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Ohio State was the first team from a major conference to secure a BCS berth as they won the Big Ten with a 27-24 win in OT. TCU dominated Utah to show that they, too, will have the BCS in their future. Georgia Tech won the ACC Coastal with a trouncing of Duke, 49-10. And out West, Stanford is the surprise team of the year, blasting USC 55-21. The top-25 will not be shaken up near the top this week, but will be very shaken up after the top-10.
Like I said, the top-3 had relatively uneventful weekends. Florida had a tough game with South Carolina, but pulled away and won by ten on the road. Alabama waxed Mississippi State to stay unbeaten. And Texas beat Baylor 47-14, to also stay in the hunt for the national championship. Cincinnati won Friday night, leaving us still with five unbeaten teams coming down the stretch.
TCU absolutely destroyed Utah. When I saw the score of 38 points for TCU, I wasn't blown away. But then I did a double take as I was channel flipping and noticed that they had 38 points in the second freakin' quarter! Watching this TCU team in action is the very reason the BCS is the worst idea that sport has ever conceived.
Ohio State won a thriller over Iowa to win their fifth consecutive Big Ten title. The Buckeyes played outstanding defense in the overtime period as Iowa got the ball first. OSU pushed them back to a 4th and 26 from the Iowa 49 yard-line forcing a desperation pass to the end zone - which was picked off. On to the field came former MLS soccer player Devin Barclay, who split the uprights sending Ohio State to the Rose Bowl for the first time in 13 years, and setting off a wild celebration in Columbus.
In the ACC Atlantic, Clemson is one win away (next week at home versus Virginia) from a trip to face Georgia Tech in the ACC Title game. The Tigers beat NC State 43-23 in Raleigh. CJ Spiller - who has emerged on most everyone's Heisman list now - had a touchdown rushing, a touchdown passing, and a touchdown receiving. He is doing all of this with an injured toe, and is sure to take it easy this week to get it back to a playable condition.
Nebraska put together a big 4th quarter to defeat Kansas, and stay alive for the Big Twelve North crown. They are set up to win the division with wins over Kansas State next week, and at Colorado the week after. It is their for them to take it, setting them up to play Texas for the conference championship. The Huskers put up 18 points in the 4th quarter behind Roy Helu Jr, who had 156 yards and three touchdowns in the game.
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