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Which matchup do you most want to see in the National Championship Game?
Notre Dame vs Bama
I'm not usually a ND fan. But I would love it to see them beat the Sec in the biggest game of the year.
Iowa VS. the next best team, duh
But seriously Bama and KSU right now
I most want to see Oregon and K-State, personally. I think that game would be insane on offense. However, I think Bama will be in it and I would like to see KState play for it.
"I was brought in here to change the culture. I'm going to coach with passion" - Fran McCaffery.
KState's offense vs Notre Dame's defense. Blue Collar vs Prestige, JUCO's vs the 5 stars. Old Bill Synder vs a fairly young Kelly. KStates D has been well rounded and NDs offense has had its ups & downs.
Tide's defense vs Oregon's offense. Tide is averaging 8 points allowed, Oregon is averaging about 50 points a game. Southerners vs Hippies, Complex D vs Complex O. Oregons D has been pretty solid and Bama's offense has been very surprisingly good.
Bama and Notre Dame or Bama and K State or Bama and Oregon. If someone wants to prove they are the best team they have to go through the Crimson Tide.
K-State and anyone. I just wanna see Snyder get there. Hard not to respect the guy.
Things will get very interesting if LSU should beat Bama at home this weekend.
IOWA HAWKEYES vs Florida Gators;
But if that can't happen, this year, let's go with
K-State vs anyone outside the SEC........Maybe Oregon;
Not a real big SECheat fan, here.
'Texan by birth, Hawkeye by the Grace of God'
Things could get interesting period this weekend
Bama @ LSU - Death Valley always lives up to its name
KState hosts OkieState - Okie loves pulling upsets
Oregon @ USC - USC could be pist coming off a loss, it's a make it or break it game for USC & BSC chances for the Rose Bowl
K-State being at home should help.
Obviously, Oregon needs to win out. Their schedule has been backloaded with three of their last four games on the road...and USC, Stanford and OreSt all ranked should boost their BCS points, should they win out...
K-State has lesser peril, imo, with OkieSt and Texas at home and roadies to TCU and Baylor.
A Bama loss at LSU (and LSU then winning out) would keep Bama from not winning the west and not going to the BCS championship game.... shades of last year.....
lots to happen yet, should make for an interesting weekend..... I don't think LSU is good enough on O to keep up with Bama, so all this thinking may be for naught....
Bama vs Oregon. It would be interesting to watch a suffocating defense against a high powered offense and see who prevailed
Honestly, the two best teams have been 'Bama and KSU. That's the game that should be played.
What I fear is that somehow, someway Notre Dame gets voted over Kansas State to the National Championship Game. Way too many "Domer Homers" out there are drooling to have Notre Dame be relevant again, and mark my words, if it means screwing over the 2nd best team in college football this year, they'll do it. And that would be a shame.
The key will be the last polls voted on. Suddenly you'll see KSU slip to 4th and 5th, thereby lowering their BCS standing. I'd hate to see it, and I hope it doesn't, but it would not shock me one bit.
Georgia vs. Notre Dame
I think that would be a really good game of two evenly matched teams. I've always really like Mark Richt, so it would be cool to see him take his team to the title game one of these years.
Oregon vs. Alabama
Oregon vs. Kansas St.
Kansas St. vs. Alabama
I just want to see an SEC team lose in the national championship game, if they make it.
Bama is going no doubt in my mind. But this is who I want, I still want Bama and Oregon just for the great match up. But I think it would be cool to see KSU in there just for something different.
Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
Alabama v. Oregon. The irresistable force v. the immovable object.
I stand by my pick. I think Georgia vs. Notre Dame would be a great game.
Wrestling owns the Olympics
21 minutes and 31 seconds to go. Don't let me down now, Dawgs.
I had ND vs Bama. I would love to see Bama lose though. Might be a win-win for me.
I'm sure he's getting roasted for it among Georgia fans, but why in the world didn't Richt have them spike the ball on that first down and goal play? They would have had second and goal with about 14-15 seconds left, meaning they likely would have had time for three passes into the end zone from inside the 10. You don't have enough time for four plays anyway at that point, and can't afford to lose even one extra second, so running a play on first down was a major mistake no matter what happened. Even if that pass falls incomplete, there's only 5-6 seconds left, meaning Georgia only gets one more play. Whereas if they'd spiked the ball, they would have had three more plays if need be.
My thought is that they felt they had the momentum and didn't want to give Alabama's defense a chance to regroup. They kept Bama on their heels and went for the kill. They went for a quick pass, which, had it been incomplete, would have given them about 8 or 9 seconds left to run 3 plays. As Iowa proved vs. MSU in '09, it's easy to run 3 plays in under 10 seconds (4 in 7 seconds in Iowa's case) if you call the right plays. It's important to note that they ball only has to be snapped before the 0; the play doesn't have to be completed. So, for example, if a team has 8 seconds and 2nd down, they don't have to run 3 plays in 8 seconds, they really only have to run 2 plays in 7 seconds.
I'm in the vast minority, but I liked the call.
The way I remembered it, he didn't actually snap the ball on first down until there were 9-10 seconds left, because the clock began to wind when the chains were moved. And I think he caught that pass with 6 seconds left. On first down, if he'd been able to get a play called and snap it right when the whistle was blown, then I would have been fine with it. But losing 3-4 seconds at that point of the game can't happen, because like you said, that's probably the difference between having a second or two still on the clock for a third play or not.
I think the intention was good trying to catch them off guard by not clocking the ball. But it turned out horrible.
Congratulations to Alabama for winning the National Championship...again, last night. I was pulling for Georgia, but one cannot screw around a waste time...and we ought to know.
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