In a simple twist of fate, one week after the media declares the SEC out of the BCS title game hunt, numbers one and two Kansas State and Oregon both go down tonight within 30 minutes of each other.
#1 Kansas State was handled decisively by Baylor 52-24 while #2 Oregon lost a close one to Stanford 17-14 in overtime. K State simply could not slow down Baylor’s offense and couldn’t get out of their own way on offense turning the ball over repeatedly. Oregon simply could not get their vaunted spread offense untracked against an aggressive Stanford defense which refused to be beaten. Stanford overcame a number of turnovers themselves which Oregon was unable to capitalize on and got the game to overtime where Oregon’s kicker missed a chip shot field goal. Stanford in turn made their field goal to win it in the first overtime.
With Notre Dame winning easily today against Wake Forest, they are expected to rise to number one in the BCS followed by Alabama, Georgia, and then Florida. What this means is Notre Dame is in if they win against USC next weeked, then the winner of the SEC title game is likely in as well assuming they win their last games. If Notre Dame falters we could very well see another all SEC title game with the SEC title game winner taking on the Gators in Miami for the BCS Championship assuming they beat FSU next weekend. Of course, Gator fans know better than to assume anything.
So cross your fingers and buckle your seat belt because the ride’s definitely not over it’s just beginning to tumble, turn, and flip you around. Next weekend’s game against bitter rival FSU just became All-World and the next two weekends will be as crazy as they’ve been since 2006 when Florida got a lot of help on the last two weekends of the season to make into the BCS Championship game against Ohio State.