College Football Bowl Season

Discussion in 'Football' started by WarrenWallace, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. WarrenWallace

    WarrenWallace Member

    Mar 12, 1999
    Beer and Cheese
    Will keep this locked until all the bowls are official. The teams that are listed below have already accepted their bowl bids. Will update this main post after the results of each of the bowl games. All game times are eastern.

    2004-05 Bowl Schedule

    Wyndham New Orleans
    at New Orleans, La.
    North Texas 10
    Southern Mississippi 31

    Champs Sports
    at Orlando, Fla
    Syracuse 14
    Georgia Tech 51

    GMAC
    at Mobile, Ala.
    Memphis 35
    Bowling Green 52

    PlainsCapital Fort Worth
    at Fort Worth, Texas
    Cincinnati 32
    Marshall 14

    Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas
    at Las Vegas
    UCLA 21
    Wyoming 24

    Sheraton Hawaii
    at Honolulu
    Hawai i 59
    Alabama-Birmingham 40

    MPC Computers
    at Boise, Idaho
    Fresno State 37
    Virginia 34

    Motor City
    at Detroit
    Toledo 10
    Connecticut 39

    Independence
    at Shreveport, La.
    Iowa State 17
    Miami (OH) 13

    Insight
    at Phoenix
    Oregon State 38
    Notre Dame 21

    EV1.net Houston
    at Houston, Texas
    Colorado 33
    UTEP 28

    MasterCard Alamo
    at San Antonio, Texas
    Ohio State 33
    Oklahoma State 7

    Continental Tire
    at Charlotte, N.C.
    Boston College 37
    North Carolina 24

    Emerald Bowl
    at San Francisco, Calif.
    Navy 34
    New Mexico 19

    Pacific Life Holiday
    at San Diego, Calif.
    California 31
    Texas Tech 45

    Silicon Valley
    at San Jose, Calif.
    Troy 21
    Northern Illinois 34

    Gaylords Hotels Music City
    at Nashville, Tenn.
    Alabama 16
    Minnesota 20

    Vitalis Sun
    at El Paso, Texas
    Arizona State 27
    Purdue 23

    AutoZone Liberty
    at Memphis, Tenn.
    Louisville 44
    Boise State 40

    Chick-fil-A Peach
    at Atlanta, Ga.
    Miami 27
    Florida 10

    Outback
    at Tampa, Fla.
    Georgia 24
    Wisconsin 21

    SBC Cotton
    at Dallas, Texas
    Texas A&M 7
    Tennessee 38

    Toyota Gator
    at Jacksonville, Fla.
    Florida State vs. West Virginia
    Jan. 1
    12:30 p.m. NBC

    Capital One
    at Orlando, Fla.
    Iowa vs. LSU
    Jan. 1
    1 p.m. ABC

    Rose
    at Pasadena, Calif.
    Michigan vs. Texas
    Jan. 1
    4:30 p.m. ABC

    Tostitos Fiesta
    at Tempe, Ariz.
    Utah vs. Pittsburgh
    Jan. 1
    8:30 p.m. ABC

    Nokia Sugar
    at New Orleans, La.
    Virginia Tech vs. Auburn
    Jan. 3
    8 p.m. ABC

    FedEx Orange
    at Miami, Fla.
    Oklahoma vs. Southern California
    Jan. 4
    8 p.m. ABC
     
  2. WarrenWallace

    WarrenWallace Member

    Mar 12, 1999
    Beer and Cheese
    Bowl Schedule is set. And the thread is opened back up. This is a bowl discussion thread. Not a thread about saying which school got screwed in the selection process. Thanks.

    Other Sports Mods
     
  3. zverskiy yobar

    zverskiy yobar BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Mar 10, 2002
    Silicon Valley
    at San Jose, Calif.
    Troy vs. Northern Illinois
    Dec. 30
    11 p.m. ESPN2

    The MAC has now gotten their chance.Its all up to NIU to put the smack down on Troy if they wish to continue getting mutliple bowl bids.
     
  4. firesting81

    firesting81 Member

    Jan 16, 2001
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    Top 5 Bowls

    Here are my Top 5 most intriguing bowls this year. What are yours?

    1. Orange Bowl - USC vs. Oklahoma
    Say what you will about the BCS, this is rightfully the marquee event of the bowl season. Poor Auburn just picked the wrong season to be perfect.

