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Bowl Game - NIUHuskie4life - 12-01-2018 07:59 PM

I wonder who we end up playing now? Most sites have us going to the potato bowl w/ Utah State.


RE: Bowl Game - epasnoopy - 12-01-2018 08:01 PM

I hope not. Reward for winning the conference is going all the way out west to Idaho?


RE: Bowl Game - NIUSox10 - 12-01-2018 08:03 PM

(12-01-2018 08:01 PM)epasnoopy Wrote:  I hope not. Reward for winning the conference is going all the way out west to Idaho?

The team would rebel with no beach in site!


RE: Bowl Game - MaddDawgz02 - 12-01-2018 08:14 PM

NIU is due to get screwed on a bowl matchup


RE: Bowl Game - Big Red - 12-01-2018 09:06 PM

(12-01-2018 09:03 PM)HuskieTap22 Wrote:  Was told after the game last night that it will be a warm weather game. Matchup and which game was TBD pending outcome of other conference championship games. Unless something has changed pretty sure Potato and Quick Lane will be going to other teams.

Dollar General.


RE: Bowl Game - Dtownboys - 12-01-2018 09:09 PM

(12-01-2018 09:03 PM)HuskieTap22 Wrote:  Was told after the game last night that it will be a warm weather game. Matchup and which game was TBD pending outcome of other conference champiaonship games. Unless something has changed pretty sure Potato and Quick Lane will be going to other teams.

Agreed. Although ESPN makes the pick and might want to see us playing a better team. I expect Buffalo to go to Boise after they lost. I think Boca vs an AAC like Memphis would be a good matchup. I’d like to see us in Mobile, partly because of better date and easier access, but I don’t think we’d be facIng the 3rd place Sun Belt team. Boise is hard to travel too and flights are limited and expensive. Not much of a reward for fans if you can’t make it.


RE: Bowl Game - Dtownboys - 12-01-2018 09:25 PM

(12-01-2018 09:18 PM)HuskieTap22 Wrote:  
(12-01-2018 09:09 PM)Dtownboys Wrote:  
(12-01-2018 09:03 PM)HuskieTap22 Wrote:  Was told after the game last night that it will be a warm weather game. Matchup and which game was TBD pending outcome of other conference champiaonship games. Unless something has changed pretty sure Potato and Quick Lane will be going to other teams.

Agreed. Although ESPN makes the pick and might want to see us playing a better team. I expect Buffalo to go to Boise after they lost. I think Boca vs an AAC like Memphis would be a good matchup. I’d like to see us in Mobile, partly because of better date and easier access, but I don’t think we’d be facIng the 3rd place Sun Belt team. Boise is hard to travel too and flights are limited and expensive. Not much of a reward for fans if you can’t make it.

Believe this is correct. The MAC actually has no preset selection order. ESPN has the #1 pick and then Dollar General gets its pick after ESPN. It then swings back to ESPN to round out the slot. This is how NIU and Akron ended up in Boca in prior years and why there was no MAC team in the Camellia last year. ESPN owns every one of the MAC primary bowls except Dollar General.

I was under the impression MAC owns Dollar General bowl too. Interesting decision if they don’t.


RE: Bowl Game - pjfleck82 - 12-01-2018 11:23 PM

I bet Troy in Dollar General. ESPN will sell it as a rematch of the fantastic 2004 Silicon Valley Football Classic. Hope they can get Pam Ward and T-Zack for the call.


RE: Bowl Game - epasnoopy - 12-02-2018 05:35 AM

(12-01-2018 11:23 PM)pjfleck82 Wrote:  I bet Troy in Dollar General. ESPN will sell it as a rematch of the fantastic 2004 Silicon Valley Football Classic. Hope they can get Pam Ward and T-Zack for the call.

We've had most of our success in bowls against SBC, going 2-0.


RE: Bowl Game - ChicagoHuskie - 12-02-2018 07:58 AM

I usually root for a bowl game with the best teams, or a lower P5 matchup. This year I want to simply win our bowl game and I do not care if we play Sun Belt opponent etc... We need a Bowl win in the worst way. A Bowl win & Sutton Smith stays for his Sr season and we have major momentum going into next season


RE: Bowl Game - Milwaukee Pilot - 12-02-2018 09:32 AM

(12-01-2018 11:23 PM)pjfleck82 Wrote:  I bet Troy in Dollar General. ESPN will sell it as a rematch of the fantastic 2004 Silicon Valley Football Classic. Hope they can get Pam Ward and T-Zack for the call.

This is the matchup that Jerry Palm has also. Although, since he works for CBS, he’s not touting it as a rematch of 2004. The bad part about the MAC, even being the best in it, is that you still get pared up with a team from another brutal conference.


