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Post End Notre Dame’s role in the BCS – now

Thursday January 4, 2007

It’s bad enough that the system is engineered more and more in their favor, but they could at least bother to field a competitive team when they do back into a BCS slot.

Notre Dame has now played in three BCS bowls. They are 0-3. In the 2001 Fiesta Bowl they lost 41-9 to Oregon State. In the 2006 Fiesta Bowl they lost 34-20 to Ohio State. In the 2007 Sugar Bowl they lost 41-14 to LSU. In three BCS bowls, Notre Dame has given up over 38 points per game and lost by an average margin of 24 points, never coming closer than 14. I doubt many nine-win teams from any BCS conference could do worse. That’s Pitt 2004 bad.

Of course it’s true that Notre Dame has always been matched against a higher-ranked opponent in their BCS games. Tough. If anything, these mismatches show just how undeserving they are of the automatic bids brought on by inflated rankings. Wisconsin in particular has to be pissed.

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