First the bad news: It's over Oregon. You're not going to play in the Bowl Championship Series title game. And Dennis Dixon? He's not going to win the Heisman. All that ended on one play with 6:01 left in the first quarter of a 34-24 loss to Arizona on Thursday night.
But now the good news. Even though the rival Wildcats won, they are very, very excited in Tempe, home of Arizona State. How excited? Take a look:
Oregon's loss put Arizona State in control of its destiny, meaning if the Sun Devils beat USC next Thursday and Arizona on Dec. 1 (both games are in Tempe), they'll play in the Rose Bowl.
Oregon's loss and coming drop from No. 2 in the BCS standings made a winner of the Big 12. The league is in prime position to have a team in the title game because Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri are Nos. 3-5 in the BCS standings and figure to move up with victories on Saturday.
Oregon's loss also impacts several other teams, and our man the BCS Guru has all the possibilities.
Thanks to TV Tan Line.