College Football Bowl Projections – Week 14
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are heading to their second-consecutive bowl game, and 7th in the last 9 years; but which one?
We'll know soon.
Louisiana, currently sporting a 10-2 record, is bowl eligible, and in position to accomplish even more, including 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 LendingTree Bowl, which is scheduled for Monday, January 6, in Mobile, Alabama.
Formerly named the Dollar General, GoDaddy, GMAC, and Mobile Alabama Bowl, LendingTree became the primary sponsor in November.
Brad Crawford projects that UL will face Miami (Ohio) in the game.
This is the fourth consecutive week that Crawford and 247Sports project Louisiana to face Miami (Ohio) in the LendingTree Bowl.
Louisiana won their 10th game of the year last Saturday, a school record, capturing a 31-30 home win over the ULM Warhawks in the regular-season finale for both teams, their 10th triumph over their last 11 games.
The Cajuns return to action on Saturday when they travel to Boone, North Carolina to take on the Appalachian St. Mountaineers in the Sun Belt Conference Championship Game.
This marks the second-straight year that Louisiana and Appalachian St. play in the SBC title game in Boone, NC.
UL went 7-7 last season, their first under head coach Billy Napier, including a spot in that 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 have done even better, with still an opportunity to win as many as 12 games.
Also of note; the site projects LSU to square off with Utah 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 Utah.
LSU is projected to face Ohio St. in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.