Originally posted on Orange Fizz  |  Last updated 12/2/12
It’s official, Syracuse is headed back to the Pinstripe Bowl at the end of the month. Here’s my knee-jerk reaction: No, the destination and opponent of SU football will be neither warm nor new. Some fans may gripe, “Been there, done that.” But presumingly taking on West Virginia is pretty cool in a bowl game. It’s not quite as emotionally charged as it might be a few years from now when we have more distance from the old Big East. But it’s a little like facing Georgetown or UConn in the NCAA tournament next year. If there was ever a true Big East football rival, WVU was it for the Orange (even if the feeling wasn’t mutual). Two weeks ago we projected Rutgers to the BCS, Louisville to Orlando, Belk selecting Cincinnati and SU taking on TCU in the Pinstripe. But Thursday’s Cards win meant UofL to the Orange Bowl instead. Baylor, Texas Tech, TCU and West Virginia all finished tied in the Big 12 standings at 7-5, 4-5. So it was a bit of a crap shoot which opponent would fall to what bo...
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