Saturday, December 03, 2011

And Then There Was One

With Southern Miss taking down the Houston Cougars 49-28, that left one, yes ONE undefeated team left.

That one team would be the Bayou Bengals, the LSU Tigers.  The question is, would they remain undefeated?

At first it didn't seem so.  Not one single first down in the first half.  Only 12 yards of offense.  But, that's the way LSU plays.

They just toy with their prey before swooping in for the kill.

So they did this game, too.  Georgia was up 10-0 when The Honey Badger returned a punt for a touchdown.

And the floodgates were opened.

Like a mighty river, LSU rolled over the hapless Bulldogs.  Forty two unanswered points;  Georgia would never score again.  Final score:  42-10

LSU wins the SEC Championship and is on a direct path to the National Championship.

Now, trivia time-- who said this back in 2003?

"Anyone who doesn't win their conference has no business playing in the national championship game." 

Of course,now that it's his team who will probably play in the National Championship game without having won their division, much less their conference, Nick Saban is changing his tune mighty quickly.

"But, but, but" he sputtered in a pre-game interview, "it should be the best two teams in the country."

The question is, can a team who doesn't win its conference really be considered one of the best teams in the country? 

So, to get to the National Championship, LSU has had to win an extra game.

Alabama gets a do-over.

Surely I'm not the only one who has a problem with this.

Something is very seriously wrong in the BCS. 


Bag Blog said...

I have so many friends who are obnoxious when it comes to OU. Last night I had a great time watching OSU put it on OU.

Miss Chris said...

Haha I went to Bama! But I do see your point. I'm not heavy into football but it will be interesting to see how it all turns out. :)

Becky said...

If you ask me, OSU or Boise State should have just as much --if not more-- right to play in the title game as Alabama. They are both one loss teams, and oh, by the way, they WON their conferences. Hopefully, the human voters will see it that way as well.


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