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BYU football: Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl set for Friday, Dec. 27

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  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    April 20, 2013 7:48 a.m.

    PS - Bowl smack from Utah is hilarious. I forget, did the PAC even have enough teams bowl eligible last year to fill their compliment of bowl invites?

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    April 20, 2013 7:39 a.m.

    That would be like Colorado was the underdog in their first ever game against their new rival?

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    April 18, 2013 8:19 a.m.

    MyPerspective:

    I believe the LAST Pac-12 team to qualify for a bowl game goes to the New Mexico Bowl...where little brother played their last game as a MWC member, back when that bowl was for the worst bowl eligible team for the Mt. West. The Fight Hunger Bowl is for the 2nd to last Pac-12 team.

    But yes, they'll most likely be the underdog.

  • MyPerspective Salt Lake City, UT
    April 17, 2013 9:51 p.m.

    The Pac-12 certainly has ties to a lot of bowls. It seems like they add another bowl to the list every year. So, apparently the last Pac-12 team (the worst Pac-12 team) to qualify for a bowl will play BYU. That certainly seems appropriate but BYU will likely find themselves an underdog.

    Go Pac-12!!

  • UtahUte16 Salt Lake City, UT
    April 17, 2013 9:47 p.m.

    Maybe September's rivalry game game won't be the last before the break? It's possible.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    April 17, 2013 3:05 p.m.

    The bowl system is not kind to BYU. Whether they win 6 games; or 10/11 they probably end up in the same bowl. That's a major down side of being an independent.

  • Cougars1 Bluffdale, UT
    April 17, 2013 2:02 p.m.

    Naval,

    Yes. My mistake. Top 12 instead of top 6. But I still maintain that BYU qualifies for at large with a top 12 ranking. The problem there for BYU is if a team from a nonBCS conference finishes in the top 12 along with BYU, they would get in ahead of BYU because of the "gaurantee" because they are in the top 12.

    One more year and it all changes anyway. Hopefully next spring they will announce them along with whether the Cotton Bowl and Citrus Bowl will be added to the group of bowls we now call the BCS.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    April 17, 2013 1:34 p.m.

    Cougars1:

    "Teams in no aq conferences get an automatic berth to a BCS game if they are ranked in the top 6."

    That was only the case for Utah back in 2004. In 2006, that ranking was lowered to Top-12.

    "Non aq conference teams qualify for at large berths if they finish top 14. For Army, Navy and BYU it is top 12."

    That's not correct either. The "qualifying" rank is Top-16. The "guaranteed" rank is Top-12 if you're in a non-AQ conference, or Top-8 if you're Notre Dame. Army, Navy, and the Y can "qualify" with a Top-16, but they won't get it. There's too many "qualified" other candidates. If the either of those 3 teams finished #5 in the Final BCS standings (laughable, I know, but just for the sake of argument that is), and UTEP finishes #12, UTEP gets in, and those aforementioned 3 can - and will - be left out.

  • GoRed WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    April 17, 2013 9:04 a.m.

    It's surely an exciting reward to look forward to after next season, provided you are bowl-eligible.

  • Cougars1 Bluffdale, UT
    April 16, 2013 12:37 p.m.

    Elmer Fudd,

    Sorry, but you are wrong. Teams in no aq conferences get an automatic berth to a BCS game if they are ranked in the top 6. For Army, Navy and BYU it is the top 2. Non aq conference teams qualify for at large berths if they finish top 14. For Army, Navy and BYU it is top 12. The rule for an at large berth if you finish top 16 and are ranked higher than a BCS conference champion is the same for all teams not in a BCS conference.

    In 2014 the rules change all together and no one is sure how at this point.

  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    April 16, 2013 12:19 p.m.

    Independence is bliss! Knowing which bowl game you might go to (or not this year) is so comforting.

    Ducky can purchase is airline tickets at a discount and make sure he packs his Y sweat shirt in advance. That way when he goes to Bubba Gumps and it's a bit chilly, he doesn't have to go buy a byU sweat shirt on Peir 39 that he says are a dime a dozen.

    lol

  • Elmer Fudd Sandy, Utah
    April 16, 2013 10:59 a.m.

