Michigan State was exposed for a fraud as they were pummeled at Iowa in a 37-6 loss vs. the football odds at the bookie. Missouri was not much better in a 31-17 loss at Nebraska.
Five Unbeatens Left
There are five teams left who lead the way for a spot in the BCS title game. Oregon and Auburn are in the best shape but both teams still have some tough games left, especially Auburn who has to play Alabama. Boise State, TCU and Utah are also in the mix and we know one of those teams will lose since TCU and Utah play this week.
Michigan State was unbeaten before the game at Iowa but you could see they were a fraud and the odds at the bookmaker had the Hawkeyes favored by about a touchdown, so people at SBG knew the Spartans were not that good. Michigan State had really not played anyone and was unimpressive in their wins. They were exposed at Iowa. Ricky Stanzi threw three touchdown passes and the Iowa defense completely shut down Michigan State. This game was 30-0 at the half and totally over. Iowa has moved into the picture for the Rose Bowl along with Michigan State.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers ended Missouri’s dream season as Roy Helu Jr. ran all over the Tigers. He set a Nebraska record with 307 yards rushing. Nebraska built a 24-0 lead and then held off Missouri against the odds at the bookie. The Cornhuskers tied Missouri for first place in the Big 12 North and now they own the tie-breaker with the head-to-head win. Nebraska was able to win even though quarterback Taylor Martinez left with an injury. It was Zac Lee who played the second half. Martinez just had a bruised leg and should be back for this week’s game.
Iowa and Nebraska can definitely make a case for a nice BCS bowl game after their wins this past weekend. Iowa is a better team than Michigan State and Nebraska showed Missouri that they are not ready for prime time. Don’t be surprised if you see both Iowa and Nebraska playing in a New Year’s Day bowl game.