Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby DrKlahn » Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:55 pm






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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby dukeberto » Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:55 pm

Welcome to the new normal. Week 8 of the football season and Duke is bowl eligible. The 18th/21st ranked Duke Blue Devils gained bowl eligibility this past weekend in a 4OT thriller against the scrappy, yet not quite there yet Virginia Polytechnical Institute Hokies. The Blue Devils were able to avoid the upset and hold off the Hokies after Tommy Football/Baby Tebow Sirk clawed his way into the endzone for a 2 point conversion.

FSU's last second loss to Georgia Tech redefined the bowl landscape, as the loss drops FSU from a New Years Day Six bowl, consequently dropping the rest of the ACC down a notch in bowl priority. But not much to do there for Duke - just keep winning and somehow the priority will figure itself out.

The ACC affiliated bowls fall into different groups or tiers

CFP: Orange Bowl
New Year's Six (if certain conditions are met): Fiesta or Peach

Russell Athletic Bowl - in its own tier

Tier 1 Bowls: TaxSlayer or Music City, Belk, Pinstripe, and Sun
Tier 2 Bowls: Military, Independence, and Quick Lane

And now it's time for the speculation to happen. This year's bowl selection for the ACC will be incredibly screwy, as the Orange Bowl is hosting one of the CFP semi-finals, taking away an automatic bid for the ACC. Accordingly, we will not get any type of clear picture to the bowl scenario until at least November 8th, but more than likely not until the end of the season. That being said, I will do my best to continue to catalog the bowl predictions from "reputable" news sources.



Enough chatter, here are this week's projections.

ESPN ACC blog - TaxSlayer Bowl (Jacksonville, FL), Jan. 2nd

(ESPN bowl "experts")
Mark Schlabach: Belk Bowl (Charlotte) Dec. 30th v. Tennessee
Brett McMurphy: New Era Pinstripe Bowl (NYC) Dec. 26th v. Wisconsin

Jerry Palm (CBSsports) - Pinstripe v. Nebraska

Phil Steele (updated as of 10/20) - Belk Bowl v. Kentucky

CFN - No updated projections.

AthlonSports (not updated since Week 6) - Military Bowl (Annapolis) Dec. 28th v. Navy

SBNation - Belk v. Auburn (Rollins may die).

Orlando Sentinel (updated as of Oct. 21) - Russell Athletic Bowl (Orlando) Dec. 29 v. Oklahoma State

Syracuse.com (with Patrick Stevens being let go, I believe this site will no longer have ACC bowl projections)

SI.com (updated as of Oct. 22) - Russel Athletic v. West Virginia
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby aiw » Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:27 pm

Win the whole **** thing.
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby rhfarmer » Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:24 pm

Thanks berto
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby thewiseben » Sun Nov 01, 2015 3:07 pm

Also, I never noticed this thread before, but I love it.
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Re: Honorary Physicsfactor Bowl Discussion Thread

Postby SeanMayTriedToEatMe » Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:38 pm

Duke is a 2.5-point underdog to Indiana in the Pinstripe Bowl to be played in Yankee Stadium, New York, New York, on Saturday, December 26, 3:30 PM Eastern Time, televised on ABC.
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