Southern Miss Golden Eagles

Their signature victory

Oklahoma State got its statement win. Critics of the Cowboys had questioned whether they were worthy of playing for the national championship. Their 44-10 win over Oklahoma proved they are ready for the big time. LSU's defense is really, really good. Looking disinterested for most of the first half, the Tigers relied on a huge punt return by Tyrann Mathieu, then forced three Georgia turnovers in the second half, including a Morris Claiborne interception return for a touchdown, to cruise to a 42-10 win. The Big Ten title game was a rousing success. After watching blowouts in the ACC, SEC and Pac-12 championship games, it was nice to see Wisconsin and Michigan State step up and...