Bowl projections: How Week 2’s big upsets shook up all the matchups

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The schedule for Week 2 seemed tame enough, but when the teams took the field, we ended up with some wild results. Marshall over Notre Dame. Appalachian State over Texas A&M. Alabama squeaking past Texas by the narrowest of margins.

It all made for some major shake-ups in the bowl picture. ESPN college football reporters Kyle Bonagura and Mark Schlabach are back with their latest projections for all the games, including their analysis of the CFP picture and which teams helped and hurt their cause the most over the weekend.

All times Eastern

College Football Playoff

CFP National Championship Presented by AT&T
SoFi Stadium (Inglewood, California)
Jan. 9, Time TBD, ESPN and the ESPN App

Bonagura: Alabama vs. Georgia
Schlabach: Ohio State vs. Georgia

CFP Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta)
Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App

Bonagura: Georgia vs. USC
Schlabach: Georgia vs. Clemson

CFP Semifinal at the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl
State Farm Stadium (Glendale, Arizona)
Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m., ESPN and the ESPN App

Bonagura: Ohio State vs. Alabama
Schlabach: Ohio State vs. Alabama

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