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PROTEST PLAYOFF '08: 2009 FBS National Championship

2008-2

ONE DAY UNTIL KICKOFF!

Anyone see the sign in the Boise State crowd advertising this Web site last night?

I'd probably take them more seriously if they could spell Orrin Hatch's name correctly. Oh, well. If you have enjoyed this project of mine at all, you might as well wander over there and vote Yes, 16 and Yes.

Know who else might be voting? Pete Carroll. Click the jump to see why...

The Protest Playoff has been very good to USC. That's four championships now, which is three more than any other team. And beating St. Tebow to win the fourth? That's the icing on the Trojan cake.

 

USCLeftFBS National Championship - 2008 OrangeFloridaRight

No. 5 USC Trojans (14-1) VS. No. 2 Florida Gators (15-1)

FedEx Orange Bowl
Dolphin Stadium - Miami Gardens, Fla.
Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009 - 8 PM EST

Precipitation: none
Temperature: 76
Wind: calm

Final Score: USC 24, Florida 20

Player of the Game
USC RB C.J. Gable

Box Score

 

MIAMI (AP) -

 

All helmet images are courtesy of The Helmet Project. Check it out - it's pretty cool.

All bowl logos are courtesy of sportslogos.net.

 

Next Week

That's the end of the Protest Playoff... for now. I have some ideas for a few other playoff fields to try out come bowl season, but I need a break from this project for a while. I've covered the entire BCS era (1998-2008) and I think it's been an interesting look at what could have been, but now it's time to turn our full, undivided attention to K-State football.

I hope you have enjoyed this feature. Thanks for reading!

 

BracketCat's Protest Playoff Archives

1998: Selection Sunday | Sweet 16 (1) | Sweet 16 (2) | Elite 8 | Final 4 | Fiesta | Data | Encore

1999: Selection Sunday | Sweet 16 (1) | Sweet 16 (2) | Elite 8 | Final 4 | Sugar | Data | Encore

2000: Selection Sunday | Sweet 16 (1) | Sweet 16 (2) | Elite 8 | Final 4 | Orange | Data | Encore

2001: Selection Sunday | Sweet 16 (1) | Sweet 16 (2) | Elite 8 | Final 4 | Rose | Data

2002: Selection Sunday | Sweet 16 (1) | Sweet 16 (2) | Elite 8 | Final 4 | Fiesta | Data

2003: Selection Sunday | Sweet 16 (1) | Sweet 16 (2) | Elite 8 | Final 4 | Sugar | Data

2004: Selection Sunday | Sweet 16 (1) | Sweet 16 (2) | Elite 8 | Final 4 | Orange | Data

2005: Selection Sunday | Sweet 16 (1) | Sweet 16 (2) | Elite 8 | Final 4 | Rose | Data

2006: Selection Sunday | Sweet 16 (1) | Sweet 16 (2) | Elite 8 | Final 4 | Fiesta | Data

2007: Selection Sunday | Sweet 16 (1) | Sweet 16 (2) | Elite 8 | Final 4 | Sugar | Data

2008: Selection Sunday | Sweet 16 (1) | Sweet 16 (2) | Elite 8 | Final 4