Prediction: Georgia beats Nebraska by at least 40 points. I'm not sure that's even a bold prediction
Michigan to Outback Bowl
yea, that defense will manhandle tmart
Two backs over 200+ yds and a third over 100, Georgia is going to have a field day.
In one of the three other "which bowl game are we going to" threads?
But there is a difference between real reporting and some guy's projections. One thread is for potential bowl scenarios and the other is the actual bowl Michigan is going to. I apologize if I caused too much board clutter, but I thought it deserved its own thread.
this is not real reporting, either. It's a projection based on the given outcome for Nebraska.
Wasn't Nebraska in the Capitol One Bowl last year? Probably won't have a huge crowd there, especially after last night the fans are not going to be as excited.
They were the only sellout N'Western had this year at home. They'll still show up.
Even for a bloodbath.
It looked like there were a lot of them missing for last night's bloodbath.
To be fair, they had one week's notice to make the trip from Nebraska to Indianapolis, which is not a short drive.
Maybe another way of looking at it is that if even Nebraska can't make it to Indy, maybe it's a bad idea to have the game there.
their fans should have been confident they would beat Minny and Iowa the last two games to lock up their spot.
But even so, it's just not that easy to plan a roadtrip on such short notice, whether it's one week or three. The bowls work (well, sort of) because they are around Christmas/New Year's, when a lot of people can get time off, and mostly in traditional vacation spots. Getting time off to go to Indianapolis one week after Thanksgiving is probably tough for a lot of people - not to mention less enticing.
To be really, really fair, they were probably confident they would beat Wisconsin and were saving for their trips to Pasadena.
Indy is a terrible place to have the game. I know they have a dome, but the game needs to be home field advantage like the Pac 12 or put it in Chicago and risk the weather.
I doubt it. In Nebraska, football is the only break thing between tilling the fields. I'm kidding, but I'm still a little serious. They are gracious fans: I expect they may be discouraged by last night, but will not abandon their team. And they'll do anything to get out of Nebraska for a few days.
Man if that's true we could really see if Lewan is as ready as we think for the pros. If he can come out and have a great game against the best DE in the country Clowney that could make his draft stock soar sky high.A very interesting matchup to say the least.
Lewan already proved his worth against all-world Gholston
LIke the idea of putting a B1G style whuppin on the Olde Balle Coach.
We're playing Mississippi State in the Gator.
Is your source a Google search from 2010?
oh god my PTSD from 2010 is kicking in....
Right after the game was announced, my Dad asked if I wanted to go down for the game. I said no since a Military Buddy was home for the Holidays....
That No is the greatest Sports decision in my life...
that's a pretty good outcome considering our season.
I completely agree.
Except...truthfully, I would have more fun seeing Michigan winning a lesser bowl than suffering through another humiliating loss to an SEC team this year.
Michigan is going to win so there will be no suffering.
I don't think this will be a humiliating loss. I think we have a good shot at beating South Carolina. It'll be tough but nowhere near impossible.
without Lattimore. But Clowney vs Lewan will be fun to watch. I don't know if their DTs against our interior line will be as fun. They also have a host of 6'4" recievers. Connor Shaw's passing ability is really suspect, though.
Kind of rediculous that Cap One is going with Nebraska if you take last night into consideration.
I know why they're doing it over NW but still their fans may not travel as well after the beatdown administered by Wisco.
That said I hope they somehow beat Georgie or whoever.
From Nebraska's point of view, what happened last night shouldn't have too much bearing on their bowl selection other than they didn't make the Rose Bowl. Nebraska beat Michigan and Northwestern, and it is hard to build a case for them slipping past the Capital One Bowl based on the results on the field.
If Michigan were in their position, I would be pissed if that happened to us. The loss last night does not invalidate the rest of their regular season.
That's what I thought when Wisconsin had 42 points. But I started to reconsider while the four successive TDs were being scored.
If this is true, I don't like the matchup of our O-line against SC's D-line.
