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So which bowl games stand out as potentially good matchups?

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  1. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Here are ones I think are going to be pretty good games:

    Las Vegas-BYU vs. Oregon State
    Music City-Clemson vs. Kentucky
    Holiday-NU vs. Arizona
    Armed Forces-Houston vs. Air Force
    Peach Bowl-Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee
    Capital One-Penn State vs. LSU
    Fiesta-Boise State vs. TCU
    Orange-Georgia Tech vs. Iowa
    BSC National Championship-Alabama vs. Texas

    As an aside, I will be rooting hard for Army on Saturday. They knock UCLA out of a bowl berth with a win.:thumbsup:
     
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  2. Sportsfan101

    Sportsfan101 Active Member

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    I wish BSU and TCU weren't playing each other. Much more interesting (and, ironically, they'd get more credibility) if they're playing and beating the #9 or #10 ranked team than beating up each other.

    BCS game will be good, although I think both teams (esp. Texas) are a little overrated. Sugar Bowl should be fun -- Cinci and Florida.
     
  3. buffsyko

    buffsyko Club Member Club Member

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    The BYU - Oregon state and texas-alabama games are my picks.

    Cinci-florida maybe, would have liked to seen tcu vs the gators.
     
  4. JimmyBuff

    JimmyBuff Well-Known Member

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    I think they are all suck and we should be starting a 32 team playoff next weekend.. :huh::smile2:
     
  5. OUBuff

    OUBuff American Club Member

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    OMG... Wyoming really got a bowl? New Mexico bowl vs. Fresno

    Every day is another kick in the stones
     
  6. HornBuff

    HornBuff Horns Down

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    Bowls are great
     
  7. Swish

    Swish Half a bubble off Club Member

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    Fun games (In no particular order)

    MAACO Las Vegas
    Oregon State vs. BYU

    S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia
    Utah vs. Cal

    Brut Sun
    Oklahoma vs. Stanford

    Capital One
    Penn State vs. LSU

    Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi
    Ohio State vs. Oregon

    AT&T Cotton
    Oklahoma State vs. Ole Miss


    Rout in the making (Bama has an offense unlike the hucksters)

    Citi BCS National Championship Game
    Texas vs. Alabama


    BCS manipulation bowl (get these guys out of the way so they don’t spoil the party, no cinderella stories in the BCS)

    Tostitos Fiesta
    Boise State vs. TCU


    Ho hum wouldn’t waste my time affairs *

    AutoZone Liberty
    Arkansas vs. East Carolina

    Outback
    Northwestern vs. Auburn

    * And any bowl with Wisconsin
     
  8. JimmyBuff

    JimmyBuff Well-Known Member

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    yeah wow, they actually won 6 games?:huh:
     
  9. ScottyBuff

    ScottyBuff Well-Known Member

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    Really a small bowl, with the two worst FBS conferences, but the two teams are an intriguing matchup and will be a good game, IMO:

    GMAC Bowl: Central Michigan (MAC Champ) vs Troy (SunBelt Champ)
     
  10. aik

    aik Club Member Club Member

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    Yes, totally, even bordering on hell yes:

    Las Vegas: Oregon State-BYU
    Meineke: UNC-Pittsburgh
    Holiday: Arizona-lil' red
    Sun: Stanford-Oklahoma
    Sugar: Cincinnati-Florida
    Fiesta: TCU-Boise

    Most of the other ones look pretty good and very watchable, including all the other BCS ones. That being said, the New Orleans, EagleBank and Humanitarian Bowls will not be watched by me even if there is nothing else on.
     
  11. zbuff

    zbuff Club Member Club Member

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    I didn't realize this either, but saw today that Wyoming beat CSU 17-16 to qualify! What a great conference, we pound Wyoming and they double our win count.
     
