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Baylor, Stanford looking to play BCS spoiler

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With all this talk about three undefeated teams vying for the BCS championship game [/raises hand timidly], a night like this was bound to happen.

Notre Dame took care of an easy game against Wake Forest earlier today, but No. 1 Kansas State and No. 2 Oregon are in major fights with Baylor and Stanford, respectively. The Ducks’ might offense has been slowed nearly to a halt and are in a 7-7 tie with the Cardinal at the half. Stanford’s defense has done an outstanding job up front getting Marcus Mariota out of rhythm.

K-State would love to be in a tie with Baylor, but the Wildcats are currently trailing the Bears 28-17 and getting all kinds of pushed around up front and in the running game. KSU has also been penalized five times (including three offsides) and has only run the ball for 47 yards. Had it not been for a penalty, Baylor would have returned a kickoff for a touchdown too.

Very anti-Snyderball.

That’s really been the commonality between K-State and Oregon so far: mistakes. These two teams have arguably been the most consistent in college football throughout the season, but as you know, it only takes one time to be off your game a little to get knocked off. And with the BCS championship in sight, these two have the proverbial target on their back.

K-State was able to score 10 quick points before the half and the Wildcats are more explosive than they’re given credit for. If Baylor’s D returns to form (118th in points allowed) Bill Snyder‘s team can get right back in this.

Likewise, if Oregon can clean up the mistakes, they can take this game over quickly.

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27 Responses to “Baylor, Stanford looking to play BCS spoiler”
  1. manchestermiracle says: Nov 17, 2012 9:50 PM

    How sad for every fan outside the SEC if these two lose. It’ll be one-loss Alabama vs. ND in the title game, yet another snoozer like last year.

  2. jgater1981 says: Nov 17, 2012 9:55 PM

    So ND played an easy game (which they did) but Kansas State is playing against one of the worst D’s ever and that’s NOT an easy game? Yeah, I realize that wasn’t said, but ND has played a top 15 SOS and gets NO credit. It’s infuriating.

  3. thefiesty1 says: Nov 17, 2012 10:26 PM

    ND hasn’t played anyone. K-State is coming back and Oregon has pulled ahead. Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched.

  4. kiopta1 says: Nov 17, 2012 10:48 PM

    Don’t count your Nat champs till you win them.

  5. kiopta1 says: Nov 17, 2012 10:51 PM

    Plus Stan seems to be spoiling every opportunity to win. Turnovers, dropped passes, and missed field goals.

  6. TxGrown says: Nov 17, 2012 11:17 PM


  7. trojanwarrior007 says: Nov 17, 2012 11:19 PM

    Notre Dame is getting credit for the Stanford and Oklahoma wins. There will be a case for teams not playing in conference championship games having the ability to make it.

  8. dgbk says: Nov 17, 2012 11:33 PM

    This is funny especially for big 12 fans, who wanted to claim a&m after last week. well you showed how deep and great ur conference is tonight baylor put up 50 on k-state and they are done. for all the all sec teams are overated stuff what does this show about k state and the ducks.

  9. kiopta1 says: Nov 17, 2012 11:37 PM

    Ore and KSU fall!

  10. oaktown49er says: Nov 17, 2012 11:39 PM

    I’ve said before Bama loses at home to an SEC team, of course they’re a lock for the title. I hate the BCS.

  11. irishdodger says: Nov 17, 2012 11:44 PM

    Half the SEC is embarrassingly bad. The others are on a bye week….I mean playing a high school…errr FCS team this week. KSt got blown out by a 4-5 team. Stanford beats Oregon in OT but wins in regulation if not for 3 turnovers. ND has beaten 11 teams that are either BCS or independents. Their D has equal or better numbers vs better competition than Bama. It ain’t over yet…but this ain’t the Davie/Willingham/Weis ND. SEC haters who say otherwise simply haven’t watched this D.

  12. infrno says: Nov 17, 2012 11:45 PM

    Hey coach, I told you if Oregon actually played a team they’d lose.

    Oh well, hopefully Georgia will beat Bama in a few weeks. It would be nice to see Richt get a BCS title rather than Saban (hint, it will be one of the two).

    @dgbk – yep. A&M would beat all of them and they are the 5th team in the SEC.


