By Totals 4 U
Hey, Sports fans!
Six Games in and 6 Games to go for much of college football’s great 128 chase for 4 tickets to the initial BCS Championship Tournament and already we’re down to just 6 squads with flawless records!
From the classic squabble over which undefeated teams get left out of the Championship Pair, it sure looks like the tussle this year will be over which 1-loss teams miss the Final Four!
Some damn fine 5-1 crews still on the board and have a superb shot but let’s take a look at the final group at 6-0…
Florida State (#2 AP): Much comes down to the ticking clock against the dispensation of alleged misdeeds by Jameis Winston, some dating back to 2012. That issue, less than dominant wins over NC State and Syracuse, plus a tough remaining schedule beginning with the 6-0 Irish Saturday night leave us voting against running the table.
Notre Dame (#5 AP): Showed resilience in tough wins over Stanford and North Carolina the last 2 weeks and enough offense (444.3 yards per game) to play with the big boys but the schedule works against them. November holds Louisville, at Arizona State, and at USC while the Irish opened as 11 1/2 point dogs at Florida State for Saturday night.
Baylor (#4 AP): Dodged the major bullet last week, roaring back from 21 down to TCU in the 4th quarter last trip! That escape included, dominant across the board with 622.5 yards of offense vs 303.5 yards allowed per game. Still to come: at West Virginia this week then at Oklahoma plus vs Oklahoma State next month. The Bears have a great chance to finish 12-0.
Mississippi (#3 AP): Off fine wins over Bama and A&M, the Rebels are flying high. 295.2 pass yards per game at 9.4 yards per attempt by Bo Wallace is damn impressive against SEC defenses but 3.8 yards per rush (leading rusher Walton has 287 yards) sets off the 1-dimentional alarm. LSU and Auburn in the way before season-ending Egg Bowl showdown with the Bulldogs.
Mississippi State (#1 AP): Three consecutive top-10 wins has claimed the first #1 ranking in program history! 41.8 points per game for the Bulldogs against 20.0 allowed including a combined 120-83 edge over LSU, A&M, and Auburn. A bye this week and just a pair of giants yet to topple with the Tide on 11/15 and the Rebels on 11/29.
Marshall (#25 AP): With the added emphasis of strength of schedule in the selection process for the BCS 4-Team Playoff, Conference USA’s Thundering Herd will be left with their noses pressed against the glass. As far as running the table? A near certainty! Remaining opponents FIU, FAU, Southern Miss, Rice, UAB, and Western Kentucky all all outside of our top-60.
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– TD at Totals 4 You