Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Georgia, USC Score Convincing Bowl Wins

Many of us on the sidelines have questioned LSU's selection into the BCS Championship against Ohio State over teams such as the Georgia Bulldogs, USC Trojans and the Virginia Tech Hokies. Georgia won it's last six games, including wins against three ranked opponents. USC won it's final four games, two of those against ranked opponents. Virginia Tech won it's final five games, also beating two ranked opponents.

LSU lost two of their final seven games during the season, including a 50-48 overtime loss to the unranked Arkansas Razorbacks - the same Razorbacks who got soundly beat by Missouri 38-7 today in the Cotton Bowl! How does an unimpressive 21-14 win the following week over a 14th ranked Tennessee team net a jump of 7-2 in the final BCS rankings? I still have no idea! And in case you don't know it, LSU is a 4 1/2 point FAVORITE to beat Ohio State next Monday night!!! Anyone feeling lucky as in "Vegas lucky"??? All I know is that after the results of the Rose Bowl and the Sugar Bowl today, people in Southern California and Georgia will only question the BCS system even more. And if LSU does get get soundly beat by Ohio State on Monday night (which is what I'm predicting), well the 2007 BCS controversy may rage on forever...

As for the two aforementioned games, USC was simply dominant throughout against #13 ranked Illinois in the Rose Bowl this afternoon, rolling to an easy 49-17 win. John David Booty was 25-for-37 for 255 yards and three touchdowns. The Trojans also piled up 344 yards rushing and 633 yards in total offense in their convincing win. As much as I hate to say it, congrats to my rival Trojans on a job well done.

Georgia also had it's way with #10 ranked Hawaii tonight, with an easy 41-10 win in the Sugar Bowl... Georgia's defense forced six Hawaii turnovers and sacked Hawaii quarterbacks seven times. Georgia's balanced offense racked up 340 yards - 165 passing and 175 rushing... congrats to the Bulldogs on an impressive victory over the last undefeated team left in the nation!


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