Have you seen the list of current BCS Top 10 teams that Kansas State, Oregon and Notre Dame have beaten, combined? There isn’t one. Why not? It’s zilch, nada, but probably just a scheduling snafu, right? Because of this, I see a devious scenario brewing that will blow the lid off whatever lids sit on.
Wouldn’t it be explosive if Texas knocked off No. 1 Kansas State, assuming Baylor doesn’t accomplish this feat themselves on Saturday? I reckon A&M and
either Texas or Baylor BOTH beating a No. 1 team in the same season would be some kind of all-time record, don’t you? I’ll check out the 2002 season for
these results and get back to you, but I’m fairly confident it’ll be a record.
Think about it: Baylor is the “Maxwell Smart” of college football — “Missed
it by that much.” Remember those great comebacks engineered by RG3 last season? Well, Baylor’s senior QB, Nick Florence, leads the Nation AND Johnny Manziel in Total Offense (only by 15 yards per game — Johnny’s gonna catch him, but that’s beside the
Then Texas has the next clean shot at the Wildcats, which will matter only if Baylor fails in its attempt.
Just for fun, let’s pull for Texas. Go ‘Horns! And all that stuff.
Hey, I’m not done yet. Easy, partner; follow me on this. It gets better.
Southern California has been rather disappointing but could make GREAT
spoilers. How? Let’s say they beat UCLA this weekend to assure themselves a spot
in the PAC-12 Championship game and THEN beat Notre Dame at home the following
THEN, if Oregon gets by Stanford on Saturday, the Ducks could still fall to
ranked rival Oregon State, or in the PAC-12 Championship game to a very hot USC
team coming off two big wins and on a roll. Oregon, my gosh, they’re due for an
off day, right? Remember West Virginia having things locked up a few years ago
before PITT strode in and knocked them off their high horse? How
about a little closer to home, like when Iowa State unseated Okie State just
this past season? That’s right. It happens.
So what happens to the Smart Money then? Do they start eying the sidewalk
from 20 floors up? I mean, Kansas State is now out of the picture, Oregon is a
goner and Notre Dame goes “poof.”
THEN, guess what. Florida State is still kicking themselves in the butt for
losing one game this year by one point to N.C. State. They’re really still
pretty angry, right? They knock off Florida in Seminole Country.
Ouch, that hurt!
Alabama beats Georgia in the SEC Championship game. Sure, we can all buy
that. The Crimson Tide will be favored by eight or so in that one. They RARELY
lose when favored. We’ll chalk this one up for the old rivals. Winner.
Now, LSU will CRUSH Arkansas, just for fun. We know this. The Tigers have
them where they want them, and if Louisiana Monroe can beat the Hogs, you gotta
figure Louisiana State will slaughter them. No disrespect intended, of course,
Hogs. (Jimmy Johnson says go back to Petrino, by the way.)
Sorry, Ole Miss. We certainly don’t want to overlook your chances this
Now, the Aggies will do the due diligence thing on Sam Houston State and then
make up for two straight home losses to Mizzu in pretty mean-spirited fashion as
the 12th Man rids itself of all home jinxes in
the process. . .See ya, Tigers!!
So…who plays Alabama in the National Championship game? Will it be LSU or
Texas A&M? Zach Mettenberger or Johnny “Front-Runner” Manziel, who by this
time will be a mature 20 year-old holding a big ol’ trophy? Hmm.
Figure it out, VOTERS!!
Oh, man, I wouldn’t want to have YOUR job!
Yep, I’d say it’s going to be a very interesting couple of weekends. This
season is really shaping up!
Alabama’s BCS fate lies in the hands of Baylor or Texas, USC, Stanford,
perhaps Oregon State and possibly UCLA. And so does LSU’s and A&M’s, with
FSU also mixed in. Ain’t that a kick in the head!!?
And we all thought there wasn’t gonna be no rematch. Keep a’gunnin’, Coach Sumlin. The fat lady isn’t even warming up the vocals yet.
College Football. You gotta love it.
“I read it here first.”