#BTNLive asks: Is Big Ten bowl season a success yet?

If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On tonight’s #BTNLive show, our experts discuss this question: Does Michigan State’s Rose Bowl victory win make the Big Ten’s bowl season a success to date? Your choices: #BTNSUCCESS or #BTNNOTYET

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Your Opinion?
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huskerfanbb on 1/2/2014 @ 3:10pm EDT Said:

The Minnesota loss to Syracuse was inexcusable. They had by FAR the weakest opponent on the B1G’s slate, they had a lot of momentum after their nice regular season–and they laid a proverbial egg. They seemed like they were just happy to be there. They will likely turn out to be a one year wonder. They faced some teams battling injury or various other situations and rose up and surprised some people. They won’t surprise anyone, next year.
Michigan State’s win was GREAT on the national stage. I’ll admit it, I picked them to lose and Cook came up with the game of his life–and the defense didn’t miss a beat even without Bullough. They’ll be a tough out in the East division next year, too.
Wisconsin and Iowa faced tough opponents and came up short. No one really expected Iowa to win–but many, including me, thought Wisconsin would. Neither loss is terrible, but it would have been nice to have a better showing against the SEC, especially since LSU didn’t have Metzenberger playing.
Nebraska got a nice win against Georgia. Yeah, Georgia had injuries, but so did Nebraska (anyone remember last year’s B1G quarterback of the year?), so I’m tired of hearing that. It was a good win no matter how you slice it. Georgia may have been a weaker team than LSU (although Georgia beat LSU) and South Carolina, but that’s what happens when you get a higher bowl in the pecking order–you play tougher teams.
In order for it to turn out to be a good bowl season, though, Ohio State really needs to win. Sure, the B1G can hang their hat on Michigan State’s Rose bowl triumph, but 2-4 overall would not be good, and Ohio State is still the B1G’s flagship program, so they need to come out on top. If they do, it will at least be a respectable bowl season.
However, if Minnesota can’t show up better than that against a team they clearly had more talent than–they might as well stay home next year even if they win 9 games.

Craig on 1/2/2014 @ 4:16pm EDT Said:

Kinda like asking your kid if that sub 50% on their math test was a success. That would be a big fat no. 3-4 is the best they can do. Still shows the Big Ten is a long way from being able to compete against the teams that matter.

tom peabody on 1/2/2014 @ 5:34pm EDT Said:

Not if they’re under .500, which they will be. 4-3 would have looked much better than 3-4, Minnesota really blew it by making every imaginable mistake in the last 3+ minutes of their bowl game. Nonetheless nobody got beaten decisively except Michigan who was without their qb. I expect OSU to whip Clemson as the ACC looks pretty weak (wins only over Bowling Green, Marshall, and, well, you know).

tom peabody on 1/2/2014 @ 6:04pm EDT Said:

That should be Cincinnati not Marshall.

huskerdude on 1/2/2014 @ 9:39pm EDT Said:

So glad mich st. Won. Congrats to that team and staff. Circling my calender when mich st. Comes to lincoln in 14