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Bowl Talk, Part II

I have another story about bowl possibilities in today’s paper. Who would be excited about Maryland-West Virginia?

After talking to a variety of people, here is what I believe now:

If Maryland wins, Nashville and Charlotte are the favorites.

If Maryland loses, Charlotte remains a favorite, but Boise emerges as a strong possibility if Clemson beats South Carolina. If Clemson becomes bowl eligible, the Tigers would be an attractive pick for several bowls, perhaps even the Gator Bowl. That would not be good for Maryland, especially if Maryland is coming off two straight losses to close the regular season.

So Maryland fans should root hard for South Carolina if you don’t want to see the Terps in Boise.

Charlotte seems like the favorite right now because it is within driving distance and because I believe Maryland could likely sell the most tickets for that game.

Miami is a real wild card in all this. The fact that a Florida newspaper reports that Miami could be headed to Orlando with a win should not be taken as good news for the Terrapins.

We’ll see, all this may change after Saturday.

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 26, 2008; 7:57 AM ET
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Comments

I like the idea of MD/WVU, but unfortunately the timing of the game interferes with long-standing family holiday plans. I'm really hoping for Nashville! Go Terps!

Posted by: TerpGrad | November 26, 2008 9:32 AM | Report abuse

Why? Why? Why? Why do we always play WVU in bowl games!?! I get it. We are semi-rivals but we have played them in multiple bowl games in the past 8 years. A much more interesting match up would be us vs. Nebreska. I would like nothing more to beat WVU, but seriously, this would be our third bowl game against them in the past 6 or 7 years. Enough!

Posted by: aviscardo | November 26, 2008 10:06 AM | Report abuse

Avis - it would only be the second time we played WVU in a bowl game recently. It just seems more often because we played them twice that year, and played them pretty much every year during the regular season up till this year. But I agree about the appeal of playing Nebraska.

Posted by: jrfisher57 | November 26, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

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