Wednesday, November 15, 2017

NC State loss didn't seem to impact BC's desirability to bowls

If BC had pulled off the win against NC State and run the table, we might have elevated into a higher level bowl. Now it seems like we are back where we started in the lowest rung of ACC games. Most experts see BC still going to the Pinstripe Bowl (here and here). Detroit is still in the mix. El Paso could happen. I think most BC fans would prefer the Pinstripe. The location -- while cold -- is accessible to a good portion of our fans. Most seemed to enjoy our last game there. Plus it would likely be against a Big Ten team so there is a chance to get a respectable win. But this is not settled. There are a few variables that will impact the ACC bowl pool. Here are some of the unknown issues.

1. Will BC win a sixth game? Without that, we stay home.
2.  Will Syracuse win a sixth game? To do so would involve beating BC. If they beat us Thanksgiving weekend, they will probably take the Pinstripe slot.
3. Will Florida State win a sixth game? They also have to run their table. On name alone, they would probably pass BC in bowl selections?
4. Will Pitt or Duke become bowl eligible? I don't think either would take a Pinstripe slot over BC, but they would become interchangeable on the other ACC games.

I don't think all the ACC teams still alive will make bowls. If they do, then suddenly BC is looking at even lower rung bowls. But now all we can do is take care of our business Saturday. Win that game and BC is going somewhere.

16 comments:

Tim said...

*yawn*
Wake me if we ever go to a real bowl game.

Tony Abardo said...

If your aspirations are to make the Pinstripe Bowl, then your program has a major problem.

JBQ said...

Both "Tim" and "Tony" say it right.

Eagle Esquire said...

Notwithstanding the link contained within the article, the N.C. State loss makes the Sun bowl a long shot in my humble opinion. Especially if FSU obtains bowl eligibility. That would have made this season a success for me. I’ve watched for close to twenty years and what was the best bowl, champs sports? I should have expected a let down Saturday. Why do I get my hopes up. Every year Daz will give us a WTF loss (last week’s game, Tech in Ireland, Wake in 2015) and a big let down against a peer (Wake this year, Pitt in 2014, Syracuse last year). I’m so sick of people saying terminating Daz will somehow cause another set back. Really? I vehemently disagree. His game management skills are the epitome of atrocious. I know it ultimately inured to BC’s benefit, but did anybody else think it was absurd Wade was snapping the ball with close to 20 seconds left on the play clock in the middle of the fourth. I’m not a football expert, but I just don’t get it.

Tim said...

Esquire-
My vote for best BC bowl in last 20 years is 2001 Music City Bowl, where we beat a ranked Georgia team in their own backyard (Nashville) in front of a big pro-Georgia crowd. That win placed BC in the top 25 in the final poll. It was a great game.

John said...

I'm with Tim - feed it to William Green! ☺️

Anne Marie Gahring said...

AMEN ! AMEN AMEN to EAGLE ESQUIRE WELL SAID.

HE AND MANY OF US believe the BC MOTTO EVER TO EXCEL

and not EVER TO BE MEDIORCE at best.

Craig Yeaster said...

When the best bowl in 20 years was beating a team that was barely ranked in the top 20, that's when you know you have a bad football program.

John said...

Bad weather forecast for Saturday?

Rainy and chilly.

TGS said...

Two “major” bowls in past 74 years. Ever to excel???
Accept mediocrity and you’ll continue to get mediocrity.

downtown_resident said...

Agree with all the above. There's nothing these next 2-3 games can tell us that we don't already know about Daz. It's time to move on.

John said...

In order to beat teams that are better than you, you must "jump out of your own skin" so to speak and call plays that are more creative and unexpected - as well as and in addition to your bread and butter plays.

It seems to us that we could have beaten NC State with better coaching.

Go BC - finish (Boston) strong.

Eagle Esquire said...

That was a good one. If my memory serves me correct, William Green played with a fever and did really well. I also remember us winning with a sack.

Knucklehead said...

TGS trying to be tough and relevant. Go screw.

Georgia Eagle said...

Knucklehead is right. Only BC people have earned the right to criticize BC. Tgs, go back to the sewer you crawled out of.

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