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Published: Monday, April 28 2014 11:10 a.m. MDT

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2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0
Ogden, UT

Game against an ACC opponent?

That might be good.

Oh wait, AAC, not ACC.

So 1 loss and byu only has to look forward to an AAC opponent?

Couldn't ESPN get you a bowl game against any of 60+ possible power conference teams?


Orem, UT

Sounds fun.

We all knew it was only a matter of time before BYU's next bowl game was announced.

Big 12 Call Yet?
Ogden, UT

Why don't you guys set up a bowl contract with the Big 12 or the Big 10 or the ACC or the SEC?

Reno, NV

BYU is continuing to distance itself from the Power 5 by agreeing to play an AAC team in this years Miami Bowl.

Rose Bowl call yet?
Salt Lake City, UT


Why do U spend bowl week sitting on the couch whining about where BYU is playing their bowl game?

caleb in new york
Glen Cove, NY

that is a fun location. But it would have been cool to have a chance to play the Utes in a bowl game.

Salt Lake City, UT

BYU's bowl locations since going Independent - Dallas, San Diego, San Francisco, Miami.

Utah's bowl locations since joining the PAC - El Paso

Need we say more?

Salt Lake City, Utah

"The Miami Beach Bowl will match an American Athletic Conference team against an opponent from either Conference USA, the Sun Belt Conference or the Mid-American Conference."

Yeah, that seems about right. byu has to maintain consistency with their pathetically weak schedule this year. Best of luck to the cougs, although they probably won't be needing it.

Ken Lee
Pasadena, CA

And the Utes will be playing in the same bowl game they have graced over the last few years…

Springville, UT


That would be fun to play Utah in a bowl game, but first they have to become eligible. You might be asking for too much.

KVN/Hoff want 0-4 against UTAH
Ogden, UT

I just don't get why a powerhouse team like byu with ESPN loving them can't get a bowl contract with any of the 60+ power conference schools?

Truth Machine
Salt Lake City, UT


I'm sure BYU has an out clause should the Cougars get an invitation to the championship playoff, unlike the Utes, who will once again prove just how meaningless being a PAC 12 cellar dweller and watching bowl week from the comfort of their couch really is.

Baltimore, MD

It's laughable how quickly jealous Utah fans flock to an article about BYU's next bowl game.

Miami Beach Bowl > coach potato bowl

Challenge to the Foe
Fargo, ND

What a great location for BYU to play its bowl game! BYU fans travel better than any fan base, so it should be a packed house!

Although I think this is the year that BYU gets a playoff spot, which means they would have to break contract with the Miami Beach Bowl. I'm not the only one that thinks so either. An Athlon article from last week pretty much says BYU has a shot at a playoff spot. So excited for that!

Go Cougars!

Arlington, VA

I just don't get why "power conference" fans are so obsessed with BYU's bowl contracts.

Could it be that you're re desperately trying to asuage the angst of spending every bowl week watching from the comfort of your couch?

Payson, UT

Lets be honest, we would all be happy to be where Utah is in the Pac-12 rather than ripping it up against sub-par competition in independence world in 2014. Jokes about them not being bowl eligible just reflect all the Jr High level competition we beat up on to get the 6 wins. Remember Cougar fans? We don't beat Utah on a regular basis! This upcoming year is going to look pretty rosy but what do 10+ wins mean when they are against the likes of UCONN, Savannah State, UNLV, Middle Tennessee, etc? And another bowl win!!!! AAC, where is that, who is that and what will it mean if anything?...beat the sucky teams, some of the decent ones, lose to the good ones, another typical year. Miami Beach Bowl against AAC, yawn.

Hope Shue-Topins
Miami , FL

As someone who will be impacted locally from this game. All I can say is...boring...Can't committee members get a 'cool' college for its inaugural bowl game? Guess not. Instead, they had to settle for a school that was named most vanilla college in America 5 years running.

Arlington, VA

Challenge to the Foe

It's a given that every bowl contract going forward will have an out clause in case one of the participants is invited to the playoffs.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

Silly u from the hill. Still smelling those dead roses?

The title says it was confirmed by espn but at the bottom article, "Check back here for updates on this developing story". Nothing has been confirmed as of yet. If BYU do take it, then they are going backward.

Reno, NV

@ Truth

This isn't about Utah. Utah has performed poorly in the P12 and have not gone to a bowl the past two years because of it. We know this already. The subject matter of this article is the new bowl game in Miami. My point remains that BYU is taking another step in being associated with the lower level conferences. With the NCAA agreeing to let the big 5 have more autonomy, this bowl association is another step towards BYU being left out.

Again, this isn't about Utah. Utah is fine. When they have a special team and have a special year, they will be rewarded as such. When BYU has a special year, they will continue to go to these unimportant bowls. With SOS being a huge factor in the National Championship Playoff, an undefeated BYU is not a lock to get in.

This bowl association is bad news for cougar nation.

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