Originally Posted by Boston Red
Am I wrong or can IU pretty much wrap up a championship game appearance with wins over Iowa and Wisconsin? Wisky would still have to play Penn State and Ohio State, so even if IU finishes 3-5 in conference play, it seems to me that if one of those wins is a win over the Badgers they're sitting pretty for a spot in the title game.
The more I look at it, I think you're right.
If they beat just Iowa and Wisconsin, they end up 3-5 in the B1G Ten. Wisconsin is currently 3-2 but will have lost to Indiana and then play tOSU and tPSU. Might see some referee shenanigans in the IU/PSU game or Wisconsin/PSU game to make sure either a) IU is at least 7-5 if they make the championship game, or b)Wisconsin gets to 4-4 and the impossible dream is dead.
I did hear that if IU made it into the championship game at 5-7, and won to get to 6-7, they could be granted a waiver to play in the Rose Bowl even though they had a losing record.(Standard NCAA rules say you have to be at least 6-6 to play in a bowl game.)