Two Roads Come to an End

Article Written by: Justin Pollock

Lights out at Rose Bowl

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Two roads came to an end Monday night. Those two things being the 2013 College Football season and the SEC dominating the BCS National Championship.

This season was full of dramatic endings, giant upsets, teams hopes and dreams coming crashing down on one play.

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The major upset up this season belongs to the Spartans. They went into Lucas Oil Stadium and left with a 34-24 victory over an Ohio State Buckeyes team that was on a 24-game winning streak. Many experts had Ohio State playing in the BCS Championship, but I thought the defense was too good for Braxton Miller and crew and I was correct.

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John David Mercer/USA TODAY Sports

The biggest play award goes to Chris Davis after his 109-yard return in the Iron Bowl as the Auburn Tigers went on to upset Alabama in the final seconds to go to the SEC Championship which they would win over Missouri in a shootout, 59-42. Who would had thought a defensive player could ever have such a huge offensive impact?

Nati Harnik/AP Photo

Nati Harnik/AP Photo

The dramatic ending award goes to Nebraska, with the win over Northwestern on a 49-yard “Hail Mary” as time expired. Jordan Westerkamp can say he was in the right spot at the right time.

Before Monday’s BCS Championship, the SEC was the dominant conference in college football as they won the last 7 of the 8 and the last two BCS Championships going to Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide. BCS Championship Pie chart

Last night’s BCS Championship is going to be the last ever BCS game as the NCAA has decided to go to a playoff format. Now, the top four teams are going to battle for the championship. The game drew an insane 25.5 million viewers throughout all the cable channels that the game was being broadcasted on. Last night was the Seminoles 4th ever appearance in the championship, and as for Auburn it was their 2nd all time and those two came in the last 5 seasons.

For the bowl season as a whole, the conference that won the most bowls this season is as follows:

  1. ACC 5-6
  2. Pac-12 6-3
  3. SEC 7-3
  4. Big 12 3-3
  5. Big Ten 2-5
  6. AAC 2-3
  7. Independents 2-1
  8. Sun Belt 2-0
  9. MWC 3-3
  10. C-USA 3-3
  11. MAC 0-5

*Ranking is based on the overall talent of the teams the conference played, the conference overall record, and the bowl game they played in and either won or loss

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