With just one week left in the season the Tigers’ bowl projections are all over the map.
Shut out of the BCS, LSU’s possibilities are the Capital One Bowl (Jan. 1, Orlando), the AT&T Cotton Bowl (Jan. 4, Arlington, Texas), the Outback Bowl (Jan. 1, Tampa) and the Chick-fil-A Bowl (Dec. 31, Atlanta). Bowl bids will be finalized next Sunday.
Here’s a sampling of some national bowl projections for LSU. Advocate sportswriter Ted Lewis projects the Tigers in the Cotton Bowl against Texas:
Edward Aschoff, ESPN.com: Outback Bowl (no opponent listed)
Bill Bender, The Sporting News: Chick-fil-A vs. Clemson
CollegeFootballNews.com: Outback vs. Michigan
CollegeSportsMadness.com: Cotton vs. Oklahoma State
Brad Edwards, ESPN.com: Cotton vs. Texas
Matt Murschel,OrlandoSentinel: Outback vs. Michigan
Jerry Palm, CBSSports.com: Chick-fil-A vs. Clemson
Mark Schlabach, ESPN.com: Chick-fil-A vs. Clemson
Jim Tomlin, Tampa Bay Times: Chick-fil-A vs. Clemson