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A little love for my Kent State Golden Flashes!

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Just beat Ohio to finish the regular season 11-1. Best record in their 90-year history. Going to a bowl for the first time since 1972 (when they had a LB by the name of Jack Lambert).

GO FLASHES!!!!

^^^ That's Dri Archer. He's fast.

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Looks like you guys will get NIU in the MAC championship.  Should be a good game.  I grew up about 30 minutes north of the NIU campus and that program is no joke.

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Yeah, that's pretty cool. The baseball team made the College World Series last spring, and now this.

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New England would like to thank Kent State for sending Julian Edelman to the Pats.  He is becoming a excellent player.  If the team plays like him, they should be fun to watch.

Zip, where is the game?  Are you going?

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Originally Posted by boogielicious

New England would like to thank Kent State for sending Julian Edelman to the Pats.  He is becoming a excellent player.  If the team plays like him, they should be fun to watch.

Zip, where is the game?  Are you going?

And Pittsburgh would like to that KSU for James Harrison. The Browns for Josh Cribbs. The Chargers for Antonio Gates. Edelman was QB for Kent (as was Cribbs). Hell, Gates didn't even play football - he was on the basketball team.

If they win the MAC Championship, I don't know if that's an automatic bowl tie-in game. At the OU game there were reps from a couple of the bowls. Even if NIU beats them, they're 11-2 & will go somewhere.

We got two bowls here in Orlando. That would be epic if they came here...and ironic, since their last bowl game was the Tangerine Bowl in 1972...in Orlando.

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Will they really still go if NIU beats them?  I mean, they play in the MAC; so its not as if their strength of schedule is all that good.

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Forgot about Cribbs, Harrison and Gates.  Quite a group.

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Originally Posted by GaijinGolfer

Will they really still go if NIU beats them?  I mean, they play in the MAC; so its not as if their strength of schedule is all that good.

It'd be very hard to ignore an 11-2 team regardless of the conference they'e in.

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I always like to cheer for the little guy, and Kent St has had a great season, but I'm hearing talk about them possibly making a BCS game under the new rules, based on them (or NIU depending on who wins) being in the top 16 and the Big East winner not?  As outstanding of a season as they've had, a team that got crushed by a team as bad as Kentucky has no business in a BCS game.

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Originally Posted by smellysell

I always like to cheer for the little guy, and Kent St has had a great season, but I'm hearing talk about them possibly making a BCS game under the new rules, based on them (or NIU depending on who wins) being in the top 16 and the Big East winner not?  As outstanding of a season as they've had, a team that got crushed by a team as bad as Kentucky has no business in a BCS game.

Well, you have a point, especially given that NIU only lost by a point to a Big Ten school (Iowa) in their first game. In that 'Beauty Contest' the edge goes to NIU.

So we will see who wins the MAC Championship. If it's NIU, they got a great shot at a BCS bowl, perhaps the Orange Bowl. If it's Kent, I really don't think the loss to Kentucky will matter much. They'll be ranked top-16, and their winning streak will be 11 games, including a win over ranked Rutgers at Rutgers.

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Originally Posted by zipazoid

Well, you have a point, especially given that NIU only lost by a point to a Big Ten school (Iowa) in their first game. In that 'Beauty Contest' the edge goes to NIU.

So we will see who wins the MAC Championship. If it's NIU, they got a great shot at a BCS bowl, perhaps the Orange Bowl. If it's Kent, I really don't think the loss to Kentucky will matter much. They'll be ranked top-16, and their winning streak will be 11 games, including a win over ranked Rutgers at Rutgers.

Yep, at this point the Kentucky loss is just that, a loss, nobody cares who it was to.  If they win I don't see how they won't be in a BCS game, just another example of how F'd up the BCS is when a team (just as an example) of LSU's caliber could be left out and Kent St can get in.  Bring on a real playoff system please!

Sorry as I'm sure this is coming across as me bashing Kent in your thread celebrating their season, which you absolutely should be.  I was just blown away when I realized this scenario was likely to happen.

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Nice try, Kent State.  I told you not to sleep on NIU.  Theyre for real.

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Originally Posted by GaijinGolfer

Nice try, Kent State.  I told you not to sleep on NIU.  Theyre for real.

I believe it. Now.

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Still a great season Zips!

What bowl are they looking at now?

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Originally Posted by smellysell

Still a great season Zips!

What bowl are they looking at now?

LOL...probably the IDontGiveARatsAss.com Bowl.

Honestly, not sure. Gotta see how other games play out.

Okay, I just checked. If NIU doesn't get inside the top 16 (and thus a BCS bid), they will play in the GoDaddy.com bowl in Mobile & Kent will go to the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl in Detroit. If NIU gets a BCS bid, Kent will go to Mobile.

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GoDaddy.com Bowl, just the name drips with prestige...

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Originally Posted by smellysell

GoDaddy.com Bowl, just the name drips with prestige...

At least the commercials are interesting...

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