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    My FINAL Iowa & B1G Bowl Projections

    IF Michigan is not in the Top 14, here is how I would list it:

    ROSE: Wisconsin. What an inaugural Big Ten title game. The Badgers win 42-39 and Michigan State went Sparty in the final two minutes. Watching their two meetings this year felt like watching Rocky and Rocky II a few months apart.

    BCS: Michigan: Yes, I think they will get in the final Top 14 of the BCS standings. If they do, they go to a BCS game.

    CAP ONE: Nebraska. Easy pick for this bowl game.

    OUTBACK: Michigan State. The Outback Bowl is never a bad consolation prize...except when you had a trip to Pasadena all but in your clutches and you lost it on a hail mary 4th down completion and a running into the punter penalty.

    INSIGHT: Iowa. It's been quite a strange few weeks of bowl prognostications, mainly because of the Penn State scandal. The Hawkeyes are the safe pick here for the Insight as far as the Big Ten team is concerned, due to the strong number of Iowa fans that live in the Valley. As for Iowa's opponent? Texas or Oklahoma. I'll go with Texas, but Scott Doctherman of The Gazette suggested on twitter that the Alamo could select Baylor, leaving Oklahoma and Texas there for the Insight. If the Alamo passes on the Sooners, then it would likely be Ferentz vs Stoops.

    GATOR: Ohio State. Easy pickings as the Gator Prez said last week that he wanted Ohio State vs Florida.

    TEXAS: Northwestern. This may be wrong. Might be my worst pick related to what happens. But I am thinking Texas A&M is the Big 12 team here, and they will help the gate and TV sets. The sponsor of this bowl is Meineke Car Care. They are a national company. Do they really want to be associated with Penn State this year, right now? I don't think so.

    TICKET CITY: Penn State. I believe the Ticket City has no choice here as PSU has more than seven wins and the remaining Big Ten bowl eligible teams do not.

    LITTLE CAESAR'S: Illinois

    AT LARGE POOL: Purdue

    IF there is just one Big Ten team to the BCS:

    ROSE: Wisconsin
    CAP ONE: Michigan
    OUTBACK: Nebraska
    INSIGHT: Michigan State
    GATOR: Ohio State
    TEXAS: Iowa
    TICKET CITY: Penn State
    LITTLE CAESAR'S: Illinois
    AT LARGE: Purdue, Northwestern

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    Re:My FINAL Iowa & B1G Bowl Projections

    We would get rocked by Oklahoma. Ya I know we do well against any team in a bowl game, but we would have a better chance against Texas.

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    Re:My FINAL Iowa & B1G Bowl Projections

    Insight vs Texas hopefully, otherwise I want to go to Houston!

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    Re: My FINAL Iowa & B1G Bowl Projections

    Uh oh, Bobby's nightmare just might come true.

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    Noticed that Delaney @ halftime said that Penn State would be donating all bowl proceeds to some sexual abuse victim's charity. I'm not questioning their sincerity but I'm sure that they think it might also have an added benefit of raising their bowl outlook.

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    Re: My FINAL Iowa & B1G Bowl Projections

    It would be hilarious if the Big Ten only has one BCS bid and Michigan State ends up in the Insight bowl after winning 10 games and playing for the Big Ten title. Would serve them right to slip that far down the slope. Dirty program. Not liking Dantonio anymore.

    On the flip side, Iowa could possibly be getting more than it deserves with an Insight bowl invite. I prefer this scenario.
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    Re: My FINAL Iowa & B1G Bowl Projections

    I want to play Oklahoma. We'd get crushed but I still want to play them.


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    OU won't crush us. How often do we get "crushed" by anyone? OU is overrated, and they lost to Texas Tech at home. I think OU or Texas would be a good match up for us. Both would be competitive games, Coker should have his legs back under him by then and the coaches have success with bowl prep.

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    Re: My FINAL Iowa & B1G Bowl Projections

    Quote Originally Posted by azhawkeyefan View Post
    OU won't crush us. How often do we get "crushed" by anyone? OU is overrated, and they lost to Texas Tech at home. I think OU or Texas would be a good match up for us. Both would be competitive games, Coker should have his legs back under him by then and the coaches have success with bowl prep.
    Depends upon how you define crushed.


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    Re:My FINAL Iowa & B1G Bowl Projections

    The gum chewing and note taking on the sidelines will not allow us to lose by more than 7. It also won't allow us to win by more than 7.

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    Ou would be too tough to beat. You don't think stoops won't have his boys fired up to beat his old school. We don't have a lot of success against former coaches and players from Iowa. Playing Texas would give Iowa the best chance to win a bowl game. Baylor, ou would be losses. And those that think Iowa won't lose by more than 7, should look at the msu and neb games. Those were ugly blow outs, by Iowa standards.

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    Michigan has no business in a BCS game.

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    Whoever iowa plays they will lose too. Nothing leads me to believe otherwise.

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    Re: My FINAL Iowa & B1G Bowl Projections

    Quote Originally Posted by treychase View Post
    Michigan has no business in a BCS game.
    Yeah, 10-2 teams don't deserve to be in the BCS.

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    Last edited by hawkeyescott; 12-04-2011 at 07:15 AM.

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    Re: My FINAL Iowa & B1G Bowl Projections

    Quote Originally Posted by bcl20 View Post
    I want to play Oklahoma. We'd get crushed but I still want to play them.
    Really, when was the last time Iowa got crushed by anyone?

    OU would probably win, but they wouldn't win by more than 10 unless Iowa turned the ball over a lot.

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