    2. Liberty Bowl - Louisville vs. Boise State
    I can't believe it either. The Liberty Bowl trumps the rest of the BCS with this match-up between two electric offenses.

    3. Sugar Bowl - Virginia Tech vs. Auburn
    Don't be suprised if Auburn stumbles here to a very good VT. If they don't, we'll here about it for YEARS to come.

    4. Capital One Bowl - Iowa vs. LSU
    The Bowl formerly-known-as the Citrus Bowl features two teams who stumbled early on but have finished as two of the best teams in the nation.

    5. Fiesta Bowl - Utah vs. Pittsburgh
    The BCS problem exemplified. An undefeated Utah team is given the indignity of having to face an unintriguing and uninteresting Pitt side.
     
  5. bobarino

    bobarino New Member

    Feb 11, 2004
    U.S.A.
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
  6. Matt in the Hat

    Matt in the Hat Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 21, 2002
    Brooklyn
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Top 5 Bowls

    Top 5 in entertainment quality - Not Improtance

    5. Syracuse vs. Georgia Tech
    4. Michigan vs. Texas
    3. Ohio State vs Oklahoma State
    2. USC vs. Oklahoma
    1. Colorado vs. UTEP (I guarantee a must see - Go Miners!)
     
  7. WarrenWallace

    WarrenWallace Member

    Mar 12, 1999
    Beer and Cheese
    Someone start a thread for one. List all the games and then have people pick their games with scores. Should be interesting. I will participate. CNNSI.com ranks all the bowl games in order of interesting games.
     
  8. BlueMeanie

    BlueMeanie New Member

    Apr 1, 2002
    EastSIIIIDE
    The Blue/Gray game is DOA, according to Jim Rome. Lack of sponsorship.
     
  9. Fulhamfc3

    Fulhamfc3 New Member

    Sep 26, 2004
    Las Vegas
    Possibly the best game might be Texas vs Michigan.Texas has to prove something here in this bowl they need to prove that they belong in the BCS bowls.Braylon Edwards is a senior and has had a great season and would surely want to leave Michigan with a Rose Bowl.This could be a great game. Also the Sugar Bowl. This game might be one of the best performances by any team. Auburn might absolutley dominate the game. They have the most to prove in any of the bowl games. The most exciting game could be Louisville vs Boise State. This game could be a 56-49 game. Both teams can score.
     
  10. SherwinRazmy

    SherwinRazmy New Member

    Jul 20, 2004
    The most exciting game is going to be, hand's down, Biose State V Louisville. Two offensive top 10 powerhouse teams will go at it, light up the score board, and play an up tempo game. I think Louisville would end up winning the football game at the end.
     
  11. chuwy2000

    chuwy2000 Member

    Jun 17, 2000
    El Paso Tx
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Re: Top 5 Bowls

    It will be a good game. I can't wait. Im ready to go, I have my tickets and hotel reservations. Anytime the Miners make it to a bowl, you better be there. Fight! Miners! Fight!
     
  12. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

    Jul 28, 1999
    Smurf Village
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Top 5 Bowls

    It's the Pac-10's fault. Every bowl bid outside of the BCS is tied to a conference contract. The Cotton Bowl, for example, cannot hold a spot open for Cal, because it has a contract for a Big XII vs. SEC matchup. Capitol One is Big Ten vs. SEC. The Pac-10 has failed to make anay bowl contracts with January bowls outside of the BCS (I don't know how hard they tried), so the top Pac-10 team that doesn't reach the BCS is locked into the Holiday Bowl.
     
  13. therealronaldo7

    therealronaldo7 New Member

    Apr 14, 2004
    Chicago
    Every problem is the chancellors of the universities fault.

    No Playoff System - Chancellors
    Bad BCS System - Chancellors
    Conference tie-ins to particular bowl games - Chancellors

    The Chancellors suck all around. As Dan Patrick said on his radio show yesterday, why do Chancellors decide the fate of a football team? Football coaches are not being asked to help run the school, so why does a chancellor run the football program.
     
