Links at Lunch: Wisconsin, Oklahoma Aftermath; LSU-Alabama Game of the Century


Wisconsin and Oklahoma’s losses vastly alter the complexion of the Bowl Championship Series landscape.’s Jack Moore chronicled UW’s side of the agony of defeat. Sports are yin and yang, so for every bit of losing anguish, there’s victorios joy — and Pete Rossman at The Only Colors documented pure elation from the Spartan side.

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Texas Tech’s 41-38 upset of on-again, off-again and now completely off No. 1 Oklahoma was both ridiculous and sublime, writes Allen Kenney on Reactions mostly landed in the ridiculous category. Troll Moron Media and fan backlash was immediate, and it was ugly. There were those calling for the firing of Sooner head coach Bob Stoops, since y’know, firing the guy who has led a program from the depths of FBS to five title games and eight BCS bowls is a good idea. Amanda Staver reports on Ride Schooner Ride that the OU media policy will undergo a facelift amid the rampant stupidity.

More links after the jump.

  • 2011 might just be the year of programs relegated to the backseat of their states. MSU is on a roll, and Oklahoma State is in the BCS title hunt. With the Cowboys riding high, Cincy Joe of breaks down OSU’s big road win at Missouri, and upcoming showdown with Baylor.
  • Another big mover from Saturday’s shake-up was Boise State. The Broncos are now No. 4 in the BCS poll, per
  • Stanford remains among the unbeatens as well after dominating Washington and Pac-12 play. Rule of Tree’s Scott Allen analyzes the best and worst — but in a 65-21 win, how much “worst” can there be?
  • Jonathan Clubb of has his own analysis of yet another of the still-standing undefeateds, Kansas State.
  • The always-rare No. 1 vs. No. 2 regular season match-up is on the horizon now that Oklahoma’s out of the picture. The buildup has already begun, with Jerry Hinnen of the Eye on College Football blog discussing the rarity of such pairings.
  • Yahoo! hasn’t missed the boat on the Two Weeks of Hype. Oh no, not one bit. It’s already dubbed the

    “Game of the Century” on Dr. Saturday


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  • As always, has extensive coverage of Alabama as the Tide roll to Nov. 5.
  • The sub-FBS programs are racing toward the postseason. Matt Elder has Week 8 breakdowns and award chase leaders at Crystal Ball Run.