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Re: The Honorary Physicsfactor Duke Lost the Bowl Thread

Postby SeanMayTriedToEatMe » Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:45 pm

Prefer Clemson to beat GT only if Duke loses this week or next week.
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Re: The Honorary Physicsfactor Duke Lost the Bowl Thread

Postby dukeberto » Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:56 pm

Right now you root for FSU over anyone but Duke.

Next rooting interest is whoever is playing against Miami and whoever is playing against GaTech.

Clemson/Tech you probably root for Clemson (hoping that GT has dropped games and is no longer ranked in two weeks), and then Clemson/SCar you root for Spurrier.

Also SMTTEM, can you change the thread title to The Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Game Discussion
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Re: The Honorary Physicsfactor Duke Lost the Bowl Thread

Postby physicsfactor » Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:09 pm

I am honored by this thread.
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby dukeberto » Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:18 pm

From ESPN's ACC Blog morning links:

Three ACC teams -- Clemson, Duke and Georgia Tech -- are living dangerously at the bottom of the rankings. This isn’t a case where the rankings are meaningless and the Orange Bowl can pick one conference team over another for monetary reasons. The highest-ranked ACC team will be in the Orange Bowl.

What happens if the conference does not have a team outside of Florida State in the top 25, though? An ACC official told David Teel of the Daily Press (Newport News, Virginia) the league office would consult with a combination of the Orange Bowl, SEC, Big Ten and Notre Dame to determine the ACC qualifier.

Right now, Clemson is in the driver’s seat as the Tigers are ranked the highest at No. 21 and have a relatively smooth pass. If Duke or Miami, which is unranked, were to win out, it would mean a win over Florida State, and unless the Seminoles completely tumble from No. 2, they would likely get the Orange Bowl bid. Clemson and Georgia Tech will play Nov. 15 in a game with obvious implications, but both have end-of-the-season SEC games on the schedule. So, even the winner of Clemson-Georgia Tech wouldn’t be guaranteed the Orange Bowl berth if it faltered against the nonconference rival. The Yellow Jackets seemingly have the tougher in-state SEC rival, although both Georgia Tech and Clemson have not fared well in each team’s rivalry series of late.

The Clemson that was on the field Thursday night, however, likely would not fare well in the Orange Bowl, and the selection committee won’t wake up Friday morning feeling great about the Tigers. It wouldn’t be a shock to see Duke or Georgia Tech jump the Tigers in next week’s rankings frankly.

A healthy Deshaun Watson makes Clemson an entirely different team, though, and the committee should judge the Tigers with its full complement of weapons. There was talk Watson would play Thursday, but coach Dabo Swinney held him out to continue to allow his broken finger to heal. Despite being a true freshman, Watson is the most talented player on the offense and could be the league’s second-best quarterback already; he led the nation in QBR before injuring his hand. A healthy Watson, coupled with a stout Clemson defense, is capable of knocking off an SEC or one-loss Notre Dame in the Orange Bowl.

Duke and Georgia Tech certainly could, too, but it wasn’t only a few weeks ago we were wondering just how far Clemson could have gone if it started Watson from Day 1.
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby dukeberto » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:36 am

Week 12 Projections - with ND losing against ASU, most ACC teams have been pushed one or more spots down the line as the Irish can take a spot away from an ACC team within 1 game of their record. Not great news for the Devils, unless we keep winning and Clemson loses against South Carolina. (If Clemson loses against GT, it is likely that GT jumps us on the CFP rankings, setting them in line for the Orange Bowl).

Here are this week's projections.

ESPN ACC blog - Belk Bowl (Charlotte), Dec. 30th.

(ESPN bowl "experts")
Mark Schlabach: Russell Athletic Bowl (Orlando) Dec. 29th v. Oklahoma
Brad Edwards : TaxSlayer Bowl (Jacksonville) Jan. 2nd v. LSU

Jerry Palm (CBSsports) - Russell Athletic v. Oklahoma

Phil Steele - Music City Bowl (Nashville), Dec. 30th v. Tennessee

CFN - NOT UPDATED SINCE WEEK 10

AthlonSports - Belk v. Missouri

SBNation - Orange Bowl (Miami) Dec. 31st v. Mississippi State

Orlando Sentinel - Russell Athletic v. Oklahoma

Syracuse.com - Belk

SI.com - Orange Bowl v. Mississippi State
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby SeanMayTriedToEatMe » Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:35 pm

Sagarin has Duke as a 2.5-point underdog to Utah.

Another bowl loss due to overachieving during the regular season.
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby physicsfactor » Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:21 pm

Sun Bowl? Good gosh. We'll have like 5 fans there.
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby Topher » Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:32 pm

I'd be surprised if it's the Sun Bowl. Music City REALLY wants us as does Pinstripe. White will be lobbying hard against the Sun Bowl since sales have been so bad for it.
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby aiw » Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:33 pm

If Music City, I might go.
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby dukeberto » Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:29 pm

I would love Nashville, but I have a bad feeling we end up in El Paso
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby Pantone287 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:02 am

Rowe saying Giglio is wrong about 7-5 ND jumping 9-3 Duke, so not sure he's actually the bowl master.
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby dukeberto » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:43 am

Championship week predictions - The ACC got major help from the B1G-whatever as the Citrus Bowl is now in play for one of our bowl-eligible teams. Granted, this probably gives the CFP a reason to bump FSU further down next Sunday, but they are a joke anyways. (The Committee, not FSU.)

