The Rutgers Scarlet Knights shored up their fifth trip to the postseason in six years by beating South Florida on Saturday, 20-17. The only question that remains now is where Rutgers will be headed this bowl season.
According to the bowl projections Scout.com posted earlier today, the Scarlet Knights (6-3, 3-2 BIG EAST) can expect to stay close to home with a trip to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. There, they are expected to meet Big 12 representative Missouri.
Unfortunately for Syracuse and Connecticut, Rutgers is the only NYC-metro team listed in the bowl projections, despite UConn (4-5, 2-2 BIG EAST) picking up its fourth victory of the season Saturday over the Orange (5-4, 1-3 BIG EAST).
On the national level, LSU staked its claim to a projected spot in the BCS National Championship game with its 9-6 overtime victory over Alabama. Scout.com likes the Tigers to meet Oklahoma in the title game after the Sooners thrashed Texas A&M over the weekend.
The rest of the BCS games are projected as follows:
Rose Bowl: Wisconsin vs. Oregon
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Stanford
Allstate Sugar Bowl: Alabama vs. Boise State
Discover Orange Bowl : Clemson vs. Cincinnati