2014 Non-Major Bowls

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SEC won't let aggy play Texas - they're afraid that a Texas beatdown would hurt the brand and recruiting.
 
Edit - looks more likely to be Arky or The Hat.
 

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ACC has a great set of opponents for their to 6 bowls,    and BC gets PSU in what sure looks like the most boring game of the season.
 

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ACC has a great set of opponents for their to 6 bowls,    and BC gets PSU in what sure looks like the most boring game of the season.
Boston College finished 7-5 and gets to play a 6-6 major conference team in a city people actually want to visit. Is that really a worse outcome than they deserved?
 

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Boston College finished 7-5 and gets to play a 6-6 major conference team in a city people actually want to visit. Is that really a worse outcome than they deserved?
 
No, not worse than they deserved,  but a snorefest of a games against a team that went 2-6 in a mediocre conference, and who's signature win was in August against Central Florida.
 
At least both teams will be able to tell tales about the day they almost beat a team that is in the playoff.
 
The other 3 tier 1 ACC bowl teams play Georgia, LSU, AND Arizona State,  who are all dramatically more interesting opponents.
 
Obviously in many ways this is a good thing for BC.   They will get some fans at this game.   They also have a real chance of winning this game, where they would have been close to double digit underdog if they players any of the other tier 1 opponents.
 
But if you rank the 30 or so bowls in terms of fun to watch,  this bowl will be easily bottom 5
 

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Boston College finished 7-5 and gets to play a 6-6 major conference team in a city people actually want to visit. Is that really a worse outcome than they deserved?
 
It'd be pretty cool if you managed to snag one of the Yankee luxury boxes. But watching two mediocre teams play in a baseball stadium when it'd likely to be freezing out?
 

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I think this is great for BC so long as they win. They're still rebuilding and get to play one of their recruiting rivals. These kids don't realize PSU is 6-6. They're also rebuilding.

Also ... As I said in another thread this helps BC if they have a better record in the next couple of seasons because they will likely go to a better bowl.

I know this is CFB triteness (is that a word?) but honestly this team just needs the extra practice time for its young team (3rd youngest in the nation btw).
 
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BC is fortunate to face a brand name B1G team in a down year for the conference. I believe they're a better team, with a better schedule, too.
 
(UCF, Temple (and Akron) OOC v. Colorado State and USC (and Maine) is NO CONTEST)
 
FSU and OSU about even
Clemson about even with Wiscy
Louisville better than anyone else PSU played except MSU
 
BC should win this. PSU lost to UIUC and got destroyed by Northwestern
 

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Your usage here is confusing; according to every source I've seen, the Orange and Russell (and Citrus if it'd happened) are the ACC tier 1 bowls. The Belk/Pinstripe/Gator/Sun/Music City are Tier 2.

e.g. http://www.csnwashington.com/ncaa/explaining-accs-bowl-selection-process
 
 
Actually everything I have read the ACC uses Tier One, and Tier two to describe the block of games that they control the ACC team in.  Tier one  bowls have a choice of teams in bucket A,  tier 2 teams get to pick from Bucket B and anyone who falls out of bucket A.    The only 5 teams the tier one bowls could consider bidding on was  Louisville, Duke, ND, BC, and NC St
 
None of the 6-6 teams were eligible for a tier One bown
 
The Belk Bowl will be in what the ACC calls its “Tier One” bowls with the Sun Bowl, Pinstripe and either the Music City or Gator. There will be four bowls in the first tier, and either the Music City or Gator will take an ACC team but not both.
 
