We checked 15 college football experts' bowl game projections for a consensus of where the LSU Tigers might be playing post-season, and their likely opponent.
Advocate columnist Scott Rabalais’ take: Auburn’s surprising rout of Georgia means more to the College Football Playoff than LSU’s bowl plans. The SEC is on track to get three teams in the playoff/CFP New Year’s Six bowls: Alabama, Auburn and Georgia, though two SEC teams in the playoff for now seems unlikely.
If LSU and Mississippi State win out to both finish 9-3, you’d have to expect the Citrus Bowl to invite the Bulldogs. But a 9-3 LSU team should expect a Florida bowl destination as well.
The Tigers didn’t sell a lot of tickets the last time it played in the Outback Bowl after the 2013 season against Iowa, but this time that bowl is played the day after the New Orleans Saints wrap up the regular season on New Year’s Eve against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Such a doubleheader would probably excite a fair number of fans into taking in both games. That’s why we continue to say LSU will be in the Outback Bowl against Michigan State.