Originally written on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 11/27/12
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 11-1 and currently ranked 17th in the BCS rankings. If the Flashes can somehow get into the top 16 of rankings, they could really shake some things up with the BCS bowl bids. Kent State earning a BCS bowl bid would likely impact whoever wins the Big East championship. The Big East champion almost always ends up in the Orange Bowl and is guaranteed a BCS berth for the final two years of the system. However, the Sugar Bowl — with the second-to-last pick — would likely take this year’s Big East champion leaving the Orange Bowl to take Kent State. Obviously Louisville will need to win against Rutgers on Thursday in order to be a part of the BCS bowls, but in my opinion I’d much rather play in the Sugar Bowl than the Orange Bowl. The competition would likely be much tougher, but it’ll give the Cards an opportunity to really prove themselves on a national level. Beating a team like Florida would be a tall task for Louisville, but with the Cards in the Big...
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