well...i just finished watching the Fiesta Bowl off my Tivo. i have to say that was a great game to watch. i have to feel for tOSU fans though. what a heartbreaking loss. it eases my pain just a bit. not because i enjoy seeing other people suffer, but because i feel whatever pain we may feel as Bama fans is three times worse for tOSU fans. and it'll be 5 times worse for Spooner fans after they lose their 5th BCS bowl in a row Thursday.
but we've now seen 3 of the top 4 teams from the Big 12 South play and i have to say that it is confirmation once again that the Big 12 is more about having no defense rather than having explosive offenses. Oklahoma State gives up 42 points to Oregon and Texas Tech gives up 47 points to Ole Miss. and yes Texas only gave up 21 points to tOSU tonight, but that was more of OSU not having an explosive offense. OSU didn't score any TD's against SUC or Penn St this year. combine that with the fact that Texas (who averages 44 pts/game) only scored 24 on OSU's defense (we all know about OSU's "vaunted" defense) and the Big 12 is OVERRATED!
and SUC can cry all they want about deserving a title because the Pac-10 went 5-0 in bowl games, but we all know that doesn't prove anything. for one, the Big East went 5-0 in '06-'07. does that mean they were the best conference? NO. two, the 5-0 doesn't justify a conference that includes Washington and Washington State along with only having 5 of their teams make bowls. not to mention, they were something like 1-4 against the Mountain West. and third, all the Pac 10 bowl games excluding SUC's were tightly contested, being decided by 11 pts or less.