Where will our bowl game be?

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Poll ended at December 19th, 2019, 5:37 pm

Potato
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New Mexico
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Arizona
43
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Armed Forces
10
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Cheez It
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Other
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2%
None
1
1%
 
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Where will our bowl game be?

Post by usubobcat » November 30th, 2019, 5:37 pm

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Re: Where will our bowl game be?

Post by Aggie84025 » November 30th, 2019, 5:39 pm

I am hoping for Arizona or Armed Forces.



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Re: Where will our bowl game be?

Post by ineptimusprime » November 30th, 2019, 5:52 pm

Whoever voted “none” apparently can’t do math. We’re guaranteed a bowl just based on numbers right now I think.

My guess is we’ll be playing in the granddaddy of ‘em all — the Potato Bowl.

It’ll be a shame, because, IMO, teams we beat like Nevada, Wyoming, and SDSU should be the ones relegated to the Potato Bowl.
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Re: Where will our bowl game be?

Post by Blue Sage » November 30th, 2019, 6:00 pm

I am thinking AZ! Love would do well in that one, he does really well in warm weather. Love is a good hype point, nationally people have heard of him.



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Re: Where will our bowl game be?

Post by BigBlueAggie » November 30th, 2019, 6:01 pm

not 100 percent sure, but i think the payout of the Potato Bowl is quite a bit higher than the AZ bowl. Does that matter?



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Re: Where will our bowl game be?

Post by Sl7vk » November 30th, 2019, 6:02 pm

Love will get us out of the potato this year.
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Re: Where will our bowl game be?

Post by Aggie84025 » November 30th, 2019, 7:00 pm

ineptimusprime wrote:
November 30th, 2019, 5:52 pm
Whoever voted “none” apparently can’t do math. We’re guaranteed a bowl just based on numbers right now I think.

My guess is we’ll be playing in the granddaddy of ‘em all — the Potato Bowl.

It’ll be a shame, because, IMO, teams we beat like Nevada, Wyoming, and SDSU should be the ones relegated to the Potato Bowl.
You are exactly right, we are guaranteed a bowl. We will be the 4th choice. Boise, AF and Hawaii will be the first 3 choices. Since we have 7 wins and are 6-2 in conference (which is next best after AF) we are guaranteed a bowl even if other members of the MW are not invited..
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Post by JFW_AGGIES » November 30th, 2019, 7:07 pm

Aggie84025 wrote:
November 30th, 2019, 7:00 pm
ineptimusprime wrote:
November 30th, 2019, 5:52 pm
Whoever voted “none” apparently can’t do math. We’re guaranteed a bowl just based on numbers right now I think.

My guess is we’ll be playing in the granddaddy of ‘em all — the Potato Bowl.

It’ll be a shame, because, IMO, teams we beat like Nevada, Wyoming, and SDSU should be the ones relegated to the Potato Bowl.
You are exactly right, we are guaranteed a bowl. We will be the 4th choice. Boise, AF and Hawaii will be the first 3 choices. Since we have 7 wins and are 6-2 in conference (which is next best after AF) we are guaranteed a bowl even if other members of the MW are not invited..
Hawaii will most likely play in the Hawaii bowl.
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Post by JFW_AGGIES » November 30th, 2019, 7:09 pm

I would also think that AF would be great for the Armed forces bowl.
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Post by JFW_AGGIES » November 30th, 2019, 7:11 pm

I think chez it would be a strong possibility if its available for us.
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Re: Where will our bowl game be?

Post by ineptimusprime » November 30th, 2019, 8:44 pm

The more I think about it, at 6-2 in conference (overall third place), it seems unlikely we “fall” to the Arizona Bowl, right? They get the last pick of all MW bowls, and the New Mexico and Boise have better payouts.

It’s total BS that Hawaii would get the LV bowl over AFA and us if Boise goes to the Cotton. We both have better conference records in the tougher division.

I think it’ll be Potato, Cheez-it, or Frisco, unless ESPN swaps bowls.



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Post by ProvoAggie » November 30th, 2019, 8:53 pm

ineptimusprime wrote:The more I think about it, at 6-2 in conference (overall third place), it seems unlikely we “fall” to the Arizona Bowl, right? They get the last pick of all MW bowls, and the New Mexico and Boise have better payouts.

It’s total BS that Hawaii would get the LV bowl over AFA and us if Boise goes to the Cotton. We both have better conference records in the tougher division.

I think it’ll be Potato, Cheez-it, or Frisco, unless ESPN swaps bowls.
They Mountain West doesn't have a picking order anymore.. They try and place teams where they think they'll do best.

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Re: Where will our bowl game be?

Post by TheAKAggie » November 30th, 2019, 9:25 pm

We going to the potato, haven’t been there in 6 years, didn’t play in Boise this year. Only bowl that makes sense.


