Give Kentucky All The Credit
Wildcats show some toughness in upset of No. 1 LSU
Oct. 13, 2007
By Trev Alberts
Special to CSTV.com
Trev Alberts is a football analyst for CSTV and CSTV.com.
But you have to be proud of the
You can obviously make the argument that LSU made a mistake by running four straight times in the third overtime. But it's like anything else. Les Miles is praised when he goes for it on fourth down five times against
Rather than point to LSU's ineffectiveness at key moments, I choose to lift up
I thought it was a courageous effort out of the Wildcats, but I thought the emotional games that LSU has played may have caught up with them. And that's what makes the SEC so difficult. It used to be you at least had Vanderbilt,
What a terrific, terrific win and performance by coach Rich Brooks and his staff. In an age when there are too many quick triggers on hirings and firings of college coaches, Kentucky sticks with a guy and gets a hugely important win. But the Wildcats now have
As this race unfolds for the national championship and the number of teams who are going to have two or maybe even three losses piles up, there are going to be some pretty good SEC teams in the mix who will have beat up on each other. And it's unfortunate for them that they're so good as a conference that it's hurting them nationally to knock each other off. You may not have any SEC team ranked in the Top 5 when the polls come out Sunday.
I think what's going to be interesting for LSU is what the poll voters choose to do. Remember, USC played horribly against Washington and got beat at home by Stanford and dropped to No. 10. I don't think the Tigers are out of the race. They still have great teams ahead on their schedule and potentially the SEC Championship game. They still essentially control their own destiny in the West and that's all that really matters because if they take care of business, they'll get a chance to win the SEC.
With what's happened in college football this year, they're not out of this thing. Jacob Hester has to get healthy. Miles can talk about
So next week we'll find out about the Tigers' resiliency and ability to overcome adversity. They have some questions at quarterback that I think they need to settle. They have to get healthy and address some holes in their defense. Bo Pelini and crew will go back and try and correct those things with his great players, but sometimes you're told for so long how great you are and then you turn on the film and realize you just lost to