  14. WarrenWallace

    WarrenWallace Member

    Mar 12, 1999
    Beer and Cheese
  15. ElJefe

    ElJefe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    Colorful Colorado
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Top 5 Bowls

    FWIW, here are the Pac 10's bowl tie-ins, outside of the BCS:

    #1 Holiday Bowl
    #2 Sun Bowl
    #3 Insight Bowl
    #4 Las Vegas Bowl
    #5 Emerald Bowl
    #6 Silicon Valley Football Classic

    As you pointed out, none of them are in January. Part of the problem is that all of their non-BCS bowl tie-ins are geographically friendly (the easternmost bowl game is the Sun Bowl in El Paso), and as far as I can remember the only western bowl game that's played in January is the Rose Bowl.

    Outside of the Rose Bowl, the westernmost New Year's Day non-BCS bowl game is the Cotton Bowl. And before the SEC affiliation, the Cotton Bowl had a couple of Pac-10 participants and those schools never sold tickets very well, certainly not the way that Big XII and SEC schools do.
     
  16. dfb547490

    dfb547490 New Member

    Feb 9, 2000
    The Heights
    Re: Top 5 Bowls

    Gotcha. Then that's criminally stupid on the Pac-10's part, since everyone knew going into the season that USC and Cal were both going to be damn good teams. I mean hell, even the Big East has a tie-in with a very reputable bowl (probably one of the top 3 non-BCS bowls) for its top non-BCS team.
     
  17. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

    Jul 28, 1999
    Smurf Village
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Top 5 Bowls

    You forgot the Fiesta Bowl.

    I think none of the Floridian New Year's Day bowls want to deal with the Pac-10 because they're afraid of getting a crappy crowd from Oregon State or Arizona. And because of time zones, none of the western bowls such as the Holiday Bowl are willing or able to make the move to New Year's Day, because they would have to start their game early enough to be finished before the Rose Bowl kicks off at 2 pm. (The 6 BCS conferences prohibit their members from playing in any bowl scheduled against a BCS bowl.)
     
  18. ElJefe

    ElJefe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    Colorful Colorado
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Top 5 Bowls

    BCS bowl. I was only referring to the non-BCS bowls.
    Hence, you get the Cotton Bowl with its 10 AM CST kickoff on New Year's Day.

    Let me tell you, nothing puts a damper on the New Year's festivities like having to duck out at 12:30 because you have to get up early to be at the Cotton Bowl's 10 AM kickoff.
     
  19. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

    Jul 28, 1999
    Smurf Village
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Top 5 Bowls

    You said the only western bowl played in January was the Rose Bowl, so you weren't referrring to non-BCS bowls. Just a nitpick.
     
  20. guamster

    guamster Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    Winnetka, CA
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Guam
    Re: Top 5 Bowls

    Has it always been that early? I went to the USC-Texas Tech Cotton Bowl in 1995 and I don't remember the game being that early. I do remember the tortilla-tossing and Keyshawn Johnson running all over the Red Raiders. Ah, good times ;)
     
  21. ElJefe

    ElJefe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    Colorful Colorado
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Top 5 Bowls

    No, it used to be at a more reasonable hour -- noon or 1 PM.

    But as Noah points out, it can't conflict with a BCS bowl now because both of its conference affiliations are with BCS conferences.
     
  22. GringoTex

    GringoTex Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    1301 miles de Texas
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    Michigan loses to a 6-5 Notre Dame team and a 7-4 Ohio State team, and WE'VE got something to prove?
     
  23. therealronaldo7

    therealronaldo7 New Member

    Apr 14, 2004
    Chicago
    Yes, you do have something to prove. Do you think you can just show up and win?? I already said it in the College Football thread that Texas is the overrated team you should be talking about. While I am not going to claim Michigan as the be all and end all of College Football, they are a pretty good team. Take your Texas and W 'lovin arse back to the Big 12 thread and stay there.
     
  24. Fulhamfc3

    Fulhamfc3 New Member

    Sep 26, 2004
    Las Vegas
    That Norte Dame loss was a fluke. We lost to Ohio State pretty bad but, Ohio State are better than there record and it was at Ohio State. Norte Dame beat Tennesee so does that mean they suck?Michigan also has 2 freshman at the most important places(QB and RB).Michigan are not the best in the country but, they do belong in the BCS and have nothing to prove.
     
  25. SherwinRazmy

    SherwinRazmy New Member

    Jul 20, 2004
    Your team also almost got beaten by a 5-7 Michigan State team. How can thier QB run wild on a defense with all of those four and five star WR. Edawars saved Michigan in that game and your BCS Rose Bowl appearance.
     

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