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Post by UtahStizzle » November 30th, 2019, 9:27 pm

TheAKAggie wrote:We going to the potato, haven’t been there in 6 years, didn’t play in Boise this year. Only bowl that makes sense.


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Post by TheAKAggie » December 1st, 2019, 9:50 am

UtahStizzle wrote:
TheAKAggie wrote:We going to the potato, haven’t been there in 6 years, didn’t play in Boise this year. Only bowl that makes sense.


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Post by AndroidAggie » December 1st, 2019, 9:58 am

TheAKAggie wrote:
December 1st, 2019, 9:50 am
UtahStizzle wrote:
TheAKAggie wrote:We going to the potato, haven’t been there in 6 years, didn’t play in Boise this year. Only bowl that makes sense.


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hard to argue with that logic.



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Re: Where will our bowl game be?

Post by MalAgua » December 1st, 2019, 10:04 am

AndroidAggie wrote:
December 1st, 2019, 9:58 am
TheAKAggie wrote:
December 1st, 2019, 9:50 am
UtahStizzle wrote:
TheAKAggie wrote:We going to the potato, haven’t been there in 6 years, didn’t play in Boise this year. Only bowl that makes sense.


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hard to argue with that logic.
Wish there was an eggplant bowl. Also, weren’t we in Idaho in 2015?



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Post by Roy McAvoy » December 1st, 2019, 10:13 am

I think it's important to look at conference options in trying to figure this out.

Las Vegas: Boise
Hawaii: Hawaii
Armed Forces (Fort Worth): Air Force
Potato: Nevada or USU
New Mexico: Wyoming
Arizona: Nevada or USU
Cheez it Bowl (Pac 12 fill in, in Phoenix): SDSU

Sadly, I think SDSU just punched their ticket to the Cheez it bowl with their win over BYU. Had we beaten BYU or been really good against Boise I think that could've been our spot.

I think we're either going to the Potato or the Arizona bowl.



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Post by swordsman1989 » December 1st, 2019, 10:34 am

ESPN does not list the Arizona Bowl on its bowl game calendar. It does list other non-ESPN games, but the Arizona Bowl is not listed.

I would be happy with either the Arizona Bowl or the Potato Bowl because of their timing being after Christmas. Teams are allowed up to 15 extra practices if they go to a bowl game, but many of the pre-Christmas games do not give enough time for teams to take full advantage of the additional practices. USU could take full advantage of the 15 extra practices with either of the Arizona or Potato bowls.



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Re: Where will our bowl game be?

Post by AndroidAggie » December 1st, 2019, 10:38 am

MalAgua wrote:
December 1st, 2019, 10:04 am
AndroidAggie wrote:
December 1st, 2019, 9:58 am
TheAKAggie wrote:
December 1st, 2019, 9:50 am
UtahStizzle wrote:
TheAKAggie wrote:We going to the potato, haven’t been there in 6 years, didn’t play in Boise this year. Only bowl that makes sense.


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hard to argue with that logic.
Wish there was an eggplant bowl. Also, weren’t we in Idaho in 2015?
i'd pay real money to see the eggplant peach bowl.



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Re: Where will our bowl game be?

Post by ineptimusprime » December 1st, 2019, 10:45 am

Roy McAvoy wrote:
December 1st, 2019, 10:13 am
I think it's important to look at conference options in trying to figure this out.

Las Vegas: Boise
Hawaii: Hawaii
Armed Forces (Fort Worth): Air Force
Potato: Nevada or USU
New Mexico: Wyoming
Arizona: Nevada or USU
Cheez it Bowl (Pac 12 fill in, in Phoenix): SDSU

Sadly, I think SDSU just punched their ticket to the Cheez it bowl with their win over BYU. Had we beaten BYU or been really good against Boise I think that could've been our spot.

I think we're either going to the Potato or the Arizona bowl.
We beat SDSU and had a better in-conference record against a tougher slate. That has to count for something, right?

We have Jordan Love and SDSU is boring as hell to watch. That also has to count for something, right?

The Potato Bowl is just such a downer — I want to at least hope we could be going somewhere else...



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Post by Roy McAvoy » December 1st, 2019, 11:05 am

ineptimusprime wrote:
December 1st, 2019, 10:45 am
Roy McAvoy wrote:
December 1st, 2019, 10:13 am
I think it's important to look at conference options in trying to figure this out.

Las Vegas: Boise
Hawaii: Hawaii
Armed Forces (Fort Worth): Air Force
Potato: Nevada or USU
New Mexico: Wyoming
Arizona: Nevada or USU
Cheez it Bowl (Pac 12 fill in, in Phoenix): SDSU

Sadly, I think SDSU just punched their ticket to the Cheez it bowl with their win over BYU. Had we beaten BYU or been really good against Boise I think that could've been our spot.

