New Clemson bowl destination projected
|2017-09-13 10:06:39.0- -||
So, how about a trip to Pasadena for the New Year?
Three sites are now projecting Clemson's first-ever trip to the Rose Bowl.
Sports Illustrated picks Clemson to make its third-straight College Football Playoff appearance, facing Penn State in southern California. Alabama and Oklahoma are the other projected CFP semifinal in the Sugar Bowl there.
"Clemson beat Auburn 14-6 on Saturday night to solidly establish itself as a playoff contender," CBS Sports analyst Jerry Palm writes. "Clemson's defense certainly looked playoff-worthy against Auburn. It gets another huge test this week at Louisville, where Lamar Jackson will try to put up some more video game numbers; he lit up North Carolina for over 500 yards of offense this week.
"Obviously, Clemson will be a tougher challenge. It moved up to the No. 2 seed in the CFP projection this week because I believe it will end up with a better strength of schedule than USC."
A Rose Bowl-run would check a box for the Tigers historically, making each of the traditional big four games after multiple appearances in the Orange Bowl and one appearance each in the Cotton and Sugar bowls.
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