OSU continues to impress; ASU, BC knocked from ranks of unbeatens
Ohio State keeps proving me wrong. I thought this week was a good possibility for them to lose their first game, but instead they went out and throughly outplayed Wisconsin. If they keep winning like this there's no way they can be held out of the title game, even if they do play in a horrible conference. They have two games left to finish the season undefeated, Illinois and Michigan. The Illini could pull off the upset next week if OSU looks ahead to the Michigan game. If they win next week, it sets up a match-up in the Big House with a Big Ten outright title and a national champ. birth on the line.One-loss teams were given even more hope yesterday with Arizona State and Boston College losing. The BC loss felt inevitable all season. They just weren't nearly as good as their record. They couldn't pull off the miracle comeback for a second straight week and lost to Florida State last night.On the West Coast, Oregon continued to impress with a win over the Sun Devils. They have scored at least 24 points in every game this season, even in their 7-point loss to Cal. The Ducks offense is clearly good enough to compete for a championship, but there are still questions about their defense which has given up more than 20 points in 6 of their 9 games this season.
LSU came back to narrowly defeat Alabama and keep its title hopes alive yesterday. While LSU may be the most talented team in the nation, they continue to make big mistakes which are going to eventually cause them to lose a game they shouldn't if it keeps up.
Now I switch gears, from the national championship hunt to programs completely in ruin. Nebraska and Notre Dame continued to embarrass their once proud programs yesterday. Nebraska's famed black shirt defense will be renamed the pink shirts after yesterday's atrocious display, which saw Kansas score touchdowns on 10 straight possessions. You read that right, that wasn't a typo. The Jayhawks scored 76 points, the most EVER against Nebraska. AD Tom Osborne wants to wait until the end of the season to coach Bill Callahan, but it's got to be getting more and more difficult to wait. This team is just awful and it seems they have quit on Callahan.
Then there's Notre Dame. They lost yesterday in triple OT to Navy. That was Navy's first win against the Golden Domers since 1963. That also wasn't a typo. Notre Dame continues to make history this season, but not the kind they are used to making. This loss drops them to 1-8 and puts them last out of the 4 independent teams in college football behind Western Kentucky, Navy and Army. Granted, none of those teams play tough schedules, but Notre Dame's played many beatable teams this year, and hasn't even been close in most of those games. They play Air Force, Duke and Stanford to end the season. If Duke beats them, that would be the most embarrassing moment in a season full of them.
In really exciting news, college basketball season is going to begin soon. It's my favorite season of the year so I will definitely begin blogging about that. My first post about it will probably some time around Thanksgiving and I will do both football and basketball until the bowl season ends.