Yesterday was a banner day for the college football world, in the span of about 4 hours the BCS picture completely changed. SEC back in title talks and undefeated Notre Dame is going to be the No. 1 team in the land. *Insert the Mayans were right comment*
In what was the craziest time slot of the season, the Oklahoma Sooners scraped by the West Virginia Mountaineers, 50-49. The Baylor Bears stomped any chances Collin Klein had at a Heisman or the Kansas State Wildcats had at going to Miami. Stanford took the Oregon Ducks into over-time and the curse of the kickers came out and the Cardinal walked away with the win.
Saturday, the Sooners couldn’t stop WVU’s Tavon Austin and the ‘Eers couldn’t stop Landry Jones. Austin, who is the Mountaineers WR, lined up as a RB and completely shredded the Oklahoma defense. He had over 400+ all-purpose yards. Landry Jones also had a stellar night, with 550+ yards, 5 touchdowns and 1 interception. He led the Sooners to a game-winning touchdown with about a min left on the clock, and the time remaining after wasn’t enough for the Mountaineers to retaliate. Both teams combined for over 1400 yards and Oklahoma allowed a staggering 778 yards on offense. If you know anything about me, you know that I love defensive, smash mouth football. This was none of that. If anything, defensive coordinator, Mike Stoops hopefully had nightmares of it last night. The Sooners have Bedlam coming this week and the Pokes would love nothing more than let their running game roam free all over Owen Field.
The chaos wasn’t really the Sooner game, it was the Baylor/Kansas State game. Baylor, who has the worst defense in the country performed a miracle last night. The Bears didn’t even give the Wildcats a chance, beating them on both sides of the ball all night long. The final beatdown ended up being 52-24.
With Baylor beating the Wildcats, the door to the National Championship game just swung wide open. And the Big XII? That’s completely up for grabs now, too.
If you aren’t a college football fan, why? This game changes every single week and is so unpredictable. And if you have a voodoo doll that represents the SEC and thought maybe you reversed their luck? Good try, good effort. Don’t ever count them out.