Thoughts on Big Ten Football and Bowl Games

Now, I am not really a specific fan of any team in college football. I like Michigan and Michigan State since I grew up south of Lansing. I take the time to watch both of those teams when I can. I guess you can call me a Big Ten football fan more than anything. Anything that brings success to the Big Ten is a good thing. I rooted for Penn State, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Northwestern, Minnesota, and Ohio State in the bowl games this season.

Who won their game? Iowa.

Penn State got beat pretty soundly by USC, but that was a home game for USC. I still think that USC should get to go to happy valley and play a home game at Penn State in January for a rematch. I am sure the USC fans would love to see that one.

Wisconsin was overrated. Same with Northwestern, but at least they put up more of a fight in their game.

Minnesota played solid but was just outmatched by Kansas.

Michigan State was outmatched by Georgia but played very hard.

Lastly, you have Ohio State. I tell you, Lloyd Carr caught hell for not being able to beat Ohio State in the regular season. Well, Jim Tressell should start catching hell for not winning a freaking bowl game. How many cracks are they going to get before the Ohio State fans start bitching?

But I digress…..

At least Iowa came out and dominated in their game. By dominating I mean DOMINATING. They were up 31 to 0 on a very strong South Carolina team that was expected to beat them. Good job Iowa! Way to win one for the Big Ten!

As for the rest of the Big Ten, I just wish that they would put together a solid bowl game season. It would be wonderful to see 5 of the 6 teams on the schedule win their games in a bowl season. Still waiting for that to happen….and I am not holding my breath.