  12. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    New Mexico
    Fresno State vs. Wyoming

    The Pokes in a bowl says more about the ****ty year the MWC had beyond the top 3-4 teams than about the Pokes. Hard to believe the team that got shut out in Boulder could ever go bowling. But a nice end to Dave Christensnen's first year... Fresneck will probably crush them, though. :huh:

    St. Petersburg
    UCF vs. Rutgers

    Just about a home game for UCF. FlaBuff might care, not sure if anybody else here does... :huh:

    R+L Carriers New Orleans
    Southern Miss vs. Middle Tennessee

    Hasn't New Orleans suffered enough?

    MAACO Las Vegas
    Oregon State vs. BYU

    This one could be fun. It will be interesting to see if the BYU players are distracted by the fact that many of them will be seeing their first Beavers...

    S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia
    Utah vs. Cal

    This one could be good, or a complete Utah romp. Depends on which Cal team shows up... :huh:


    Sheraton Hawaii
    Nevada vs. SMU

    SnowBuff's favorite OC candidate vs. the return of June Jones to the islands. Another one that might be fun to watch...

    Little Caesars
    Marshall vs. Ohio

    Don't know. Don't care. Won't watch. Not even if they throw in free Crazy Bread... ThndringHerd can feel free to disagree...

    Meineke Car Care
    Pitt vs. North Carolina

    Pitt's offense is worth watching. Or, if you're Miami, you can watch for the chance to rub one out every time they show Butch Davis...

    Emerald
    Boston College vs. USC

    USC blowout, if they care enough about this game to show up...

    Gaylord Hotels Music City
    Kentucky vs. Clemson

    CJ Spiller is enough reason to watch.

    AdvoCare V100 Independence
    Texas A&M vs. Georgia.

    Probably should be a Georgia win. But aTm's talent on offense could make things interesting if UGA isn't careful...

    EagleBank
    Army or UCLA vs. Temple

    Temple in a bowl is cool, except for making it even more depressing that the Buffs aren't. Army probably won't beat Navy, but if they do it would be awesome to see all 3 service academies bowling. Not to mention sending Slick Rick home for the season. Of course, if there is a city that fits Neuweasel better than LA, it would be Washington, DC...

    Champs Sports
    Miami vs. Wisconsin.

    If Wiscy starts running now, they might be able to catch up to the Canes team speed...

    Roady's Humanitarian
    Bowling Green vs. Idaho

    Just getting to a bowl game is huge for Idaho. But anybody who sits outside in Boise in December to watch this is absolutely, completely, 100% nuts...

    Pacific Life Holiday
    Arizona vs. Nebraska

    Look out Chippy, here come the fusker fans! I'll be rooting for the other Stoops to put a beatdown on lil' Red, of course... :thumbsup:

    Bell Helicopter Armed Forces
    Houston vs. Air Force

    No doubt Walrus' favorite game of the bowl season. Rematch of last year's game, 34-28 Houston win. Troy Calhoun vs. Kevin Sumlin. Aka the Please Come to Boulder bowl...


    Brut Sun
    Oklahoma vs. Stanford

    Looking forward to this one. Can't wait to see how Toby Gerhart does against OU...

    Texas
    Navy vs. Missouri

    Really shocked 8-4 Mizzou didn't get a better bowl than this. They'll have a very tough time with Navy's offense, I think. But Navy will have some trouble against athletes like Dennario Alexander...

    Insight
    Minnesota vs. Iowa State

    This year's poster game for the "there are too many damn bowl games" crowd. If you aren't a fan of people in shorts with exceptionally white skin, you might want to avoid Phoenix the week before this game...

    Chick-fil-A
    Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee

    Two things you can bet on here - Lane Kiffin says something ridiculous and the Hokies roll big...

    Outback
    Northwestern vs. Auburn

    Pat Fitzgerald pulls a Gary Barnett and gets NW in a New Year's Day bowl. Auburn will be too athletic for them, though. NW's best hope is getting the game replaced with competitive SAT testing....

