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Updated bowl projections for 2019 FSU football— now with voting!

Which ’Nole bowl would you prefer?

NCAA Football: Pinstripe Bowl-Wisconsin vs Miami Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The other month, I ran a quick piece on a way-too-early 2019 bowl projection that had the Seminoles headed north. Like, Detroit north. With this year’s NFL Draft nearing its conclusion, I took another look for y’all, and that northern trend persists.

Our friends at 247 Sports have the ’Noles destined for New York City, forecasting FSU to play in the Pinstripe Bowl in Yankee Stadium, against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Last year, Wisconsin (8-5) demolished Miami (7-6) by a score of 35-3 in that game. The Hurricanes were no doubt daunted by late-December Bronx temperatures, as well as playing in front of a whopping 37,821 fans.

College Football News thinks FSU is headed for a warmer clime, predicting that Florida State will end up in El Paso’s Sun Bowl, against Arizona State on New Year’s Eve Day. In 2018, the Sun Bowl saw Stanford (9-4) beat Pitt (7-7), 14-13.

Subtract the bowl result from any of the aforementioned teams, and that means that these outlets see the Seminoles finishing the regular season with either seven or eight wins, a distinct improvement over 2018’s disastrous five-win campaign.

But let’s get back to those bowl prospects. El Paso would be the warmest destination, but in the smallest town, and is easily the farthest drive from Tallahassee, at 1,453 miles away. Detroit, 990 miles from FSU, gets a bad rep, but as a native Michiganian who’s been there several times, I can attest to how well Motown has rebuilt and that it’s really a pretty hip city. And of course, NYC, 1.092 miles from Tally, while pricey as can be, remains the capital of the world.

So, let’s have some fun here, and put it to a vote.


Where would you most likely attend an FSU bowl game in late 2019?

This poll is closed

  • 41%
    El Paso, TX
    (295 votes)
  • 12%
    Detroit, MI
    (90 votes)
  • 46%
    New York, NY
    (331 votes)
716 votes total Vote Now