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CBS Bowl Predictions (Oct 28)

Posted: 10/28/2012 8:06 PM

CBS Bowl Predictions (Oct 28) 


They also have MT going to Washington D.C. for the Military bowl.

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Posted: 10/29/2012 8:20 AM

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Out of 124 FBS teams, 42 bowl eligible (for 70 spots), 63 still alive, 19 have been eliminated (one more elimination game this Saturday).
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Posted: 10/29/2012 8:34 AM

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It's looking more and more like there are going to be 2-4 open slots available. It's not looking as pretty for the "extra" Sun Belt teams as it did a few weeks ago. The MAC and SBC are going to have a handful of extra teams. The Big 12 will fill all of its slots with Iowa State needing only a win against Kansas to get bowl eligible. Ole Miss is the wild card in the SEC. They need one win, but it'll be tough to do so. Vandy at home is their best shot. If they don't get eligible, the SEC will have an extra slot open. Then again, Tennessee's season could be torpedoed if anything happens with the coaching situation. 

It will certainly help our cause if Louisiana doesn't make it to 6 wins. That will leave the GoDaddy open to either Western or stAte, instead of putting them in the race with us for an at large somewhere. Hopefully Troy's season tailspins after this past weekend as well. We could be the ones that take them out of the bowl picture if they come in at 5-6, which is very likely.

New Mexico is another team that could open up an extra slot if they don't get to 6. Given that Boise could automatically qualify for a BCS slot, they would be the team to fill all MWC slots if they get eligible. They sit at 4-4, so we should cheer against them.

As far as the MAC goes, we should cheer against Miami (OH), WMU, and CMU from here on out. I don't think we'll end up competing with them for a slot anywhere (b/c DC will have MAC vs SBC if things hold), but the less in the at large pool the better. 

The ACC will likely have 7, leaving open that DC slot. We should cheer against Maryland and Wake Forest, and GA Tech, as they'll be the teams that are on the verge of eligibility in the final weeks. VA Tech and Miami will likely make it.

LA Tech will likely get to the Independence Bowl if it's not filled, which will be the case. This is one less spot open that is geographically friendly to our conference footprint. Basically that will send Utah State to the Tater Bowl, and probably leave San Jose State at home. 

We should certainly cheer against Marshall, SMU, and Houston from here on out. Those are the three that can realistically still get eligible for CUSA.

I'm cautiously optimistic that if we get to 6, we're in, but I'm not as confident as I was a few weeks back.

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Posted: 10/29/2012 8:42 AM

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Troy has UT, Navy (who is decent this year) and ASU before they play us. They could be 4-7 before they face us. It's entirely possible.
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Posted: 10/29/2012 10:54 AM

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http://espn.go.com/college-foo...ons?season=2012


Brad Edwards has us in the Hawaii Bowl against Nevada. eek
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Posted: 10/29/2012 11:33 AM

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MTowho wrote: http://espn.go.com/college-foo...ons?season=2012


Brad Edwards has us in the Hawaii Bowl against Nevada. eek
I saw that this morning. I definitely won't be making that trip if it shakes out that way.


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Posted: 10/29/2012 11:42 AM

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MTowho wrote: It's looking more and more like there are going to be 2-4 open slots available. It's not looking as pretty for the "extra" Sun Belt teams as it did a few weeks ago. The MAC and SBC are going to have a handful of extra teams. The Big 12 will fill all of its slots with Iowa State needing only a win against Kansas to get bowl eligible. Ole Miss is the wild card in the SEC. They need one win, but it'll be tough to do so. Vandy at home is their best shot. If they don't get eligible, the SEC will have an extra slot open. Then again, Tennessee's season could be torpedoed if anything happens with the coaching situation. 

It will certainly help our cause if Louisiana doesn't make it to 6 wins. That will leave the GoDaddy open to either Western or stAte, instead of putting them in the race with us for an at large somewhere. Hopefully Troy's season tailspins after this past weekend as well. We could be the ones that take them out of the bowl picture if they come in at 5-6, which is very likely.

New Mexico is another team that could open up an extra slot if they don't get to 6. Given that Boise could automatically qualify for a BCS slot, they would be the team to fill all MWC slots if they get eligible. They sit at 4-4, so we should cheer against them.

As far as the MAC goes, we should cheer against Miami (OH), WMU, and CMU from here on out. I don't think we'll end up competing with them for a slot anywhere (b/c DC will have MAC vs SBC if things hold), but the less in the at large pool the better. 

