Skip to comments.Pitt throws curveball at BCS with win over No. 2 WVU (WVU finds a way to screw up)
Posted on 12/01/2007 8:37:54 PM PST by Hacksaw
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- The curse of No. 2 claimed another victim.
West Virginia is out of the national title race. Ohio State is in.
In a season defined by upsets, Pittsburgh came up with an enormous one, beating the second-ranked Mountaineers 13-9 Saturday night to throw another curveball at the BCS.
A win away from playing for the national championship, the Mountaineers were expected to roll over rival Pittsburgh (5-7) on their way to New Orleans for the Bowl Championship Series title game.
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You guys should be fired into orbit for that disaster. At least the Steelers could blame a lousy field for their performance last week.
And it is all over for #1 Missouri....what a mess.
OSU vs. Hawaii/LSU/Kansas/Georgia? for the national championship.
Hey Lou Holtz even gave Pitt’s Dee (no. 11 in the country) kudos. They played a great game! (And I wanted WVU to win!)
If not for Oklahoma’s QB suffering a concussion in the Texas Tech game ..... OU would be in the final. They’re really good when he’s in there.
Playoff system needed badly, Illinois Fighting Illini go to a BCS bowl in Pasedena v USC
It should be Oklahoma and Ohio State....
It will be Ohio State vs. one of Georgia/Virginia Tech/LSU
Mess? This is the joy of College Football. And proves any day any team can beat the next. Come on Playoffs.
College football season offically ended for me today. WVU choked, and Notre Dame has consistently sucked the whole season.
Well, at least my Steelers are having a decent year.
Yep, VA Tech has a chance to squeeze in there.
Going to the Steeler game tomorrow night...freezing rain here (Pgh. area) right now...changing to snow...back to rain. It will be a good field :)
LSU 48 Virginia Tech 7......NOT A CHANCE
see post 13
West Virginia missed 2 short FG, had QB get injured. How can a team that loses to S. Florida and Pitt be this close to the National title game. Who did they beat?
I’m a Big Ten fan but who did Ohio State beat this year. LSU played a killer schedule and lost 2 games in 30T’s on the road. Kansas played Missouri and lost, didn’t play Oklahoma, Texas or Texas Tech.
I think Georgia v LSU or Virginia Tech would be the best national game at this point.
True, the BCS computer might have a problem with that particular game. Probably Georgia then.
I’d rather Oklahoma played a Ohio State... or a USC. We’ll kill Kansas. I’d rather play a top team.
Georgia didn’t even win their own conference. No, gotta support conf. champs.
But GA is the 2nd-ranked team in the BCS rankings (after Ohio St.) now that the top two lost today. Obviously the whole system is messed up — 8-team playoff much needed.
Terps suck too.
The BCS has to factor conference champions. Don't win your conference, don't deserve a shot at the title game.
He says maybe a 16 team, worth a read.
You know what they say about making “assumptions”. I’m a twenty year veteran, retired army officer, who ended up employed in Maryland following retirement. Grew up in Connecticut and went to a very small college with no football program. Sorry, no Maryland Terps tie here...can’t stand any Maryland sports teams. Nice try though haystacks.
Would somebody please tell me who Ohio State beat this year? Seriously, what big game did they win this year? You’ll reward a non-conference schedule that includes Kent State, Youngstown State and Akron with a berth in the national title game? Unbelievable.
No playoff needed, only wanted. Me? I love the pi****g and moaning by people. I think it is healthier for the game.
LOL - Sort of like your ASSumption that I am in a bar and wearing dentures. You're the one who made that rather strange flame out of left field, not me. I do have a bridge, if that counts. (BTW, I was enlisted, so you'll have to forgive me if I'm not rocked over with awe when you state you were an officer.) Not sure why you have a problem with me, but it's certainly not my problem, nor do I care. If my enthusiasm for what could have been a great WV season upsets you, don't read it!
I really hope they don't end up going to artificial turf.
pete carrol, les miles, and Marc richt all called into ESPN, pleading their cases
I'll be very interested to see what the new rankings will be this week. One of my buddies who is a die hard Pitt fan just sent me a text msg razz :(
Like that wasn't expected.
How many times does Oklahoma have to spank them in one season?
With the #2 jink operating in seven games this wild season, I wouldn’t be surprised if the BCS ranks Ohio State #2, just for psycological reasons.
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