Originally Posted by jrdrylie
Wait a second... how did Oklahoma State blow their chance but not Alabama? they both lost a game. Sure Alabama lost to LSU. But they lost at home. Oklahoma State lost at Iowa State (not nearly as good as LSU) but it was on the road right after a tragedy struck their athletic program. Oklahoma State beat 5 top-20 teams and 6 top-40 teams. Alabama beat 2 top-20 teams and 7 top-40 teams. Their opponents have nearly identical winning percentages but the average ranking of Oklahoma State opponents is 37 compared to 53 for Alabama. Oklahoma State's resume is as good, if not better, than Alabama's. the difference is Alabama has already had their chance where Oklahoma State has not.
Okie Light blew their chance because they had already passed Bama in the BCS after Bama lost to LSU. Okie Light was #2 in the BCS... all they had to do was win their games.
Instead they went out and lost to an unranked team that was a 4 TD underdog. That's the very definition of "blowing it".
Their strength of schedule is irrelevant... it's a bunch of Big-12 teams who score a bunch of points on each other in boatraces because they can't play defense.
The 'tragedy' excuse for Okie Light losing to Iowa St. is the most pathetic thing I've ever heard. The 'tragedy' didn't seem to be affecting them when they were up 24-7 on Iowa St. in the 3rd quarter...