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LSU quarterback Danny Etling (16) awaits the snap from LSU offensive lineman Will Clapp (64) in the first half against Florida, Saturday, October 7, 2017, at the University of Florida's Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla.

• Bill Bender, The Sporting News: Liberty Bowl vs. Texas

• Kyle Bonagura, Liberty Bowl vs. Texas Tech TaxSlayer Bowl vs. Indiana

• Pete Fiutak, TaxSlayer Bowl vs. Purdue

• David M. Hale, Music City Bowl vs. Iowa

• Jason Kirk, Liberty Bowl vs. Kansas State

• Jerry Palm, Outback Bowl vs. Purdue

• Brant Parsons, Orlando Sentinel: Liberty Bowl vs. West Virginia

• Eric Single, Outback Bowl vs. Michigan State

• Erick Smith, USA Today: Music City Bowl vs. N.C. State

• Jim Tomlin, Outback Bowl vs. Michigan State

SCOTT RABALAIS' TAKE: OK, forget about what’s most likely to happen. Let’s talk about the bowl matchup I would most like to see happen, within the framework of what’s realistic for LSU at this point. In other words, no trip to the Rose bowl for the CFP semifinals. I like the Tigers in the TaxSlayer Bowl, formerly the Gator Bowl, for the first time in 30 years. The opponent: Purdue, former team of LSU quarterback Danny Etling.


Music City Bowl: Dec. 29, Nashville, Tennessee

Liberty Bowl: Dec. 30, Memphis, Tennessee

TaxSlayer Bowl: Dec. 30, Jacksonville, Florida

Outback Bowl: Jan. 1, Tampa, Florida

Follow Scott Rabalais on Twitter, @RabalaisAdv.​