Official Bowl Games Thread

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  1. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    First off, if you choose to post about how meaningless bowl games are in this thread... go you!

    As always, I will be enjoying watching matchups you would rarely get outside of bowl games.

    What bowl games are you looking forward to this bowl season (outside of NY6)? My list:

    Armed Forces Bowl: Army vs. Houston
    Music City Bowl: Auburn vs. Purdue (obviously)
    Alamo Bowl: Iowa State vs. Washington State
    Liberty Bowl: Missouri vs. Oklahoma State
    Citrus Bowl: Kentucky vs. Penn State
     
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  2. White_Rabbit

    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

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    ASU vs Fresno St in the Las Vegas bowl tomorrow looks semi appealing
    Miami vs Wisconsin Pinstripe bowl, couple of teams having a not so great year, but should be a good matchup
    West Virginia vs Syracuse Camping World (seriously?) bowl, although I thought I read Grier is sitting it out
    +1 on ISU vs Wazzu
    Florida vs Michigan Peach Bowl, should have some pretty good defense

    then basically everything December 31st onward
     
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  3. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Screw bowl games, give me FCS playoffs!!
     
  4. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm an old Big East / Eastern Independents guy, so I'm looking forward to Syracuse v West Virginia.
     
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  5. Jello Bear

    Jello Bear VP of Quantified Self Club Member

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    I decided to take the 20th through the 1st off in order to install tile throughout our main floor. Rip out all the carpet, fix any subfloor issues, underlayment, and 12x24 tiles. So I'll have the TV on pretty much the whole time, and probably watching every bowl game during that stretch. That'll be a first.
     
  6. Trufflesauce

    Trufflesauce Club Member Club Member

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    I'm most looking forward to the Sugar Bowl: Texas vs Georgia. Should be a fun matchup. Will there be a noticeable decline in Georgia's defense without Mel on the sideline? Unlike most here, I'm rooting for Texas. :ducks:

    I'm also curious to see if UCF can keep up their win streak against LSU in the Fiesta Bowl. Looks like the last team in the FBS with back-to-back perfect seasons is Oklahoma way back in 1955-1956.
     
  7. Trufflesauce

    Trufflesauce Club Member Club Member

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    Aaaaand I just read the outside of the New Years Six part... Details. In that case, Washington State vs Iowa State in the Alamo Bowl is the one I'm most excited about. Washington's defense shutdown WSU and I'm looking forward to seeing if ISU can do the same.
     
  8. lawdogg

    lawdogg Club Member Club Member

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    Intrigued by Cal vs TCU in the "Should have been CU's" Cheez-It Bowl. May find myself wanting to check out the Virginia defensive line against South Carolina in the Belk Bowl.
     
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  9. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Also, I'm jonesng for football so badly after a week off that I'm watching the DIII national championship right now.
     
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  10. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    FCS semis is on!
     
  11. Ralfie

    Ralfie Well-Known Member

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    HEY @B_Walk YOU WANNA WEIGH IN HERE AND **** EVERYTHING UP?!?!
     
  12. B_Walk

    B_Walk Well-Known Member

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    Nope, I'm not going to watch a single bowl game. I don't even know what the matchups are.
     
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  13. FlaBuff

    FlaBuff I'm just one man, there's only so much I can do. Club Member

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    I’m going to the Cure Bowl today. Tulane vs the Ragin’ Cajuns. Will be tailgating. post game The HBC—Steve Spurrier is having an open practice for the AAF Orlando Apollos at a high school near the stadium. It will be a football filled day.
     
  14. Ralfie

    Ralfie Well-Known Member

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    Yeah plus who cares.
     
  15. CULifer

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    Texas v Georgia
    Wazzu v Iowa St
    Michigan v FloRida
    CFP
     
  16. DrunkRalphie

    DrunkRalphie Well-Known Member

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    I believe it was your thread that ensured you didn't even have one bowl game to watch.
     
  17. L Buff

    L Buff Commissar of the Albuffs Collective Left Club Member

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    I'll be watching the Camellia Bowl with my brother at my local watering hole. Funny how sometimes serendipity rears its head ... I completed my undergrad degree at Eastern Michigan University ... my brother received his MBA from Georgia Southern while stationed as a Naval Aviator at Glencoe NAS in the Vietnam War era.

    And now they face off against each other in what will be an epic confrontation! The official nicknames of both teams are the "Eagles" ... easily the most hackneyed of all collegiate nicknames other than "Tigers" ... which is kind of funny considering that my brother's undergrad degree is from Princeton (he was one of the last "single-wing" centers in CFB history). But to me EMU will always be the "Hurons" ... a noble and revered nickname to all ancient EMU alums.

    GO HURONS!!!

    @ 3:30 pm MST on ESPN

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I think I'm cheering for ASU to beat Fresno State.

    As much as I can't stand the Sun Devils and don't want them to gain recruiting momentum, I think reversing the national narrative on the Pac-12 by the conference having a great bow season would be hugely important.
     
  19. Jalapeno

    Jalapeno Guacamelee FTW! Club Member

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    Texas vs Georgia...I cannot root for those Longhorns.
    WSU-ISU...why not?
    ASU-Frenso State...decent one...if ASU wins, another reason to cut back on our MWC scheduling.
    Georgia Southern-EMU...Summers did recruit some of those kids.

    If I wanted to just feel sick, I'd watch Baylor vs Vanderbilt.

    I think that's pretty much it.
     
  20. Buffsrock85

    Buffsrock85 Mantrum Expert

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    Same feeling here. We need less embarrassment.
     
  21. Trufflesauce

    Trufflesauce Club Member Club Member

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    Oh man. Tough break for Fresno St on that touchback.
     
  22. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I hate that rule. I don't think it should result in a turnover. But at the very least, give the other team the ball at the spot of the fumble instead of at the 20.
     
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  23. Buffsrock85

    Buffsrock85 Mantrum Expert

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    INT Fresno. Fresno is kind of meh.
     
  24. Trufflesauce

    Trufflesauce Club Member Club Member

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    Agreed. It’s such a harsh rule and momentum changer. ASU’s offense did a **** job with that opportunity though.
     
  25. gobuffs58

    gobuffs58 so tired of losing Club Member

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    buffs beat asu?.....how???
     
  26. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    We have better players.
     
  27. gobuffs58

    gobuffs58 so tired of losing Club Member

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    you think?
     
  28. AeroBuff99

    AeroBuff99 Club Member Club Member

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    I would rather have any fumble out of bounds result in a turnover. Punish to the offense for lack of ball security.
     
  29. Master Blaster

    Master Blaster Ramblin Wreck from Golden Tech Club Member

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    Fresno isn’t UCF, but Tedford has done a good job there and they are a top G5 team. A PAC12 also-ran beating them would be a good look for the conference
     
  30. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Yep. It's close, but we're better.
     
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