College Football Bowl Projections For 2013-2014
We're less than two months away from kicking-off the brand new college football season, and to help get you ready, Phil Steele has unveiled his 2013-2014 college football bowl projections.
Steele is picking Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns, who are coming off of back-to-back 9-4 seasons, including two-consecutive wins in the New Orleans Bowl, to head back to the Crescent City again this season. He projects the Cajuns to take on the Tulane Green Wave, who are looking to rebound from a 2-10 season last year. The New Orleans Bowl is scheduled for December 21 this year.
The only other Sun Belt Conference school that Steel projects to go to a bowl game is the ULM Warhawks, who he has going to the GoDaddy.com Bowl, to take on the Northern Illinois Huskies, on January 5.
Steele projects the LSU Tigers, who went 10-3 last year, including a loss to Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, to play in the Capital One Bowl, on New Year's Day of 2014, against the Wisconsin Badgers. That's interesting, because it's rumored that LSU and Wisconsin will open the 2014 college football season against one another at Reliant Stadium in Houston. Could the two programs actually face each other in back-to-game games, albeit in different years?
LSU is one of 12 SEC schools that Steele projects to go bowling, along with Missouri, Tennessee, Auburn, South Carolina, Arkansas, Florida, Ole Miss, Georgia, Vanderbilt, Texas A&M, and Alabama.
Speaking of Alabama, Steele projects the Crimson Tide to play in their third-consecutive BCS title game, and fourth in five years, by picking them to take on the Ohio St. Buckeyes, in the BCS National Championship Game, which is scheduled for January 6, 2014, in Pasadena, California.
In the other BCS bowl games, Steele projects Nebraska to meet Oregon in the Rose Bowl, Texas to face USC in the Fiesta Bowl, Georgia to square off with Notre Dame in the Sugar, and Florida to do battle with Louisville in the Orange Bowl.
The 2013-2014 college football bowl schedule will run from December 21-January 6.