Monday, December 5, 2011

Bowling...B1G style.

One and only one game to review this week. Plus a look at who’s going where and a reminder of who has been to the Rose Bowl lately and not so lately.

Michigan State vs. Wisconsin.My Pick: Wisconsin 38 Michigan State 28.
Actual Score: UW 42 Michigan State 39.
In my Defense: A fun game to watch and a great showcase for the B1G.

For the year: 36-15, (31-12). Not to shabby.

B1G Bowl Roundup-

Rose Bowl: Wisconsin (11-2) vs. Oregon (11-2). Jan. 2nd
Comment: Tough one for the Badgers. Oregon will be a problem.

Sugar Bowl: Michigan (10-2) vs. Virginia Tech (11-2). Jan 3rd.
Comment: I think Michigan State deserves to be here. Won their division, played well and beat Michigan. That said, Michigan should win here.

Outback Bowl: Michigan State (10-3) vs. Georgia (10-3). Jan. 2nd.
Comment: Two runners up. Great matchup.

Capital One Bowl: Nebraska (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2). Jan 2nd.
Comment: Welcome to the Big Ten Bowls, Nebraska. But the Cocks are very good.

Gator Bowl: Ohio State (6-6) vs. Florida (6-6). Jan. 2nd.
Comment: The Urban bowl. Big reward for two average teams.

Ticket City Bowl: Penn State (9-3) vs. Houston (12-1). Jan 2nd.
Comment: Lions are furious. Need to take it out on the Cougars.

Hunger Bowl: Illinois (6-6) vs. UCLA (6-7). Dec. 31st
Comment: So two teams looking for a head coach, who combined have a losing record. Want more proof that we have too many bowls?

Texas Bowl: Northwestern (6-6) vs. Texas AM (6-6). Dec. 31st
Comment: Cats can score. AM may not have motivation.

Insight Bowl: Iowa (7-5) vs. Oklahoma (9-3). Dec. 30th
Comment: This is a mismatch on paper. But so was last year’s game against Missouri and the Hawks won.

Little Ceasers: Purdue (6-6) vs. Western Michigan (7-5). Dec. 27th.
Comment: When is going to Detroit a reward? I have no idea.

And just for fun….which B1G School has the longest drought on going to the Rose Bowl?
Wisconsin- 2011.
Ohio State- 2010.
Penn State- 2009
Illinois- 2008
Michigan- 2007.
Nebraska- 2002.
Purdue- 2001.
Northwestern- 1996.
Iowa- 1991.
Michigan State- 1987.
Indiana- 1967.
Minnesota- 1961.

I’ll be back with a preview of the Idaho Potato Bowl next week.

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