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2012 bowl game projections: Notre Dame and Alabama slated for title game

Notre Dame and Alabama are headed toward a showdown in the BCS National Championship Game.


Following victories this past weekend, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Alabama Crimson Tide remain on course to face each other in the BCS National Championship Game in SB Nation's latest bowl projections.

In the other BCS bowls, Kansas State is projected to play Oregon in the Fiesta Bowl, Florida is tabbed to play Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl, Florida State is expected to face Louisville in the Orange Bowl, and Stanford is slated to face Nebraska in the Rose Bowl. Either Kent State or Northern Illinois could potentially act as a BCS buster.

Neither Penn State or Temple are projected for bowl games. In a normal year, the Nittany Lions would likely be headed for a nice destination thanks to their 8-4 overall record. However, due to the infractions from the Jerry Sandusky scandal, Penn State is ineligible for postseason play. Temple went just 2-5 in the Big East and finished 4-7 overall.