College Football DFS: Texas Bowl Showdown Slate

College Football DFS: Texas Bowl Showdown Slate

This article is part of our College Football DFS: Weekday Slate series.

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We've reached the end of bowl season and now we get one more game before the National Championship caps off a fun 2021-22 season. I'm not going to try to put lipstick on a pig as it pertains to this game, we've got a low total (47.5) between two teams that don't really come to mind when you think of squads with high entertainment value. Kansas State has been on-brand this year as it ranks 81st in scoring offense and 23rd in scoring defense. The LSU side of this matchup is interesting because of the unknowns. Per Brody Miller of The Athletic, LSU is rolling with 39 scholarship players. That would have been enough absences to have the game canceled under last year's rules. 

Not only is LSU missing Max Johnson (transfer portal) and Myles Brennan (injury), but a playing-time crunch is expected to keep Garrett Nussmeier on the sidelines so he can preserve his redshirt. That leaves the Tigers with a pair of former walk-ons, Tavion Faulk and Matt O'Dowd, to lead the way. There's also an expectation that Jontre Kirklin gets some wildcat packages for LSU – more on that later. 

This all sets up to be a funky finish to bowl season with Kansas State playing their methodical style in what will be Skylar Thompson's final start going up against LSU, which comes into this with a Nothing To Lose mentality. 

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John McKechnie
John is the 2016 FSWA College Writer of the Year winner. He is a Maryland native and graduate of the University of Georgia. He's been writing for RotoWire since 2014.
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