As I was laying in bed watching the BC/VT game on Thursday, I couldn't help celebrating the VT interception with a little over six minutes to play. As a Tiger fan, I couldn't wait to see them jump into the number two spot, and up by ten halfway through the fourth quarter, I couldn't see VT not winning the game. They had it on around the BC 40 yard line and only had to make a few first downs and kick a field goal to pretty much seal the deal. Instead, they ran three mediocre plays and punted it away, opting to pin BC deep in their terrritory. Now Les Miles has come under scrutiny lately for his decision making, but I would prefer a coach making the calls to win a game rather than to not lose a game. After failing to do anything with the ball after a big turnover coupled with BC's march down the field (it was inevitable, wasn't it--they hadn't done anything offensively all night), VT set themselves up to muff the onside kick. As soon as BC got the ball back with two minutes left, I chastised myself for celebrating prematurely. I had no doubt that BC would score. And not just a field goal to tie and send it to overtime, but a touchdown. How did I know this you wonder?Because BC had regained the momentum and was going to play to win. So as much as it pains me as an avid LSU fan, I congratulate BC on the win, because they played the way they needed to win (and because they'll lose a game before the season's over).
SEC is #1.