The fact that Northern Illinois is in a BCS bowl game and teams like the LSU Tigers, Texas A&M Aggies and Georgia Bulldogs are not is downright comical.
We get it, the BCS won't allow more than two teams from the same conference to go to a bowl game and it has these qualifications that allowed Northern Illinois to make a BCS berth, but man, this should be considered a crime by all college football fans.
With Northern Illinois being accepted in the Orange Bowl to face Florida State, the Oklahoma Sooners were bounced from the Sugar Bowl as a direct result.
So given LSU's athleticism and the BCS bowls presenting some of the weakest teams in recent memory, LSU could beat every BCS at-large team. This is why.