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Arkansas 50, (1) LSU 48, 3OT (UA upsets #1 LSU)
Yahoo sports/AP ^ | 23 Nov 07 | BRETT MARTEL

Posted on 11/23/2007 5:17:53 PM PST by saganite

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- LSU's national title hopes were crushed by a Heisman-worthy performance.

Darren McFadden rushed for three touchdowns and threw for another to lift Arkansas to a 50-48, three-overtime victory over the top-ranked Tigers on Friday.

Peyton Hillis also scored three TDs, the last in the third overtime. Felix Jones ran for the critical 2-point conversion to make it 50-42 Razorbacks (8-4, 4-4 SEC).

LSU (10-2, 6-2) responded when Matt Flynn found Brandon LaFell for a 9-yard TD, but Matterral Richardson intercepted the 2-point conversion attempt, and Arkansas' bench emptied onto the field in triumph.

McFadden, last year's Heisman Trophy runner-up, rushed for 206 yards 32 carries and now has 1,725 yards rushing this season. No doubt there are West Virginia and Ohio State fans who'd vote for McFadden for Heisman if they could.

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Whoooooo Pig! Sooey! Razorbacks!

Hot damn!

1 posted on 11/23/2007 5:17:55 PM PST by saganite
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To: saganite

Great game, wonder what the BCS does now!!


2 posted on 11/23/2007 5:21:17 PM PST by davetex (There are no stupid questions, however there does seem to be an abundance of inquisitive idiots.)
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To: saganite

Didn’t think LSU would make it. So, who’s #1?


3 posted on 11/23/2007 5:21:30 PM PST by jimboster (fROM)
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To: saganite

Dam, CF is the best. Anyone can win, any day, thats why we need a tournament.


4 posted on 11/23/2007 5:21:36 PM PST by BGHater (Lead. The MSG for the 21st Century.)
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To: saganite

I’d say it’s a better than 50% chance we’re looking at a WVU v. OSU national championship game. And sadly, I’d say there are at least 10 teams that would have a legitimate chance of beating either of those two teams. What an exciting year this would be if here was an 8-team playoff system in place.


5 posted on 11/23/2007 5:21:52 PM PST by NittanyLion
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To: NittanyLion

OSU as in Ohio State?


6 posted on 11/23/2007 5:24:36 PM PST by jimboster (fROM)
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To: saganite
Anybody who doesn't think Ohio State would be favored against any team in the country is clueless. Wish it weren't so but it is.

Wahoo-wah.

ML/NJ

7 posted on 11/23/2007 5:24:37 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: saganite

BTW, another upset.

Texas A&M beat (13) Texas.


8 posted on 11/23/2007 5:24:48 PM PST by BGHater (Lead. The MSG for the 21st Century.)
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To: jimboster
OSU as in Ohio State?

Yep.

9 posted on 11/23/2007 5:26:09 PM PST by NittanyLion
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To: saganite

Next team ripe to be upset tomorrow is West Virginia at the hands of Connecticut.


10 posted on 11/23/2007 5:26:26 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! Duncan Hunter is a Cosponsor.)
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To whoever added the keyword belongsinchat, I’m wondering why sports is listed under culture/society (which was removed as a topic category). Also, seems to me knocking off #1 is newsworthy, but hey that’s just me.


11 posted on 11/23/2007 5:26:58 PM PST by saganite
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To: jimboster

what a crazy year!!!


12 posted on 11/23/2007 5:28:01 PM PST by llevrok (Born a ham and never cured.)
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To: BGHater
I suspect West Virginia may come in through the back door, or UConn could knock them out if W. Va. makes more mistakes than them. Kansas/Missouri will determine if one of them can make it to the top, but it's gonna be interesting to see how the computer decides.

The pressure for a Tourney will grow even more after THIS season.

13 posted on 11/23/2007 5:29:28 PM PST by traditional1
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To: ml/nj

OSU will fold as soon as they get a real challenge. There are at least three teams in the SEC that could beat them and three more who would give them a good run for their money and beat them if they weren’t on top of their game. The SEC rules.


