Friday, December 5, 2008

Ball State Chickens, I mean Cardinals

One of this year’s most intriguing bowl matchups won’t happen. Talks for undefeated Boise State to face potentially undefeated Ball State have fallen apart. What a game that would’ve been.

The two non-BCS undefeated teams facing off with a #5-10 ranking on the line. With most of the non-BCS bowls mired in mediocrity, this would’ve been a joy for college football fans, along with excellent exposure for both programs and in turn, both colleges.

Instead, after Jason Whitlock pumped them up, Ball State has chickened out, and will play in the GMAC bowl against a BCS conference also ran in a probably boring game in Detroit.

That is, of course, unless they lose tonight to Buffalo. This game has been considered a foregone conclusion. However, teams have gotten closer to Ball State as of late, and it’s hard for anybody to run the table. Couple that with undefeated/bowl hype and karma, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Buffalo knocked them off tonight, sending them to an even worse bowl than the GMAC.

After (if) they lose to Buffalo tonight, they’re going to wish they accepted that bid to play Boise on the blue turf.

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