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TxDavid
10-07-2008, 04:55 PM
My current Texas Bowl predictions........

(Big XII vs C-USA)

**UPDATED 12/3***

Rice vs who?

Rice has accepted the bid for the Texas Bowl. With No Big XII opponent, we're going to pull from another conference. There are talks with Notre Dame, but other opponents may include Rutgers & NC State.....



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Texan_Bill
10-07-2008, 04:56 PM
For those of you interested, current predictions show Kansas State vs UH Coogars.

If the Coogs go again this year, I'll definitely be there. Maybe some good football will actually be played by a Houston team at Reliant this year after all......

That was a blast last year. If it's the Coogs again, I'm in.

TxDavid
10-07-2008, 05:02 PM
The rate A&M is going it might be a Coogs vs Ags Bowl......

Texan_Bill
10-07-2008, 05:18 PM
The rate A&M is going it might be a Coogs vs Ags Bowl......

I'd be extremely torn....

Yankee_In_TX
10-07-2008, 05:19 PM
I got that e-mail, wrote to ask if my tickets were still available.

bah007
10-07-2008, 06:26 PM
The rate A&M is going it might be a Coogs vs Ags Bowl......

I'm sorry but I don't think the Ags can win 6 games.

And they would have to to be bowl eligible.

TxDavid
10-07-2008, 06:52 PM
I'm sorry but I don't think the Ags can win 6 games.

And they would have to to be bowl eligible.

:spit:

LOL!!

Tedc
10-07-2008, 06:59 PM
I got that e-mail, wrote to ask if my tickets were still available.

Thye just sent an invoice to me. You may check your account with the Texans. They normally have it available there.

threetoedpete
10-12-2008, 09:05 AM
The rate A&M is going it might be a Coogs vs Ags Bowl......

six there big guy. Gotta have six wins to go bowling. Gig 'em.

threetoedpete
10-12-2008, 09:23 AM
They'll probably take one of the big twelve also rans. I wonder how many tickets they could sell for an SMU- U of H shoot out. Got the Katy connection. High octane offenses. Don't know if SMU will travel. That's why the bowls always smile when Texas goes bowling. Horns will travel. And they spend money when they get there.

Revolution
10-12-2008, 09:29 AM
The rate A&M is going it might be a Coogs vs Ags Bowl......

I'm an Ag and the Aggies will be lucky to get to 6 wins...this is a lost season for us.

bah007
10-12-2008, 10:29 AM
I'm an Ag and the Aggies will be lucky to get to 6 wins...this is a lost season for us.

Yeah but from the looks of things, the Ags found a QB for the future.

Jerrod Johnson looks like he could be special in two years when he is a senior.

TxDavid
10-20-2008, 12:09 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing a Nebraska vs Rice game here.......

bah007
10-20-2008, 01:09 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing a Nebraska vs Rice game here.......

There wouldn't be very much defense in that one would there?

TxDavid
10-21-2008, 04:56 PM
There wouldn't be very much defense in that one would there?

It's not so much the matchup, but more so that I haven't seen Nebraska play since they demolished the Ags in the Alamo Dome years ago.....

Ryan
10-21-2008, 05:53 PM
A&M won't be in a bowl. They are 2-5 and still have to play OU and UT. Not a chance, although i hope they could make it.

Yankee_In_TX
10-22-2008, 11:23 AM
got my seats and 2 Platinum passes. yay!

Either give us Nebraska or U of H for the Mrs. and I to watch, or Rice or A&M so I can scalp my tickets.

TxDavid
10-29-2008, 06:03 PM
With the weekend off, the Coogs will get a nice break before there 3 games at home. They still have to find a way to beat Tulsa though.

Texan_Bill
10-29-2008, 06:05 PM
With the weekend off, the Coogs will get a nice break before there 3 games at home. They still have to find a way to beat Tulsa though.

They need a break after that performance last night.