14 posted on 11/23/2007 5:30:04 PM PST by saganite
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To: traditional1
Even more if Hawaii remains undefeated.
15 posted on 11/23/2007 5:30:41 PM PST by BGHater (Lead. The MSG for the 21st Century.)
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To: saganite
Perhaps, but ya gonna run the gauntlet in the SEC to get to the prize. They need to press for a tourney if Div 1aa, 2 and 3 can do it. Well you get the picture.
16 posted on 11/23/2007 5:32:05 PM PST by BGHater (Lead. The MSG for the 21st Century.)
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To: saganite

This win is going to drive the BCS commitee outright CRAZY. With CT playing against WV tommorrow, the big question is what if WV goes down?


17 posted on 11/23/2007 5:32:11 PM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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To: saganite

The best answer: Do what works for college basketball, do a bracket system and be done with it.


18 posted on 11/23/2007 5:34:33 PM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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To: Biggirl

Too expensive


19 posted on 11/23/2007 5:36:22 PM PST by jimboster (fROM)
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To: jimboster

Well the BCS is becoming a joke with the way things have been going this college football season.


20 posted on 11/23/2007 5:40:33 PM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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To: saganite
The SEC has much more talent than any other conference. Even the teams that finish in the lower standings have more firepower that their records show.
21 posted on 11/23/2007 5:47:00 PM PST by oyez (Justa' another high minded lowlife.)
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To: oyez

The nice thing about the SEC is the fact that they can field great teams. Plus have very exciting games. LSU/AR is a case in point.


22 posted on 11/23/2007 5:49:34 PM PST by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
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To: saganite

Les Miles can’t go to Michigan fast enough! Go Les Go!


23 posted on 11/23/2007 5:51:14 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: saganite
The SEC rules

I would agree that the SEC is the strongest conference this year, but I stand my assertion that Ohio State would be favored against all of them, especially on a neutral field.

ML/NJ

24 posted on 11/23/2007 5:51:45 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
Les Miles can’t go to Michigan fast enough!

Miles made some terrible calls in that game. Most didn't have an impact on the final score, but at the time they were bizarre.

25 posted on 11/23/2007 5:52:31 PM PST by NittanyLion
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To: NittanyLion
I’d say it’s a better than 50% chance we’re looking at a WVU v. OSU national championship game. And sadly, I’d say there are at least 10 teams that would have a legitimate chance of beating either of those two teams. What an exciting year this would be if here was an 8-team playoff system in place.

Right now, so many highly-ranked teams losing could make even a Plus One four-team playoff difficult do seeding. We won't know the final BCS #1 to #4 until after next weekend's conference championship games.

26 posted on 11/23/2007 6:00:50 PM PST by RayChuang88
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore); aft_lizard; Archie Bunker on steroids; Auntbee; Bad~Rodeo; Bat_Chemist; ...
The FR College Football Ping List
FReempail GOP_Raider to be on or off this list

27 posted on 11/23/2007 6:02:02 PM PST by GOP_Raider (Television is all Tommy Westphall's fault, damn it!)
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To: NittanyLion

Miles has made odd calls in almost every game. Bizarre is a good word for it. Some of his decisions in the game vs. Alabama were unbelievable. Nick Saban really outcoached him, not that it is a difficult feat.


28 posted on 11/23/2007 6:02:54 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: jimboster
Sure the heck ain't Oklahoma State.........

: )

29 posted on 11/23/2007 6:02:55 PM PST by Osage Orange (molon labe)
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To: saganite

Poor LSU....

Ole mIss grad here


30 posted on 11/23/2007 6:03:58 PM PST by wardaddy (This country is being destroyed by folks who could have never created it.)
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To: oyez
The Pac 10 ain't too shabby....

Neither is the Big 12...

Both have 3 to 4 teams in the top 15...if I'm not mistaken.

31 posted on 11/23/2007 6:06:30 PM PST by Osage Orange (molon labe)
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To: GOP_Raider; fkabuckeyesrule

Ohio State in the BCS championship?


32 posted on 11/23/2007 6:07:55 PM PST by Perdogg (Elections have consequences.)
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To: Perdogg; fkabuckeyesrule

I don’t see why not.