I think we're either going to the Potato or the Arizona bowl.
We beat SDSU and had a better in-conference record against a tougher slate. That has to count for something, right?

We have Jordan Love and SDSU is boring as hell to watch. That also has to count for something, right?

The Potato Bowl is just such a downer — I want to at least hope we could be going somewhere else...
I completely agree. I’m just trying to look at it objectively. I think they’d rather take SDSU who has a bigger brand name in football and fan base. They’d probably sell more tickets.
I don’t think it’s guaranteed though. I think we still have an outside chance at it.



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Post by GUS » December 1st, 2019, 12:21 pm

The SDSU defense last night was a thing of beauty compared to USU's this year.
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Post by ineptimusprime » December 1st, 2019, 2:27 pm

All the projections I’ve seen have us eatin’ taters. Lame.



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Post by TrueBigBlue » December 1st, 2019, 2:28 pm

I won’t go to Boise again. Especially with the lack of effort from this team in big games
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Post by troutputz » December 1st, 2019, 3:08 pm

CBS sports online has us projected to go to Arizona, last week they had us picked for Boise!



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Re: Where will our bowl game be?

Post by Aggie84025 » December 1st, 2019, 5:32 pm

I don't know how much stock to put in all of these Bowl projections from different sites. Selfishly I'm hoping it's in Arizona just because the weather will be a lot warmer. But if it is the potato I will certainly be there cheering on the Aggies with my kids.



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Where will our bowl game be?

Post by TheAKAggie » December 1st, 2019, 8:37 pm

ineptimusprime wrote:
Roy McAvoy wrote:
December 1st, 2019, 10:13 am
I think it's important to look at conference options in trying to figure this out.

Las Vegas: Boise
Hawaii: Hawaii
Armed Forces (Fort Worth): Air Force
Potato: Nevada or USU
New Mexico: Wyoming
Arizona: Nevada or USU
Cheez it Bowl (Pac 12 fill in, in Phoenix): SDSU

Sadly, I think SDSU just punched their ticket to the Cheez it bowl with their win over BYU. Had we beaten BYU or been really good against Boise I think that could've been our spot.

I think we're either going to the Potato or the Arizona bowl.
We beat SDSU and had a better in-conference record against a tougher slate. That has to count for something, right?

We have Jordan Love and SDSU is boring as hell to watch. That also has to count for something, right?

The Potato Bowl is just such a downer — I want to at least hope we could be going somewhere else...
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Pretty bold statement to make unless it’s backed up with inside info....
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Post by ineptimusprime » December 1st, 2019, 8:47 pm

TheAKAggie wrote:
December 1st, 2019, 8:37 pm
ineptimusprime wrote:
Roy McAvoy wrote:
December 1st, 2019, 10:13 am
I think it's important to look at conference options in trying to figure this out.

Las Vegas: Boise
Hawaii: Hawaii
Armed Forces (Fort Worth): Air Force
Potato: Nevada or USU
New Mexico: Wyoming
Arizona: Nevada or USU
Cheez it Bowl (Pac 12 fill in, in Phoenix): SDSU

Sadly, I think SDSU just punched their ticket to the Cheez it bowl with their win over BYU. Had we beaten BYU or been really good against Boise I think that could've been our spot.

I think we're either going to the Potato or the Arizona bowl.
We beat SDSU and had a better in-conference record against a tougher slate. That has to count for something, right?

We have Jordan Love and SDSU is boring as hell to watch. That also has to count for something, right?

The Potato Bowl is just such a downer — I want to at least hope we could be going somewhere else...
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I have a lot of confidence we would have also won 9 games with SDSU’s schedule.
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Post by JFW_AGGIES » December 1st, 2019, 8:56 pm

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I won’t go to Boise again. Especially with the lack of effort from this team in big games
I'd go easy game to go to, so you won't support your team huh? :wtf:



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Post by USU@ggies » December 1st, 2019, 8:57 pm

For what it’s worth Scotty G on The Morning After Podcast mentioned he talked to John Hartwell and he said the Arizona Bowl was on the table and that he did not think we would be going to Boise
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Post by hvaggie » December 1st, 2019, 9:04 pm

With the way thre ESPN has their hands in the bowl games I don't think you can put much stock into the supposed pecking order. They are out to maximize viewership. I could see a MW team going to a non-MW tie in bowl.
I'd also prefer drubbing a MAC team in Boise over getting drubbed by a P5 team



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Re: Where will our bowl game be?

Post by NavyBlueAggie » December 1st, 2019, 9:22 pm

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not 100 percent sure, but i think the payout of the Potato Bowl is quite a bit higher than the AZ bowl. Does that matter?
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