Yankee_In_TX
11-07-2008, 11:18 AM
U of H v. K State? Lol. Welcome back to the Texas bowl, boys.

txchick1971
11-07-2008, 11:21 AM
With the weekend off, the Coogs will get a nice break before there 3 games at home. They still have to find a way to beat Tulsa though.

The golden hurricane is doing awesome this year!!!!

TxDavid
11-07-2008, 11:36 AM
U of H v. K State? Lol. Welcome back to the Texas bowl, boys.


Maybe. Even with the loss to Texas A&M last week, Colorado ranks above Kansas State. Both those teams should be bowl eligible looking at their remaining opponents. By the rankings, the Big 12 opponent right now is Texas A&M. Unless they manage a miracle and win the next 2 of 3, we won't see them and Colorado would move up to fill the Big 12 spot.

Ole Miss Texan
11-07-2008, 11:37 AM
For those of you interested, current predictions........

**UPDATED 10/29***

For Big 12 we're looking at Nebraska, Colorado or Kansas State. My pick is Colorado.
For C-USA It's Rice & UH. I'm going with Rice since the Coogs have a 3 game homestand coming up.

Are these your predictions or are is this from a bowl predictions webarticle? If anyone has a link to where espn or si.com or ANYONE! is predicting the bowl teams/appearances I'd be greatful. I've been trying to search for an updated one for a while with no success.

TxDavid
11-07-2008, 11:40 AM
Are these your predictions or are is this from a bowl predictions webarticle? If anyone has a link to where espn or si.com or ANYONE! is predicting the bowl teams/appearances I'd be greatful. I've been trying to search for an updated one for a while with no success.


They are mine. You can google "bowl projections" and find also sorts of wacky projections. The Texas Bowl projections don't get updated too much out there, which is why I posted my own.

Yankee_In_TX
11-07-2008, 11:46 AM
Maybe. Even with the loss to Texas A&M last week, Colorado ranks above Kansas State. Both those teams should be bowl eligible looking at their remaining opponents. By the rankings, the Big 12 opponent right now is Texas A&M. Unless they manage a miracle and win the next 2 of 3, we won't see them and Colorado would move up to fill the Big 12 spot.

PLEASE let it be A&M!!! I'll use 2 tickets to watch the game, and scalp the rest!!! (Maybe let Bill have 1 if U of H goes)...

bah007
11-07-2008, 01:15 PM
PLEASE let it be A&M!!! I'll use 2 tickets to watch the game, and scalp the rest!!! (Maybe let Bill have 1 if U of H goes)...

Pray that they win 2 of the next 3 and it could be.

Beating OU would be a start...

TxDavid
11-07-2008, 03:54 PM
PLEASE let it be A&M!!! I'll use 2 tickets to watch the game, and scalp the rest!!! (Maybe let Bill have 1 if U of H goes)...

Pray that they win 2 of the next 3 and it could be.

Beating OU would be a start...


It's possible, but not probable. I'm with you yankee - I have some extra tickets that I would love to sell to some Aggie fans, but their next three are against Oklahoma, Baylor, and Texas. I don't see them beating Oklahoma. Baylor & Texas - they might be able to win those two since they play Texas tough. They need to try to beat the Sooners this week at Kyle Field though - it will be a great boost for the team.

TxDavid
11-09-2008, 09:45 PM
I'm a bit pessimistic after today's game, but I don't think the Ags have it in them Yankee.

It's a must win for Kansas State this weekend, otherwise we're going to be digging around the WAC for opponents. Can't root for them though being a Husker fan & all.....

TxDavid
11-21-2008, 01:58 PM
I've been so busy at work I haven't had time to update this thread. looks like the Texas Bowl is going to be without a Big XII opponent this year.

Yankee_In_TX
11-25-2008, 04:24 PM
I've been so busy at work I haven't had time to update this thread. looks like the Texas Bowl is going to be without a Big XII opponent this year.

Hrrrm, psychic David says?

bah007
11-25-2008, 04:30 PM
Hrrrm, psychic David says?

The Big XII only has 7 bowl eligible teams (8 if Colorado beats Nebraska).

