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November 17, 2017, 08:39:44 AM
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If we get to six wins, will UB get a bowl?
« on: November 17, 2017, 08:39:44 AM »
I know some of you have already done the math on this and can give some probabilities (including who we should root for to lose this weekend and next).  If so, here is a thread to explain it to the masses.

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November 17, 2017, 09:14:59 AM
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Re: If we get to six wins, will UB get a bowl?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2017, 09:14:59 AM »
Currently, 60 teams are bowl eligible of the 78 available slots. There are 42 teams still alive to reach bowl eligibility. Of those 42, 19 would be eliminated with a loss this week.

The following teams are who we should be rooting for this week:
Middle Tennessee
New Mexico
Auburn
Penn State
USC
TCU
Oklahoma State
UCF
Mississippi State
Michigan State
Washington
LSU
Stanford
Northwestern
Boise State
Rutgers
West Virginia
Virginia Tech
Rice
Hawaii
Georgia Southern
Texas State
UTEP
Oregon State
Louisville
Duke
Iowa
Houston
Coastal Carolina
New Mexico State
Texas A&M
Marshall
Arizona
Uconn
Vanderbilt

November 17, 2017, 11:59:18 AM
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Re: If we get to six wins, will UB get a bowl?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2017, 11:59:18 AM »
I have no idea what their chances are but i think it's awesome the team put themselves in position to play for Bowl eligibility.  At least it's something meaningful and these guys deserve it.  Obviously beating a good Ohio club would make the resume look better.   

Maybe this will be their Bowl game.  Just play loose and win it! 

November 17, 2017, 01:28:14 PM
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Re: If we get to six wins, will UB get a bowl?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2017, 01:28:14 PM »
If it weren't for the injuries at QB, we'd be there already.  The way Jackson and Anderson have played, there's now way we'd only be at 5 wins right now.  This is not a knock on Vantrease.  That's a tough situation to be put into for a true Freshman.
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November 20, 2017, 05:06:29 PM
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Re: If we get to six wins, will UB get a bowl?
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2017, 05:06:29 PM »
Currently, 60 teams are bowl eligible of the 78 available slots. There are 42 teams still alive to reach bowl eligibility. Of those 42, 19 would be eliminated with a loss this week.

The following teams are who we should be rooting for this week:
Middle Tennessee
New Mexico
Auburn
Penn State
USC
TCU
Oklahoma State
UCF
Mississippi State
Michigan State
Washington
LSU
Stanford
Northwestern
Boise State
Rutgers
West Virginia
Virginia Tech
Rice
Hawaii
Georgia Southern
Texas State
UTEP
Oregon State
Louisville
Duke
Iowa
Houston
Coastal Carolina
New Mexico State
Texas A&M
Marshall
Arizona
Uconn
Vanderbilt
I'm thinking that rooting for UB is a good idea too.  For those that can, having a few more derrieres in seats this Friday might be a good start :-)  Good summary TML1000.
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November 20, 2017, 06:06:36 PM
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Re: If we get to six wins, will UB get a bowl?
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2017, 06:06:36 PM »
This week's rooting interests:  https://www.ubbullrun.com/2017/11/19/16675496/ubs-path-to-a-bowl-game-and-rooting-interests

I can see us being left out with 4 MAC slots, 6 bowl eligible MAC teams.

Boca Raton Bowl/Frisco Bowl: Rooting against Tulane and Temple so we can grab a spot from the AAC in both bowls.  Unless UCF loses to USF, they should head to a NY6 bowl and free an AAC slot.

Quick Lane Bowl is harder to determine rooting interests for us to take a spot.  I *think* we won't be able to get one, with the number of ACC and Big Ten schools that are bowl eligible.
So, thunder through, Go Blue! Give a Cheer, never fear!

November 23, 2017, 01:19:41 PM
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Re: If we get to six wins, will UB get a bowl?
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2017, 01:19:41 PM »
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2017/11/23/4-bowl-play-in-games-this-weekend-with-8-of-78-spots-open/107955516/

Best summary I have seen yet.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our American friends!  (That's all of you guys reading, fyi!).  See a bunch of folks at UB tomorrow.

And for the record, Dar and her daughter are already over the border shopping :-)
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November 24, 2017, 04:13:39 PM
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Re: If we get to six wins, will UB get a bowl?
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2017, 04:13:39 PM »
Well we did our part of the job today - can't believe we're getting Johnson back next year!

November 25, 2017, 11:49:15 PM
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Re: If we get to six wins, will UB get a bowl?
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2017, 11:49:15 PM »
I tried to keep up on what teams we needed to lose today but lost track. Hopefully at least most of them lost to give us the best chance.

November 25, 2017, 11:52:47 PM
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Re: If we get to six wins, will UB get a bowl?
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2017, 11:52:47 PM »
Just read a blog that 81 (78 spots) teams are now officially eligible with 4 more possibilities left between late tonight and next week.

The person who posted the math admitted he may be off but its seems like the most that can happen would be 85 teams being bowl eligible with 78 spots?

That might leave us in a tough spot with 7 extra teams. 

November 26, 2017, 08:33:36 AM
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So, thunder through, Go Blue! Give a Cheer, never fear!

November 26, 2017, 08:57:24 PM
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Re: If we get to six wins, will UB get a bowl?
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2017, 08:57:24 PM »
Math is wrong.  79 eligible this second, can get up to 82
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2017/11/25/there-will-be-enough-eligible-teams-to-fill-all-bowl-spots/108024522/

Ok excellent thats even better.

So at most there will 4 extra teams.

Anyone want to guess what 4 teams we might be more attractive than?

November 26, 2017, 09:35:47 PM
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Re: If we get to six wins, will UB get a bowl?
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2017, 09:35:47 PM »
I think it will take something unforeseen to get UB in the mix like a couple teams declining invites. It stinks because this is the first time in four years that the Bowl games don’t have to dip into the 5 win teams.  Now there are too many 6 win teams.  Hope it works out.

November 26, 2017, 11:59:49 PM
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Re: If we get to six wins, will UB get a bowl?
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2017, 11:59:49 PM »
It’s too bad if things don’t work out. This team is good with a healthy Tyree Jackson.

November 27, 2017, 01:35:59 AM
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Re: If we get to six wins, will UB get a bowl?
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2017, 01:35:59 AM »
In my opinion if 80 teams are eligible and 78 get in, I find it hard to think we would be one of the 2 left out (although certainly possible). I think the draw of Johnson and Jackson for the fans and TV is absolutely something bowls will consider.