Ideal Rose Bowl Opponent:

Ideal Rose Bowl Opponent

  • Oregon

    Votes: 24 49.0%
  • Utah

    Votes: 6 12.2%
  • Arizona State

    Votes: 11 22.4%
  • Other

    Votes: 8 16.3%

  • Total voters
    49

mep3017

New member
'Cause it's never too early to speculate, IF, and I know it's the biggest of IFs, the Gophers managed somehow managed to make it to the Rose Bowl, I believe it would be against one of three teams:
Oregon, Utah, Arizona State.

Which of these three do you think we would give us the best game?
 

stocker08

Well-known member
Oregon. Helmet school. Honestly.....the Rose Bowl is a big deal and if not a trip to the CFP......the Rose Bowl is the goal. However......I still feel like a matchup against a top SEC team would be far more intriguing.
 

metrolax

Well-known member
well...I've always been an old-school traditionalist who thinks even the Arizona schools are newcomers to that league (lol).

We've played Oregon in a couple bowls already, and Utah....a buddy of mine has his sons playing for the Utes now. So....

I'm happy just letting the chips fall where they may
 

Taji34

Active member
University of Washington, main because I live in Seattle and it would be fun to wear my Gopher gear if we won.
 

stocker08

Well-known member
University of Washington, main because I live in Seattle and it would be fun to wear my Gopher gear if we won.
I'd prefer not to play Washington. They are one of my other two (distant) rooting interests along with, go figure, Georgia Tech who we played in last year's bowl game.
 

WAGopher

Active member
University of Washington, main because I live in Seattle and it would be fun to wear my Gopher gear if we won.
I’d also like Washington. My son’s a Husky and it would be fun to go together decked out in our respective colors.
 

BTChamp

Active member
Just looked at the all time records and The U is 0-1 against ASU. This would give an opportunity to even the series. One more team not holding an advantage.
 

Face The Facts

Fleck Superfan
I would just prefer to play a team who is clearly at the top of their conference, now a 5-way tie team that gets in off tie-breaker.
A pedigree school would be cool as well, but USC is unlikely at this point.
 

BilldGopher

Section 211
Washington would be a grudge match. They lead our Rose Bowl series 1-0.

As an aside my avatar is the original Rose Bowl Game insert for that game in the Minneapolis Star. One of my prize pieces of memorabilia.
 
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fmlizard

Well-known member
Oregon would be fun and my pick to play. Kind of a glamour opponent, and the rubber match from a couple great Sun Bowls of the past.
 

Pompous Elitist

Well-known member
My understanding is the Rose Bowl is free to take a non-champion team from the same conference in years that conference has a CFP selectee. So job 1 is defeating Wisconsin. And at least a couple others to get to Indianapolis. It would be very helpful to defeat PSU or play a close game to mitigate the possibility of the Rose Bowl selecting PSU as the second best team in the conference even if MN were conference runner up...

Looks like it’s Oregon’s year but ultimately pretty sure comes down to whomever wins the pac 12 championship. Could be Utah. I’d be happy with either but Sweatshop U is a bigger national brand right now.
 

wdgold

Member
'Cause it's never too early to speculate, IF, and I know it's the biggest of IFs, the Gophers managed somehow managed to make it to the Rose Bowl, I believe it would be against one of three teams:
Oregon, Utah, Arizona State.

Which of these three do you think we would give us the best game?
I started seeing Roses when we defeated Ohio State on the road back in the Mason days. Then we dumped 3 out of our last 5 or something like that and it faded pretty quickly.

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Honestly, the last Rose Bowl that was truly the Rose Bowl was when Ryan Leaf and Wazzou, took on Charles Woodson and Brian Griese and Michigan in 97. Once the BCS and now the CFP, the Rise Bowl has lost it's luster, I'd prefer it to other NY6 games, but it's no longer the reward for winning the Big Ten.

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GridironGus

Member
I picked Other because, growing up in the '70s, I always figured we would be playing USC if we ever got to the Rose Bowl. It was a thrill to watch the Gophers play SC at the Bank in 2010.
 

BleedGopher

Well-known member
Honestly, the last Rose Bowl that was truly the Rose Bowl was when Ryan Leaf and Wazzou, took on Charles Woodson and Brian Griese and Michigan in 97. Once the BCS and now the CFP, the Rise Bowl has lost it's luster, I'd prefer it to other NY6 games, but it's no longer the reward for winning the Big Ten.

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Mods, can we please ban him?! :cool:

Seriously though, come on...a UW or OSU fan can say that, but it's still the f'n Rose Bowl for us!

Beat Maryland.

Go Gophers!!
 



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