Are You Interested in Maryland-Nevada in Humanitarian Bowl?
The bowl selection process, particularly concerning ACC teams this season, is very fluid. The reason Maryland has about a 90 percent chance right now to head to the Humanitarian Bowl and not a 100 percent chance is because Maryland officials still are clinging to hope that the Terrapins can land in Charlotte. That is a bowl slot they have eyed all along because of its proximity to this region and because of a potential matchup against West Virginia. A berth in Charlotte's bowl is an improbable long shot, but I will break it down here even more than I did in my story in today’s paper.
It all starts with Orlando’s Champs Sports Bowl. Maryland does not have a chance to land in Orlando, but the selection Orlando makes could affect where Maryland goes. It has been presumed that Orlando would take Florida State. But Maryland officials believe Orlando has given mixed signals. If Virginia Tech lost to Boston College, they said, Orlando might take Virginia Tech.
Hang with me, if you will. If that happened – and it’s a big if – Nashville would be on the clock. The Maryland officials believe Nashville could take North Carolina over Florida State. If that happened --- and it’s a big if – Charlotte would be on the clock. The Maryland officials believe Charlotte could take Maryland over Florida State to create a Terrapins-West Virginia game.
I have doubts why bowls would not select Florida State considering how well the Seminoles historically travel and the fact that there is a chance it could be Coach Bobby Bowden’s final game. I could understand Nashville passing on FSU because the Seminoles played there last season, but I have reservations about the others.
I already have my $680 plane ticket to Boise, and I believe I will use that ticket to cover a Maryland-Nevada game on Dec. 30. But there is at least a little intrigue in seeing how Saturday’s games play out. Now, a poll...
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