Bud Light Bowl Projections Roundup: Week 5
A pair of 4th quarter comebacks highlighted the SEC’s slate of games, however the bowl projections remained somewhat consistent on both sides:
- ESPN.com Big 12/Big Ten Bloggers : Oklahoma State vs. LSU
- Brett McMurphy – ESPN: TCU vs. Missouri
- Mark Schlabach – ESPN: Oklahoma State vs. LSU
- Jerry Palm – CBSSports.com: Texas vs. Western Kentucky (SEC replacement)
- Jason Kirk – SBNation: TCU vs. LSU
- Phil Steele – PhilSteele.com: Oklahoma State vs. LSU
- Mike Hugeunin – NFL.com CFB: Texas vs. Missouri
- AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl Staff: Texas vs. LSU
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Where we stand: The Big 12 got off to an early start last weekend, as Oklahoma State topped Texas Tech in a Thursday night shootout 45-35. Elseware, everything remained somewhat as expected, as Texas shut out Kansas, and Baylor, Kansas State and TCU each enjoyed blowout wins.
The SEC was a bit more exciting, as Texas A&M staged a furious comeback to take down Arkansas in overtime and Missouri scored 14 4th quarter points to top South Carolina on the road. The other games were comparable snoozers, as LSU, Auburn and Ole Miss dominated inferior out of conference opponents. This weekend will help us begin to sort out the SEC West with a pair of undefeated showdowns, as Texas A&M travels to Starkville to take on Mississippi State and top ranked Alabama will head to Ole Miss.
As the projections note, LSU is emerging as the favorite to represent the SEC in NRG Stadium. They’ll have a chance to rebound from the loss to Mississippi State this weekend as they travel to Auburn to take on the undefeated Tigers. The Big 12 remains split between undefeated Oklahoma State and TCU, as well as 2-2 Texas. Our staff projections continue to move towards an improving Texas team turning it around and heading to Houston and LSU finishing the season at NRG Stadium where they began.
Looking ahead: After a relatively slow weekend, two games between undefeated SEC West teams loom in the SEC, while Baylor and TCU get their first real tests of the season::
- Texas A&M @ Mississippi State: 11:00 AM CST, ESPN
- Texas @ Baylor: 2:30 PM CST, ABC
- TCU @ Oklahoma: 2:30 PM CST, Fox
- Alabama @ Ole Miss: 2:30 PM CST, CBS
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College Gameday Sign of the Week: No explanation needed
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Best Immediately Regrettable Decision: An Ohio State fan decided to rush the field during the game Saturday and was immediately and deservedly dispatched by one of the OSU assistant coaches. An OSU assistant coach who just happens to also be a former NFL Linebacker, high school state wrestling champion, and avid wild boar hunter.