to me, saying the voters demand that you run up the score is ludicrous – it’s just an excuse for poor sportsmanship. You want a shot at the championship, win your games! Don’t lose to teams you shouldn’t lose to. If you don’t have some embarrassment to cover up – no matter how close, no matter the circumstances – then you can play everyone else hard and fair and give the second string playing time when the game’s out of reach. Everyone knows when you’re in control and there’s nothing wrong with winning by 39 "when the spread is 42." Okay – oddsmakers are smart, that’s all that says (that’s why they have so much of your money, chum).
As for the Heisman – 4 TD’s and no picks will beat 6 TD’s and 2 picks any day. If you get the job done in three quarters or a half, all the better. 6,000 yards and a 50% completion percentage isn’t going to get you to NYC – it’s as much a lack of mistakes – again, being in control – as putting on a show.
Who is he thinking got "aced out?" The year SC got screwed by the BCS, the AP gave us half the championship and they changed the system to try to keep it from happening again! The year Auburn got "aced out" it was clear they weren’t the best team, just like the year an unbeaten North Michigan State or somebody got left out. Oregon didn’t get screwed by voters, they got screwed by losing to LSU. If SC is one of the two best teams, they’ll go. If not, no whining. Jeez.