College Football Open Thread ~ Championship Weekend UPDATE: LSU Wins SEC, Southern Miss Upsets #6 Houston
posted at 12:12 pm on December 3, 2011 by Rovin
While there’s several conference championships today, one game still has potential National Championship implications—#10 Oklahoma vs. #3 Oklahoma State. LSU can actually lose to Georgia, and will still play in the big game, and #2 Alabama can’t lose another game because, aaaahhh, errrrrr, they’re NOT PLAYING IN A CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, but don’t even try to tell the Coach’s Polling or the BCS that it might be significant to achieving the coveted number two spot. One thing’s for certain, the BCS/PLAYOFFS controversy’s back into full tilt throttle mode.
(I’ve been working on a separate post all week to argue against an LSU/BAMA REMATCH, but I might just work in the potent parts into this thread so everyone can pile on. In the meantime, read Mark Bradley’s “SEC Title Game Moot” in the AJC to get the anti-bama juices flowing.)
Congrats to Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles—Winners of the CONFERENCE USA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME 49-28 over previously unbeaten Houston Cougars.
Congrats to the still undefeated No. 1 ranked LSU Tigers—Winners of the SEC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME over the Georgia Bulldogs 42-10.
Congrats to the Oregon Ducks—First PAC-12 CHAPIONSHIP Winners over the UCLA Bruins 49-31.
Update: Two* Championship games in progress. In the ACC Clemson’s shading Tech 10-7 late in the second quarter. In the Big Ten Wiconsin and Michigan State are tearing it up in the first half 21-14 Badgers. In the “other Championship Possibilites” game Oklahoma State pushed out early to a 10-0 lead with eight minutes left in the half. Correction; make that 17-0, as the Cowboys are knockin’ on LSU’s doors…..