The Mayor of Dewitt
- Aug 15, 2011
I remember the 79 Independence, but more so just reading the bowl bids and results.
I seem to remember it was a mid afternoon game during the week also. Could be why it wasn't very memorable also.We ran the ball, and we ran the ball, and we ran the ball some more. And then more.
I think Deleone was as depressed as the fanbase after we ran out of time against Miami and ended up there.
Could it be that that game wasn't televised? Doesn't seem likely, but I also have no memory at all of the game.
I know it was kind of a downer in that a) it was a Christmas week game (maybe the 27th or 28th?) in an era when there weren't so many pre-NYE bowls, and b) it was a big kick in the nuts that we played like crap for a half against Miami and gave away our shot at a good bowl bid.
The crime in this is that SU has stunk during the last 15 years, when virtually everyone gets a bowl game. If SU was as good in that span as we were in the 90s, we could add 15 more bowl games to that article.