Gentlemen, Start Your Griping

It's OSU v. LSU in BCS title game, but not everyone's convinced
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 3, 2007 7:32 AM CST
Louisiana State quarterback Matt Flynn dives for a 2-point conversion as he is hit by safety Matt Hewitt in the third quarter of a football game in Baton Rouge, La., Friday, Nov. 23, 2007. Arkansas won...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – On January 7, the 11-2 Louisiana State Tigers will find themselves in the BCS title game, the first two-loss team ever to play in the national championship. The Tigers were ranked second in the AP poll following yet another weekend of No. 1 and No. 2 teams dropping like rocks. Facing LSU will be Ohio State, with an 11-1 record, reports AP.

Although the voting is over, the complaining has only just begun, as the distinction between LSU and other 11-2 teams isn't exactly vast. What pushed the Tigers into the No. 2 spot seems to be their tough schedule—the Southeastern Conference is no cake walk—and the fact that both defeats were so close they took triple overtime periods to decide.