This week in college football has me frustrated and angry. Yes, BYU won well over San Diego State, but let's be honest...that's nothing to write home about. What is simply eating away at me is Utah's lucky win over TCU and Penn State's unlucky loss to Iowa. Both games broke my heart. I know that everyone had been saying that any BYU fan should want Utah to win, because it was BYU's only chance to climb back on top of the conference, but I couldn't bring myself to root for something BYU couldn't obtain. So to watch TCU on top of the Utes all night long and then lose in a lucky, last-minute drive, I was just so upset. Utah didn't do anything phenomenal to win the game, but they'll likely get the BCS bid and the Conference title as a result.
Now let's look at Penn State. If ever there was a reason to hope for an undefeated season, it was this year and the possibility of a national championship for JoePa and his Nittany Lions. Anyone who tries to say that Iowa deserved to win that game is out of their mind. Penn State is a powerhouse compared to the hawkeyes, and there is no way this loss can be considered fair when, once again, the victory came from a lucky play with only seconds left in the game.
This brings me to my next rant...kickers. I sometimes get to feeling like it is ridiculous what a big impact such a small position can play. In all reality, TCU's two missed fieldgoals late in the game won it for Utah. Similarly, one lucky kick by Iowa beat a much better team in today's match-up. I love the game of college football, but I just hate how volatile everything is. One play can result in an undeserved win, and one loss can drop you ridiculously in the polls and dash all hopes for your Cinderalla season.