Not sure what kind of record the conference is staring down in bowls this season. Some of these matchups look not so favorable, especially for those early in bowl season. Looking at it, first thought is 4-6, with wins by UM, Wisconsin, Iowa and Maryland. OSU a toss up. But a couple of those games could get ugly.
Fiesta (CFP): OSU v. Clemson
Rose: PSU v. USC
Orange: UM v. FSU
Cotton: Wisconsin v. Western Michigan
Outback: Iowa v. Florida (Is a war crime)
Music City: Nebraska v. Tennessee
Holiday: Minnesota v. Wazzu
Pinstripe: N'western v. Pitt
Foster Farms: IU v. Utah
Quicklane: Maryland v. BC (a slightly less awful war crime)
Failure pile in a sadness Bowl: MIchigan State
Great to be back in a NY6 Bowl.
There are a ton of items.
Did Harbaugh and offensive staff crawl into a late game shell at Iowa and OSU or did UM not have a strong enough o-line to execute critical plays when needed? I get this line was good to very good and several members will play on Sundays. That said, in both losses (even at MSU) it seemed UM couldn't get those tough 3 to 4 yard rushing plays when needed. Defenses knew UM was running and stuffed them. Were these stops due to lackluster play calling or the o-line not being able to impose its will when needed? Thanks for any light shed on the subject.
So I happen to live in a city, Las Vegas, with a bowl game coming up later this month. Given the likely matchup, I'm sure loads of tickets will be available. I've never actually gone to a bowl game before. Has anyone gone to one in which Michigan wasn't involved and what was your experience like?