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Golden Nugz 12.05.11

Congrats to 10 of the 12 Big ten teams who made bowl games this year, a new record for conference teams in the postseason. There are some interesting matchups and for once I think there are enough favorable matchups that the Big Ten might win some games.

  • Rose Bowl - Wisconsin vs. Oregon - I'm really looking forward to this one.
  • Sugar Bowl - Michigan vs. Virginia Tech - I think this will be a BCS win for the conference
  • Capital One Bowl - Nebraska vs. South Carolina - Interesting B1G vs. SEC
  • Outback Bowl - Michigan State vs. Georgia - battle of conference championship game losers.
  • Insight Bowl - Iowa vs. Oklahoma - OU didn't live up to expectations but this is not a good matchup for Iowa.
  • Gator Bowl - Ohio State vs. Florida - now THIS is a fascinating matchup with the Urban Meyer angle
  • Meinke Car Care Bowl - Northwestern vs. Texas A&M - a Big 12 opponent for now, but they must have SEC speed.
  • TicketCity Bowl - Penn State vs. Houston - Houston went from possible BCS bowl to playing the most cancerous team in all of the NCAA
  • Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl - Purdue vs. Western Michigan - not a thrilling matchup but congrats to Purdue.
  • Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl - Illinois vs. UCLA - I don't care who Illinois was playing, I'd pick them to lose.

On to the Nugz on this fine cold Monday morning.