Subject: Re: U$C's OOC schedule in 1990
> On Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 3:46:44 PM UTC-5, Michael Press wrote:
> > In article<firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> > JGibson<email@example.com> wrote:
> > > Syracuse (Kickoff Classic - extra game)
> > > Penn State
> > > @ Ohio State
> > > Notre Dame
> > >
> > > They just don't make schedules like that any more.
> > Because playoffs have been forced on us.
> > In 1990 you had to win the MNC in the regular season
> > and your bowl game.
> Well that team went 8-4-1 so it didn't work for them. Instead it was won by "fifth down" Colorado
So what if it did not work?
They played to win, and not by larding their schedule with the likes of Mercer.
USC beat Syracuse, Penn State, and Ohio State; lost to Notre Dame