BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Coach Ed Orgeron makes it clear that he doesn't see LSU's regular-season finale at Texas A&M on Saturday as just another game on the schedule.
While LSU's hopes of sneaking into the College Football Playoff are slim at best, a victory would give the No. 8 Tigers their first 10-win regular season in six years while virtually assuring LSU a spot in a prestigious "New Year's Six" bowl game. The Tigers have not participated in one of these upper-tier post-season games since losing to Alabama in the national title game at the end of the 2011 season.
"Obviously, this is a very big game for our program," Orgeron said. "Getting ten wins and playing in a New Year's Six bowl would be a huge step in building a championship program and getting LSU where it needs to be.