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SEC Week One National Title Implications

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I hope you’re all wrapping up the raucous celebrations that have surely persisted since Thursday’s big win* and are ready to look at the current state of the race for the national championship after the first week of games, especially pertaining to the crowning of the sixth SEC champion in a row, henceforth known as an SEC six-pack.

Most everyone in the top ten cruised to victories over cupcakes, but the marquee match ups that were both inexplicably slotted at 8 o’clock on ESPN and ABC by the Disney brain trust, featured top five teams in games that could decide their postseason destinations.

LSU 40 Oregon 27

This was basically a home game for #4 LSU and they used the added momentum of the insane crowd to absolutely demolish #3 Oregon. LSU did what they do best by sticking to their power running game and preventing Oregon from breaking any big plays thanks to ridiculous defensive speed. Now that Oregon has been embarrassed on a national stage by an SEC foe in their past two games, even going undefeated through the remainder of the season  probably won’t net them a national title berth. LSU did a favor to every SEC team that finishes the year with one loss, because an undefeated Oregon team would be pretty much impossible to keep out of the national championship game. As for LSU, the only games they won’t be favored in for the rest of the season will be when they travel to Tuscaloosa to take on the Crimson Tide and when UK rolls into Death Valley*. Even a one loss LSU team that doesn’t win the SEC West might still have an outside shot at the national championship game. Something to keep our eyes on.

Boise State 35 Georgia 21

Dang #19 Georgia. All they had to do was win this game and #5 Boise State would have gone away. We wouldn’t have had to listen to all that annoying respect crap that has permeated the college football landscape since teams like Boise and TCU emerged as contenders. That being said, I was very impressed by the Broncos last night and I think that Kellen Moore is the best quarterback in college football. They played hard and beat a good SEC team, but I still don’t think they deserve a spot in the national championship game even if they win out, which is more than likely. They beat a good SEC team, but they didn’t beat a great SEC team. Georgia is the fifth best team in the SEC. They lost their top two running backs and their top two receivers, one of whom was A.J. Green, and three starters on the offensive line. Boise State’s win was impressive, but I don’t know if they deserve to play in the national title game because of it. However, if Boise State were to make the national title game and lose to a top tier SEC team, I guess there could be worse things in the world. My only fear is that an undefeated Boise State team and an undefeated Oklahoma team would beat out a one loss SEC team like UK*.

It’s an obvious fallacy of the BCS system that we could be talking about the effect of a week one game on the national title contest, but it’s an unfortunate truth. All the good that LSU did for an SEC six-pack might have been undone by Georgia’s loss to Boise State. Hopefully, an SEC team can go undefeated and we won’t have to worry about any of this though. My pick is UK^.

* – Sarcasm.

^ – No sarcasm*.

Article written by Matthew Hays

26 Comments for SEC Week One National Title Implications



  1. JBR
    4:17 pm September 4, 2011 Permalink

    Boise deserves a shot at a national title just like anyone else. They are a top notch program, and are absolutely better than most power conference teams. They do things with that program that we can’t do here, and that is sad. I had rather see a Boise team in the national title that has worked their tail off to earn it and appreciate more than the normal highly overrated Big 12, Big 10, or Pac 10 team that routinely plays an SEC team and gets spanked.



  2. TruestBlue
    4:23 pm September 4, 2011 Permalink

    * (Not Sarcasm) Hmmmm, let’s see here… a young quarterback (who BTW won 5 games as a starter as a TRUE FRESHMAN), an offensive line that did not play together through Fall Camp, loss of two of UK’s best ever players in Cobb & Locke, loss of an experienced quarterback, only a couple of receivers who made significant contributions last season, an offensive depth chart with 6 freshman and 5 sophmores (for the mathmatically challenged that’s 42% of the 26 players named in the KSR 08/29 Post), and any simpleton knows an offense takes longer to gel. On the Defensive side, a new system with a depth chart with 6 freshman and 4 sophmores (45%), HELD last year’s 3rd D-1 NCAA running back to 41% fewer yards and ZERO touchdowns. Oh, and let’s get a young, inexperienced, bunch of SEC football players pumped up for a Holiday Thursday night game. with a Sunbelt Conference Team they hung 63 points on last year on one of the hottest nights of the year in a half-empty stadium 4 hours from home. HEY “CAT FANS”, WHAT THE HELL DID YOU EXPECT??? It could be worse, we could be Georgia, or Ole Miss… IT WAS AN UGLY WIN, BUT IT WAS A WIN… Please be careful jumping off the bandwagon, and when the CATS turn it around, please don’t be jumping back on!!!



