ESPN’s Bowl Projection For Auburn Heading Into Conference Championship Weekend

first_imgJarrett Stidham scrambles away from a Georgia Southern defender.AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 2: Quarterback Jarrett Stidham #8 of the Auburn Tigers scrambles away from defensive end Raymond Johnson III #92 of the Georgia Southern Eagles during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game at Jordan Hare Stadium on Saturday, September 2, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)While most of the recent focus at Auburn has been on the team’s head coaching situation, it’s important to remember that the Tigers actually still have one game left this season.Auburn, which finished a disappointing 7-5, will still play in a bowl game this December. Let’s take a look at where the Tigers could end up.ESPN released its bowl projections after the final weekend of the regular season. The network’s two analysts aren’t in agreement on where Auburn is headed.Mitch Sherman thinks Auburn is headed to Houston to take on Baylor in the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl. Kyle Bonagura has the Tigers taking on NC State in the Belk Bowl in Charlotte.Alabama and Georgia are set to play for the SEC title on Saturday, and Auburn’s bowl game will likely depend on the outcome. If both teams wind up in the College Football Playoff, the Tigers will move up the SEC’s bowl hierarchy.Auburn entered the season with high aspirations, and earned a big win over Washington to start the year. But the wheels came off a bit during a loss to Mississippi State. The Tigers finished 3-4 down the stretch.We’ll know Auburn’s actual bowl game on Sunday.last_img read more

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