After what has probably been the wildest weekend of college football in a long time, my head is still spinning. This was the most exciting weekend of the college football season. But for a hand full of teams and coaches, this weekend was just down right painful. So lets get into the fun and see what we learned from this weekend.
Boise State is Beatable:
The Nevada Wolfpack were the first team to beat Boise State since TCU back in a bowl game in 2008. While it was one of the hand full of exciting games from Friday, it had the final result that most college football fans yearned for. Every college football fan loves an upset, and this was an upset of epic proportions. Boise State has been a polarizing force in the country this year, and you have to either love them or hate them. But they looked like they were going to be in position to steal a National Championship appearance, but because of the yips, they will be relegated back to playing on the smurf turf in December and back to a home town bowl game.
TCU Took care of Buisness:
After the shocking upset of Boise State, all TCU needed to do was take care of business against New Mexico. Which they ended up doing, even though the game looked a little too close for comfort in the first half. Even after an injury to Senior leader Andy Dalton, the Frogs still found away to come out in the 2nd half and pound the Lobos into submission. So after this game, TCU has taken care of business and should be in place to make a trip to a BCS bowl.
Nebraska May get the last laugh on the Big XII:
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are heading back to Dallas to play for the Big XII championship. This could give Nebraska the last laugh as they walk out the door on the Conference. This year has been a farewell tour for the team, and they would love nothing more than walking out of the year with the last conference championship.
Bayou Magic runs out on LSU:
The LSU Tigers ran into their rivalry game with Arkansas yesterday and they had a chance to try and find a little more of that bayou magic. But with the way the game goes, they were probably asking a little more from the magic than they could get. They have had uncanny luck all year long and they just ran into a tough Arkansas team that just wanted it more. While LSU had a great year, this was short of their goals and they will probably wind up at an AT&T Cotton Bowl bid.
Oklahoma State isn’t ready for the Big Time:
The Oklahoma State Cowboys showed last night that they are as good of a team as there is in College football. But they couldn’t find a way to over come the juggernaut of Oklahoma. Once again they showed the nation why they won’t become a major college football program this year and probably not ever. Yes, Oklahoma State has come a long way, but until they can find a way to win games like the Bedlam game when the entire country is watching, then you won’t make that step up with the big boys. It is looking like another Cotton Bowl trip for the Cowboys.
There is still Championship weekend to go, plus a month of bowl games, so there is still a lot of games to play. But this season is starting to near it’s end. Hopefully there will be some more excitement next weekend to wet our appetite for the bowl season.