We absolutely HAVE to win our bowl game. We've have big games throughout this season, but no matter whether we win or lose against Arky, in order for us to receive any semblance of respect, we must dominate in our bowl game. Now I would love to be in a BCS bowl, but the bowl doesn't matter as much as our performance. If we lose our bowl game, that justifies not only all the jackass pundits and writers who said we were lucky all year long and our coach simply has a magic horseshoe up his ass and a purple and gold rabbits foot dangling next to his brass Lesticles. However, if we win, and especially if we look good doing it. That not only allows us to gloat excessively, keeping our deserved respect, but its sets us up for a decent pre-season ranking next year, in addition to some optimism amongst the press and fanbase. Our loss to Penn State last year was rough, but our overall bowl record the last decade is really excellent. However, right now, through this season, we've been viewed as the team that "somehow" managed to get into the top-5 and who ( according to many ) doesn't really belong above Stanford, Wisconsin, and Ohio State. A big win in the bowl game will do alot to silence the critics and give us a great boost going into next season.