  3. TruestBlue
    4:27 pm September 4, 2011 Permalink

    (^ – NOT Sarcasm) Hmmmm, let’s see here… a young quarterback (who BTW won 5 games as a starter as a TRUE FRESHMAN), an offensive line that did not play together through Fall Camp, loss of two of UK’s best ever players in Cobb & Locke, loss of an experienced quarterback, only a couple of receivers who made significant contributions last season, an offensive depth chart with 6 freshman and 5 sophmores (for the mathmatically challenged that’s 42% of the 26 players named in the KSR 08/29 Post), and any simpleton knows an offense takes longer to gel. On the Defensive side, a new system with a depth chart with 6 freshman and 4 sophmores (45%), HELD last year’s 3rd D-1 NCAA running back to 41% fewer yards and ZERO touchdowns. Oh, and let’s get a young, inexperienced, bunch of SEC football players pumped up for a Holiday Thursday night game. with a Sunbelt Conference Team they hung 63 points on last year on one of the hottest nights of the year in a half-empty stadium 4 hours from home. HEY “CAT FANS”, WHAT THE HELL DID YOU EXPECT??? It could be worse, we could be Georgia, or Ole Miss… IT WAS AN UGLY WIN, BUT IT WAS A WIN… Please be careful jumping off the bandwagon, and when the CATS turn it around, please don’t be jumping back on!!!



  4. Owen
    4:37 pm September 4, 2011 Permalink

    Sorry, but those Oregon cheerleaders look like cougars… not 18-22 year olds. I could probably give the one on the left a pass, though.



  5. BigAbes4UK
    4:47 pm September 4, 2011 Permalink

    2 4 5 6 1 3



  6. BigBlueSkyDog
    4:50 pm September 4, 2011 Permalink

    *Yeah sure and while we’re at it, let’s go ahead and name Morgan Newton for SEC player of the decade and deem Joker the next Bear Bryant. Let’s make the entire UK O-line first team All SEC too.



  7. Ghost of Cobb
    5:23 pm September 4, 2011 Permalink

    4.) Hahahaha whatever you say, stud. One word from any of those girls and you’d be stumbling over your tongue.



  8. Al's IndiCats
    5:24 pm September 4, 2011 Permalink

    2/3 you said it best, be careful while jumping on and off that wagon because those wheels could getcha….and getcha bad.
    4, REALLY? if it looks like a Duck, walks like a Duck, sounds like a Duck? Then………….



  9. Tyler Durden
    5:26 pm September 4, 2011 Permalink

    4 5 6 3 2 1



  10. anthonyeppsdrivingschool
    5:28 pm September 4, 2011 Permalink

    the oregon cheerleaders look like pornstars before the boob job. the cheerleaders from boise actually look pretty good.



  11. RealTalk
    5:43 pm September 4, 2011 Permalink

    Oh really?! You like those Oregon cheerleaders, do you!?



  12. Emerson Biggins
    5:43 pm September 4, 2011 Permalink

    The girls from Boise look like girls you take home to meet mom, the girls from Oregon, face down, ass up, cause thats the way we like to, well you get the point. #2 I love your view of things but your blue tinted glasses I think are getting in the way just a tad, it was Western Kentucky we played.



  13. Lex07
    5:55 pm September 4, 2011 Permalink

    2.) That’s a good theory. But do remember how LAST season actually ENDED? Do you remember Tennessee and Pittsburgh? This is actually the third crappy, uninspired, unprepared game in a row for the coaching staff. It’s not just one game- it’s a trend.



