College Football 2011: Championship Weekend

By Cabrone D. Brewer
It’s been one heck of a wild ride around the college football community this year, but for some schools the troubled journey will soon be over. As for the others, let the postseason conference championship madness begin.
Typically the last week in November signals the arrival of Bedlam in the state of Oklahoma, but due to the shrinkage of the Big 12 conference the annual clash between No. 13 Oklahoma and No. 3 Oklahoma State has moved to the first week in December and has never been more important.
Both schools enter the game chasing championship dreams with the Big 12 title on the line for the winner of the contest. OSU is looking to avoid their ninth consecutive loss to the Sooners and keep their national championship hopes alive with a victory. OU is seeking their eight Big 12 title under Bob Stoops.
A win for OSU would give the Cowboys’ their first outright conference title as a member of the Big 12 or Big Eight.
No. 1 LSU seeks their 11th SEC title and a berth in the national championship game against No.12 Georgia in the SEC championship.
Georgia is riding a 10-game winning streak after beginning the year 0-2, but it will be more than an uphill battle for the Bulldogs, as LSU has had one of the more dominating seasons in college football history.
UCLA will become the first team with six loses to play for a conference title when the Bruins face No. 8 Oregon Saturday in the inaugural Pac 12 championship game.
The Bruins were able to capture the South division of the Pac 12 despite finishing two games behind USC, who is serving a two-year postseason ban.
The winner will play the winner of WisconsinMichigan State in the Rose Bowl.
Speaking of Wisconsin-Michigan State, the No. 15 Badgers will seek to avenge their early season loss to No. 11 Michigan State in the inaugural Big Ten championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Michigan State is shooting for its first Rose Bowl appearance since 1988.
And in the ACC, No. 5 Virginia Tech is looking to exact revenge on No. 21 Clemson, who handed the Hokies their only loss of the season.
Should be a great weekend of college football.
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