Mark Schlabach, a columnist for ESPN.com, predicts Temple will face Ohio State in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.
The Dec. 27 bowl game at Detroit's Ford Field will feature a Mid-American Conference team against the ninth-place Big Ten team, assuming that Big Ten team is bowl eligible. If not, the MAC representative will meet a Sun Belt team that meets the bowl eligibility requirement of at least six victories.
Temple (5-3) has a half-game lead over Bowling Green and Ohio in the MAC East Division. Ohio State (4-3) is the fifth-place team in the Big Ten's Leaders Division.