  13. irishchamps2012 says: Nov 17, 2012 11:46 PM

    Wow….it doesn’t get any better than this. The two teams that were apparently light years ahead of us in skill just showed their true colors.

    Go Irish!

  14. jdillydawg says: Nov 17, 2012 11:47 PM

    Sic Em Baylor! Teams go to Waco underestimating the juju in that place. Baylor suddenly discovers its defense and couples it with the offense it always has. Awesome.

  15. jimbo75025 says: Nov 17, 2012 11:47 PM

    oaktown49er says:
    Nov 17, 2012 11:39 PM
    I’ve said before Bama loses at home to an SEC team, of course they’re a lock for the title. I hate the BCS.
    I don’t get your correlation? Oregon lost at home to a PAC-12 team tonight? Only benefit Alabama has is they lost one week earlier. If you lose, it’s important when you lose-that rule was existing even before the BCS?

  16. infrno says: Nov 17, 2012 11:48 PM

    @irishdodger – aren’t you really glad you got lucky against Pitt in 3 OTs?

    ND will be #1, deservedly so in this system. Then, IF they can beat USC, they will lose to whichever SEC team they play. Gloat while you can.

  17. infrno says: Nov 17, 2012 11:53 PM

    @oaktown – you’re an idiot. Alabama still has to beat Georgia. Oregon lost at home as well, so your statement is, well, retarded. I’m an LSU alum, so I HATE Alabama, but you SEC haters almost make me want to root for them. I’ll root for Georgia instead.

    (Unless Auburn can pull off the biggest upset of the century)

  18. gamustangdude says: Nov 17, 2012 11:58 PM

    Oregon, this is what happens when you face a top ranked defense. Auburn in 2010, Lsu last year and now Stanford. You did look pretty in you uniforms though.

  19. irish75 says: Nov 18, 2012 12:00 AM

    @infrno – aren’t you sick of being wrong?

    ND will be #1, beat USC, and will win against whichever SEC one loss slithers in and you’ll be left holding all those failed predictions.

    You keep sticking to your guns though.

  20. irish75 says: Nov 18, 2012 12:03 AM

    Too bad Phil Knight can’t buy a defense for Oregon.

    Go Irish

  21. infrno says: Nov 18, 2012 12:05 AM

    When was I wrong? ND will deservedly be #1 (I already said that). They may or may not beat USC (you better hope the team that needed not 1, not 2, but 3 OTs to beat Pitt shows up), and then, IF they do, they will get embarassed by whichever SEC team they play.

    So, enjoy your 14.5 minutes of fame.

  22. jimbo75025 says: Nov 18, 2012 12:07 AM

    irish75 says:
    Nov 18, 2012 12:00 AM

    ND will be #1, beat USC, and will win against whichever SEC one loss slithers in and you’ll be left holding all those failed predictions.

    Ha ha. The priests better be on overtime praying then.

    Looks like the SEC streak will continue. What will this be-7 now? I honestly lost count.

  23. kozbee says: Nov 18, 2012 12:09 AM

    Baylor & Stanford spoiled a perfect season for Kansas st & Oregon.Great game watching the top fall..

  24. infrno says: Nov 18, 2012 12:11 AM

    Oh, and I’m going to hold you to that prediction, Irish. You would lose to Georgia, Florida, LSU, Alabama or A&M. I know it, you know it, and your mama knows it.

  25. ndnut says: Nov 18, 2012 12:27 AM

    1. ND (undefeated)
    2. K-State (lost in the road)
    3. ‘Bama (lost earlier in the year)
    4 and 5 is really a toss-up between Oregon and Georgia.

  26. irish75 says: Nov 18, 2012 12:36 AM

    Well, since your ND predictions have been so stellar so far this year, I see no reason to doubt you.

    Please, list other teams we’ll have no chance to actually play and prove you wrong on, that we would most certainly be killed by.

    It’s fascinating.

    Meanwhile, we’ll keep winning and you can work your excuse when we raise the crystal ball.

  27. harleyspoon says: Feb 15, 2013 10:29 AM

    What is says is that Baylor has finally figured it out and has been underestimated by the prognosticators..Even the players underestimated themselves and the second half of the season indicates…Now that they see who and what they are, the rest of the season belongs to the Baylor Bears…As we have seen in the Holiday Bowl..

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