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  1. TxDavid

    TxDavid Go Coogs!

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    This year it's Big XII vs Big Ten. The way Texas is playing, they might end up with the Big 12 bid. Texas A&M might also get it, but they may not even qualify this year if their QB doesn't stop throwing the game. Other possibilities are Baylor & Kansas State.

    For the Big Ten opponent - Penn State is a favorite, with Illinois & Northwestern in the mix. I'm not too familiar with the Big Ten, so I'd love to hear other's input on that side of the field.


    Anyone going this year?
     
  2. TxDavid

    TxDavid Go Coogs!

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    From TexasBowl.org:

    Following are some projected Texas Bowl matchups from selected national media outlets:

    ESPN.com (Andrea Adelson): Texas vs.Michigan
    ESPN.com (Mark Schlabach): Kansas State vs. Northwestern
    CBSSports.com: Texas Tech vs. Northwestern
    FOXSports.com: Baylor vs. Penn State
    Rivals.com: Texas Tech vs. Northwestern
    Scout.com: Texas A&M vs. Penn State
     
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    I know it's not as prestigious as many Red Raiders might like, but I wouldn't mind watching Tech play at Reliant Stadium. The first Tech game I ever went to was the Houston Bowl where the Raiders beat Navy. I remember a crazy first quarter, a single play with multiple fumbles from both teams, and my father and I getting quiet when we realized we were rooting for different teams.
     
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    They jumped the price from last season to this quite a bit. Thanks but no thanks.
     
  5. TxDavid

    TxDavid Go Coogs!

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    I noticed the price increase also. Not surprised since they moved up in the pick order.

    FYI-
    They do have a "McDonald's" family pack offer if you're interested in going. 4 tickets/4 sodas/4hot dogs/4 McDonald's vouchers for $99

    And a Houston Zoo Two pack - 2 tickets/2 Zoo passes for $39

    http://www.thetexasbowl.com/tickets
     
  6. TxDavid

    TxDavid Go Coogs!

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    Updated as of week 11:

    ESPN.com (Andrea): Illinois vs. Texas
    ESPN.com (Mark): Illinois vs. Texas A&M
    CBSSports.com: Northwestern vs. Baylor
    CollegeFootballNews: Michigan vs. Baylor
    Rivals.com: Michigan vs. Texas
    Scout.com: Michigan vs. Baylor
    bleacher report: Illinois vs. Texas A&M

    Looking more & more like we'll have a Texas team in the Texas bowl this year. Kinda funny that now it's UT not A&M that might not qualify this year, when just 3 weeks ago I figured it just the opposite. Gotta love college ball.....
     
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    Shouldn't they wait until Texas is bowl eligible before putting them on the list?
     
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    If its Texas vs. Michigan you can bet im getting tickets.
     


  9. TxDavid

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    Most of the projections are listing Baylor & Illinois.

    It's possible Texas Tech or Kansas State could be selected from the Big XII should they win this coming weekend. Tech plays Houston and Kansas State plays Fresno State so we may see a selection from any of those three schools.

    For the Big East - there's too many variable for me to figure it out. Maybe someone else can weigh in on that one.
     
  10. Mr. White

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    I hope to God Texas doesn't get a bowl bid. I just want this season to end.
     
  11. Stemp

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    The Texas Bowl will pick Baylor unless by some miracle, Texas beats A&M and gets to 6-6.
    They want at least one Texas or Oklahoma school if possible for ticket sales. Baylor would get a decent crowd, especially with them finally becoming bowl eligible. Even if A&M loses, the Alamo bowl will pick them up if not the Cotton.
     
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    Priceless!
     
  13. TxDavid

    TxDavid Go Coogs!

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't they have to select the winningest team? Since Baylor has 7 wins, the Texas Bowl wouldn't be able to pick Texas - even if they did win this week. I thought the 2010 rule only applied to at-large teams
     
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    I'm not positive but I think all 7+ win teams have to be selected before 6 win teams can be chosen.

    The only way around that rule is conference tie-ins. Like a bowl with a Big XII tie-in selecting a 6 win Big XII team over a 7 win Conference USA team.
     
  15. Stemp

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    I don't think that is true.

    http://www.baylor.edu/lariat/news.php?action=story&story=84450
     
  16. TxDavid

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    Tickets came today. Announcements come out Sunday, so we'll see who it'll be then.
     
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    95% sure it will be Baylor representing the Big XII
     
  18. TxDavid

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    I agree. Wouldn't mind seeing the Illini from the Big 10
     
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    Just announced - Bears vs Illini
     
  20. TxDavid

    TxDavid Go Coogs!

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    Here's some interesting tidbits to munch on:

    This will be the second meeting between the Illinios Fightin Illini and the Baylor Bears. They first met at Memroial Stadium on Sep 25th, 1976. The outcome favored the Bears 34-19.

    Baylor's last Bowl appearance was New Years Eve 1994 where they suffered a 10-3 loss to Washington State at The Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, Texas

    The Illini also lost there last bowl appearance 49-17 on New Years Day 2008 against USC in The Rose Bowl.


    And there ya have it......:turtle:
     

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