33 posted on 11/23/2007 6:10:01 PM PST by GOP_Raider (Television is all Tommy Westphall's fault, damn it!)
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To: wardaddy

Ole Miss grad here too. Grad in ‘75 but born and raised in Arkansas.


34 posted on 11/23/2007 6:10:25 PM PST by saganite
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To: saganite

Kansas/Missouri will be big tomorrow night.

One will advance.

Which ain’t necessarily good. It hasn’t been good to be #1 or #2 this year. It’s the kiss of doom.


35 posted on 11/23/2007 6:15:28 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: saganite

http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/bowls/predictions


36 posted on 11/23/2007 6:19:13 PM PST by rawhide
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To: saganite

Congrats man! I watched that from start to finish. Arkansas has a knack for overtime. (Except against the Vols of course) ;^)


37 posted on 11/23/2007 6:22:45 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: saganite

Wow. I had hoped my ASU Sun Devils still had a shot, but USC humbled them. Unfortunately, I think Ohio State will sneak back in.


38 posted on 11/23/2007 6:25:18 PM PST by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: rawhide

Hmm. I like that Independence bowl matchup. A&M vs Alabama will be a good game. I am hoping Ark will get a better bowl bid than prdicted here on the basis of today’s upset and McFadden’s Heisman prospects.


39 posted on 11/23/2007 6:32:16 PM PST by saganite
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To: saganite

congrats.

right up there with the sox, pats, celts, and slowly but surely the bruins

(i had to)


40 posted on 11/23/2007 6:59:27 PM PST by Disciplinemisanthropy (...and that, people, is what grinds my gears.)
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To: BGHater
I don't believe we need a tournament. I prefer the current setup, flaws an' all.
41 posted on 11/23/2007 6:59:32 PM PST by pilipo
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To: pilipo
The problem I have with a playoff is that you cannot objectively seed the teams for a playoff. It would be seven teams plus Notre Dame every year.
42 posted on 11/23/2007 7:16:22 PM PST by Perdogg (Elections have consequences.)
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To: saganite

Go Hogs Go. Very exciting game today. Three heart stopping overtimes. I’m still pumped.


43 posted on 11/23/2007 7:35:06 PM PST by BipolarBob (Yes I backed over the vampire, but I swear I didn't see it in my rear view mirror.)
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To: Perdogg
Which begs the question: Why not cede the NC to the doomers and use the BCS for runner-up? On a serious note, I agree. I think a lot of the enjoyment of CF is bourne of the established traditions.

I also believe that a mythical championship maintains a sense of what that level of competition ought to represent. I like to think that there are many winners under the currrent system as opposed to only one certified winner. I know it's not pure as the driven snow, and that $$$$ remains an ascendant force. Eventually, the $$$$ will prevail, but I (knowing that my vote is not relevant) will continue to adhere to the notion the inherent uncertainty of the current yield is better for CF than a sterilizing playoff system.

44 posted on 11/23/2007 7:53:28 PM PST by pilipo
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
"Les Miles can’t go to Michigan fast enough! Go Les Go!"

Michigan can have another Carr, just Les Miles...

45 posted on 11/23/2007 8:52:42 PM PST by Positive (Nothing is sadder than to see a beautiful theory murdered by a gang of brutal facts.)
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To: Positive

Ugh!


46 posted on 11/23/2007 9:00:54 PM PST by pilipo
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To: Positive
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47 posted on 11/23/2007 9:15:21 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: Biggirl

uh no. never happen.


48 posted on 11/23/2007 9:26:47 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: NittanyLion
Miles made some terrible calls in that game. Most didn't have an impact on the final score, but at the time they were bizarre.

Perfect replacement for Lloyd Carr.


49 posted on 11/24/2007 5:22:43 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: saganite

“Also, seems to me knocking off #1 is newsworthy, but hey that’s just me.”

It’s considered “Front Page News” in the South!


50 posted on 11/24/2007 7:07:13 AM PST by poobear (Pure democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what's for dinner. God save the Republic!)
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