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    Big bowl season for our little state!

    Iowa is one of the smaller states in the union. And both BCS schools from our small state won bowl games. Has that ever happened before??


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    Re: Big bowl season for our little state!

    2004 Independence Bowl
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    Re: Big bowl season for our little state!

    In 2004 we both won Bowl games. Only other time.


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    Re: Big bowl season for our little state!

    Wait a minute...Iowa State is in a BCS conference?



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    Re: Big bowl season for our little state!

    Quote Originally Posted by Prone2Clone View Post
    Wait a minute...Iowa State is in a BCS conference?
    Has someone notified the conference?


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    Re: Big bowl season for our little state!

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    In 2004 we both won Bowl games. Only other time.
    Oh yeah. You're right. Well, that kind of stole my thunder. Still, it seems like a big deal for a state like Iowa! I'm no Hawk fan, but after this bowl season, Im proud to be an Iowan.


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    Re: Big bowl season for our little state!

    Unless I'm missing something, Iowa (ISU and Iowa), California (USC and UCLA) Florida and (Florida & Florida State) are the only states to have multiple schools from BCS Conferences win bowl games.


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    Re: Big bowl season for our little state!

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Has someone notified the conference?
    Pretty sure after the news media in Iowa is notified, the Big 12 will find out, too.



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    Re: Big bowl season for our little state!

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    Unless I'm missing something, Iowa (ISU and Iowa), California (USC and UCLA) Florida and (Florida & Florida State) are the only states to have multiple schools from BCS Conferences win bowl games.
    There will be one more state after Thursday, either Alabama (Alabama and Auburn) or Texas (Texas and Texas Tech)


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    Re: Big bowl season for our little state!

    Quote Originally Posted by Prone2Clone View Post
    Pretty sure after the news media in Iowa is notified, the Big 12 will find out, too.
    Good. Maybe then they'll share some of the conference TV revenue with us.


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    Re: Big bowl season for our little state!

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    Unless I'm missing something, Iowa (ISU and Iowa), California (USC and UCLA) Florida and (Florida & Florida State) are the only states to have multiple schools from BCS Conferences win bowl games.
    Penn State (Big Ten) and Pittsburgh (Big East).

    Florida (SEC), Florida State (ACC), South Florida (Big East).

    There will be one more: Texas Tech/Texas; or Auburn/Alabama.

    But...Iowa, Pennsylvania and Florida are the only ones with winning teams from DIFFERENT BCS conferences.



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    Re: Big bowl season for our little state!

    Nice year for both schools.



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    Re: Big bowl season for our little state!

    The Potato State won two bowl games this year -- Idaho (Humanitarian Bowl) and Boise State (Fiesta Bowl).

    Also Utah -- BYU & Utah both won bowl games.


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    Re: Big bowl season for our little state!

    Utah; BYU & Utah both won their bowl games.

    Idaho; Boise State & Idaho both won their bowl games.

    Not BCS, but still a pretty good achievement.


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