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Bowl projections 2017-18
I know these predictions don't mean a thing, but I like to check them out anyway. And it's one of those threads we seem to have every year. Sorry if we've already started one for this season. I've missed it if it's here.

Athlon says UT is headed for the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl to play San Diego State

https://athlonsports.com/college-footbal...tions-2017

CBS Sports says the Dollar General Bowl in Mobile to meet Arkansas State

https://www.cbssports.com/college-footba...the-games/

Sporting News also sees the Rockets going to the Dollar General Bowl but to face Idaho

http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-footbal...o567r1z0u4

College Football News says it's the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl to play Western Kentucky

http://collegefootballnews.com/2017/06/b...eview-2017
08-13-2017 06:36 PM
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RE: Bowl projections 2017-18
I would love to never play Arkansas State ever again.
08-13-2017 10:15 PM
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RE: Bowl projections 2017-18
I would love to never play any of those teams listed above in a bowl game. Not how you get name recognition for beating any of those teams, and even worse if you lose - like to Appy State as another example. They may be fine teams, but we don't want to help them get a better identity. I'd like to play teams that improve our "brand" recognition.
08-15-2017 07:45 PM
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RE: Bowl projections 2017-18
I'm fine with playing a solid MWC team in a bowl. Boise St, San Diego St, Air Force, Colorado St, Hawaii, etc... are all interesting opponents although the only expected MAC matchup is in Boise early in the bowl season which makes for a tricky trip for fans.

Also like the match ups with the AAC teams like Cincy, Houston, Memphis, etc...

Tough to motivate MAC fans for low profile bowl games against sun belt and CUSA teams unless it's like an EMU or someone who is thirsty for a bowl game.

Ideally, the G5 should coordinate to have a it's top few teams outside the access bowl play a decent P5 team in a bowl. Those games excite the fan bases at places like UT. I think even piggybacking on an existing bowl like the Music City in Nashville with a MAC-Big Ten matchup like UT-Indiana would be great.
08-16-2017 11:53 AM
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RE: Bowl projections 2017-18
(08-16-2017 11:53 AM)pono Wrote:  I'm fine with playing a solid MWC team in a bowl. Boise St, San Diego St, Air Force, Colorado St, Hawaii, etc... are all interesting opponents although the only expected MAC matchup is in Boise early in the bowl season which makes for a tricky trip for fans.

Also like the match ups with the AAC teams like Cincy, Houston, Memphis, etc...

Tough to motivate MAC fans for low profile bowl games against sun belt and CUSA teams unless it's like an EMU or someone who is thirsty for a bowl game.

Ideally, the G5 should coordinate to have a it's top few teams outside the access bowl play a decent P5 team in a bowl. Those games excite the fan bases at places like UT. I think even piggybacking on an existing bowl like the Music City in Nashville with a MAC-Big Ten matchup like UT-Indiana would be great.


It takes two to dance. Sure, G5 teams would like to play decent P5 teams. But, would those P5 teams be excited to play any G5 team. I highly doubt it.

And if we're throwing out "potential" match-ups. I'd rather play a Northwestern or a well past its prime Nebraska. Indiana brings nothing to the table. They haven't been relevant since.......ever.
08-16-2017 12:24 PM
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Atlanta on New Year's Day sounds good to me.
08-16-2017 02:44 PM
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Powers that be will chomp at the bit to schedule a top MAC against a bowl eligible Minn.
08-16-2017 03:33 PM
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I only want SDSU if they represent their division in the title game and Boise State is in the top 25 so we get the next best available MWC.
I would love to play a La Tech or WKU but I can't exactly travel to the Bahamas.
Any SBC team in the DG bowl would be a let down because we are just so familiar with stAte and Appy now. Idaho is semi intriguing that it's their last season as an FBS member.
08-17-2017 10:23 AM
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I wouldn't mind another shot at App St!!!
08-17-2017 06:53 PM
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(08-17-2017 06:53 PM)Rocket A Wrote:  I wouldn't mind another shot at App St!!!

According to the two guys who make projections for ESPN (at least in their first projections for the season), this is what UT will get. In the Dollar General Bowl in Mobile

http://www.espn.com/college-football/sto...tions-2017
09-02-2017 05:51 AM
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Conference is going to need a couple quality wins if the champ is going to be doing anything but playing App St in the Repeat Bowl. On the other hand, I do like my Dollar General candy counter.
09-02-2017 06:27 AM
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I think it's pretty clear. UT vs the winner of the Florida State - Abalama game. See you guys in Atlanta.
09-02-2017 12:41 PM
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After last week's games (the 23rd) one of the guys who does projections for ESPN had UT facing Troy in the Camellia Bowl. Today (the 30th) Troy stunned LSU in Baton Rouge.

Week 4 bowl projections -

http://www.espn.com/college-football/sto...tions-2017

Troy-LSU game story from USA Today -

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nc...720640001/
09-30-2017 09:50 PM
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the moral of the story is when on the road vs a good team if you can run the ball, keep running the ball
10-01-2017 05:57 AM
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(10-01-2017 05:57 AM)pono Wrote:  the moral of the story is when on the road vs a good team if you can run the ball, keep running the ball

Yep, and especially when you have a lead.
10-01-2017 08:44 AM
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(10-01-2017 05:57 AM)pono Wrote:  the moral of the story is when on the road vs a good team if you can run the ball, keep running the ball

NIU should of followed that.
10-01-2017 09:10 AM
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(09-30-2017 09:50 PM)cnyrocketfan Wrote:  After last week's games (the 23rd) one of the guys who does projections for ESPN had UT facing Troy in the Camellia Bowl. Today (the 30th) Troy stunned LSU in Baton Rouge.

Week 4 bowl projections -

http://www.espn.com/college-football/sto...tions-2017

Troy-LSU game story from USA Today -

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nc...720640001/

It's still early but I don't see SEC having 11 bowl eligible teams, ACC, big10, and PAC all having 10 eligibles, and AAC/MWC with 7/8 bowl teams. That assumes nearly every team going 6-6. Possible but not probable.
10-01-2017 12:05 PM
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After the games on October 6th, one guy from ESPN sees Toledo going to Boise to meet Colorado State; the other guy still has UT facing Troy.

http://www.espn.com/college-football/sto...tions-2017

The guy from CBS Sports sees Toledo vs. Arkansas State in Mobile

https://www.cbssports.com/collegefootbal...redictions
10-08-2017 06:23 PM
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RE: Bowl projections 2017-18
Next round of bowl agreements will be interesting. Will MAC settle for Sunbelt games for champions.

As much as we don't like the opponents it is better to have multiple bowl games than the old one bowl model
10-08-2017 09:00 PM
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Army got its 6th win of the season today and has accepted a bowl bid.

http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com...ation/amp/
10-21-2017 06:25 PM
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