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LSU wide receiver Derrick Dillon (19) celebrates his touchdown during the first half against Utah State at Tiger Stadium Saturday Oct. 5, 2019, in Baton Rouge, La.

LSU’s 42-6 exhibition game-like win over Utah State resulted in little change in the Tigers’ bowl projections, though the Cotton Bowl has crept back into the picture thanks to a lone projection by ESPN’s Mark Schlabach.’s Michael Shapiro continues to be the one person we’ve found picking LSU in the College Football Playoff, sticking to his original prediction with the Tigers playing the Clemson Tigers in a second straight trip to the Fiesta Bowl. We figure LSU may have a few more playoff picks if it can make Florida its second top-10 victim this season. Otherwise, the Sugar Bowl continues to be a narrow choice over the Orange Bowl. LSU hasn’t played in the Sugar Bowl since the 2006 season (the 2011 season saw LSU in the BCS championship game, not the Sugar) and hasn’t been to the Orange since the 1982 campaign.

The projections

Bill Bender, The Sporting News: Orange Bowl vs. Virginia

Kyle Bonagura, Orange Bowl vs. Virginia Orange Bowl vs. Virginia Sugar Bowl vs. Texas

Brad Crawford, Sugar Bowl vs. Texas

Jason Kirk, Sugar Bowl vs. Texas

Steve Lassan, Athlon Sports: Sugar Bowl vs. Oklahoma

Brett McMurphy, Orange Bowl vs. Wake Forest

Jerry Palm, Sugar Bowl vs. Texas

Mark Schlabach, Cotton Bowl vs. Boise State

Michael Shapiro, SI.comFiesta Bowl (CFP semifinal) vs. Clemson

Erick Smith, USA Today: Orange Bowl vs. Virginia

Jim Tomlin, Sugar Bowl vs. Texas

Bowl guide

Cotton Bowl: 11 a.m., Dec. 28, Arlington, Texas (ESPN)

Fiesta Bowl (CFP semifinal): 3 or 7 p.m., Dec. 28, Glendale, Arizona (ESPN)

Orange Bowl: 7 p.m., Dec. 30, Miami (ESPN)

Sugar Bowl: 7:45 p.m., Jan. 1, Mercedes-Benz Superdome (ESPN)

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