The BCS Guru continues his review of what has gone right and what has gone wrong with the Bowl Championship Series by looking at the 1999 season. How could the BCS screw this one up? Florida State and Virginia Tech, both undefeated, finished atop the standings and met in the Sugar Bowl. The Hokies had a 29-28 lead entering the fourth quarter before the Seminoles turned on the afterburners and scored the last 18 points in a 46-29 victory.
But just like 1998 when unbeaten Tulane was left out of the party, a 12-0 Marshall team watched the big boys slug it out in the BCS bowls. And Kansas State, which lost only to Nebraska, was again passed up by the BCS.