Now that it’s over, let’s look ahead and examine where the College Football Playoff goes from here.
While the Cotton Bowl Classic is played Texas, this year it was not won by football team from Texas. The Baylor Bears fell to Michigan State Thursday 42-41.
Big 12 co-champion Baylor was the first team left out of the College Football Playoff. Michigan State’s only two losses were to teams that made the first four-team postseason field.
Robert Griffin III won the Heisman Trophy at Baylor. Bryce Petty was the quarterback who then led the Bears to their first two Big 12 championships.
Shawn Oakman has been a dominant defender for Baylor, an All-Big 12 defensive end who needs only one more sack to set the single-season school record.
This year’s Cotton Bowl Classic will be the first game to feature two top-10 nationally ranked teams. The 8th ranked Michigan State Spartans will travel south to face off against the 5th ranked Baylor Bears on New Year’s Day, January 1st, 2015.
Mulkey has a roster loaded with talented young players that makes her think about what John Calipari has with the No. 1 Kentucky men and his platoon system.
The stage is now set for the first College Football Playoff, and it is going to be fantastic. Unfortunately, somebody had to be left out of the big party, and this year it was the Big 12.
The Big 12 co-champs, TCU and Baylor, were left out of the College Football Playoffs.
Now the Big 12 Conference has a real debate to settle after both of its co-champions were left out of the four-team playoff.
Texans like to think the Lone Star state is the center of the football world. This weekend, the biggest of the college season, it is.
The College Football Playoff will determine college football’s first national champion in the new playoff model in January, but the real playoff begins this weekend.