RE: Bowl Game - Max Power - 12-02-2018 11:31 AM

Brett McMurphy just released his final projections and has changed his original projection of NIU vs Troy in Mobile to NIU vs. UAB in Boca Raton.

https://watchstadium.com/news/brett-mcmurphys-final-college-football-bowl-projections-12-02-2018/

Other MAC games:
Camellia Bowl – Dec. 15 Eastern Michigan vs. Georgia Southern
Bahamas Bowl – Dec. 21 FIU vs. Toledo
Idaho Potato Bowl – Dec. 21 Ohio vs. BYU**
Dollar General Bowl – Dec. 22 Buffalo vs. Troy
Quick Lane Bowl – Dec. 26 Boston College vs. Western Michigan**

Other Bowls with vacancies:
Independence Bowl – Dec. 27 Duke vs. Temple**
Armed Forces Bowl – Dec. 22 Nevada** vs. Army**
Birmingham Bowl – Dec. 22 Memphis vs. Georgia Tech**


RE: Bowl Game - BDB5yp - 12-02-2018 11:37 AM

(12-02-2018 11:31 AM)Max Power Wrote:  Brett McMurphy just released his final projections and has changed his original projection of NIU vs Troy in Mobile to NIU vs. UAB in Boca Raton.

https://watchstadium.com/news/brett-mcmurphys-final-college-football-bowl-projections-12-02-2018/

Other MAC games:
Camellia Bowl – Dec. 15 Eastern Michigan vs. Georgia Southern
Bahamas Bowl – Dec. 21 FIU vs. Toledo
Idaho Potato Bowl – Dec. 21 Ohio vs. BYU**
Dollar General Bowl – Dec. 22 Buffalo vs. Troy
Quick Lane Bowl – Dec. 26 Boston College vs. Western Michigan**

Other Bowls with vacancies:
Independence Bowl – Dec. 27 Duke vs. Temple**
Armed Forces Bowl – Dec. 22 Nevada** vs. Army**
Birmingham Bowl – Dec. 22 Memphis vs. Georgia Tech**

I can see this matchup.....


RE: Bowl Game - HuskiePride12 - 12-02-2018 12:49 PM

(12-02-2018 11:31 AM)Max Power Wrote:  Brett McMurphy just released his final projections and has changed his original projection of NIU vs Troy in Mobile to NIU vs. UAB in Boca Raton.

https://watchstadium.com/news/brett-mcmurphys-final-college-football-bowl-projections-12-02-2018/

Other MAC games:
Camellia Bowl – Dec. 15 Eastern Michigan vs. Georgia Southern
Bahamas Bowl – Dec. 21 FIU vs. Toledo
Idaho Potato Bowl – Dec. 21 Ohio vs. BYU**
Dollar General Bowl – Dec. 22 Buffalo vs. Troy
Quick Lane Bowl – Dec. 26 Boston College vs. Western Michigan**

Other Bowls with vacancies:
Independence Bowl – Dec. 27 Duke vs. Temple**
Armed Forces Bowl – Dec. 22 Nevada** vs. Army**
Birmingham Bowl – Dec. 22 Memphis vs. Georgia Tech**

He’s pretty good at knowing a lot of them before released. I like the matchup against uab as their win/loss is inflated from playing no one really and will be an even matchup. Will get some more notice too with them not having a football team just a few years ago to being ranked this year, winning c-USA and now bowl game.


RE: Bowl Game - NIUSox10 - 12-02-2018 12:56 PM

(12-02-2018 12:49 PM)HuskiePride12 Wrote:  
(12-02-2018 11:31 AM)Max Power Wrote:  Brett McMurphy just released his final projections and has changed his original projection of NIU vs Troy in Mobile to NIU vs. UAB in Boca Raton.

https://watchstadium.com/news/brett-mcmurphys-final-college-football-bowl-projections-12-02-2018/

Other MAC games:
Camellia Bowl – Dec. 15 Eastern Michigan vs. Georgia Southern
Bahamas Bowl – Dec. 21 FIU vs. Toledo
Idaho Potato Bowl – Dec. 21 Ohio vs. BYU**
Dollar General Bowl – Dec. 22 Buffalo vs. Troy
Quick Lane Bowl – Dec. 26 Boston College vs. Western Michigan**

Other Bowls with vacancies:
Independence Bowl – Dec. 27 Duke vs. Temple**
Armed Forces Bowl – Dec. 22 Nevada** vs. Army**
Birmingham Bowl – Dec. 22 Memphis vs. Georgia Tech**

He’s pretty good at knowing a lot of them before released. I like the matchup against uab as their win/loss is inflated from playing no one really and will be an even matchup. Will get some more notice too with them not having a football team just a few years ago to being ranked this year, winning c-USA and now bowl game.

Agreed


RE: Bowl Game - MiamiHuskie - 12-02-2018 01:02 PM

I'm hoping for Boca, about an hour from me. Easy to get to from three airports, Palm Beach, Miami, and Ft. Lauderdale. Nice stadium, I was there for the disaster against Marshall.

Hope to see a bunch of NIU folks there soaking up the warm weather.


RE: Bowl Game - HuskiemobileMan - 12-02-2018 01:19 PM

https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2018/12/1/18121795/bowl-games-schedule-2018-released-announced-updated


RE: Bowl Game - HuskiePride12 - 12-02-2018 01:27 PM

I Would assume that the only way the MAC got into the boca bowl this year (if it happens )is because ucf is clearly going to a NY 6 Game. I think Mac was secondary this year and next is a primary.


RE: Bowl Game - Dtownboys - 12-02-2018 01:36 PM

If Boca vs UAB is where we end up, I’m concerned about the matchup. UAB will be pumped for this with their recent history. I hope we are as well. Would be great to win a bowl game with this group. Will wait to see who plays in the game etc.


RE: Bowl Game - thxjoenovak - 12-02-2018 03:31 PM

EMU confirmed to Camelia