Heisman Pundit’s post exploring the possibility of Max Hall as a darkhorse Heisman candidate raises a bigger question in my mind in light of the recent BCS/playoff debate: if BYU somehow runs the table this season, won’t it be a strong contender for a slot in the BCS title game?
Look at the schedule. The Cougars would be 12-0 with wins over Oklahoma, FSU, TCU and Utah. Yeah, they do play the rest of the Mountain West, but at least there isn’t a single 1-AA school on the slate.
Sure, it’s something of a longshot, but if you figure that the rest of the D-1 landscape winds up looking like it has the past two seasons, an undefeated BYU squad would make for an interesting national discussion about the postseason, don’t you think?