 
 
http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/11/14/4321611/acc-bowl-process-different-more.html

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/11/14/4321611/acc-bowl-process-different-more.html#storylink=cpy
 

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BigMike said:
Actually everything I have read the ACC uses Tier One, and Tier two to describe the block of games that they control the ACC team in.  Tier one  bowls have a choice of teams in bucket A,  tier 2 teams get to pick from Bucket B and anyone who falls out of bucket A.    The only 5 teams the tier one bowls could consider bidding on was  Louisville, Duke, ND, BC, and NC St
 
None of the 6-6 teams were eligible for a tier One bown
 
 
 
http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/11/14/4321611/acc-bowl-process-different-more.html

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/11/14/4321611/acc-bowl-process-different-more.html#storylink=cpy
Weird.

http://cfn.scout.com/2/1409162.html
http://espn.go.com/blog/acc/post/_/id/77836/acc-bowl-projections-week-14-4

agree with what I've seen

http://www.heraldsun.com/news/showcase/x761897123/Going-bowling-Question-is-where-against-whom
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=12&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CFwQFjAL&url=http%3A%2F%2Fraycomsports.com%2Fsports_labs_docs%2Fm-footbl%2F2014_m-footbl-release_postseason.pdf&ei=FeyEVJXJF87ksATFloDwCg&usg=AFQjCNFAXxImWQEyZSM4aCF3YnC66eXowg&sig2=LIjusLIVI0iHNiTFH9D2MQ
agree with what you linked.

Ahh! Here we go, from the ACC:
http://www.theacc.com/#!/page/bowls

You're right, mea culpa.
 

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I'm not sure I get the point you're trying to make unless you're implying Penn State is a top team.  Having seen them in person, they are boring as hell and I imagine it will end up being something akin to the Michigan-Penn State game I had the unfortunate pleasure of seeing live.
 

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Auburn, to my pleasant surprise, gets a New Year's Day Bowl.  Outback Bowl in Tampa vs Wisconsin.  
 

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BigMike said:
 
No, not worse than they deserved,  but a snorefest of a games against a team that went 2-6 in a mediocre conference, and who's signature win was in August against Central Florida.
There's also the stolen win against Ohio State.

Viewers should do chores when the PSU offense is on the field, but their defense is as good as any in college football.
 

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I think you're conflating whining with commenting.  I don't find BC or Penn State's brand of football to be particularly compelling, especially when BC's offense isn't clicking.  Can't speak as much to Penn State but other people seem to agree.
 

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Huskers - USC in the Holiday Bowl in a thrilling 24 v. 25 matchup.
 
 
That game is actually going to sell out, guaranteed. Nice matchup for San Diego, with Husker fans who will travel vs. a local USC team on their first trip to the Holiday bowl. 
 
Interesting that Mike Riley has already had one shot at the Trojans this year. I wonder if he is going to coach the game or if the remnants of Pelini's staff will do the job. 
 

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Gunfighter 09 said:
 
 
That game is actually going to sell out, guaranteed. Nice matchup for San Diego, with Husker fans who will travel vs. a local USC team on their first trip to the Holiday bowl. 
 
Interesting that Mike Riley has already had one shot at the Trojans this year. I wonder if he is going to coach the game or if the remnants of Pelini's staff will do the job. 
 
Assistant coach Barney Cotton is the interim head coach in the bowl game for Nebraska.  Was announced when Pelini was canned.
 

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Here's the full bowl list. As usual, fuck the sponsors and their official naming conventions.
 
If you can't figure out the real name of the Outback or GoDaddy.com bowls, you're a worthless human being.
 
