WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Hawkeyes and Iowa State Cyclones are both going bowling this year in Orlando, but at different bowl games and dates in the Florida city.
The No. 15 Hawkeyes will take on the No. 22 Kentucky Wildcats in the Vrbo Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day at Camping World Stadium (12 p.m. on ABC).
Meanwhile, the Iowa State Cyclones will match up with the No. 19 Clemson Tigers at the 2021 Cheez-It Bowl Dec. 29 (4:45 p.m. on ESPN).
ORIGINAL BOWL PROJECTIONS BELOW
While Iowa State will sit and watch conference championship matchups this weekend, Iowa is still in the running for the Rose Bowl as they face Michigan in the Big Ten Championship Game at 7 p.m. Saturday (FOX).
Bowl matchups will be announced Sunday, Dec. 5 following the release of the College Football Playoff pairings.
The below matchups reflect projections and College Football Playoff rankings as of Tuesday, Nov. 30.
No. 13 Iowa Hawkeyes (10-2, 7-3)
ESPN: Kyle Bonagura projects No. 25 Texas A&M (8-4) facing Iowa in the Vrbo Citrus Bowl (Saturday, Jan. 1 at 12 p.m., ABC). Mark Schlabach puts Iowa in the Citrus Bowl as well, but against No. 23 Kentucky (9-3).
- Citrus Bowl: Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla.
CBS Sports (Jerry Palm): Iowa vs. Texas A&M, Citrus Bowl
The Athletic (Stewart Mandel): Iowa vs. Kentucky, Citrus Bowl
- Rose Bowl: Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
247Sports: Iowa vs. Kentucky, Citrus Bowl
USA Today: Iowa vs. No. 22 Arkansas (8-4), Citrus Bowl
Athlon Sports: Iowa vs. Texas A&M, Citrus Bowl
Iowa State Cyclones (7-5, 5-4)
ESPN: Iowa State vs. No. 20 Clemson, Cheez-It Bowl (Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 4:45 p.m., ESPN) (Bonagura); Iowa State vs. No. 18 NC State (9-3), Cheez-It Bowl (Schlabach)
- Cheez-It Bowl: Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla.
CBS Sports: Clemson (9-3) vs. Iowa State, Cheez-It Bowl (Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 4:45 p.m., ESPN)
The Athletic: Iowa State vs. NC State, Cheez-It Bowl
Sports Illustrated: Iowa State vs. Texas A&M, Texas Bowl (Tuesday, Jan 4 at 8 p.m., ESPN)
- Texas Bowl: NRG Stadium in Houston, Tex.
247Sports: Iowa State vs. Mississippi State (7-5), Texas Bowl
USA Today: Iowa State vs. Clemson, Cheez-It Bowl
Athlon Sports: Iowa State vs. NC State, Cheez-It Bowl
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