2007 ACC Bowls and Bytes

This link will take you to the bowl schedule for the entire country.

The ACC Bowl Menu is set and can be seen by clicking here. Of course, if you read SFN then you would have seen that we accurately projected the entire bowl line up BEFORE Sunday.

A couple of interesting NC State tidbits:

* NC State played NINE GAMES against teams who played in bowls this year and finished the season and EIGHT GAMES against teams who finished with winning records.

* NC State finished the season with the exact number of wins against teams with winning records as the Southern California Trojans – two.

* NC State finished the season with the 12th toughest schedule in the country as ranked by CBS and the 23rd toughest scehdule in the country as ranked by Sagarin. If only we could play in C-USA…

* Clemson’s appearance in the Peach Bowl ties them with NC State for the most appearances in Atlanta,

PRESUMING that the various computers used to manufacture one of the inputs into the BCS rankings would yield a similar result as I suggested in this entry, then it looks like the two teams who actually PERFORMED well enough to battle for the National Championship were LSU and Virginia Tech (not Ohio State). This entry shows the breakdown of the BCS.

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38 Responses to 2007 ACC Bowls and Bytes

  1. #44 17 24 12/03/2007 at 11:13 AM #

    I hate that they dropped the name “Peach Bowl” for “Chick-fil-A Bowl”. Most of the Bowls now just sound really lame. I also think that sense the picking order now has the Gator Bowl third in line, they should find a way to play it after the former Peach Bowl. Money runs and ruins everything.

  2. TopTenPack 12/03/2007 at 11:35 AM #


    A good look at the BCS and how strength of schedule does not play a role in the current BCS.

  3. RickJ 12/03/2007 at 11:51 AM #

    It is interesting that all three of our ACC wins came against Coastal teams (Virginia, Miami and UNC-Chapel Hill).

  4. packbackr04 12/03/2007 at 11:57 AM #

    if SOS is not included in BCS rankings then the system is indeed flawed, very flawed

  5. StateFans 12/03/2007 at 11:58 AM #

    Please take the BCS / SOS conversation to the BCS entry. Thanks!

  6. packbackr04 12/03/2007 at 12:02 PM #

    sorry sfn…. so what rank is the bowl that BC got invited to? in other words, how far did they fall? to the 3rd or 4th ACC tie-in bowl?

  7. RedTerror29 12/03/2007 at 12:02 PM #

    Does the Orange Bowl not have a tie-in with the Big East conf. champ this year? I expected to see Va Tech vs. WVU.

  8. PamlicoPack 12/03/2007 at 12:05 PM #

    wow…BC is such a lame bowl pick that the Gator took Virginia (also a program known for having fans who don’t travel well) over them? That’s the bowl the BC loonies should be pissed at. No way a bowl located in the south was going to take them over Clemson, no matter what Swofford offered…

  9. joe 12/03/2007 at 12:17 PM #

    That was SO hard to predict the bowl lineup for the ACC!! My dog knew what it would be.

  10. VaWolf82 12/03/2007 at 1:04 PM #

    BC fell to the lowest bowl that the ACC rules would allow. Every bowl has the choice of teams that are within one game of the highest available team. So the Champs couldn’t pass over BC for one of the 4-4 teams (like FSU).

  11. VaWolf82 12/03/2007 at 1:08 PM #

    Does the Orange Bowl not have a tie-in with the Big East conf. champ this year?

    I think that it is a little more complicated than that. The bowls that lose their “natural” representative to the title game gets to pick a replacement. I suspect that the BCS website explains all of the rules that governs the selection of teams.

    Though you would expect that VT-WVU match-up would sell out any stadium in the country rather quickly. On the up side, this year may be the first win for an ACC team in a BCS bowl since FSU won the national title.

  12. PamlicoPack 12/03/2007 at 2:23 PM #

    I hope BC fans aren’t blaming anyone other than themselves…certainly isn’t the ACC’s fault they have such a tiny, localized fan base. If there were a bowl held in the Patriot’s stadium in Foxboro, I’m sure they’d be high on THEIR list… Unfortunately, bowls are held in places people actually want to visit in December and January…

  13. Girlfriend in a Coma 12/03/2007 at 5:26 PM #

    I enjoy the hindsight comparison of this season’s State at ECU game. Somehow we avoided getting throttled.

  14. WolfpackCoach21 12/03/2007 at 5:37 PM #

    Technically, the Champs Bowl could have taken Wake Forest at 5-3 in the league over BC at 6-2 in the league, so BC could have fallen further, but they weren’t allowed to dip down to FSU, GT or Mary.

  15. spanky 12/03/2007 at 5:37 PM #

    Agreed ‘Coma… that was nice to enjoy that hindsight comparison… my day just got better…

    The Conf. USA champ was UCF… whom after an admittedly horrid first half by NCSU was completely dominated by NCSU the second half….

    for some reason (which most would call logic) I just can’t seem to see getting “throttled” in Conf. USA

  16. packbackr04 12/03/2007 at 5:57 PM #

    Good to see Obie recruting some O-linemen,.. i expect a return to a bowl next yr and by the year after that, assuming we find a qb, we should be pretty set for the next 7-10 yrs.

  17. RabidWolf 12/03/2007 at 6:13 PM #

    Do you think ECU will allow their opponent to come back (Marshall) from 30 points down this time to blow it??

    I’m just sayin’….

  18. RabidWolf 12/03/2007 at 6:21 PM #


  19. noah 12/03/2007 at 6:39 PM #

    I’m expecting the next bowl trip to occur whenever we find someone who can throw the ball from here to there on a straight line.

    Was the guy who started the season with that 80 yard TD run the same guy who is about the break Barry Sanders’ record for rushing yardage (a record I never thought would be broken)

  20. RabidWolf 12/03/2007 at 6:55 PM #

    Well, he DOES play in C-USA…….couldn’t help myself. Definitely a player we will be seeing on Sundays. All props to him if he does break the record.

  21. dbo2874 12/03/2007 at 7:19 PM #

    there are no defenses in C-USA worth a jit from what i have seen this year.

  22. McPete 12/03/2007 at 7:32 PM #

    and barry sanders did it in 11 games. this guy will break it in 14 games. but i read somewhere that he’s had 1000 yards and like seven touchdowns….in the past 4 games. that’s a good season for most. ouch.

  23. RedTerror29 12/03/2007 at 7:55 PM #

    Tulane and UCF have two of the top rushers in the nation…but they have both been shut down by BCS defenses (just not ours). I’d hate to see Smith break Sanders record…he couldn’t hold his jockstrap. Although he still needs like 180 yards so he may not.

  24. Ismael 12/03/2007 at 8:44 PM #

    we just picked up some recruit out of Fl named Gary Grant, and he wasn’t on anyone’s radar…who said we need CTC to recruit FL? 17th commitment guys, i think we only have 25 slots this year avail, is that right?

  25. john of sparta 12/03/2007 at 8:50 PM #

    “give me a Snow Belt Team whose fans would like
    to be ANYwhere except their campus in January.”
    …..mid level bowl chairman

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