You never know who's watching
Perhaps just as impressive as the rating was who was watching the game.
In an Associated Press story about former New York Yankees star Bobby Murcer's recovery from brain surgery, it mentions that Murcer watched the Independence Bowl on Thursday afternoon.
Let's hear no more complaints about a matchup of 6-6 teams. Apparently the I-Bowl was good enough for Bobby Murcer.
In all seriousness, our prayers and thoughts go out to Murcer and his family as he recovers from surgery to remove a brain tumor.