Posted by Tom Fornelli
Following an exciting double-overtime victory over in-state rival Arizona on Thursday night, Arizona State finished the regular season with a record of 6-6, and hoped that it wouldn't be the last game the team played this season. While six wins is enough to make a team bowl eligible, two of Arizona State's wins came against FCS schools, which didn't leave the Sun Devils with enough wins against the FBS to qualify.
So they appealed to the NCAA in hopes that they'd get a shot to go bowling this season, and pick up some extra practices. Well, some one once told me to hope in one hand, and something else I'm not allowed to type here in the other. Guess which hand the NCAA chose!
I'll admit, I did find this decision to be a little bit of a surprise. I figured that the NCAA would allow Arizona State to go bowling because I thought that a six-win Arizona State team would be more attractive team for a bowl game than a six-win Troy team.