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Topic: OT Tourney (Final) - 1997 vs. 2007

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ELA

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OT Tourney (Final) - 1997 vs. 2007
« on: July 31, 2020, 01:20:55 PM »

19972007
Michigan/NebraskaNATIONAL CHAMPIONLSU
ROSE: #1 Michigan 21, #8 Washington State 16
ORANGE: #2 Nebraska 42, #3 Tennessee 17
"NATIONAL TITLE GAME'#2 LSU 38, #1 Ohio State 24
MichiganBIG TEN CHAMPIONOhio State
#1 Michigan 21, #8 Washington State 16ROSE BOWL#7 USC 49, #13 Illinois 17
Charles WoodsonHEISMAN WINNERTim Tebow

#1 PROGRESSION
1997
  • Preseason: Penn State
  • September 20: #3 Florida 33, #4 Tennessee 20 (#3 Florida jumped to #1)
  • October 11: #14 LSU 28, #1 Florida 21 (#2 Penn State jumped to #1)
  • October 18: #2 Nebraska 29, Texas Tech 0 (#2 Nebraska jumped to #1)
  • November 8: #4 Michigan 34, #2 Penn State 8 (#4 Michigan jumped to #1)
2007
  • Preseason: USC
  • September 29: #1 USC 27, Washington 24 (#2 LSU jumped to #1)
  • October 13: #17 Kentucky 43, #1 LSU 37 (3OT) (#3 Ohio State jumped to #1)
  • November 10: Illinois 28, #1 Ohio State 21 (#2 LSU jumped to #1)
  • November 23: Arkansas 50, #1 LSU 48 (3OT) (#3 Missouri jumped to #1)
  • December 1: #9 Oklahoma 38, #1 Missouri 17 (#3 Ohio State jumped to #1)
  • January 7: #2 LSU 38, #1 Ohio State 24 (#2 LSU jumped to #1) 

OTHER NOTES
1997
  • November 8 featured two matchups of Top 5 teams, as #4 Michigan beat #2 Penn State and #3 Florida State beat #5 North Carolina, however, the story of the day was Nebraska needing a kicked ball to avoid an upset loss to Missouri
  • Fred Taylor ran for 162 yards and 4 touchdowns against the nation's top run defense to knock Florida State out of the national title discussion
  • Marshall won the MAC Championship in their first season in Division 1-A, thanks to Randy Moss and Chad Pennington
  • Charles Woodson became the only primarily defensive player to win the Heisman
2007
  • Timing rules implemented in 2006 were removed
  • North Texas and Navy set the record for points in a quarter and in a regulation game, on November 10, scoring 63 2nd quarter points, giving North Texas a 49-45 halftime lead, before losing 74-62
  • There were 59 times where a ranked team lost to a lower ranked team, including a record 13 upsets of top 5 teams by unranked teams, the first upset of a ranked team by an FCS team (Appalachian State over Michigan), the #2 team losing on 7 of 9 consecutive weeks (6 of the 7 to unranked teams), and the top 2 teams losing on the same weekend three different times, after not happening at all in over a decade
  • Colt Brennan set the FBS record for passing TDs and total TDs
  • Only 2nd time in BCS era that there was no undefeated team, with Kansas being the only 1 loss BCS conference team, and LSU being the first 2 loss team to be recognized by the AP or Coaches as a national champ since 1960 Minnesota (with 1990 Colorado at 10-1-1 being the most recent team with two non-wins)
  • Sonny Lubick and Lloyd Carr retired after the season


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Re: OT Tourney (Final) - 1997 vs. 2007
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2020, 03:41:23 PM »
I'm going to let this last one run through the weekend

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Re: OT Tourney (Final) - 1997 vs. 2007
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2020, 01:00:45 PM »
No shocker.  2007 with the win

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Re: OT Tourney (Final) - 1997 vs. 2007
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2020, 02:11:58 PM »
really?

The Huskers/Wolverines season doesn't win?
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Re: OT Tourney (Final) - 1997 vs. 2007
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2020, 02:57:24 PM »
I voted 2007.  It was chaos, bedlam.  A little recency bias I'm sure, but 97 just wasn't all that exciting lined up w 07.   Personal experiences aside. 

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Re: OT Tourney (Final) - 1997 vs. 2007
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2020, 04:09:49 PM »
ya think you know a guy
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Re: OT Tourney (Final) - 1997 vs. 2007
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2020, 04:36:02 PM »
97 basically had the one weekend with SHOWDOWN Saturday, that were both duds, and Mizzou-Nebraska turned out to be the good game; and then Fred Taylor upsetting FSU

 

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