I can’t believe I haven’t posted since Dec. 21st, when I left Provo for the Las Vegas Bowl. BYU dominated Oregon and ended the season 11-2 with a 10-game winning streak. I’ve blogged that I think this BYU team is the best ever, but Gordon Monson makes some pretty good arguments in favor of Steve Young’s 1983 BYU squad.
Last night I watched the phenomenal 4th quarter and OT of the Boise State – Oklahoma bowl game with my family. This was the most enjoyable non-BYU bowl game I’ve ever seen. What incredible play calling and execution by Boise State to pull out a remarkable win.
Three calls by Boise State in the last few minutes were truly remarkable. On 4th and 18 they had an amazing pass and pitch back which led to a touchdown. In overtime, after Oklahoma scored on the first play (a 25-yard run), Boise State’s running back threw a touchdown pass to the tight end. And then, to top it all off, they went for a 2-point conversion in overtime and ran the old Statute of Liberty play, which I don’t believe I’ver ever seen before. Check out this Google video of the overtime period.
I believe it is inevitable — manifest destiny if you will — that there will eventually be some kind of national playoff and legitimate national championship game in Division I college football. We can’t continue to pretend forever that the BCS bowl series is legitimate or fair. I don’t think it will last too many more years.