Texas A&M bowl projections after beating Prairie View A&M

Texas A&M football. (Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports)
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Texas A&M football is on track for a strong postseason matchup with bowl projections fitting them into the Citrus Bowl against a Big Ten foe.

The Texas A&M Aggies have crossed the penultimate hurdle in the 2021 regular season with a straightforward victory over Prairie View A&M.

Now they have two things to focus on: The finale against LSU and their bowl prospects.

Where will Texas A&M football end up during bowl season? We have a pretty good idea.

Texas A&M bowl projections point to the Citrus Bowl against a Big Ten foe

Everyone seems to agree that the Aggies will play in the Citrus Bowl.

CBS Sports thinks it’ll be the Citrus Bowl against Iowa. USA Today has the opponent in that same game as Michigan State. Meanwhile, Sporting News likes a matchup with Wisconsin. The Big Ten is wide open behind Ohio State and Michigan but Wisconsin or Iowa will get an extra chance to impress in the Big Ten title game

The Citrus Bowl, played on Jan. 1 in Orlando, has tie-ins with the SEC and Big Ten. It also gets first choice from those conferences after the College Football Playoff committee sets the New Year’s Six bowls.

If you assume Georgia and Alabama will secure places in the CFP and Ole Miss will get a bid to the Sugar Bowl, then the Aggies would have a claim to the top remaining SEC bowl slot.

All they have to do is beat LSU to make sure they’re the obvious choice for that game. A loss to the Tigers would throw a pretty big wrench in that plan.

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