Oklahoma State Falls
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Loss opens door for Alabama, Oregon and others to move up. The Cowboys have been knocked from the ranks of the unbeatens by perhaps the most unlikely opponent on their schedule, Iowa State. A 24-7 third quarter lead saw the Cowboys cruising towards 11-0. But the Cyclones scored 17 unanswered points to force OT, and then won it in extra time.
The pain in Stillwater this morning must be tough to take. The loss of two basketball coaches from a plane crash rocked the campus yesterday. One day later, the greatest football season in school history suffered a setback that will almost certainly take them out of the national title talks. Obviously the loss of life is far more important, but this is a one-two punch that isn't fair to any school.
Had Oklahoma State held on against Iowa State, it would have set up a game for them at home next week with their arch-rival, with a win over the Sooners sending them on to New Orleans. Now, that will not happen.
ISU showed serious heart in this comeback. Down by 17 to the nation's top offense, the Cyclones could have folded and taken a real bad loss. But they fought, and the next thing they knew, they had foced OT.
Jeff Woody scored on a 4-yard run in the second OT giving Iowa State the improbable victory to the amazement and joy of a raucous home crowd. It also had living rooms in Oregon and Alabama going nuts, as well.
Yes, the BCS is going to get real interesting now. LSU-Oklahoma State seemed like a nearly done deal. But now, OSU is gone, and LSU better buckle up. Arkansas will give the Tigers all they want next weekend.
Stay tuned, folks. This is going to get good!
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