Louisville Spanks Florida
Well, I guess Florida shouldn’t have been considered for the BCS championship game like some homers were saying. I guess the Big East wasn’t as bad as we thought, even though it will officially disintegrate soon enough. It was a fun game to watch. I thought Florida had a shot at getting back in to the game with the kickoff returned for a touchdown, but Louisville wanted it bad. Games like this, with the rankings and bias and hype, throw more fuel on the playoff fire. Also, bowl attendance is generally down. The Sugar Bowl is reporting that when Florida comes to play, its fans don’t come to watch. But isn’t that why little schools get passed over for big schools when the bowl selection process allows for a choice instead of a tie in?
There probably would have been more intrigue if everyone knew Louisville and Florida were playing for a spot in the semifinal round of a playoff bracket. The best part about having a playoff is keeping teams like Florida from getting cherry picked and placed in a “championship” game because pollsters, media types, and homers think that no one else can compete in the SEC, blah blah blah.
Huskies Get Speared
I’ve seen this kind of offense before and I’ve seen it work. Its called put your best athlete in at QB and let him run left, right, and up the middle. It works well in high school most of the time and it works well in college some of the time (See Tim Tebow, Cam Newton, Vince Young. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of successful, one man offenses. Keep your shirt on.) For Northern Illinois, it worked against similar sized teams with similar skills. Florida State is big and fast. You can fool them some of the time, but not most of the time. And even if you do, they can catch you. Kudos to Lynch for being tough. He took some good hits and kept on chugging.