College Football Bowl Projections – Week 13
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are heading to their second-consecutive bowl game, and 7th in the last 9 years; but which one?
Louisiana, currently sporting a 9-2 record, is bowl eligible, and in position to accomplish even more, including the first 10-win season in school history and a possible conference championship.
What we do know is that the Sun Belt Conference champion will represent the league in the New Orleans Bowl. After that, it's anybody's guess.
One major media outlet has penciled in the Cajuns to play down the road on I-10 in a bowl game.
247Sports projects Louisiana to play in the Mobile Alabama Bowl, which is scheduled for Monday, January 6, in Mobile, Alabama.
Brad Crawford projects that UL will face Miami (Ohio) in the game.
This is the third consecutive week that Crawford and 247Sports project Louisiana to face Miami (Ohio) in the Mobile Alabama Bowl.
Louisiana won their 9th game of the year last Saturday, capturing a dominating 53-3 home win over the Troy Trojans, their 9th triumph over their last 10 games, clinching the Sun Belt Conference West Division, and a spot in the SBC title game for the second-straight year.
The Cajuns return to action on Saturday evening when they play host to the ULM Warhawks at Cajun Field in the regular-season finale for both schools.
For Louisiana to host the SBC title game, they need to win, and Appalachian St. must lose to Troy.
UL went 7-7 last season, their first under head coach Billy Napier, including a spot in the inaugural Sun Belt Conference Championship Game, a 30-19 setback to Appalachian St., as well as a 41-24 loss to Tulane in the Cure Bowl.
This season, the Cajuns are doing even better, already bowl-eligible, with one regular-season game, as well as the postseason, remaining.
Also of note; the site projects LSU to square off with Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl, one of two bowl games in the College Football Playoff.
The projected 4-team College Football Playoff Field includes LSU, Clemson, Ohio St., and Oklahoma.
LSU is projected to face Ohio St. in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.