It is pretty damn ugly.
Bowl Games Open Thread (non-Michigan)
Oregon v Auburn (duh)
Wisky v TCU
OSU v Arkansas
Stanford v VT
Oklahoma v U-Conn
Like the Big Ten chances, Stanford should be able to take VT...and OU finally found a team they shouldn't choke against in a bowl.
Oklahoma shouldn't choke against UConn, but I wouldn't put it past them.
I may be biased, but VT looks like they're hitting their stride, and Tyrod Taylor is settling down as a QB. Not to mention they have 3 runningbacks averaging 50+ yards per game and they have the usual Lunch Pail defense. I think this will be a good game.
I will be rooting for UConn as usual.
scenario if VT kicks Stanford in the teeth?
Nebraska vs. Washington
Washington is way overmatched in this one.
35th ranked total offense vs. 84th ranked total defense.
75th ranked total offense vs. 10th ranked total defense.
That's dumb. They already played each other this season with Nebraska winning 56-21 in Seattle.
Why is a 9-3 team playing a 6-6 team?
I would imagine that USC not being bowl eligible has something to do with it. Also, the Pac-10 sent two teams to the BCS, so the Pac-10 is probably having a tough time filling all of its bowl commitments.
Not a very exciting matchup though.
Nope. Not a great matchup at all. But looking at the PAC 10, outside of Oregon and Stanford, there aren't any great teams. The third place team is Arizona who is 7-5.
I think that's why I'd lean toward Auburn taking the national championship. Oregon beat Stanford, but outside of that, they haven't played anybody who is very good, whereas Auburn went undefeated in the SEC West, which is stacked this year.
Not saying that Oregon doesn't deserve to be where they are, I think they are a very good team, but Auburn just has more experience against tough competition.
Nebraska is 10-3, but your right this one wont be good
I think I can skip watching that one.
this is the dumbest thing ive ever seen
bowl season is a chance to see cool matchups we dont get very often and we get a rematch of a beatdown.
Nebraska fans have to be pissed. From the fiesta bowl to this crap. Well i guess they woulda played a crappy uconn team anyways.
Funny how they have a big hyped show to announce one meaningful game and a bunch of "who cares" crap games. The selection show would be so much better if they were revealing a 16 team playoff bracket.
Herbstreit just said he loves Cam Newton's smile. How can he even talk about smiles without you know who...
Saban vs MSU.
I get my favorite non-Michigan matchup: Pros vs Cons.
Good subplot with Saban having dumped MSU when the administration meddled in his business too much. Also, it's great to see MSU have to face a quality team on a neutral field. I have a feeling the Spartybragging won't be nearly as loud after this game as it will before.
Harbaugh interview right now. He kind of looks like he can be chad hennes father
Who? I only know Chad Henry.
How much did the missed FG in the Nevada game cost Boise St?
It cost them $3mill and each team in their conference $625K:
SBNation Detroit has a good compilation of all the Bowl Games.