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'Pig Skinny': BCS Analysis

By Taylor Holland, 11:35AM, Mon. Oct. 30, 2006

Peter Applejack, er ... Colt McCoy
Peter Applejack, er ... Colt McCoy

Take a look at the BCS Standings. With Oregon State's upset of USC on Saturday, the Ohio State/Michigan game (in two weeks) and this Thursday's West Virginia/Louisville games loom as virtual semifinal matchups. The only real hitch being that West Virginia and Louisville both have games with Rutgers and Pitt. As for the Texas Longhorns, I say they're out of it. Ohio State, Michigan, Florida, Auburn, and Notre Dame will all get in with one loss before Texas will, because of the Longhorns’ weak schedule. Not to mention that they're 112th in the nation in pass defense and don't deserve to be anywhere near the BCS championship game, except, maybe, ironically, to play in Fiesta Bowl One on New Year's Day against Boise State. Enjoy. If I were a Longhorn or a fan, I think I'd rather go to the Holiday Bowl and at least get in some beach time. I will also take this opportunity to predict that Nebraska or Missouri will win the Big 12 championship game, and Texas will end up in the Cotton Bowl against the SEC runner-up. Enjoy.

As if last week's storybook win in Lincoln wasn't enough, the Longhorns' stunning comeback at Texas Tech has solidified Colt McCoy's place on the Opie Taylor Whitebread Mantle of Fame on the 40 Acres. He's Peter Gardere and Major Applewhite put together, and frankly, it's hard to watch. If I'm Jevan Snead I'm already shopping, and if I'm John Brantley, I'm cutting out the glute curls to soften my ass up for three years of riding the pine.

Pig Skinny will be on the road again this week, checking out Oklahoma’s prime time ABC game in College Station against the dreaded Aggies, whose only redeeming quality seems to be their hatred of the Longhorns. Last time the Skinny went over there it was like Gomer Pyle had been cloned 83,000 times and we saw the largest pair of mammaries on Earth. We couldn't get out of there fast enough. I predict a repeat.

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