Utah Utes football: Bowl destination still up in air

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  • Utesforlife Lehi, UT
    Nov. 29, 2010 3:46 p.m.

    ND coming to the Vegas bowl is as much a pipe dream as byu winning the NC next year. The Champ sports bowl pays out over double what the Vegas Bowl pays. Utah will end up playing in the Vegas Bowl against a lousy opponent, ESPN is predicting Ohio or Temple. This is the part of college football that I hate the most...the $ hungary bowl system. For all those cougar fans holding out for a ND-BYU Vegas bowl, better book your hotels in New Mexico.

  • MiP Iowa City, IA
    Nov. 28, 2010 1:34 p.m.

    Agreed with uteowl.

    Vegas may be courting the Irish, but what about other bowls courting the Irish? Certainly ND would take the best option. Perhaps Vegas won't be their best offer (@ 7-5 it might).

    If the Vegas bowl takes ND, then they would have "next" pick of MWC teams after TCU. That doesn't necessarily mean Utah.

    BYU, AFA, and SDSU are also bowl eligible. If ND goes to Vegas look for the MAACO folks to court BYU.

    That would give SDSU to Poinsettia, which is a done deal. AFA would likely go to the New Mexico Bowl, Army to the Armed Forces bowl and Utah to the Independence bowl against an ACC team. Possibilities include Clemson (6-6), GA Tech (6-6), UNC (7-5), and Boston College (7-5).

    For the PAC-10 to send somebody to the LV, Oregon State would need to beat Oregon or ASU would need to beat Arizona. While, Washington will likely finish 6-6 after they beat WSU, that would only give the PAC 4 eligible teams (USC is out) and they will be snatched up earlier than the Vegas, which has 5th pick.

  • uteowl Sunnyvale, CA
    Nov. 28, 2010 11:37 a.m.

    You can put your money on this: if ND goes to Vegas Utah won't. If that happens might as well make travel arrangements and book your room in Shreveport for the Independence Bowl. Armed Forces will want AF and the Poinsettia will take the Aztecs.

  • Wally West Port of Spain, T & T
    Nov. 28, 2010 11:07 a.m.

    Odds are The Utes will be in the LV bowl. I'll go just for the buffets.

    I'd guess they'll play Oregon St, UW, or Az St which ever win next week and becomes bowl eligible.

  • Timp South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 28, 2010 9:31 a.m.

    Story correction..

    Notre Dame is going to the Champs Sports Bowl to play ACC#3 -

    They would only have been an option if they lost to USC and ended up 6-6.

  • wwookie Payson, UT
    Nov. 28, 2010 5:16 a.m.

    Is someone expecting TCU to not accept their BCS bowl invitation? They automatically qualify by being ranked in top 16 and ahead of every conference champion except that of the PAC 10 and the SEC.

    Utah most likely will be in the LV Bowl. That´s great for Utah fans who can get there without having to fly too far or make a gruesome all day drive (like when we played in the sugar bowl). And we hope to be matched up with a pac 10 team, but who knows with this crazy season.

    Whoever plays the utes will find themselves coming out on bottom of the final score. Utah will keep their streak alive.

    Go UTES!!