  14. KentuckyHouse
    5:59 pm September 4, 2011 Permalink

    It’s too bad those AREN’T Oregon’s cheerleaders. That’s their DANCE TEAM. Way to do some research first, Hays. But I’m sure you weren’t thinking with the head on top of your shoulders, college boy.



  15. me
    6:02 pm September 4, 2011 Permalink

    I think you mean “flaw of the BCS system” instead of “fallacy of the BCS system”



  16. Hard Hittin' CAT
    6:36 pm September 4, 2011 Permalink

    Boise St. deserves a shot. Just like TCU deserved a shot last year. They should have a share of Auburn’s (Scam Newton) National title from last year. The BCS f’n sucks.



  17. Dane Brammage
    6:44 pm September 4, 2011 Permalink

    Sarcasm?

    Oregonasmic!



  18. PickRatino
    7:10 pm September 4, 2011 Permalink

    Oregon girls = Sypherlicious.



  19. TruestBlue
    7:43 pm September 4, 2011 Permalink

    My point is to at least give the CATS a chance before we flush the whole season down the toilet. Young teams need time to develop, and they must have the talent because some of the veterns saw the writing on the wall and split. Joker inherited a few good players but we need more and that is not solved in the short run. Let’s be realistic, SUPPORT the CATS and show the world BBN IS KNOWLEDGEABLE, not just raving lunatics!



  20. harlancountymountaingibberish
    7:56 pm September 4, 2011 Permalink

    Of course the Oregon girls are on the dance team, they look the slutiest. Take our girls for instance. The dance team is always sexed up, hair down, lots of makeup, baring midriff and of course shaking their booties all over the place. Our cheerleaders on the other hand are supposed to look like the all american girl next door and are very classy and clean looking. BUT THE MAIN POINT HERE IS THAT ALL OUR GIRLS, DANCE TEAM OR CHEERLEADERS, ARE MUCH HOTTER THAN ANY OF THESE HO BAGS!!!!!!!



  21. SirWalterDibs
    12:40 am September 5, 2011 Permalink

    Oregon didn’t get quite as “crushed” as its made out to be in this post. LSU fumbled the ball 2-3 times just like Oregon did, but the ball bounced back into their hands. Oregon actually out-gained LSU 335-276 in yards.

    The story of the game was the Oregon miscues (turnovers/penalties) and the LSU discipline on defense to stick to their running lanes and shut down the Oregon running attack.

    This was far from a one-side game.

    Finally, saying that Oregon got “embarrassed” in their last two games is flat-out wrong. Oregon lost last year’s championship game by 3 points…that’s far from embarrassment.



  22. Will
    2:26 am September 5, 2011 Permalink

    SirWalterDibs, yea and 143 of those 335 yards for Oregon were in the 4th quarter when the game was already “over”. Especially that impressive 70 yard TD drive to score with like 20 secs left. Woo hoo! LSU defense DOMINATED Oregon.



  23. harlancountymountaingibberish
    8:39 am September 5, 2011 Permalink

    ?



  24. Ky in Tn sadly
    1:32 pm September 5, 2011 Permalink

    Great start for the SEC but I say after seeing all the other teams play Uk was by far the one who cared less ( and how many times in last 2 years have we seen this ). Folk as I repeat myself until you get a true head coach ( looked at how we got basketball on track )the program will go backwards real fast. Look down south to Starkville and see how they have rebuilt with quality head coach. Until we make the change then Joke will be on us.



  25. Beetle bum
    2:57 pm September 5, 2011 Permalink

    Boise girls are very cute. Like those outfits better than the “let’s go to the gym and talk on our phone” outfits worn by Oregon. Do they have a pole on the sidelines at Nike Duck Stadium?



  26. Brew Crew
    8:30 am September 6, 2011 Permalink

    People are insane if they don’t think Boise St deserves an NC berth (if they win out). This team has been a contender for years, and due to corrupt practices in a flawed system, has been shouldered out for the top game year after year. This year, they go on the road, first game of the year, and beat a quality SEC school going away. They have some of the most talented playmakers in the game. What more do you want? If I traded their uni’s for Blue & Orange Gator duds, how many of you then would say they didn’t deserve a berth?

    What more does Boise have to do?