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Could the B1G really go winless in bowls?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by zbuff, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. zbuff

    zbuff Club Member Club Member

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    Probably not, but it's not that far-fetched and would be pretty entertaining.

    K-State 31 Michigan 14
    Syracuse 21 Minnesota 17
    Nebraska v #22 Georgia
    Iowa v #16 LSU
    #19 Wisconsin v #9 S Carolina
    #4 Michigan St v #5 Stanford
    #7 Ohio St v #12 Clemson
     
  2. FlaBuff

    FlaBuff I drive a Dodge Stratus! Club Member

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    They will be dog lucky to win 3.
     
  3. SECOBuffsFan

    SECOBuffsFan Active Member

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    Wisconsin and Michigan State their best hopes...and those don't look good especially with Michigan State suspending Bullough
     
  4. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    Also, future members Maryland and Rutgers are 0-2 in their bowl games
     
  5. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    Is it my imagination (I didn't watch that particular game), but was yesterday's victory v. Rutgers Notre Dame's first bowl victory in 87 attempts?
     
  6. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    They won the Sun Bowl 2 or 3 years ago and that broke a long bowl winless streak they had, something like 10 straight bowl losses which is the record. Maybe that's what you're thinking of?
     
  7. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    Maybe. But I was speaking more broadly to their trend of losing bowl games, which is the result of two (at least) factors, in my opinion:

    1. They are typically overrated, for whatever reason. They just seem to get a lot of love in the polls.

    2. Bowl selection committees like their national fanbase and often bypass more worthy teams to extend an invite to the Irish. I'm thinking of the Fiesta bowl against CU in the mid-90s and again against OSU (Beavers) in the early 2000s, both in which Notre Dame was (predictably) demolished.
     
  8. BuffUp

    BuffUp W.T.T.F. Club Member

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    The OSU is the only win I see
     
  9. cubuffs85

    cubuffs85 Active Member

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    I thing I severely dislike about the bowls is how they'll pick teams with better fanbases and bigger brand teams over ones who deserve it. I get why they do it, but there's no other sport where off-field/past success is so crucial.

    I remember in Ralph Friedgen's second year I believe when the Terps went to the Peach Bowl, he wrote a letter to season ticket holders on how crucial it was that they buy tickets and worse case scenario, donate them since reputation is important.
     

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