Yes, bowl projections are a bit ridiculous on Feb. 14, 2022, but we are always thinking about football in the south.
We know the task at hand for Bryan Harsin as he heads into his second year as the head coach of the Auburn Tigers. There has been a mass exodus of players and staff members in his first year. There is work to be done.
We check in to see where one member of the media has Auburn projected.
Brett McMurphy of Action Network released his way too early bowl projections for next season. After a trip to the Birmingham Bowl to play against Houston, the projections are a bit better for the Tigers.
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Bowl Game: Liberty Bowl
Venue: Liberty Bowl Stadium
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Bowl Tie-In: SEC vs Big 12
Series History: Auburn leads 3-0, the last meeting in 1981
Last year Mississippi State earned a trip to the Liberty Bowl, where they faced Texas Tech. The Bulldogs were 7-5 (4-4), if all things are equal that means that Auburn would be one game better.
In school history, Auburn has played in the Liberty Bowl just twice. The last time came in 1984 when they faced off with the Arkansas Razorbacks. At the time they were members of the Southwest Conference.
The only other meeting came in 1965 when the Tigers faced off with Ole Miss.
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