As UB has failed to reach the magic number of 7 wins, but can still easily get to the semi-magic number of six wins, UB is rooting for teams to fail to reach bowl eligibility.
There will be 76 bowl teams in 2014.
51 Teams have already become bowl eligible.
Leaving 25 vacancies that UB hopes are not filled.
After looking at every bowl eligible team's schedule, I have concluded that 8 teams will inevitable become bowl eligible.
That means 42 teams, are chasing the final 17 bowl spots. To keep UB's hopes alive, 16 or fewer teams need to make it.
Your week 12 UB Bowl Hail Mary rooting guide:
|Wed 11/12||Umass||over||Ball State||Eliminates Ball State|
|Thurs 11/13||ECU||over||Cincy||Keeps Cincy non-eligible|
|USC||over||Cal||Keeps Cal non-eligible|
|Friday 11/14||Tulsa||over||UCF||Keeps UCF non-eligible|
|Saturday 11/15||Duke||over||Va Tech||Puts Tech one loss away from elimination|
|Penn St||over||Temple||Keeps Temple non-eligble, makes PSU eligible|
|Iowa||over||Illinois||Puts Illini one loss away from elimination|
|Florida||over||South Carolina||Makes Florida eligible, puts USC one loss from elimination|
|Pitt||over||UNC||Puts UNC one loss from elimination|
|Wake||over||NC State||Puts NC State one loss from elimination|
|Notre Dame||over||Northwestern||Eliminates Northwestern|
|GA South||over||Navy||Puts Navy one loss from elimination|
|Oklahoma||over||Texas Tech||Eliminates Texas Tech|
|Utah st||over||New Mexico||Eliminates New Mexico|
|Tennessee||over||Kentucky||Puts Kentucky one loss away from elimination|
|Texas st||over||South Alabama - Makes Tex St Eligible|
|LSU||over||Arkansas||Puts Arkansas one loss away from elimination|
|Boise||over||San Diego St|
|Arizona st||over||Oregon St||Puts OSU one loss away from elimination|
If every result follows the table:
3 teams will earn bowl eligibility and 9 teams will be eliminated from bowl contention.
Resulting in 38 teams chasing 22 spots.
Minus 5 more estimated shoo-ins, it leaves 33 teams chasing 17 spots.
The chance is slim, but there is still a chance.