The ACC will likely have 7, leaving open that DC slot. We should cheer against Maryland and Wake Forest, and GA Tech, as they'll be the teams that are on the verge of eligibility in the final weeks. VA Tech and Miami will likely make it.

LA Tech will likely get to the Independence Bowl if it's not filled, which will be the case. This is one less spot open that is geographically friendly to our conference footprint. Basically that will send Utah State to the Tater Bowl, and probably leave San Jose State at home. 

We should certainly cheer against Marshall, SMU, and Houston from here on out. Those are the three that can realistically still get eligible for CUSA.

I'm cautiously optimistic that if we get to 6, we're in, but I'm not as confident as I was a few weeks back.
Maryland is having to play a LB at QB so I don't like their chances.  I guess UCF won their appeal as well.
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Posted: 10/29/2012 12:21 PM

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If this team only ends up with 6 wins I'll be really disappointed. We should definitely beat USA, and there are no excuses for losing to Troy this year. I would think 7 wins get us into a bowl, I'd like to see us get 8 and that would all but guarantee it.
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Posted: 10/29/2012 3:33 PM

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If this team only ends up with 6 wins I'll be really disappointed. We should definitely beat USA, and there are no excuses for losing to Troy this year. I would think 7 wins get us into a bowl, I'd like to see us get 8 and that would all but guarantee it.

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Posted: 10/29/2012 3:50 PM

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cmaestro23 wrote: If this team only ends up with 6 wins I'll be really disappointed. We should definitely beat USA, and there are no excuses for losing to Troy this year. I would think 7 wins get us into a bowl, I'd like to see us get 8 and that would all but guarantee it.
An eight-win season would be a HUGE victory for Stockstill. I'm curious to know how much of the staff he'd be able to hang onto for the next season. The biggest piece of that puzzle would be Nix who was pretty much brought in for one year, but I wonder if he could be convinced to stay? 

Also - does anybody else become increasingly depressed about the McNeese State game with every additional win? That's such a black eye on what would otherwise be a fantastic season.


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Posted: 10/29/2012 4:12 PM

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It's an afterthought to me at this point. At the end of the year I'll wonder, did we need that loss to get our minds right about what it would take to win games this year? Or was that a wasted game that could have been a difference maker in the bowl we got to go to (or if we crap out and don't make it to one even worse), national recognition, attendance all season, perception of our team in the immediate surrounding area...

Geez Kellen. I had gotten over it!
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Posted: 10/29/2012 4:26 PM

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Posted: 10/29/2012 4:58 PM

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KellenFarmer wrote:
cmaestro23 wrote: If this team only ends up with 6 wins I'll be really disappointed. We should definitely beat USA, and there are no excuses for losing to Troy this year. I would think 7 wins get us into a bowl, I'd like to see us get 8 and that would all but guarantee it.
An eight-win season would be a HUGE victory for Stockstill. I'm curious to know how much of the staff he'd be able to hang onto for the next season. The biggest piece of that puzzle would be Nix who was pretty much brought in for one year, but I wonder if he could be convinced to stay? 

Also - does anybody else become increasingly depressed about the McNeese State game with every additional win? That's such a black eye on what would otherwise be a fantastic season.
After the way our D has played who would hire him?
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Posted: 10/29/2012 4:59 PM

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LightningSig wrote: It's an afterthought to me at this point. At the end of the year I'll wonder, did we need that loss to get our minds right about what it would take to win games this year? Or was that a wasted game that could have been a difference maker in the bowl we got to go to (or if we crap out and don't make it to one even worse), national recognition, attendance all season, perception of our team in the immediate surrounding area...

Geez Kellen. I had gotten over it!
Hah. Sorry. I didn't mean to bring anybody else down in the dumps with me ....


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Posted: 10/29/2012 5:01 PM

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mtsig wrote:
KellenFarmer wrote:
cmaestro23 wrote: If this team only ends up with 6 wins I'll be really disappointed. We should definitely beat USA, and there are no excuses for losing to Troy this year. I would think 7 wins get us into a bowl, I'd like to see us get 8 and that would all but guarantee it.
An eight-win season would be a HUGE victory for Stockstill. I'm curious to know how much of the staff he'd be able to hang onto for the next season. The biggest piece of that puzzle would be Nix who was pretty much brought in for one year, but I wonder if he could be convinced to stay? 

Also - does anybody else become increasingly depressed about the McNeese State game with every additional win? That's such a black eye on what would otherwise be a fantastic season.
After the way our D has played who would hire him?
Anything can happen. Middle Tennessee hired him after seeing Ole Miss's defenses the past two seasons ...