Yikes. SC is not a good matchup for Michigan. That Defensive front is as good as it gets and Michigan O-line is one of Michigan's weakest units. The long-developing routes that Roundtree and Gallon excel in wont be there with the kind of pass rush SC has. And, more importantly, this will be the most athletic defense that Denard has faced in his career. The edge won't be there--Denard will be forced to run inside. Without an inside running game either, Michigan is going to have to develop a short passing game--that's how you beat a defense like this. 3 step drops and short accurate passes. Can Gardner become that kind of QB over the next 4 weeks?
I'm curious as to which other SEC team you think is a better match up for Michigan. I agree that their D will give our offense a lot of trouble, but their offense in no way scares me, especially since Lattimore is out.
Mississippi State would be a much easier game, although that obviously wouldn't happen now with the Cap One bowl set.
Hey, you didn't say they had to be bowl eligible.
We'd roll the Wildcats.
Mississippi State. Way better matchup.
I agree SC won't score much on offense--but if they manhandle the Michigan O-Line...it doesn't much matter because a devastating pass rush causes turnovers and negates a good qb--just ask Murray and his Georgia Bulldogs, this gives SC the edge on the field position battle, which will allow SC to put up points without having to be too efficient on offense to do so.
Ultimately, while both defenses are stout--SC is more dominant at shutting down what Michigan does best on offense (edge running game with Denard and long-developing passing game with Gardner) than Michigan is against what SCdoes best on offense (running between the tackles and play action passing). Hope I'm wrong, though.
and I'm not convinced we wouldn't have gone 0-2 to Miss St in the last 3 years, which...no thank you.
Or maybe our offensive line will man-up and block, like they did in the second half against ND's (also very good) defensive front. Or maybe Norfleet will take one to the house. Or maybe Denard will get loose a couple times. Jeez.
This game is going to be low scoring. UM has a good shot at winning if they don't turn the ball over. That is a big if.
Haven't had a chance to check all the projections yet, what bowl is OSU going to?
Actually, SC has 2 top Defensive Ends, and MIchigan has 2 good Offensive Tackles. South Carolina gives up huge chunks of yards. Buig rushing yards for one school, big passing yards for another. They run the ball well, we stop the run well. Only thing that worries me is their confusing, almost random pass offense gashing our secondary. Tough to defend both. Guess the plan will be to shut down the run like we do, and Florida and LSU did, and make them force the issue in the air.
DG at least gets a month worth of more playbook and I'm hoping Borges can figure something positive to do with denard besides rotating QB's all game long.
He doesn't have to figure out too much new stuff - just go back to the gameplan against Iowa.
South Carolina > Iowa.
Yes, but it's not like we eked out a one-point win over Iowa, either. We were unstoppable until we took our foot off the gas.
or the 1st half against Ohio...damn you Borges...
The first half against Ohio was really 2 big plays. It's not like we were driving up and down the field.
Let's hope he has a better game plan then he did a couple of weeks ago muth&*%$#@!()_
And the Cotton NOT take them?
Lol Texas A&M is getting shafted hard. Oh well, they're kind weird anyway.
I think I'd rather play South Carolina at this point than Georgia.
I am amazed the Cotton Bowl didn't pounce on Texas A&M over LSU as the Big 12 representative will most likely be Texas. That is a game the whole state of Texas probably wanted.
Not UT. They wanted no part of that game.
I want to play the South Carolina team that barely beat Vandy. Not the one that beat the ever loving shit out of Georgia.
Who knows which Carolina team we get. Carolina's MO most seasons is beating the shit out of UGa and then crapping the bed the rest of the season. Although, Spurrier seems to own Dabo for some reason.
Interesting note: If Michigan does go to Outback Bowl, it will be on 1/1/2013. 10 years to the day they were last in the Outback Bowl-
Brady Hoke sighting at 9:51.
Sounds like Big Ten Conference office put pressure on Capital One Bowl to select Nebraska (as they did deserve to be in that game) which led to these observations from Teddy Greenstein of Chicago Tribune. Poor Sparty:
Source: Big Ten applied pressure to Cap One, did not want NEB to fall below it on bowl chain.
B1G and Cap 1 officials will surely deny this, point to NEB's head-to-head win over Cats. But my bowl source says there is no doubt.
Surprising part is that B1G was fine w/letting Sparty fall from Cap 1 last year. Wonder if MSU folk complained.
