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    Usa today current bowl projections

    Usa Today just put out their weekly bowl projections and both pickers have Iowa State and Syracuse matching up in the Pinstripe Bowl. One picker has WVU and the other has TCU as the picks for the Holiday Bowl.



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    Re: Usa today current bowl projections

    I still think we get picked ahead of WVU to stay in our timezone. These bowl guys aren't idiots - it's about filling the most seats with viable match-ups. WVU to New York seems so obvious.



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    Re: Usa today current bowl projections

    I really don't see ISU going back to New York...but what do I know?



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    Re: Usa today current bowl projections

    Yeah I don't see us getting picked ahead of WVU for the Pinstripe Bowl. Rematch of two Big East teams will sell some tickets.



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    Re: Usa today current bowl projections

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    I really don't see ISU going back to New York...but what do I know?

    Based on recent MBB score predictions, you know quite a bit.



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    Re: Usa today current bowl projections

    Playing Rutgers in NY. Then Syracuse in NY next season. Do not want. I think WVU would be obvs selection by them.


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    Re: Usa today current bowl projections

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    I really don't see ISU going back to New York...but what do I know?
    You're paid to know somethin there bub!



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    Re: Usa today current bowl projections

    Is Yankee Stadium still there or did Sandy blow it away?



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    Re: Usa today current bowl projections

    Quote Originally Posted by william View Post
    Is Yankee Stadium still there or did Sandy blow it away?
    Too soon, I hope we go to Texas if we get atleast 6.





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    Re: Usa today current bowl projections

    I'm sure the bowl committees will also keep in mind that the WVU fanbase will not be at all excited about a 7-5 or 6-6 season and is not likely to want to travel far. Nor are they going to be much of a TV draw after losing almost all their conference games. WVU is a bigger "brand" than Iowa State in general, but I don't see them being any more attractive to bowls (other than the Pinstripe) than we are this year.

    Plus after we beat them we'll be 7-5 and they'll be 5-6 and need a win against Kansas to even go bowling.



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    Re: Usa today current bowl projections

    If we get 7, I want Holiday. If we get 6, I want Meineke.



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    Re: Usa today current bowl projections

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    I'm sure the bowl committees will also keep in mind that the WVU fanbase will not be at all excited about a 7-5 or 6-6 season and is not likely to want to travel far. Nor are they going to be much of a TV draw after losing almost all their conference games. WVU is a bigger "brand" than Iowa State in general, but I don't see them being any more attractive to bowls (other than the Pinstripe) than we are this year.

    Plus after we beat them we'll be 7-5 and they'll be 5-6 and need a win against Kansas to even go bowling.

    There may also be a residual sense of Big East rivalries to draw on by picking WV.



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    Re: Usa today current bowl projections

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    Re: Usa today current bowl projections

    Quote Originally Posted by kberyldial View Post
    I still think we get picked ahead of WVU to stay in our timezone. These bowl guys aren't idiots - it's about filling the most seats with viable match-ups. WVU to New York seems so obvious.
    I hope so, but if we lose to WVU, I think all bets are off.

    WVU is the better brand name. WVU has Geno Smith, a Heisman hopeful. WVU has a high flying offense to match up against a Pac 12 team.

    The only thing I don't know is how WVU would travel. Not sure the Holiday bowl would select a 6-6 ISU or TCU over a 7-5 WVU. If both TCU and ISU finish 6-6, I hope Pinstripe does not want us back.

    But we control our own destiny. Win out and I think it is Holiday for sure.



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    Re: Usa today current bowl projections

    I think ISU tries to pull as many strings as possible to avoid going to NYC again. The logistics of everything, the cold weather, expenses for fans, etc. are big drawbacks of making that a repeat trip.



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