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Posted: 10/29/2012 5:07 PM

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Two thoughts regarding previous points brought up in this thread.

1. Why wouldn't we be in play for Mobile? Especially if the cajuns don't hit 6 wins. New Orleans can take ulm and we could go back to Mobile, we're closer to Mobile than western is and we have a bowl track record. Let western "pay their dues" in Detroit like we did, like fiu did.

2. I don't know how anyone can feel like we should definitely beat troy this year, completely disregarding the mental edge, its not as if they've been completely hapless this year. Yeah, losing to fau certainly hurts big time, but aside from that game we have the same record against common opponents and we looked much better than them against north texas, but they looked better than us against miss state and neither of us won convincingly against last place fiu. This certainly feels like the year to get them off our backs, but its not as if we're sitting at 6-2 and theyre sitting at 1-7.

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Posted: 10/29/2012 8:22 PM

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UCF actually did not "win" its appeal. A ruling won't be handed down until the end of January, saving them this season.

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Posted: 10/30/2012 9:12 AM

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MTSUPiKapp wrote: Two thoughts regarding previous points brought up in this thread.

1. Why wouldn't we be in play for Mobile? Especially if the cajuns don't hit 6 wins. New Orleans can take ulm and we could go back to Mobile, we're closer to Mobile than western is and we have a bowl track record. Let western "pay their dues" in Detroit like we did, like fiu did.

2. I don't know how anyone can feel like we should definitely beat troy this year, completely disregarding the mental edge, its not as if they've been completely hapless this year. Yeah, losing to fau certainly hurts big time, but aside from that game we have the same record against common opponents and we looked much better than them against north texas, but they looked better than us against miss state and neither of us won convincingly against last place fiu. This certainly feels like the year to get them off our backs, but its not as if we're sitting at 6-2 and theyre sitting at 1-7.
That all depends on how the #1 and #2 seeds in the SunBelt shakes out.  The New Orleans Bowl and GoDaddy bowls are our contracted bowls and get the option of the first 2 SunBelt teams.  The remaining teams will have to fight for the left over slots from other conferences.  Right now everyone is looking at Monroe and WKU as being the best 2 teams in the Belt due to their current record.  We can change all that come Thursday!!!

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Posted: 10/30/2012 9:21 AM

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MTBlue93 wrote:
MTSUPiKapp wrote: Two thoughts regarding previous points brought up in this thread.

1. Why wouldn't we be in play for Mobile? Especially if the cajuns don't hit 6 wins. New Orleans can take ulm and we could go back to Mobile, we're closer to Mobile than western is and we have a bowl track record. Let western "pay their dues" in Detroit like we did, like fiu did.

2. I don't know how anyone can feel like we should definitely beat troy this year, completely disregarding the mental edge, its not as if they've been completely hapless this year. Yeah, losing to fau certainly hurts big time, but aside from that game we have the same record against common opponents and we looked much better than them against north texas, but they looked better than us against miss state and neither of us won convincingly against last place fiu. This certainly feels like the year to get them off our backs, but its not as if we're sitting at 6-2 and theyre sitting at 1-7.
That all depends on how the #1 and #2 seeds in the SunBelt shakes out.  The New Orleans Bowl and GoDaddy bowls are our contracted bowls and get the option of the first 2 SunBelt teams.  The remaining teams will have to fight for the left over slots from other conferences.  Right now everyone is looking at Monroe and WKU as being the best 2 teams in the Belt due to their current record.  We can change all that come Thursday!!!
I don't think this is accurate. I think the only thing in play here is as long as the Sun Belt Champion is accommodated in a bowl somewhere (not necessarily in New Orleans or Mobile, see FIU 2010), then New Orleans and Mobile can take whoever they want out of the SBC. I don't see us taking New Orleans from ULM, but I have a hard time seeing any other SBC team that will be eligible taking Mobile from us, ESPECIALLY if we're at least 7-5.

Winning Thursday's game will definitely be a good kick-start to that way of thinking.
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Posted: 10/30/2012 9:24 AM

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ULM will be in NOLA almost certainly. If, and it's more of an if now that they got beat by UNT and handled by stAte, Louisiana can get eligible it's probably logical to put them in Mobile. They need two wins and have FAU and USA on the schedule, but nothing is guaranteed.

Like I said earlier in this thread, we really should be cheering against the Cajuns.

Also, I don't think there's a snowball's chance in hell that Western gets to Mobile over anyone.

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