Cotton Bowl Live Thread: #7 Texas Tech Red Raiders Vs #25 Mississippi Rebels

The Cotton Bowl Might Give Us A Glimpse Into What Could Happen In The Title Game [Cotton Bowl Live Thread]

1/2/09 in NCAAF   |   Pat   |   5135 respect


Cotton Bowl
Friday January 2, 2009
2 pm EST, on FOX

The #7 Texas Tech Red Raiders will play the #25 Mississippi Rebels in the 73rd edition of the Cotton Bowl.

While this looks to be an exciting game in its own right, it also might give us a glimpse into what could happen in the National Championship game on January 8 between Florida and Oklahoma. Ole Miss is the only team that beat Florida this year, beating them 31-30 in week 5 of the regular season. Texas Tech played in the Big 12 South with Oklahoma. Although the Sooners beat them pretty badly, they beat the Texas Longhorns, who in turn beat the Sooners. If Texas Tech puts a beating on Ole Miss, it might give Oklahoma some added hope, despite the fact that many people think that Florida will win. If Ole Miss beats up on Texas Tech, then it could be a great sign for Florida.

Either way, this should be an exciting game, as Texas Tech's ridiculous offense will go up against one of the best defenses in the country in Ole Miss.

94% of FanIQ picked Texas Tech to win. If you're watching the game on FOX, you can chat it up here or on the game page. As always, enjoy the game!


Also, later on today, the Liberty Bowl features Kentucky and ECU. Once the Cotton Bowl is over, keep it here to chat about the Liberty Bowl, if you're watching it (5 pm EST on ESPN). 70% of FanIQ picked ECU to win, but look out for the SEC in that one. They may surprise you.
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1/2/09   |   TurkogluForMVP   |   50 respect

ntimid8 wrote:
Yes they are Chris and underestimated by everyone EXCEPT SEC fans.
Not sure how UK is gonna play against ECU up the road in Memphis that may be like the South Carolina game. Sad and pathetic.
Bama tonight, they are gonna ROLLL over Utah!!

Not so much apparently. Utah is good too. I I wouldnt sit there and try to justify the loss to them at home though if I were you :) . Cant wait for the game in Miami in a few days!

1/2/09   |   ntimid8

(Edited by ntimid8)

Hey Pat. Checked over at Ole Miss Sports.com. Some pics have been posted and the write-up currently reads "more to come". If you haven't gotten the photo yet, I'd check there here in a few.


HOTTIE TODDY LAWD OH MIGHTY!!!!

1/2/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4201 respect

So Ole Miss reads FanIQ?

Note to self: Never diss Ole Miss on FanIQ again.

1/2/09   |   Pat   |   5135 respect

MarkTheShark wrote:
I for one was one of the 6% (picked Ole Miss in the poll missed the pick'em scoreboard had to work today:( ) ................ .... ///// I saw that (the dry marker board sign) at the end and thought it was referring to ESPN? ..maybe we got some Qers on the Ole Miss freshman team!!!!!!!
(Edited by Pat)

I checked that... ESPN's sportsnation poll for the game had 73% for Texas Tech.

1/2/09   |   MarkTheShark   |   590 respect

Pat wrote:
I don't know if anyone saw it, but one of the Ole Miss players held up a sign at about the 1:40 mark in the 4th saying "94% said we couldn't, WE DID" ... if anyone can get a screen shot of that somehow, please send it to pat@faniq.com

They just showed it again. That's the exact number (94%) who picked Tech on FanIQ. Someone get me that, please.

I for one was one of the 6% (picked Ole Miss in the poll missed the pick'em scoreboard had to work today:( ) ................ .... ///// I saw that (the dry marker board sign) at the end and thought it was referring to ESPN? ..maybe we got some Qers on the Ole Miss freshman team!!!!!!!

1/2/09   |   Pat   |   5135 respect

I don't know if anyone saw it, but one of the Ole Miss players held up a sign at about the 1:40 mark in the 4th saying "94% said we couldn't, WE DID" ... if anyone can get a screen shot of that somehow, please send it to pat@faniq.com

They just showed it again. That's the exact number (94%) who picked Tech on FanIQ. Someone get me that, please.

1/2/09   |   fred77008   |   17 respect

It looks like Houston's gonna bust a Nutt in Dallas.  Sorry Tech.

1/2/09   |   ntimid8

TurkogluForMVP wrote:
Ole Miss is good this year boys

Yes they are Chris and underestimated by everyone EXCEPT SEC fans.
Not sure how UK is gonna play against ECU up the road in Memphis that may be like the South Carolina game. Sad and pathetic.
Bama tonight, they are gonna ROLLL over Utah!!

1/2/09   |   derms33   |   17642 respect

Pat wrote:
Turnovers are killing them as well. Their defense hasn't been terrible, but their offense has cost them big.

I bet Ole Miss and the Over...I figured little defense but the TO's have been nice...for the Over standpoint

1/2/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4201 respect

Well this certainly isn't good for the Big 12.

1/2/09   |   TurkogluForMVP   |   50 respect

Ole Miss is good this year boys

1/2/09   |   Pat   |   5135 respect

derms33 wrote:
Tech's defense is still soft

Turnovers are killing them as well. Their defense hasn't been terrible, but their offense has cost them big.

1/2/09   |   derms33   |   17642 respect

Tech's defense is still soft