Fiesta Bowl - UT v. OSU

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  1. Yankee_In_TX

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    I know y'all wanted Bama - but I am glad Bama got screwed and not us!

    Let the smack talking being! :)
     
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    While I will never be confused as a 'sip fan and as much as I hate the Little 11, I hate Oklahoma more. With that said, I hope the Horns hang 50+ on OSU.
     
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    absolutely sick of seeing OSU in a BCS game, if the system had any merit, we'd be seeing Boise State against Texas here
     
  4. Yankee_In_TX

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    I absolutely agree we don't "deserve" to be there.

    However, BCS picks 1 v. 2. After that, BCS is irrelevant (unless you're ND), and the bowls start doing screwy stuff ($$$$$$$).

    Until we have my 8 team playoff, I'll take the gift of playing UT :)
     
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    Beanie is healthy and Pryor is matured. Defense has improved some, D Line still sucks, causing our secondary to have issues.

    Also, we kick a** in non-national title BCS games!
     
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    As we get closer to the game my take will become more in-depth, but for right now:

    I think Texas wins handily against Ohio St for a few reasons.

    I expect Texas to come out trying to prove why their fans are "whining" about getting left out. I already hear "fans" saying that we should run up the score on OSU. I disagree. Mack never rubs it in and that is one of the reasons we are where we are. A lot of people respect that. I couldn't care less about "style points" when all it does is lead to poor sportsmanship.

    Pryor is a good player. But he will be like the sixth or seventh best QB Texas has faced this year, and not even the best freshman (Robert Griffin).

    OSU will get their yards running the ball. I have no doubt of that. But as the Texas defense does to everybody, we will force them to be one-dimensional. If Pryor tries to pass, he will get hammered. Unless a Big XII crew is officiating, Orakpo and Kindle will combine for at least three sacks.

    OSU's defense is a tougher match-up I think. They will have to blitz us to get pressure, but they have a secondary that isn't bothered by getting left on an island. I expect we will have serious trouble establishing any type of running game other than McCoy on draws and scrambles. Expect Cosby and Shipley to each have about 10 catches on quick slants, screens, and hitches.

    I think it will be a great first half, with Texas pulling away in the second half. The only game that will rival this one in intensity is the OU/UF game.
     
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    Texan JBZ Da Sip's Finest

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    How da hell did OSU end up in a BCS game over Texas Tech and Boise State? They're not that good this year. The BCS is total trash!
     
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    Only two teams can go from one conference, so thats why Tech ain't going. Ohio St, well, its all about $$$$.
     


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    Like I said, ALL the BCS rankings determine are #1 and #2. Period. It's lame. After that - #3 to about #12 don't matter, no it's if you won your conference and/or "at large" bids (i.e. $$$$$).

    But, I will enjoy prospering from the suckitude of the system.
     
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    I always have to cheer for the non-SEC and non-USC teams :)
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    I just wanted to see Bama matched up against UT just to create a denser cloud of uncertainty over the BCS.
     
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    I didn't think UT was eligible for a bowl this year. And with Phillip Fulmer stepping down, who would coach them?? :thinking:
     
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    You're thinking of TU, Tennessee....
     
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    Sorry man... I forgot the :sarcasm: smiley with that post.
     
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    I was just looking at some of the coach's votes. Pure lunacy.

    Coaches at Baylor, Michigan State, Texas Tech, have OU #1 and TX #5

    The Rutgers Coach also has TX at # 5 and OU #2.

    I guess we can quit saying that the regular season IS the playoffs. This is coaches cooking the books, plain and simple. This is the 2nd year in a row I feel $%^$ed by the system (Georgia)

    I'm so fed up I wouldn't even watch the game if it were played right now.
     
  18. Yankee_In_TX

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    GA is the ONLY SEC team I like (I reserve the right to change that once I go to a game as an opposing fan). I like Richt and the program.

    However, it was GA who vaulted Bama from like 13 to 1 when an they beat an overrated GA team (preseason polls are lunacy).

    Back to the topic, Go Bucks!
     
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    The BCS reminds of ice skating and gymnastics. Scores on based on judge's opinions.
     
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    if the regular season is the playoffs, then the whole season should be looked at. perhaps they feel Oklahoma has beat better teams and looked better in doing so and deserves to be there more than Texas
     

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