    @ agarrett

    "Again, I'm not saying BYU will go to the BcS this year, but nowhere is it written that a team has to go undefeated to go to the BcS (see NIU). You just have to be ranked higher than the highest ranked team of a BCS conference"

    Obviously you don't know the rules! The rule is a team from a non-aq "conference" must be ranked in the top 12 to get an automatic berth into the BCS (see Utah 2004 & 2008, BSU 2006, Hawaii 2007, TCU 2009 & 2010; or a team from a non-aq "conference" can rank in the top 16 if they're ranked higher than a BCS conference champion (see BSU 2009 and NIU 2012). The point I'm making is that the rules apply for non-aq teams in "conference". BYU isn't in a conference and therefore the non-aq rule doesn't apply to them. If BYU wants to go to the BCS, they have to rank in the top 2 to get an automatic bid or rejoin the MWC.

    Gotta love Independence! It gives a team nothing to play for unless your Notre Dame!

  • Christine B. Hedgefog Salt Lake City, UT
    April 16, 2013 9:30 a.m.

    Ironic, and comical that if somehow the Utes manage to eek out 6 wins this year they might qualify for the bowl they've bad mouthed for years now. Even more ironic, and more comical is that the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl would be a giant step up from the couch potato bowl the Utes played in last year (not counting their September bowl, which is really the game the Utes care about the most).

  • agarrett PROVO, UT
    April 16, 2013 8:58 a.m.

    @elmer fudd

    Again, I'm not saying BYU will go to the BcS this year, but nowhere is it written that a team has to go undefeated to go to the BcS (see NIU). You just have to be ranked higher than the highest ranked team of a BCS conference.

  • 2BCSWINS West of I15, UT
    April 16, 2013 8:39 a.m.

    @bluecougie..."barring a BCS bowl berth, looking forward to tripping to San Francisco this coming season."

    LOL...You're safe now to plan trip to San Fran or no bowl thats the only options for the cougies next season. Only one team in Utah has experienced a BCS bowl game and won BCS game that team has done it twice so far.

  • Elmer Fudd Sandy, Utah
    April 16, 2013 12:36 a.m.

    Remember Cougie fans one loss and your Kraft Mac n' Cheese Bowl bound. Gotta love Independence!

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    April 15, 2013 11:11 p.m.

    utah can only hope they will play in this bowl. I predict no bowling for little brother in 2013.

  • agarrett PROVO, UT
    April 15, 2013 10:55 p.m.

    I'm a diehard BYU fan, but let's face it Cougar fans...this isn't the year we will be going to the BCS. So enough with the "barring a BCS invite" talk. Just book your flights to San Francisco and be content with it. Hey, there's a new direct flight from Provo to San Fran! Even better.
    Here's to hoping for a Holy War rematch in this one!

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    April 15, 2013 10:25 p.m.

    That's a perfect date. If that is the bowl they end up playing in then I will be there. I always enjoy going to the bay area and the weekend after Christmas is a really great date.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    April 15, 2013 8:08 p.m.

    Hey Baby
    Franklin, IN

    You contractually lock in a bowl or you may find that your bowl hopes are all or nothing. As an independent, you aren't going to have an "XYZ Conference 2nd place" slot to go to if you don't make a big boy bowl.

    And since, as the billy goats on the hill like to remind us, we aren't likely to go to an elite bowl game unless we go undefeated, can you imagine the angst of an 11-1 BYU team locked out of bowl consideration?

  • Hey Baby Franklin, IN
    April 15, 2013 7:38 p.m.

    I like the idea of playing your season in hopes of getting a bowl (or not) based on your performance. I'm not sure why BYU accepts bowl bids before the season starts?

    I don't find the low level bowls so exciting but those who posted before me seem to...sounds like it works for us all..

  • Oatmeal Woods Cross, UT
    April 15, 2013 6:14 p.m.

    What are the chances that Utah will be the PAC-12 team going to this bowl?

  • Hondo Scottsdale, AZ
    April 15, 2013 3:59 p.m.

    I'd much rather go to this bowl than the Sun Bowl. And, who knows, maybe this year we'll go to one of the big bowls.....

  • BlueCoug Orem, UT
    April 15, 2013 3:19 p.m.

    We thoroughly enjoyed our bowl trip to San Diego last season, and, barring a BCS bowl berth, looking forward to tripping to San Francisco this coming season.

  • bribri86 Phoenix, AZ
    April 15, 2013 3:19 p.m.

    I'm going to beat the Utah Trolls to the punch...It's a better bowl than Utah played in last year.