Why would anyone be surprised they let state fall below the Capital One Bowl last year?
Must not realize that nobody gives two shits about them outside of the border of the state of Michigan.
That all ten of the Sparty fans complaining really carries much weight.
We can beat South Carolina. I have a lot of confidence we can shut them down.
I'm sure the NFL wants this game to see Clowney vs Lewan too.
SC is the SEC team I wanted. We needed that. Johnny Football would have owned us. Go Blue!!
Bring on South Carolina and the ol' Ball Coach. As he once said, you can't spell "Citrus" without UT. Well, you also can't spell "suck it Spurrier" without SC.
Not only will it be 10 years to the day since Michigan last played in the Outback Bowl, but Hoke's last game as an assistant was: the 2003 Outback Bowl.
I have watched many Gamecock games this year. There are two things that scare me about this team: Clowney and Ace Sanders. Clowney is an absolute beast and I feel sorry for Lewan if he is the lucky guy who has to match up against him all game long. Ace is one of the shiftiest guys I have ever seen. He regularly takes punts/kickoffs for huge gains if not to the house. He is also extremely dangerous WR who will threaten to burn J.T. Floyd (former SC resident) deep on every play.
I have mixed feelings about drawing SC. They are a solid but very beatable team. If the coaches have our guys ready to go with a winning gameplan, we can definitely win a big one for Michigan and the B1G. If not, I'm doomed to hear about it for the next several years...
He will see guys like Clowney several times in a given year. Lewan is a good player himself so there is no need to 'feel sorry" for him.
I feel sorry for anyone that gets matched up against Clowney all game long. The kid plays at a different level and has worn down every O-lineman he has matched up with all year, leading to huge defensive plays late in the 4th quarter. It was a compliment to Clowney's skill, and in no way meant to be a bash on Lewan. If we play SC, he will have a big task on his hands. I look forward to seeing him step up to the challenge and make us all proud.
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Michigan State vs. Oklahoma State
Gator Bowl: Northwestern vs. Mississippi State
Heart of Dallas Bowl: Texas Tech vs. Purdue
Outback Bowl: Michigan vs. South Carolina
Capital One Bowl: Nebraska vs. Georgia
Rose Bowl: Wisconsin vs. Stanford
I'd guess the B1G is the underdog in every one of those games. Hopefully MSU's defense cant shut out OSU's offense enough to win and NW's offense can score enough to stay in it with MSU. I don't expect much from Purdue, Nebraska, or Wisconsin, but at least Stanford doesn't score a lot.
Michigan State, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Purdue are all going to get destroyed in their bowl games.
Looks like NW and Michigan are the conferences hope for good bowl victories.
You can say Wisconsin is going to get destroyed after they went all Oregon last night.
when it comes to OSU and MSU. It's all about the Wolverines and no one else for me. So I don't hope Sparty does a damn thing to stop OK State and gets demolished, and I'm even crossing my fingers that Ohio somehow finds a way to lose their bowl game even though they're not playing in one.
already found the way
I just bought my tickets in the Michigan side of the stadium. It will be fun messing with my gamecock in laws.
Keep a close eye on the helmets in the Rose Bowl so you can tell which team is which.
Michigan is going to have a pretty tough opponent in SC. Hopefully we can pull it together
I bought my tix 10 minutes ago, lower level sideline section 114 row E. $114.00 each. Excited to see Michigan play again, last game I went to was the Gator bowl, and the cowbell headache that lasted months. Really excited about a possible match up between Michigan and SC. I think we match up well against them, especially without Lattimore. The only games I get to go to are Florida games since I live down here. So no matter who we play I'll be there.
If we would have beat Ohio, any idea what we would be ranked now? If we were in the top 14, do you think we would have made a BCS bowl?
Not that it does any good to talk about it now, but I'm curious. Thanks.
The BCS bowls would have chosen Oklahoma (10-2) and/or Oregon (11-1) over Michigan. Of course, if Northern Illinois winds up with an auto-bid, then it would have been even less likely.
Lsu, Johnny football, Georgia bulldogs...all tougher games but all more interesting. This is like the Wisconsin of the sec. Meh.