Oh....like the SEC-ESPN-BCS cronies ducking Justin Blackmon and Oklahoma State last year with that mythical national championship rematch of LSU and Alabama.....
@Mike007 What makes you think Okie State would've even scored against LSU last year? We have to listen to this crap every year..."Big 12 offense would beat an SEC defense". History suggests that's not the case, and it's not even close. Remember when OU and Bradford were gonna light up Florida? 14 points. Remember when McCoy was gonna light up Bama? Didn't even make it out of the first quarter. What a joke.
The bottom line is OK State lost to Iowa State. Period. Win that game and you would've had your shot. I guarantee Les Miles would've rather played some Big 12 Arena League team than a rematch with Bama. How many times do we have to shut down some gimmicky Big 12 offense before y'all realize you can't compete?
How many of these Big 12 spread attack QB's have to completely fail at the next level before you realize these passing yards are coming against phantom defense?
@JohnVol I don't think JohnVol wants to take a trip down memory road with SEC and old Big 12 matchups. Ask him how TENN did against Nebraska their last two meetings; or ask Peyton Manning. The SEC just added a very mediocre team in Missouri; who has never come close to winning the Big 12; and yet they have18 wins 9 losses, and one tie against the SEC.
The truth is: the SEC has been ducking the big 12 (old big 8) sense " teddy bear bryant was run out of the gator bowl 35-10 in 1968, and run out of legion field 20-7 in 1975 by ole "mediocre Mizzou:... And the SEC psychosis continues....
@Mike007 Are you really talking about the Big 8? Really? I mean we can talk about Notre Dame and the Four Horsemen too, but that has nothing to do with BCS-era football. Did Nebraska kill UT 15 years ago? Yep. Did they do it with a video game passing attack? Nope. They were big up front and ran it down our throat. Remember Eric Crouch and Tommy Frazier? Were they Brandon Weeden-type spread QB's? Hell no. They ran for 200 yards some games. You just made my point...the Big 12 can't beat SEC teams with their current high school-like offenses. Back when they were tough, physical offenses that ran the ball well they had success.
Your post actually refers to 1968 and 1975. Give me a break, man. Your original point was that Weeden and Blackmon would've had success in the title game. RECENT history with THAT type of offense from the Big 12 suggests they would've failed miserably. Then you make a dated reference to a Nebraska team that is no longer in the Big 12 having success against Tennessee running A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT KIND OF OFFENSE. Nice try, though. Six in a row.