While the big time win by Oklahoma is easily the story of this weekend, the story of the season has been Utah’s run for a BCS slot. Yeah, Texas Tech is compelling, as is how tough the Big 12 South is this year, but Utah’s perfect run is a great story, especially since they did recently and with a different coach. I know you can talk about the ease of their schedule (which I will only buy a little) and the times their offense has struggled, but at 12-0 and a win over probable Pac10 champion Oregon State, Utah is the real deal.
Much can be said about Hawaii’s 12-0 regular season run last year, but Utah has done it while playing a tougher schedule and against better out of conference teams. Their ‘worse’ win was a 25-23 win in Ann Arbor.
Congratulations Utah, you’ve just earned the right to play the SEC champion loser in New Orleans.