Louisville Wins Music City Bowl Over Mississippi State 38-28: Reaction, Analysis, 5 Thoughts

Louisville Wins Music City Bowl Over Mississippi State 38-28: Reaction, Analysis, 5 Thoughts

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Louisville Wins Music City Bowl Over Mississippi State 38-28: Reaction, Analysis, 5 Thoughts

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2. The ACC’s big moment

This is one of those games that helps offset other issues.

It’s not fair, and it’s not right, but over the eight-month abyss of the offseason,  these bowl games get referred to over and over again.

Miami’s disaster against Louisiana Tech in the Independence was a stinger for the ACC, and Clemson’s win over Ohio State is at a whole other planet than the rest of the conference is on. Somewhere in between is the Pitt struggle against a bad MAC team in the Quick Lane and North Carolina’s blowout over Temple, but the league needed a win over a Power Five program by someone other than Clemson.

Wake Forest losing to Michigan State in the New Era Pinstripe wasn’t a plus, but Louisville made up for it by beating an SEC team.

There’s a special badge of honor for that.

Of course it’s all ridiculous. Of course this one win doesn’t mean the ACC is better than the SEC, but …

The ACC got a ten-point bowl win over the SEC.

And Louisville got its first bowl win since 2015, and …

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