On Saturday we saw a lot of ranked match ups. As usual this led to much excitement around the nation. So let’s take a look at 2centsworthofsports.com’s top 3 stories from this week of intriguing games.
NC State Shocks #3 Florida State
The FSU Seminoles have been playing like National Champions in the past 5 weeks. Something happened on Saturday that might cost them a chance to compete for the National Crown. The un ranked NC State Wolfpack defeated the mighty Noles in Raleigh by a score of 17-16. The Noles did however come out very strong in the first half. The Noles defense stopped the Wolfpack for the first two quarters and went into halftime with a 16-0 lead. The Wolfpack out scroed the Noles in the third quarter 3-0. The real action took place in the final quarter when NC State’s QB Mike Glennon threw 2 TD passes to lead his team to victory. This was an unlikely outcome that will shake up the ACC and the National Championship picture.
#10 UF Gators Defeat #4 LSU Tigers
Florida’s defense was the key for their victory on Saturday. The Gators grinded out the entire game against the LSU Tigers and won the game 14-6. The Gators went into half time however trailing 6-0 but turned things around in the second half. The offensive star of the game was Gators running back Mike Gillislee. Gillislee ran for a 12 yard TD in the third quarter and also in the fourth quarter. This win was a big statement for the Gators to make. They might just be a better team than everyone thought.
#6 South Carolina Pummels #5 Georgia
The South Carolina Gamecocks came out strong jumping to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter. The Georgia Bulldogs never had a chance in this game. The Game Cocks looked really good in this one. The final score was South Carolina 35, UGA 7. South Carolina QB Connor Shaw was the star in this game. Shaw was 6 for 10 passing with 162 yards and 2 TD passes, Shaw also had a rushing TD. This was not expected to be a one sided game but it was reality on Saturday Night.
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One of the biggest sports stories of the year and possibly the last decade happened today. The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) Presidential Oversight Commitee signed the documents that will remove the BCS System and put a 4 team tournament in its place. It was the most hotly debated and demanded topic in the history of college football. Even the President of the United States weighed in with his opinion on the subject.
The BCS is soon to be gone, good riddance.
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The BCS lasted for 14 years and was created to settle the controversy created by the bowl system that was formerly in place. The previous system would have team play their final games of the season in bowl games that a lot of the times did not help their case for being #1 and National Champions. The BCS was supposed to bring order by having the top 2 ranked teams battle it out to crown a National Champion. It however created a lot of controversy instead. There have been many teams over the years that have gone undefeated and still were out of the championship game. There was also a lot of corruption with the BCS Executives taking advantage of the system and wrongly using money to fund parties and put in their wallets. So the BCS can die a horrible death and rot as far as most football fans are concerned.
Up until now football was the only NCAA sport that did not have a tournament to crown it champion. In fact the NCAA has not endorsed one single BCS champion as being their champion.
The 4 team tournament system will start in 2014. That means that we will have two more BCS years but essentially the BCS is dead after that. The fans of college football all breathed a sigh of relief today knowing that the end of a horrible system is soon to be gone.
The new tournament will be a breath of fresh air for college football. I do however feel that the tournament should expand to at least 8 teams but hey you have to crawl before you walk. At least they are giving it a go. The tournament will mean more excitement and drama not only during the final games but during the season when teams will be fighting to get in. Sure, there will still be some controversy about some teams not getting in but at least you will have a semifinal and a final to let the teams battle it out. The way college football is set up with so many teams and many great ones will mean that only the best teams will play for the National Championship.
For decades the college football scene has needed a tournament and the fans have been demanding it. For a very long time it appeared that we would never see a tournament in college football. Now everyone can sleep easy knowing that the light is at the end of the tunnel.
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