[tablegrid=]Date Time Traditional Bowl Name Matchup Location  Network 12/20/14 11:00 AM New Orleans Bowl Nevada vs LA-Lafayette New Orleans LA ESPN 12/20/14 02:20 PM New Mexico Bowl Utah St vs UTEP Albuquerque NM ESPN 12/20/14 03:30 PM Las Vegas Bowl Utah vs Colorado St Las Vegas NV ABC 12/20/14 05:45 PM Potato Bowl Western Michigan vs Air Force Boise ID ESPN 12/20/14 09:15 PM Camellia Bowl South Alabama vs Bowling Green Montgomery AL ESPN 12/22/14 02:00 PM Miami Beach Bowl BYU vs Memphis Miami FL ESPN 12/23/14 06:00 PM Boca Raton Bowl Marshall vs Northern Illinois Boca Raton FL ESPN 12/23/14 09:30 PM Poinsettia Bowl Navy vs San Diego St San Diego CA ESPN 12/24/14 12:00 PM Bahamas Bowl C. Michigan vs W. Kentucky Nassau BH ESPN 12/24/14 08:00 PM Hawai'i Bowl Fresno St vs Rice Honolulu HI ESPN 12/26/14 01:00 PM Heart of Dallas Bowl Illinois vs Louisiana Tech Dallas TX ESPN 12/26/14 04:30 PM Motor City Bowl Rutgers vs North Carolina Detroit MI ESPN 12/26/14 08:00 PM St. Petersburg Bowl NC State vs Central Florida St. Petersburg FL ESPN 12/27/14 01:00 PM Military Bowl Cincinnati vs Virginia Tech Annapollis MD ESPN 12/27/14 02:00 PM Sun Bowl  Arizona St vs Duke El Paso TX CBS 12/27/14 03:30 PM Independence Bowl Miami FL vs South Carolina Shreveport LA ABC 12/27/14 04:30 PM Pinstripe Bowl Boston College vs Penn State Bronx NY ESPN 12/27/14 08:00 PM Holiday Bowl Nebraska vs USC San Diego CA ESPN 12/29/14 02:00 PM Liberty Bowl  Texas A&M vs West Virginia Memphis TN ESPN 12/29/14 05:30 PM Sunshine Classic Oklahoma vs Clemson Orlando FL ESPN 12/29/14 09:00 PM Texas Bowl Arkansas vs Texas Houston TX ESPN 12/30/14 03:00 PM Music City Bowl Notre Dame vs LSU Nashville TN ESPN 12/30/14 06:30 PM Queen City Bowl Georgia vs Louisville Charlotte NC ESPN 12/30/14 10:00 PM San Francisco Bowl Maryland vs Stanford San Francisco CA ESPN 12/31/14 12:30 PM Peach Bowl Ole Miss vs TCU Atlanta GA ESPN 12/31/14 04:00 PM Fiesta Bowl Arizona vs Boise St Glendale AZ ESPN 12/31/14 08:00 PM Orange Bowl Mississippi St vs Georgia Tech Miami FL ESPN 01/01/15 12:00 PM Hall of Fame Bowl Auburn vs Wisconsin Tampa FL ESPN2 01/01/15 12:30 PM Cotton Bowl Michigan State vs Baylor Arlington TX ESPN 01/01/15 01:00 PM Citrus Bowl Missouri vs Minnesota Orlando FL ABC 01/01/15 05:00 PM Rose Bowl / CFP Semi #1 #2 Oregon vs #3 Florida St Pasadena CA ESPN 01/01/15 08:30 PM Sugar Bowl CFP Semi #2 #1 Alabama vs #4 Ohio St New Orleans LA ESPN 01/02/15 12:00 PM Armed Forces Bowl Houston vs Pittsburgh Fort Worth TX ESPN 01/02/15 03:20 PM Gator Bowl Iowa vs Tennessee Jacksonville FL ESPN 01/02/15 06:45 PM Alamo Bowl Kansas State vs UCLA San Antonio TX ESPN 01/02/15 10:15 PM Cactus (Copper) Bowl Washington vs Oklahoma St Tempe AZ ESPN 01/03/15 01:00 PM Birmingham Bowl East Carolina vs Florida Birmingham AL ESPN 01/04/15 09:00 PM Mobile Bowl Toledo vs Arkansas St Mobile AL ESPN 01/12/15 TBA CFP National Championship TBA Miami FL ESPN [/tablegrid]
 

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That Rutgers-UNC game in Detroit is pretty funny on paper. 
 
Any other matchups where the jokes are easy?
 

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The Bahamas Bowl is being played in a stadium that seats 15,000 people.
 
Sometimes the jokes write themselves.
 

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mabrowndog said:
The Bahamas Bowl is being played in a stadium that seats 15,000 people.
 
Sometimes the jokes write themselves.
 
I figured they were putting a field in the ballroom they have the Battle 4 Atlantis in.
 

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The Bahamas Bowl is being played in a stadium that seats 15,000 people.
 
Sometimes the jokes write themselves.
 
Yup.
 
Greg29fan said:
 
I figured they were putting a field in the ballroom they have the Battle 4 Atlantis in.
 
They sure do. Bahamas Bowl...we're covering you.