Bowl projections: Tennessee's Missouri loss limits choices

Tennessee's Bowl Outlook: Tennessee's recent loss to Missouri has changed their postseason prospects, ruling out SEC East contention and likely the Citrus Bowl.

Bowl Options: With the SEC East and Citrus Bowl out of reach, Tennessee is now eyeing bowls like Reliaquest, Gator, Music City, Liberty, and Duke’s Mayo.

ESPN (Bonagura) Projection: ESPN predicts a Music City Bowl matchup between Tennessee and Rutgers, offering the potential for an exciting game against Greg Schiano.

ESPN (Schlabach) Prediction: Another ESPN projection sees Tennessee facing Virginia Tech in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl, with Virginia Tech needing one more win to be bowl eligible.

CBS Sports and Action Network Pick: CBS Sports and Action Network both project a Gator Bowl matchup between Tennessee and North Carolina, highlighting the Tar Heels' recent struggles.

Athlon Sports Projection: Athlon Sports predicts a Gator Bowl clash between Tennessee and Clemson, presenting a rematch from the previous season.

USA Today's Prediction: USA Today foresees a Gator Bowl matchup between Tennessee and Miami, showcasing the Hurricanes' recent challenges after a strong start.

Fun Potential: The CBS Sports and Action Network projection of Tennessee vs. North Carolina is deemed one of the most fun matchups, given the uncertainties surrounding the Tar Heels.

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