ShoelessJoe wrote:In the last seven years, 63 of the 65 BCS conference teams have beaten a top 20 team. Duke is one of those teams. The other? ...well I am posting this in the Nebraska thread... Interesting statistic though, I would've never guessed Nebraska.
I realize 7 years ago, Solich was the coach, but really the crux of this "streak" is Callahan. Since he took over, NU has found a way to blow a win against a high, or at leaster higher, ranked opponent every year. You just saw the gag job against Texas Tech. Last year it was a 21-7 4th qrtr lead over top 15 Texas before NU's D collapses and Jamal Charles goes off for 200 yrds in the 4th qrtr alone. The year before that it was the Texas in the Snow. On a 3rd and 2 (I think) with 2 minutes left if NU gets the first down the game is over. Nunn makes the catch, crosses the first down stripe, and promptly loses the football. Texas wins it by 2 with a FG in the last few seconds. The year before that against top10 Texas Tech, NU picks off a pass with seconds to go to seal the win, but the DT that picked it decides he wants some yards to go with his INT. He gets about 2 yrds before he fumbles and Tech recovers. Tech TD with seconds remaining to win the game.
Theres been a couple of others losses like this to unranked teams and some other couldda, shouldda, woulddas that werent quite as dramatic. I'll be glad when Bo gets HIS players. Hopefully, the brain cramps that allow this team to consistently pull a loss from jaws of victory will graduate with this class.