    Capital One
    Penn State vs. LSU

    Matchup sounds great on paper, but I'll be surprised if LSU has enough offense to stay in the game...

    Konica Minolta Gator
    West Virginia vs. Florida State

    The Bowden Bowl. Maybe WVU will go easy on the Noles for old times sake...

    Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi
    Ohio State vs. Oregon

    I'm really looking forward to this one. UO should have the speed to keep up with Pryor, and they can run the ball themselves. My guess is Oregon wins...

    Allstate Sugar
    Florida vs. Cincinnati

    Last team with the ball might win this one. Take the over.

    International
    South Florida vs. Northern Illinois

    Congrats on a nice season Bulls. Your reward is a trip to Canada in January to play Northern Illinois.


    Papajohns.com
    South Carolina vs. UConn

    I'm sure a bowl trip to see his old friends in Birmingham is just what Spurrier had in mind when he went to Columbia. The fact that UConn might have a better team won't help.

    AT&T Cotton
    Oklahoma State vs. Ole Miss

    Should be called the Jerry Bowl, since they moved out of the Cotton Bowl. If Ole Miss plays like they did last year, they might come out with a win and absurdly high pre-season ranking again. Probably won't happen, though...

    AutoZone Liberty
    Arkansas vs. East Carolina

    For some reason, I have a feeling this one could be good watching if nothing else is on... Petrino vs. Grandma Holtz's little boy Skip...

    Valero Alamo
    Michigan State vs. Texas Tech

    Terrible, terrible, terrible matchup for Sparty. They better play keep away, because Tech's offense will run away from them all night.

    Tostitos Fiesta
    Boise State vs. TCU

    **** the BCS. These teams should be playing major conference winners. It will be a fun game, though.

    FedEx Orange
    Iowa vs. Georgia Tech

    Love the GT offense. Iowa will have a month to prepare. Should be a close one.

    GMAC
    Central Michigan vs. Troy

    Worth checking out just to see Dan Lefevour. Might end up as the best QB in the 2010 draft.

    Citi BCS National Championship Game
    Texas vs. Alabama

    Bama. Probably big...
     
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  13. White_Rabbit

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    Las Vegas: Oregon State vs BYU
    Poinsettia: Utah vs Cal
    Independence: Georgia vs A&M
    Outback: Miami vs Wisconsin
    Holiday: Arizona vs Nebraska
    Brut Sun: Oklahoma vs Stanford
    Capital One: Penn State vs LSU
    Chick-fil-A: VT vs Tennessee
    Cotton: Oklahoma State vs Ole Miss
    Alamo: Texas Tech vs Michigan State
    and of course the BCS games

    That's a lot of games and I probably won't see them all, but they strike me as interesting match-ups.
     
  14. ThndringHerd

    ThndringHerd Well-Known Member

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    Junc said:

    Not even for free Crazy Bread? What are ya? Communist? I g-ddam paid for 527 channels, and I'm g-ddam use 'em!

    :moon:
     
  15. aik

    aik Club Member Club Member

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    GMAC will also be worth checking out to see the next great CMU coach to jump ship soon after leading his program to multiple winning seasons. Butch Jones will be a hotter commodity next offseason should more coaching positions open up than this year.
     
  16. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    TCU and Boise getting matched up is the worst thing that could happen to the non-BCS schools screaming for respect because they won't get a chance to prove themselves against BCS schools.

    That aspect aside, TCU will beat Boise handily.
     
  17. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    wooo Sheraton Hawaii bowl! Thanks for pointing that out Junc :lol:
     
  18. Waldo

    Waldo Original Copy Club Member

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    who gives a ****, we will he home for the holidays again, **** you Bohn and double **** you Hawk, I think I'll watch roller derby. :sad2:
     
  19. PAHIBuff

    PAHIBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Iowa vs Ga Tech will be a nice display of smash-mouth, from 2 pretty cool 2009 stories.
     

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