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    We have rooting interests in these games whether you know it or not

    It's certainly no given that ISU will get a sixth win, but if we do get to 6-6 this year, we might need some help from a few other teams to get to a bowl. Here's some games to pay attention to this week and who we want to win. We don't need them all or even most of them to go our way, and a lot of them won't, but if you find yourself watching one of these games this week, follow this guide.

    ACC
    Wake Forest over Florida State
    Clemson over North Carolina State
    Georgia Tech over Duke (critical)
    Boston College over Virginia

    Big 12
    Iowa State over Colorado (of course)
    Missouri over Kansas State
    Nebraska over Kansas
    Oklahoma over Texas A&M

    Big Ten
    Ohio State over Iowa (just because)
    Michigan State over Purdue
    Northwestern over Illinois
    Wisconsin over Michigan (critical)
    Penn State over Indiana

    Pac-10
    Oregon over Arizona State
    Oregon State over Washington
    Washington State over UCLA

    SEC
    Auburn over Georgia (I know, I know)
    Tennessee over Ole Miss
    Vanderbilt over Kentucky
    Alabama over Mississippi State
    Troy over Arkansas

    Mountain West
    Air Force over UNLV
    San Diego State over Wyoming

    MAC
    Buffalo over Ohio
    Central Michigan over Toledo
    Ball State over Northern Illinois
    Miami (OH) over Bowling Green

    Sun Belt
    Western Kentucky over Louisiana-Monroe
    Middle Tennessee State over Louisiana-Lafayette



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    Re: We have rooting interests in these games whether you know it or not

    Doesn't OU have only 5 wins?

    In theory...they could LOSE out to finish the year. At A&M seems like the most likely win, but they have lost their before in recent history.

    They still have to play Tech and OSU....

    Could OU not even be bowl eligible? WOW...who would've thought that!?


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    Re: We have rooting interests in these games whether you know it or not

    We win 6 games and we are going to a bowl. The bowl committee knows we have been jonesing to go to a bowl. They know we will bring a good crowd. I think they would rather have us then a team that is normally in a better bowl game and there fans don't care about the little bowl the big team got invited to.


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    Re: We have rooting interests in these games whether you know it or not

    for those who were discounting iowa states win over nebraska, turns out it was more of a solid victory than once thought



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    Re: We have rooting interests in these games whether you know it or not

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    We win 6 games and we are going to a bowl. The bowl committee knows we have been jonesing to go to a bowl. They know we will bring a good crowd. I think they would rather have us then a team that is normally in a better bowl game and there fans don't care about the little bowl the big team got invited to.
    Not if there are a bunch of 7 win teams. It doesn't matter who the bowl wants if team A is 7-5 and Team B is 6-6 the bowl must select team A even for at large bids.



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    Re: We have rooting interests in these games whether you know it or not

    Quote Originally Posted by larrysarmy View Post
    Doesn't OU have only 5 wins?

    In theory...they could LOSE out to finish the year. At A&M seems like the most likely win, but they have lost their before in recent history.

    They still have to play Tech and OSU....

    Could OU not even be bowl eligible? WOW...who would've thought that!?

    That would be amusing for sure. I think A&M beats them this weekend. I feel confident Oklahoma State will handle them by 10+. Tech is the big question mark though. I have not looked, but I think that game is at Tech.



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    Re: We have rooting interests in these games whether you know it or not

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeyescott View Post
    Not if there are a bunch of 7 win teams. It doesn't matter who the bowl wants if team A is 7-5 and Team B is 6-6 the bowl must select team A even for at large bids.
    I am pretty sure that a bowl committee has their choice between picking a 6-6 team or 7-5 team. Now they can not pick a 6-6 team over an 8-4 team. There can not be a 2 win difference between two teams, but there can be a 1 win difference. This is all saying that both teams have only played 1 Div. 1-AA team as well.

    Maybe I am wrong though.


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    Re: We have rooting interests in these games whether you know it or not

    ISU needs Missouri to lose out. IF Mizzou has NOTHING to play for on Nov 21st, I like our chances a lot better.



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    Re: We have rooting interests in these games whether you know it or not

    Quote Originally Posted by yler4cy View Post
    I am pretty sure that a bowl committee has their choice between picking a 6-6 team or 7-5 team. Now they can not pick a 6-6 team over an 8-4 team. There can not be a 2 win difference between two teams, but there can be a 1 win difference. This is all saying that both teams have only played 1 Div. 1-AA team as well.

    Maybe I am wrong though.
    I think you are.. I believe the bowls HAVE to take a 7-5 team over a 6-6 team.


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    Re: We have rooting interests in these games whether you know it or not

    here is my question is KSU finishes 7-5 (With 2 FCS wins) and we finish 7-5 do they automatically have to take us before KSU?



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    Re: We have rooting interests in these games whether you know it or not

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    I think you are.. I believe the bowls HAVE to take a 7-5 team over a 6-6 team.
    does this work the same way in conference too?



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    Re: We have rooting interests in these games whether you know it or not

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonepower View Post
    does this work the same way in conference too?
    I believe so. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure all 7-5 teams have to go before 6-6 teams, even in the conference.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonepower View Post
    here is my question is KSU finishes 7-5 (With 2 FCS wins) and we finish 7-5 do they automatically have to take us before KSU?
    I think you can only count 1 FCS win towards your bowl eligibility. So, technically they would only have 6 wins.


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    Re: We have rooting interests in these games whether you know it or not

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    I think you can only count 1 FCS win towards your bowl eligibility. So, technically they would only have 6 wins.
    interesting, wow if and a big IF we would win our last two games we would be sitting very well for a bowl game because I have a feeling there are going to be 3 or 4 (6 win teams)



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    Re: We have rooting interests in these games whether you know it or not

    Quote Originally Posted by yler4cy View Post
    I am pretty sure that a bowl committee has their choice between picking a 6-6 team or 7-5 team. Now they can not pick a 6-6 team over an 8-4 team. There can not be a 2 win difference between two teams, but there can be a 1 win difference. This is all saying that both teams have only played 1 Div. 1-AA team as well.

    Maybe I am wrong though.
    I think the 2 win difference rule applies only to conference bowl tie-ins.

    For at-large picks, bowls must select teams with winning records over 6-6 teams. In other words, a 6-6 team can only get an at-large bowl bid if there are no teams left with 7+ wins.



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