My secondary reaction is "Whew, I don't have to go to Shreveport." Northern Louisiana isn't completely off the table, but a win over the Wildcats on Saturday will push that possibility totally out of the picture.
Some of this week's Bowl Predictions are in:
- Mark Schlabach - Chick-Fil-A Bowl vs. Clemson
Bruce Feldman - Music City vs. FSU
Chris Low - Music City vs. ACC Team
Sportsline - Liberty vs. Houston
Scout.com - Chick-Fil-A Bowl vs. Clemson
The long and short of it is this. If we win out, we're going to the Outback or Chick-Fil-A Bowl. If we lose, we could end up in a variety of places from Atlanta (unlikely) to Nashville to Memphis. Personally, I think a split in the next 2 games puts us into Nashville against UNC.
Some games that would help us include LSU over ARK, Clemson over SC, and maybe UK over UT. Although, the biggest piece of the puzzle is clearly beating a very tough Georgia Tech team.