College Football Notebook (12/5)

The lead story in many games segment on Monday read something like this. Following quite a while of contention, the USC-Texas Rose Bowl at last gives the much-reprimanded framework an undisputed title game between the two best groups. As my niece would say, “DUH!” Even Olympic boxing and figure-skating judges might have gotten this one right!

The BCS didn’t ‘work’ it just lucked out! USC won 66-19 last Saturday and Texas won 70-3. The two groups completed 12-0 and were the country’s just undefeated groups. So presently, a season that started on the Thursday before Labor Day, has taken us “Back to the Future.” USC started the year as the country’s No. 1-positioned group and Texas as the country’s No.2-positioned group. The AP started positioning groups in 1936 and last year, interestingly since its beginning, saw two schools each go wire-to-wire as No. 1 and No. 2. Presently, after a year, it’s sensation that this has happened before once more!

USC opened as the country’s preseason No. 1 last year and Oklahoma was second. USC stayed No. 1 through each week after week survey, while Oklahoma was number two. Coppery tieed Oklahoma at the number-two spot for multi week yet that is “keeping a tight budget.” USC and Oklahoma met in last year’s public title game (Orange Bowl), with USC winning 55-19! It’s most likely protected to say that the current year’s down will be marginally more aggressive.

USC, off successive public titles (winning the AP title in 2003 and the undisputed title last year), by and by opened as the country’s preseason No. 1. Texas was positioned No. 2 and in each survey this year, the school’s positions haven’t changed. USC possesses a 34-game series of wins (tied for fourth-best since 1900) while Texas has dominated 19 straight matches (second-longest current streak). USC has been positioned on the AP survey for a record 33 sequential surveys, some time in the past astounding the past record of 22, held by Miami-Florida (from 2001-02 ).

USC was positioned first and Texas second in the current year’s first BCS standings (delivered on October 17). การพนันบอล pantip   Texas jumped USC the next week however USC got back to the main recognize the following week and stayed there through Sunday’s last standings. Of note, at no other time have the groups positioned one and two in the BCS’ introductory rankings of the year, proceeded to meet in that year’s title game, so USC and Texas are giving us a first.

Another bowl-first, is that the two groups come into this game averaging better compared to 50 PPG. That is never happened in any past bowl matchup.The Longhorns normal 50.9 PPG, while Trojans normal an even 50. USC midpoints 580.3 YPG with Texas averaging 508.4. Texas’ normal edge of triumph was 36.3 PPG, while USC’s normal success stopped by 28.7 PPG. That distinction truly becomes an integral factor while taking note of the groups’ ATS records. While Texas is a great 10-2, USC remains at only 6-6


In spite of the fact that it barely appears to be acceptable that a four-misfortune group ought to be in one of the four BCS Bowls, the BCS’s ‘played fortunate’ when it had the option to coordinate with Penn State against Florida State in the Orange Bowl. The Seminoles entered Saturday’s first-since forever ACC Championship Game at 7-4 and on a three-game losing streak, having been outscored 89-36. Be that as it may, FSU utilized a 24-guide second from last quarter toward upset Va Tech (a two-TD top pick), by the score of 27-22. Notwithstanding a last BCS positioning of only 22, the Seminoles guarantee the ACC’s programmed bid.

The Orange Bowl currently gets Bobby Bowden, the NCCA’s unequaled most dominating mentor with 359 successes against Joe Paterno, who positions second with 353 vocation wins. Paterno had been generally censured as of late and in light of current circumstances. The BCS has been in presence since 1998 however yet this is Penn State’ first-historically speaking BCS Bowl. Penn State, the seventh best Division I-A school ever, had been to only one bowl game since 2000 (Citrus Bowl in 2002) and entered the 2005 season with a 26-33 five-year record.

It was incredible fun on Sunday to watch and hear every one of the “talking heads” acclaim the Florida State/Penn State matchup, just as Bowden and Paterno. These are similar individuals who allowed FSU NO Opportunity against Va Tech on Saturday and who had Penn State picked for the center of-the-pack in the Big-10, toward the start of the year.

In some cases (not regularly) I wish I had their positions. It should be fun, sometime later, to mention to everybody what occurred and why. As a handicapper, I’m needed to “show my hand” before the game and afterward ‘live’ or ‘bite the dust’ with the outcome. Obviously, their work is MUCH simpler!


For the second consecutive year, a Pac-10 group completed fifth in the last BCS standings, yet neglected to get a BCS offered. Last year it was Cal and this year it’s Oregon. The 10-1 Ducks lost distinctly to No. 1 USC, yet missed out to two, two-misfortune groups. Ohio State (No. 4) and Notre Dame (No. 6) both completed 9-2 yet as indicated by BCS ordinances, both qualified as everywhere groups. Pac-10 and Oregon fans should think about how a Notre Dame group that beat only three groups with a triumphant record this year in addition to lost to a 5-6 Michigan State group, is more meriting than the Ducks. Kindly don’t advise them that Notre Dame is likewise the glad proprietors of a seven-game bowl losing streak (1-6 ATS), having been outscored by a normal of 34.4-to-17.6 PPG!

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