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Auburn in Play for Several Bowl Scenarios





The Auburn Tigers came up short in the Iron Bowl on Saturday in the season finale. Now, the Tigers can look ahead and start preparing for their postseason appearance.

Auburn posted an 8-4 record this season, with all four losses coming to SEC Western Division opponents. The Tigers do have an impressive road victory on their resume, as they won against the Kansas State Wildcats in Manhattan earlier in the season.

Auburn is a solid pick for any bowl. The Tigers were in the BCS National Championship Game last season and a number of key players from that team are key contributors to this year’s team. Also, the high-paced offense of head coach Gus Malzahn is fun to watch and will draw television viewers. And, perhaps most importantly to the bowl executives, Auburn travels well and will bring a large contingent of fans to their bowl game.

The most likely scenarios for Auburn are either the Outback Bowl in Tampa or the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl in Orlando. In either case, Auburn would face a team from the Big Ten. It appears that the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Iowa Hawkeyes or Wisconsin Badgers would be the opponent for Auburn.

If the Tigers do slip, the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl could be a destination for Auburn. In that game, the SEC representative matches up with a team from the ACC. The Louisville Cardinals could be the Tigers’ opponent if this scenario plays out.

Auburn is a solid team and they will pose a tough matchup for any opponent in a bowl game. Which bowl game and which opponent remains to be seen.

Tim Letcher is a contributing writer for RantSports.com and a member of the Football Writers Association of America. Follow him on Twitter @TimLetcher , on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

The Auburn Tigers came up short in the Iron Bowl on Saturday in the season finale. Now, the Tigers can look ahead and start preparing for their postseason appearance.

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