LSU beat UCF 40-32 in the Fiesta Bowl. Five thoughts and analysis of the win, and what it all means.
5. Don’t let this loss cloud the issue …
Yes, UCF has been given too much love over the last two years for coming up with a few good wins along with a whole lot of fluff.
No, UCF didn’t deserve to be in this year’s College Football Playoff.
Yes, UCF deserved and should’ve been in an eight-team College Football Playoff format.
It’s not just about the results, it’s about the opportunity. UCF – along with all of the Group of Five programs – should have some way of being able to play their way into a chance. It’s not fair and it’s not right that at least 60 teams are already eliminated from the 2019 national title chase.
Even if the top Group of Five program is nothing more than cannon fodder for the No. 1 overall seed – fine. That’s a sort of reward for one of the top teams, and it’s a shot for the “little guy” … which is all the UCFs of the world are asking for.