Good Lord A'mighty, getting to 13-0 was messy!
Ya' know, the thing I hate about college football is that eventually every season ends. I wish we could have it all year...maybe taking a month off so that corches could go recruit and all. But, I know that's not practical. And, the truth is I'd probably get tired of college football after a couple of non-stop years.
But, the 2011 regular season could not have ended in a more spectacularly messy manner.
I'm lovin' it.
Well, there were some bloody, messy, murders on Sattidy, for sure! Let's crank it off with my beloved Tigers of LSU. Only one time this season have we been whipped in the stats (and that by #2 Alabama...and not as whipped). But, the Red Clay Dawgz of Georgia came to play, and play they did. I had predicted a 36 - 10 win over Georgia, but not without some special team & defensive touchdowns. I would call "genius" on this one, but it don't take a rocket surgeon to look at the team's history and realize that such things are probably going to happen.
And, they did. My goodness...LSU - 30 yards passing (Jefferson was 5 for 13) - 13 first downs - lost the offensive yardage battle by 60 - won the game 42 - 10. That is the most upside down set of eventualities that I can recall. But, when you play 13 regular season ball games & win 'em all...you're gonna have some goofy wins.
I was thinking this morning just how hard it is to win 13 football games...especially in the toughest division of the toughest conference. It's dang near impossible. I was also wondering how many teams have ever won 14 games in a season. A little look back shows me that Auburn did it in 2010, and 'Bama did it in 2009.
I could be wrong, but I think that's it. So,
Now, that brings us to the slaughter in Stoolwater, and what might happen due to it. The Okie State 'Boys just beat the tar out of their in-State rival, OU. I mean, the performance by the Sooners was just as piss-poor as any I've witnessed this season from a top-10 ranked team. Honestly, I do not know which team is better ('Bama, or Okie State). Given the miserable performance by OU, heck, Notre Dame probably would have beat 'em.
There will be weeping & crying and Oklahoma outrage tonight
But, we're gonna get who we get...gonna be interesting.
After a humiliating loss to Clemson, #5 ranked Virginia Tech (who should have never been anywhere near the top 10) will be lucky to remain in the top 25. And, you've got the previously unbeaten Houston Cougars, who literally got the snot beat out of 'em (I saw some of that game...trust me, Cougar snot covered the turf) by lowly Southern Mississippi.
Seriously, in the name of all things holy in college football, what were The Cougars doing with a #6 national ranking? Heck, their toughest opponent all season was Louisiana Tech. And, they only won by one stinkin' point. Houston should fall out of the top 25, also.
Here are the authoritative Sunday Morning Quarterback final top 10 rankings.
4) Oklahoma State
6) South Carolina
9) Kansas State
10) drum roll.......................The Boysies. (Yes, you did indeed read Andy put The Boysies in the top 10. It just goes to show how weak everybody else is).
Anybody lower than #10 is subect to severe suckage at any given time, so they're not worth ranking.
Well, it's been an exciting season! I swear, it seems like it just kicked off yesterday with my beloved Tigers embarrassing the miserable Oregon Ducks.
Times flies when you're having fun, I reckon!
We will be looking at some of the bowl games between now and when we win the BCS Championship game in New Orleans early next year. But, it's time to put the wraps on another season of SMQ. And, from me, the entire staff of writers, contributors, and office help, payroll people, housekeeping & maintenance staff, we say au revoir, sayonara, and aufweiterzen, y'all!
Catch y'all on the flip-flop...