Wow! I cannot believe the game I got to watch on New Year’s night. It was a spectacular event!
Last January, I was fortunate enough to see the Longhorns play USC for the championship. Watching Vince Young score the winning touchdown was just incredible. It was as if he willed it to happen.
Monday night I watched Boise State (the only other undefeated team besides Ohio State) play Oklahoma. Up until then, I had rooted for every Big 12 team in the bowls. However, I have a tremendous distaste for OU and plus I liked it that Boise State was the underdog.
BSU outplayed OU and then allowed them to tie and eventually go ahead. I figured it was all over, but the BSU quarterback got them back even with 7 seconds left in the game.
In the overtime, I couldn’t believe how easy OU made it look. Peterson ran for 25 yards. Uh-oh I thought. Well, BSU wasn’t finshed. Two trick plays later and a 2 point conversion and BSU won the game. I cannot tell you how elated I was.
I called some friends of mine in Norman, OK last night (they aren’t OU fans) just to make sure the whole state hadn’t committed suicide after the loss.
I still am in shock of the game and so proud of BSU showing they can play with the big boys. By the way, even before the game, I believed that BSU had a right to play Ohio State. After all, they were the only 2 undefeated teams in the nation.
When are we going to get a playoff system????