The Texas Bowl is the #9 Big XII tie-in this year I believe, meaning it will be C-USA vs. an at large team.

Yankee_In_TX
11-25-2008, 04:33 PM
Scout.com says Rice v. Notre Dame. That'd be good for scalping. Maybe I'll go and just make fun of Weiss.

bah007
11-25-2008, 04:36 PM
Scout.com says Rice v. Notre Dame. That'd be good for scalping. Maybe I'll go and just make fun of Weiss.

I thought Notre Dame could only fill Big East slots?

TxDavid
11-25-2008, 06:35 PM
Hrrrm, psychic David says?


My update is on the first post

**UPDATED 11/21***

Rice vs San Jose State

With No Big XII opponent, we're going to pull from another conference. I think Rice has the C-USA spot locked up. The Bowls are going to keep in mind traveling this year due to the economy, and the Coogs look like they're headed to the Liberty Bowl. We might not end up with San Jose State - it may be Lousiana Tech since they're closer even though they're ranked higher.


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Texan_Bill
11-25-2008, 07:01 PM
My update is on the first post

You know that they have added two new Bowl Games this season, right?

St. Petersburg, Washington will host bowl games in 2008
ESPN.com news services

Updated: May 1, 2008, 2:18 PM ET
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There will be two new NCAA postseason football games next season -- one in St. Petersburg, Fla., the other in Washington, D.C.

The St. Petersburg Bowl will be played between Dec. 20-23 at Tropicana Field, the home of the Tampa Bay Rays. It will match teams from the Big East and Conference USA.

"The St. Petersburg Bowl is another great bowl opportunity for the Big East," league commissioner Michael Tranghese said. "The game is played in a Big East market and already has generated great interest in the local community."

Tropicana Field has been home to big league baseball since 1998 and has hosted several major sporting events, including the NCAA Final Four in 1999.

The domed stadium also has served as a home for the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning and the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League, but is a newcomer to college football.

The NCAA also approved a "Congressional Bowl" in Washington, D.C. It will feature Navy against an ACC opponent.

A proposed game for Salt Lake City was turned down.

Last year there were 32 bowl games. There were 71 teams which had 6-6 records to qualify for a bowl game.



Full Article here: St. Petersburg, Washington will host bowl games in 2008 (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3375625)

The reason I bring it up is that it could really be a detriment to who the Texas Bowl will be able to bring in. I'd hate to see the Texas Bowl's attendance go from 52,000 in 2006 up to 62,000+ last year to nothing this year.

2007 Texas Bowl
Date: Friday, December 28, 2007
Television: NFL Network
Conferences: Mountain West vs. Conference USA
Result: TCU 20, Houston 13
MVP: Andy Dalton, TCU
Attendance: 62,097

2006 Inaugural Game
Date: Thursday, December 28, 2006
Television: NFL Network
Conferences: Big 12 vs. Big East
Result: #16 Rutgers 37, Kansas State 10
MVP: Ray Rice, Rutgers
Attendance: 52,210

Link: Texas Bowl.org (http://www.texasbowl.org/about.asp)

TxDavid
11-25-2008, 08:56 PM
You know that they have added two new Bowl Games this season, right?



Full Article here: St. Petersburg, Washington will host bowl games in 2008 (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3375625)

The reason I bring it up is that it could really be a detriment to who the Texas Bowl will be able to bring in. I'd hate to see the Texas Bowl's attendance go from 52,000 in 2006 up to 62,000+ last year to nothing this year.



Link: Texas Bowl.org (http://www.texasbowl.org/about.asp)



Yep I knew. But if there's a drop in attendance, I doubt it will be huge. C-USA puts plenty of local ties into the Bowl. The Bowl does have ties to the MWC, so we could see a TCU vs Rice matchup, though that's doubtful. Regardless, whoever fills the Big XII spot will either be local or a school with fans with huge away game support. Non-BCS Bowls select by order of their pick, not by ranking. Since the Texas Bowl picks sixth from C-USA, Rice will be selected unless they attend the Liberty Bowl. I don't see another bowl selecting Rice, and if the Cougars are not in play for their selection, that's the best choice due to local city ties. Filling the Big XII spot is pretty much a crapshoot - It could be anyone. You never can tell what's on the minds of the selection committees......

gwallaia
12-03-2008, 03:26 PM
Looks like it will be Rice in the Texas Bowl.

