Monday, September 29, 2008

Lions Are Masters of Their Own Domain

Penn State is up to sixth in the AP poll after a wild weekend in College football. Oklahoma, Alabama, LSU, Missouri, and Texas are the five teams ahead of the Lions. The three Big 12 teams and the two SEC teams all play one another. The following games will put PSU firmly in control of their own destiny! Not only will these be great games but now you have a vested interest in the outcome.
Texas @ Oklahoma on 10/11/08
Missouri @ TX on 10/18/08
Alabama @ LSU on 11/08/08
Ideally for Penn State, Texas will beat Oklahoma then immediately have a big let down the next week against Missouri. Then Alabama beats LSU (assuming LSU has already dropped one game to either Florida or Georgia). This would mean that PSU would play Missouri for the National Title! GWAH!

The absolute key for PSU is that Texas beats Oklahoma. Should Oklahoma beat Texas the likelihood of PSU hopping the remaining four teams ahead of them is very low.

This is all predicated on the fact that PSU wins out the rest of its games. Which means PSU will have to win at the Horseshoe (hasn't been done in 30 years), beat Michigan (hasn't been done in 12 years), beating Wisconsin, and besting Sparty. This was just to illustrate what some of the most important games are in order for Penn State to play for the title!



JeremyInDC said...

Don't forget the Big 12 championship game.

Either Missouri or Oklahoma (or whomever ends up winning the divisions) will by definition lose that game.

Paterno Lives! said...

Right, and the SEC Champ game also. Not a sure loss for a team ahead of us, but either LSU or Bama will have still have a tough game against either UGA or Fla.

PSU has a terrible B10 schedule this year, night road games and all that, but you still have to like being in control of your own situation.