LouisvilleWashington
Dec. 27, 2014Independence Bowl
Miami (Fl)Rice
Dec. 27, 2014Pinstripe Bowl
SyracuseNorthwestern
Dec. 27, 2014Holiday Bowl
NebraskaUSC
Dec. 29, 2014Liberty Bowl
Kansas StateMissouri
Dec. 29, 2014Russell Athletic Bowl
North CarolinaTexas
Dec. 29, 2014Texas Bowl
Texas TechTexas A&M
Dec. 30, 2014Music City Bowl
Virginia TechMississippi State
Dec. 30, 2014Belk Bowl
ClemsonFlorida
Dec. 20, 2014San Francisco Bowl (Yet to be officially named)MinnesotaOregon State
Dec. 31, 2014Peach Bowl
GeorgiaMichigan State
Dec. 31, 2014Fiesta Bowl
UCLANotre Dame
Dec. 31, 2014Orange Bowl
MarshallAuburn
Jan. 1, 2015Capital One Bowl
Wisconsin Ole Miss
Jan. 1, 2015Outback Bowl
Iowa South Carolina
Jan. 1, 2015Cotton Bowl
BaylorOregon
Jan. 1, 2015Rose Bowl (Playoff Semifinal)

AlabamaOhio State
Jan. 1, 2015Sugar Bowl (Playoff Semifinal)
Florida StateOklahoma
Jan. 2, 2015Armed Forces Bowl
ArmyHouston
Jan. 2, 2015Taxslayer Bowl
MichiganLSU
Jan. 2, 2015Alamo Bowl
TCUStanford
Jan. 2, 2015Cactus BowlOklahoma St. Arizona St.
Jan. 3, 2015Birmingham BowlMemphisTennessee
Jan. 4, 2015GoDaddy.com bowl
Northern IllinoisSouth Alabama
Jan. 12, 2015College Football Championship
AlabamaFlorida State
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