Plain and simple, it looks like it's TCU, KSU or Boise St.
Who do you want to play in the Sugar Bowl?
Except that it's not that simple. Kansas State is also a factor.
Only if TCU isn't in the top 16 then it would be between K State or Boise
There you go...so in answering the question, who do you want?
I don't really care. I think we matchup well with all of them. That said, I'd prefer K-State/TCU to Boise. And while a Fiesta Bowl trip means that I get to attend (although with the coaches poll having bama a solid #2, its highly unlikely), I'd rather play any of those teams than a stanford team that would thrash us through the air.
Hearing it's KSU.
and I hope they're good.
Boise State. I think we'd win and I really want to beat them/am tired of them
I think its really unlikely that Boise gets picked at large. They have a comparable fan base to boise, but k state would add way more viewers (big 12 markets) than boise would (mountain west markets)
Doesn't MSU open with Boise State next year? Would be nice to beat Boise with Moore and then have then beat MSU to start the season next year.
I hope it's KState. And I think there's a good chance of it being that.
If it is between those two, I say TCU. Although they did beat Boise, Kellen Moore terrifies me, and I think Denard would have more success against TCU than Boise.
Higher level of competition and just a better overall game I think.
You know what I wish? I wish one of the gazillion times we're away next season, we'd have a Slippery Rock game in the Big House. I think they did that once in the '80s.
but I would prefer TCU.
Their defense would be overmatched. I have more fish in GMatt than I do in Boise's two stars versus DRob, Fitz, Junior, etc.
They have not see speed like Denard. I also will argue that Georgia is a different team. Then when Boise played them.
I think their defense is an average BCS defense, which is more than you can say for the typical; non-AQ squad not named TCU, but Georgia did score 21 against Boise and weren't so much slowed down by Boise as just make some bad plays.
I think Boise would be a nice matchup, but I have a sense it won't be them. Personally, I'd like UM-Stanford just for the B1G/Pac-10 symmetry and the fact that it would be a really fun game to see Luck and Denard dominate in their own ways.
But I will be happy regardless of the opponent.
Why would Sugar Bowl choose Boise State when they don't have to?
Boise State, and if they do I will be going to that game.
Soo... I would enjoy beating them. And possibly having them beat MSU when they play next year, so we can have more bragging rights.
We play Bama first game next yr. Bring on the best if you ask me. It will prepare us for our NC run next year.
Joke almost beat them last year.
I am not familiar with this person.
We aren't in yet. I just hope we are playing in the damn game ... at this point it doesn't matter who else is in the Sugar Bowl, especially if we are not. If we make it ... I'll gladly play whomever they say we are playing against
Guys, there are still so many options out there that this kind of thread is completely useless (and I'm normally fine with speculation threads). Can't we just wait until 8:15, and then start discussing who we are really playing?
It's a question...who do you WANT to play?
Not who do you think we'll play. It's who do you want to play of the names being floated around for the Sugar. It's so simple, why can't we just answer the question?
1. West Virginia. 2. Virginia Tech.
I think the reason it is speculation is because you put forth only three of at least 5 possible teams. Of those you put forth....1. KSU, 2. TCU, 3. Boise. I don't want Boise in a bowl game. They are good, and not a lot of upside. Beating WVU would be awesome for obvious reasons, and Va Tech would be a good matchup against a team from the ACC we haven't played perhaps ever, etc.
The fact that there are so many threads with so many comments shows that people want to discuss this.
...because I think they would be the best matchup for us in this scenario, BUT....
....I also shall wait for 8:15 PM, since I can hardly stand not really knowing at this point.
I think WVU would be the most interesting matchup available to us under the present circumstances.
TCU, because I have seen so little of them, would also be interesting. The Horned Frogs certainly gave Wisconsin something to think about last year.
A little TOO much to think about. Us too. Not that KSU is a pushover, but unlike Houston, TCU plays defense as well as offense. Not really interested. (West Virginia would be fun, without quite the venom with new coaches, and maybe a more likely win, as the Big East isn't good...but not looking too likely at this point).
I prefer a team from a BCS conference. Otherwise it's a lose - lose.
Kansas State. I don't understand why people think TCU is even worth a bid.
They would be an autobid if they get into the top 16.
I know, and to me, that's the biggest current problem with the BCS. That they didn't have the balls to kick out the Big East like they should've, and thus, crap-ass midmajors like TCU have an easy path in.
Plus, occasionally I see people thinking that they deserve a bid regardless of autobid status. (That is, had Houston kept it.) It boggles the mind.
TCU has won more BCS bowls than we have and also beaten Wisconsin more recently than we have. I wouldn't call em crap.
What they did last year means shit to whether they're worth it this year.
The problem with Boise is they have no depth on defense. If Michigan is able to run the ball effectively against them, it will wear Boise down and they would be able to win the game. Boise has a good power run game but it is not better than most of the teams we faced this year. Kellen Moore is a great quarterback, but they lost their two best receivers last year and their biggest threat is a tight end. Boise also likes to run a 4-2-5 and they hardly ever blitz, relying on a four man rush to get pressure on the qb. They also have a hard time keeping up with elite athletes that have great speed, which we have. Boise would be a good match up and I think we would win that game.
I feel like they are Nebraska but without as many good athletes.