Dear BCS Committee, Think About Cincinnati For National Championship

Steve MCorrespondent IDecember 6, 2009

PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 05: Tony Pike #15 is congratulated by head coach Brian Kelly of the Cincinnati Bearcats following their win against the University of Pittsburgh Panthers on December 5, 2009 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

This College Football season was a year like no other for the Big East.

The Big East Championship game was the best game of all games this weekend.  The Championship between Pitt and Cincinnati yesterday was an instant classic for all college football fans.

For most of the first half, the Bearcats were being demolished by Pitt, and at some points had a lead above twenty points.  In the fourth quarter, Pitt missed a very important kick that could have given them a seven point lead rather than a six point lead.

That kick would come back to haunt Pitt.

With less than a minute in the game, 33 seconds to be exact, Cincinnati QB Tony Pike threw a twenty-nine yard touchdown pass to Armon Binns to put Cincinnati one point above Pitt.

Pitt gave it all they had in the last 33 seconds, but the Cincinnati defense played their hearts out to get the win and go undefeated.

Here comes to my point of this article.  This Big East season was the best in awhile if not the best ever.

During the year, Cincinnati was ranked as high as fifth in the country, Pitt was No. 15 as of yesterday, Rutgers was at one point 25th and West Virginia was 23rd as of yesterday.

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The undefeated Cincinnati Bearcats must be considered to be in the National Championship game.

The Big East was arguably the best conference in college football this year and Cincinnati was it's best team.

The Bearcats were led by Heisman candidates Tony Pike and Marty Gilyard, and a coach who I feel was the best coach in college football this year in Brian Kelly.

Kelly, a coach people have talked about to take the Charlie Weis job, has been amazing this season and if he leaves Cincinnati, the Fighting Irish have received an amazing coach.

BCS committee, forget the usual suspects in Texas and Alabama and put the 12-0 Bearcats in the National Championship.

Cincinnati is very deserving of the National Championship game, so at least think about them before going straight to Texas or Alabama.

Even if Cincinnati is not in the National Championship, Bearcats' fans will never forget this amazing season.


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