Texan_Bill
12-03-2008, 04:02 PM
As Rice gets ready to kick-off:

http://www.houstontexans.com/UserFiles/Image/IMG_2372-stadium-from-press.jpg


:cricket:


:cricket:


:jk: Owl fan

TxDavid
12-03-2008, 04:07 PM
Looks like it will be Rice in the Texas Bowl.
Just heard myself, but I was expecting that one. Now we just have to wait until this weekend's games for the other opponent. Possible options could include Rutgers, NC State, & Notre Dame.




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Yankee_In_TX
12-03-2008, 04:34 PM
May skip the Texas Bowl this year - I don't have a dog in that hunt. Though Rice may play exciting football, I persoanlly can't get up for non-traditional footbal schools I have no tie to.

Texan_Bill
12-03-2008, 05:11 PM
May skip the Texas Bowl this year - I don't have a dog in that hunt. Though Rice may play exciting football, I persoanlly can't get up for non-traditional footbal schools I have no tie to.

Non-traditional?? John Heisman is about as traditional as you can get.

bah007
12-03-2008, 05:15 PM
May skip the Texas Bowl this year - I don't have a dog in that hunt. Though Rice may play exciting football, I persoanlly can't get up for non-traditional footbal schools I have no tie to.

Wouldn't you like to go see Rice beat up on Notre Dame?

Yankee_In_TX
12-03-2008, 06:08 PM
Wouldn't you like to go see Rice beat up on Notre Dame?

Yes, yes that is tempting. But AJ Hawk destroying Brady Quinn is still fresh in my mind enough.

Bill, I said SCHOOLS, not players :-P

TexanSam
12-05-2008, 07:45 PM
Looks like it will end up being Notre Dame

WolverineFan
12-06-2008, 03:37 AM
Good I can't wait to see Notre Dame get stomped in ANOTHER bowl game! Getting beat by Rice would put Charlie back in his place.

TxDavid
12-07-2008, 08:02 PM
Looks like it's going to be Rice vs Western Michigan.

Texan_Bill
12-08-2008, 09:53 AM
Looks like it's going to be Rice vs Western Michigan.

Yep... Saw that last night. BOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooo!!

50,000+ to 60,000+ to 25,000-... Does not bode well for future Bowl games.

WWJD
12-08-2008, 10:03 AM
Western Michigan? What a horrible choice.

kastofsna
12-08-2008, 11:46 AM
when these two teams get together, just throw out the records

bah007
12-08-2008, 12:17 PM
Western Michigan? What a horrible choice.

They went 9-3 and beat Illinois...

kastofsna
12-08-2008, 12:22 PM
i think he means horrible in terms of prestige and generating interest and all that

WWJD
12-08-2008, 12:29 PM
i think he means horrible in terms of prestige and generating interest and all that

Yes that is what I meant...and he is a she. Would have much preferred ND if it had come down to that. I heard the Irish being tossed around as a possible participant.

One thing for sure..they won't get much of a walk up crowd with Western Michigan. Nobody here cares about them.

bah007
12-08-2008, 12:32 PM
Could care less about prestige honestly.

I'm not interested in this game at all, but because I love watching good defense.

The average fan loves high scoring games, so the average fan should love this one.

nunusguy
12-23-2008, 08:24 AM
Western Michigan? What a horrible choice.

I heard they got a pretty good pass-rusher named Jason Babin ?
But I dunno, why can't they get a game in the Texas-Bowl ? This is such an
uninteresting, unappealing matchup ? Is it so difficult to get a bowl-game in
Houston ?