Pass: 236.9 (55)
Rush: 212.4 (19)
Scoring: 40.4 (10)
Pass: 236.9 (55)
Rush: 212.4 (19)
Scoring: 40.4 (10)
I've been reading this page, posted in a thread earlier this week:
Skip past the game picker and read the scenarios..not just Michigan's, but some of the others, too.
Yeah, I hate it as much as anyone, but we need Sparty to win.
I'm not sure why people keep saying this. We don't need Sparty to win at all. They will have three losses compared to our two. Both of their losses were blowouts with a probable 3rd tonight.
Just a matter of the tight poll rankings between us, Wisc, and MSU. If MSU loses a close one, it is not out of the question for pollsters to keep MSU ahead of us...especially since they beat us. 3 losses, yes... but they also played 13 games to our 12.
Of course, my ideal is for Sparty to lose and fall below us, cuz BOY would that piss them off. I'm just not counting on that to happen.
What you are failing to realize is that no one outside the state of Michigan respects MSU. A 2 loss Mich v a 3 loss MSU to the college football world is a no brainer.
Wrong. There's a good chance I realize that better than you. I never said a Sparty loss would for sure knock us out. But our best case is for LSU and MSU to win, in which case we're a virtual lock for the BCS.
We don't need Sparty to win. We need LSU to win. If LSU beats Georgia and Houston loses, we are in the top 14 and theres an at large spot for us.
All this "Michigan State would still be ahead of us if they lose to Wisky" talk is wildly speculative, not in line with how voters have ever operated, and irrelevant even if true.
Not only that, but if we move to 14 and MSU has to move down, they have to drop to 15 at least.
Pass defense - not covered?
So many sad cheerleaders.
I feel most sorry for the one guy who took the time to paint half his face red - badly.
It's too bad that Michigan will be helped by LSU winning. I still kind of like the Bulldogs so I guess I'm hoping for a well-played, injury-free game.
Wins by a nose (Mrs. Keenum's that is). Sorry. Couldn't help myself. I don't remember such copious footage of a players gf since Brady Quinn's sister.
this isn't good. Come on Texas!
I think even if Baylor wins big and they jump us, we'll be in good position. Georgia, Houston, MSU/Wisky drop below us.
I agree. At this point, I think it's all about LSU beating Georgia. If that happens, we're in the Sugar Bowl; if not, we're in the Capital One Bowl.
If that was a catch then Junior Hemingay's Iowa catch was certainly a catch too.
No, no, no. We don't need Georgia to lose. If Georgia wins and MSU or Wisconsin win by a decent amount we're in assuming Houston drops below us which they deserve to.
And even if Wisc/MSU is close voters know what's at stake and will very likely still place Michigan above them to get them into top 14.
Michigan might get into the top 14 if LSU loses, but that doesn't mean Michigan would go to the BCS
No, if Georgia wins, there is no BCs bowl slot for us even if we are in the top 14. 6 BCS conference champs + Bama and LsU (title game) + TCU + Stanford (guaranteed as the #4). That's all ten spots guaranteed by rule = no at-large Michigan.
and kansas state loses, michigan could go to the fiesta.
at least according to this little thing i've been using here
That would be sick to play Oaklahoma State. I'm torn and confused as to who to root for.
Sorry, my PC froze and must have reposted when I refreshed.
Okay I guess what I didn't understand was that TCU would be an AUTOMATIC bid to the BCS if they get to rank 16 I never heard that. I thought that just made them eligible as a choice so I thought that gave the BCS bowls a choice between TCU, Michigan, or Kansas State which Michigan would be picked from for the last BCS spot.
I just reviewed the dates for the various bowl games and I don't see a single bowl listed for New Years Day, January 1st. Is this a change for this year or a mistake on ESPN? I can't imagine they changed it as the ratings on New Years day have got to be way higher than they would be later that week with people back at work and school.
NFL owns Sundays, and Jan 1 is a Sunday this year. Sucks for us college fans, though I think Monday the 2nd is a federal holiday.
The Rose Bowl won't be played on a Sunday. I think it's that the Parade of Roses or something won't be held on a Sunday, so they don't do the Bowl either. And since the Rose is the biggest New Years Day bowl they're just doing it on Monday, and I'm pretty sure that's how it's always been too
KSU won. If Georgia wins, it looks like it comes down to:
-- does TCU crack the top 16 (if yes, no BCS for us)
-- if not, does the Sugar Bowl want us or KSU. KSU will be ahead of us, but the Sugar Bowl has no tie-in obligation to take them, does it?
Do I have that right?
Kansas State would be an at large bid. You'd think it would be about the money and Michigan's fan base is far larger than Kansas State. New Orleans also isn't particularly close to Kansas State so they wouldn't get additional fans based on proximity. I'd still think we'd go if we cracked the rankings requirement.
All of this makes my head hurt. Whatever happnes happens. Go Blue!
the most important hurdle has been passed! LSU prevailed.