Darren McFadden, the fabulous Arkansas tailback and Heisman candidate, did everything in dominating LSU. He rushed for 206 yards and three TD's, plus he threw another. As good a LSU has been this year, that SEC gauntlet may have finally caught up to them as their defense looked gassed in the second half. Arkansas ran for a sickening 385 yards. The Tigers have lived dangerously for weeks, winning every close game, but they couldn't do it one more time. Now the national title picture has opened up to two teams in particular that in my opinion aren't deserving of a title shot.
Ohio State - One loss to Illinois. A pathetic pre-conference schedule that included Youngstown State, Akron, and a bad Washington team. A pathetic Big Ten conference this year that had no real contenders other than the Buckeyes. Trust us, the OSU wants no part of the National Title game against a spread offense team like Missouri, Kansas, or West Virginia.
West Virginia - Steve Slaton and Pat White are tremendous athletes with sick speed. That said, they lost to South Florida. How can they be taken seriously? When your best two wins are over Mississippi State and Cincinnati, you cannot be in position to win a national championship.
At least if Missouri wins out, they will have wins over two top 10 teams (Kansas, Oklahoma). The same can be said for KU if they win out. You want to know who would deserve a title shot if they win out? Georgia. Unfortunately for the Dawgs, they need Kentucky to beat Tennessee Saturday to get a shot at the SEC title game. If they got that shot and beat both Georgia Tech and LSU in the next two games, how can you tell me that they don't deserve it over OSU or West Virginia?
Please, someone, give me a playoff already.