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    Rivals.com Ranks Insight Bowl 2nd Worst

    Rivals.com College Football - Huguenin: Ranking the bowl matchups


    Typical national commentary, if ISU is there it gets no respect.

    I'm not saying we're a top tier matchup, I'd say low twenties personally, but second to last? Give me a break.



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    Re: Rivals.com Ranks Insight Bowl 2nd Worst

    A game featuring two offenses that really, really have trouble scoring and you're surprised it's ranked close to the bottom?



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    Re: Rivals.com Ranks Insight Bowl 2nd Worst

    Huguenin sounds like a Mizzou fan...no way this is second worst.



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    Re: Rivals.com Ranks Insight Bowl 2nd Worst

    Oh come on now. I think the rankings are dead on. Who wouldn't rather watch Wyoming play Fresno St? Northern Illinois vs USF? Bowling Green vs Idaho (puke!)?



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    Re: Rivals.com Ranks Insight Bowl 2nd Worst

    It's two bad 6-6 teams playing each other.

    This isn't worth being offended over.



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    Re: Rivals.com Ranks Insight Bowl 2nd Worst

    Quote Originally Posted by bawbie View Post
    It's two bad 6-6 teams playing each other.

    This isn't worth being offended over.
    Agreed. I wouldn't rank us 2nd worst but I wouldn't move us up more than 3 spots either. Either way it's one of the worst 5 bowl matchups when looking at it on paper.

    I'll ask this question. Would we rather not be in a bowl than in a bowl that people don't care about? I think the answer is obvious.

    FYI I still wish we were playing Georgia in the Independence bowl even if that meant an A kicking



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    Re: Rivals.com Ranks Insight Bowl 2nd Worst

    Who wouldn't want to see Iowa State win a bowl game? Good story line, regional teams that never meet, Big12 vs. Big10, sunny Phoenix. Anyone who ranks this game as one of the worst bowls is out of their mind and too hung up on the 6-6 records...or they are Missouri fans. Yeah, it isn't the best matchup, but certainly not one of the worst. Our pathetic TV contract probably hurt us too, since people got to see every Minnesota game, and only 2 or so ISU games.



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    Re: Rivals.com Ranks Insight Bowl 2nd Worst

    His research was to identify our school colors and the date and network of our game?

    I don't think it's a great matchup for outsiders, but I'm looking forward to it. Certainly more so than Bowling Green/Idaho and other non-BCS conference games.


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    Re: Rivals.com Ranks Insight Bowl 2nd Worst

    You guys are getting too caught up with the names on the front of the jerseys. Sure the Wyoming-Fresno St game doesn't sound appealing but the game could end up 45-42 which is a fun game to watch. The ISU-Minnesota game has bigger name recognition (not by a lot though) but the game could easily turn into a 17-13 snoozer.



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    Re: Rivals.com Ranks Insight Bowl 2nd Worst

    who cares. we were projected far worse at beginning of the season.


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    Re: Rivals.com Ranks Insight Bowl 2nd Worst

    Games that are worse:
    Marshall vs. Ohio (Pizza Pizza Bowl)
    Fresno St. vs. Wyoming (New Mexico Bowl)
    Bowling Green vs. Idaho (Humanitarian Smurf Turf Contrasting Colors Bowl)
    Michigan State vs. Texas Tech (Alamo Slaughter Big10 Bowl)
    Rutgers vs. UCF (St. Petersberg Bowl)
    Central Michigan vs. Troy (GMAC Bowl)



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    Re: Rivals.com Ranks Insight Bowl 2nd Worst

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    The ISU-Minnesota game has bigger name recognition (not by a lot though) but the game could easily turn into a 17-13 snoozer.
    Odd you use that term to describe low scoring defensive football.

    I would assume that's an Iowa fans wet dream for the Orange Bowl



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    Re: Rivals.com Ranks Insight Bowl 2nd Worst

    I think the Ohio State vs. Oregon match up is way to high. Ohio state is just flat boring. They do win but they are boring doing it. Florida State may be bowdens last game but they really are no better than Iowa State. WV will kill them.


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    Re: Rivals.com Ranks Insight Bowl 2nd Worst

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    I think the Ohio State vs. Oregon match up is way to high. Ohio state is just flat boring. They do win but they are boring doing it. Florida State may be bowdens last game but they really are no better than Iowa State. WV will kill them.
    I for one will enjoy watching Oregon trample Ohio State.



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    Re: Rivals.com Ranks Insight Bowl 2nd Worst

    Who freaking cares what they think? I'm going to watch it. Recruits are going to watch it because the staff will ask them to. If the nation doesn't watch, I could care less. Honestly, if I wasn't an ISU fan and didn't have a particular interest in the Big XII or Big 11, I'd probably skip watching this game too.



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