Saturday, November 19, 2011

Huge Upset Will Mean a BCS Shakeup

     Oklahoma State held their destiny in their hands.  With two games left, including one at home against rival #5 Oklahoma on December 3.  They took the field with heavy hearts after the OSU women basketball coaches died in a plane crash Thursday night.  The game began with a moment of silence for Kurt Budke, Miranda Serna, and two others who died in the crash Thursday night.  With so much on their minds, would OSU be able to play a football game? 
    Oklahoma State entered with a 10-0, 7-0 Big 12 record, against an Iowa State team that was 5-4, and 2-4 in the Big 12.  Iowa State entered with an 0-18 record all time record vs. teams ranked #1 or #2 in the nation.  Iowa State trailed 17-7 at halftime and tied the game up in the fourth quarter after holding OSU to only 7 points in the second half.  Iowa State sideline looked exhausted, after nearly 100 offensive plays in regulation.  They would take their first lead of the game, 31-24, on the first play of overtime, a 25 yard touchdown pass.  After Oklahoma tied it 31-31 in their first possession, they would throw an interception on the first play of the 2nd OT.  This opened the door for Iowa State if they could get any score with their offensive possession.  They rushed three times for 25 yards, ending the drive in the end zone, and completing a huge upset 37-31. 
    With Oklahoma State losing, the doors are open for some one loss teams to creep into the #2 spot in the BCS standings.  #1 LSU still has to play Ole Miss tomorrow, and #6 Arkansas, but assuming they win out, that leaves one spot to be filled for the national championship.  #3 Alabama and #4 Oregon would be in line to have a chance for a rematch against LSU in the title game, both teams lost to LSU earlier in the season.  Alabama would have the slight edge if everyone wins out.  #5 Oklahoma would need a little more help and #6 Arkansas could still have a chance if they can upset LSU.  It should be an exciting final two weeks, but things really took a turn tonight with the huge upset by the Cyclones in Ames, Iowa.

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