Duke cannot fall lower than any Tier-1 bowl game, which is nice. However, there is one bowl within that tier which is worse for fan attendance than the rest. Obviously, I am talking about the Sun Bowl. It is just too inconvenient/expensive to get to El Paso for most East Coasters. At least NCCU will be able to attend for the DBC contingent.

Regardless, here are the predictions four days prior to Selection Sunday.

ESPN ACC blog - Belk Bowl (Charlotte), Dec. 30th.

(ESPN bowl "experts")
Mark Schlabach: Pinstripe Bowl (NYC) Dec. 27th v. Penn State
Brett McMurphy : Sun Bowl (El Paso) Dec. 27th v. Utah

Jerry Palm (CBSsports) - Russell Athletic (Orlando) Dec. 29th v. Oklahoma

Phil Steele - Belk v. Tennessee

CFN - NOT UPDATED SINCE WEEK 10

AthlonSports - Sun v. Utah

SBNation - Sun v. Utah

Orlando Sentinel - Music City (Nashville) Dec. 30th v. South Carolina

Syracuse.com - Pinstripe

SI.com - Belk v. South Carolina
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby physicsfactor » Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:04 pm

dukeberto wrote: It is just too inconvenient/expensive to get to El Paso for most East Coasters. At least NCCU will be able to attend for the DBC contingent.

How expensive is a flight from Houston to El Paso? I sure as hell wouldn't want to drive it.
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby Topher » Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:25 pm

Sounds like it'll be either the Pinstripe or RAB
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby StopThePumpFakesShav » Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:03 pm

I just hope Giglio is wrong. He is really trying to establish himself as some sort of Bowl Whisperer.
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby rhfarmer » Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:10 am

I was kind of hoping GIT would win in order to bump Duke down into a winnable bowl.
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby StopThePumpFakesShav » Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:32 am

Pinstripe vs. Penn State is where the most projections are at the moment, I'd say. That's winnable.
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby DukeNukem05 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:13 pm

lol
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby aiw » Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:41 pm

Looks like the Sun Bowl.
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby aiw » Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:42 pm

vs Pac-12
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby SeanMayTriedToEatMe » Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:29 pm

This is a disaster. An unwinnable game against a program no one cares about in a location no one will travel to. Worst case scenario going into the VT game was this.

Still, 9 wins and all signs pointing up for the program.
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby aiw » Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:37 pm

I've already gotten 3 emails from the Iron Dukes about travel to El Paso. ****.
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby dkst0426 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:26 pm

aiw wrote:I've already gotten 3 emails from the Iron Dukes about travel to El Paso. ****.

What price did they quote you? Friend looked up airfare for the 26th - $1100.
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby aiw » Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:27 pm

I immediately deleted it. Travelocity leaving on the 26th back on th 28th was $800
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby StopThePumpFakesShav » Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:09 am

only 6 hours by car away from ASU. Total disaster. Feels like a double digit loss.
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby DrKlahn » Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:57 am

Just realized that the Sun Bowl is the same time as the UK-Louisville game :(

Like literally the only two sports things I care about that week. I'll probably be traveling then anyway.
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby StopThePumpFakesShav » Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:46 am

Yeah, I mean other than Duke-Wisconsin, probably the biggest college bball game in non-con. Bigger really because of rivalry. That sucks.

One thing that I was thinking. And this may be cherrypicking. But hasn't ACC shown well in limited action against Pac 12? A bad Virginia team played UCLA very tough, ultimately losing by a TD. BC, who I would say is about as good as Duke, beat USC.

I think the ACC is underrated. Hopefully Pac 12 is overrated. I felt really bad about this game when matchup first came out. Now I think we have a good chance to cover. Probably still a loss though.
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby aiw » Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:24 pm



Duke has already lost. ASU understands more about Boone than Duke.
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby aiw » Fri Dec 26, 2014 6:24 pm

10s of people at the UNC/Rutgers game. Are two of them SM and Zack?
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby aiw » Fri Dec 26, 2014 6:31 pm

Rutgers missing the PAT to remain up 20-0 has just ended the game in the favor of UNC.
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby aiw » Fri Dec 26, 2014 6:38 pm

UNC's 2 chances to score today resulted in a botched fake FG and a blocked 31 yard FGA.

Duke was destroyed by this team.
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby CK86 » Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:27 pm

Worst part about this bowl is it's on CBS so I won't be able to watch it at work. If it was on ESPN, I'd be golden.
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby aiw » Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:35 pm

UNC will win 24-23
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby aiw » Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:56 pm

Quinshad Davis may have broken his leg on a meaningless play at the end of a meaningless game.
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