Posted on: November 2, 2008 11:59 pm

Is in conference SOS really that different?

SOS carries more weight when two teams have the same record.

Lets see how totally different these conferences really are,

LSU, Ohio State, Georgia, and Missouri... Each team had two chances to play against other top 15 teams and each team blew both chances (6/8 games were complete blowouts). 4 teams, 3 conferences, same story.

USC and Florida are two teams on opposite sides of the country and both manage to have powerhouse offenses that can put up points at will. Yet these two teams arent that different, both of these teams have slipped up on mediocre in conference opponents.

Clemson, South Florida, Auburn, Kansas, and Pitt all had hopes of a good season and slowly watched their seasons crumble away into nothing. 5 completely different teams in 4 conferences with very similar stories!

Vanderbilt, ECU, and Wisconsin each started the season very well yet have completely collapsed since then.

Washington, Indiana, Iowa State, Washington State, Syracuse, Mississippi State, and NC State... Apparently no conference is above having a bottom feeder.

Texas Tech, Penn State,  and Alabama... Each team started the season with other teams from their respective conferences sitting in the spotlight. Yet each team has played through every game on the schedule that was given to them and refused to lose. 3 different conferences, 3 different teams, 1 story.

So perhaps these conferences arent so different, perhaps the problems that occur for one team also occur for another team on the opposite side of the country. Maybe... just maybe.

Posted on: October 13, 2008 4:16 pm

Halfway to the Heisman

Who is seperating themself from the crowd?

Texas Longhorns logo1. Colt McCoy - McCoy lead the Longhorns back from a 3rd quarter deficit to beat then number one ranked Oklahoma in the heated Red River Shootout. McCoy managed to complete 28/ 35 passes and managed to keep from giving the ball away. McCoy has made the BCS Championship game the Lonhorns to lose but the road is not easy, their next 3 games are against Missouri, Oklahoma State and at Texas Tech. If McCoy can keep takeing care of the ball as well as he is and continue to complete 80% of his passes then the heisman is a very real possibility for Colt.

Michigan St. Spartans logo2. Javon Ringer - Leading his team to 17th place ranking in the coaches poll, Ringer is having an amazing season going with the Spartans. Ringer is currently leading the Nation in both rushing yards (1112) and rushing touchdowns (14). Noone is saying anything but the Spartans are currently undefeated in the Big 10 and with games remaining against Ohio State, Wisconsin and Penn State Michigan State has the chance to make it to a Big bowl game this year. If Ringer can keep up his numbers and play big against the aformentioned temas then he has the opportunity to really impress heisman voters.

Oklahoma Sooners logo3. Sam Bradford - Bradford threw 2 costly interceptions but made up for it with 5 passing TD's. Bradford and the Sooners are now playing from behind and need Twexas to lose at least 2 in conferece games to make it to the Big 12 championship. The fact that the Sooners might not come out on top of the Big 12 makes it difficult for him to seperate himself from any of the other Big 12 QB's the way McCoy has. Winning answers alot of people questions and silences alot of doubters when it comes to heisman voting especially as a quarterback.

BYU Cougars logo4. Max Hall - Brigham Young has the best shot of any non-BCS school to make a BCS game and Max Hall is the one leading them there. He has thrown an amazing 20 touchdowns this season and isnt likely to slow down. The Cougars toughest test will likely be in their final game of the season at Utah. The Hall doesnt play for a big name school and will have to win over heisman voters as a cinderalla story. If his team fails then that will likely ruin any hopes he has of earning a heisman.

Missouri Tigers logo5. Chase Daniel - The stage was set for Daniel to make a last minute game winning heisman drive agains Oklahoma State this weekend. The problem is that Daniel failed to deliver, not only did he fail but he threw 3 interceptions and only 1 touchdown while he was at it. Not being able to lead his team over an in conference underdog hurts Daniel and makes it difficult for his average statistics to win over any heisman votes. The fact that Daniel is in the same conferenc as several other heisman hopeful quarterbacks makes his task even more difficult.

Georgia Bulldogs logo6. Knowshon Moreno - Only getting a portion of your teams carries can really hold a player back such as in Moreno's case. Despite only having 102 carries Moreno has managed to find the endzone 10 times and has amassed 590 yards. Moreno has been one of the most jaw dropping players in football this year whether it be hurdling defenders or leaping into the endzone. If Moreno doesnt get an invite to the ceremony this year then he will be one of the favorites for next year.

On the bubble - Jarrett Dillard Rice, Graham Harell Texas Tech, Donald Brown UConn, Michael Crabtree Texas Tech.


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