For those to lazy, it's a clip from this weekend's Wofford-Northern Iowa playoff game. UNI kicks off up 21-14 in the 4th. Wofford guy catches it in the endzone....and just walks around like it's instantly a touchback. UNI strips him, recovers, touchdown.
Back from my trip to the heights of anger and frustration mountain. Now I'm back in full time positive Go Pokes mode. I have my flight, hotel and tickets to the Fiesta Bowl reserved (went for 50 yard line nose bleeds...). Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year, and good luck to your teams (as long as they aren't LSU, BAMA or Stanford).
Bama may well be the second best team in the nation, albeit by the slimmest of margins, but they've already had their shot at the top dog and lost. Give someone else a shot at LSU, because there is no outcome to the Bama/LSU game that can even be close to being considered fulfilling. If Bama wins, it's a 1-1 series and the National Championship means nothing because they essentially tied. If LSU wins, it just proves yet again that they were better and everyone walks away saying "I already knew that." What no one knows however is how LSU would fare against OKST, and that game would be far more exciting than watching LSU prove a redundant point or Bama tying the series. It also makes LSU seem like a far better team, having played against 14 different teams and walking away with victories over all of them. Even if LSU loses, they still seem like a better team than they would if they just had a rematch with Bama.
Regardless, the Oklahoma State schedule was a juggernaught. No FCS teams. 11 straight games without a bye week. Two of the three non confrence games Oklahoma State had were against Bowl Eligible teams (one of which already won their bowl). The loss came on the road, in double overtime, to a bowl eligible Iowa State team.
The Alabama schedule was a joke. It didn't have to play Georgia. It didn't have to play South Carolina. It got Arkansas (and LSU for that matter) at home. Virginia Tech...VIRGINIA TECH had a better schedule. Alabama only played one offense ranked in the top half of FBS teams. Arkansas...at home..in week 4, to open SEC play for both teams...with a rookie QB.
The pokes BEAT SEVEN winning teams. (UL-LAF, @Tulsa, OU, @Missouri, @Texas, Baylor, Kansas State) Alabama PLAYED Four (@Penn State, @Auburn, Arkansas), and lost to one. (LSU). Hell, even the who-did-they-play Virginia Tech beat more winning teams than Alabama played.
It didn't matter in the end. The Game of the Century was an exhibiton game. All that's left to do is root for LSU in the title game.