Updated Louisville Bowl Possibilities & Scenarios

Posted on Nov 26 2011 - 9:13pm by Ethan Moore

 

*Here are the final three scenarios for the Big East BCS representative to be determined

*After the BCS selection, the remaining Big East bowl tie-ins are given to the best team fit due to fan travel and potential match-ups, not necessarily who finishes 2nd or 3rd, etc.

Since Syracuse sucks at everything, UConn needs to go on the road and beat Cincinnati for the Cards to go to the Orange Bowl.

Wednesday, January 4th  8:30 vs. ACC Champion  ESPN  Payout: Estimated $14-17 million per team

If the BCS doesn’t happen because WVU and UC both win (WVU wins a 3-team tie-breaker due to BCS ranking) the Cards could land in the Belk Bowl in Charlotte, NC. 

Tuesday, December 27  8:00 vs. ACC  ESPN  Payout: $1.7 million per team

If the BCS doesn’t happen because UC wins and WVU loses, the Mountaineers probably end up at the Belk (although the Big East should do their best to screw them) and the Cards could could fall to the Liberty Bowl.  Why you ask?  Since they SEC won’t have enough teams to fill all of their bowl tie-ins, the Big East has a contingency plan with the Liberty to send a team there while the Beef O’Brady’s or BBVA Compass Bowl could have to find a team from the Sun Belt to fill the Big East’s slot there.

Saturday, December 31st  3:30  vs. C-USA #1*  ESPN  Payout: $1.4 million per team

*Houston is likely to make a BCS Bowl if they win the C-USA Championship, C-USA’s representative would most likely be Southern Miss.

Big East bowls that Louisville won’t go to are the Champs Sports in Orlando, as Notre Dame will be selected and the New Era Pinstripe because Rutgers will most likely be the choice due to their close proximity to NYC.  Syracuse will not be picked for this game because they suck and won’t be bowl eligible.  Other conferences (Pac-12, Navy, Army) will not meet their bowl tie-in requirements, allowing a 6-6 Pitt and UConn to sneak in as an at-large somewhere.

 

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