Well, after last night's disappointing 50-48 triple overtime loss to Arkansas, LSU has lost it's chance to try for a national championship this season. Once again too many mental errors cost them the game. This time the culprits were once again unnecessary penalties like illegal formation removing a very critical touchdown, way too many errant passes by Matt Flynn, and not capitalizing on opportunities like recovering a fumble on the 20 and only scoring a field goal.
Still have two more games left, but when your hopes are so high with the very real chance of making it to the national championship game, the SEC Championship and only a New Year's bowl game doesn't quite have the same appeal. Hopefully they will finish strong with an SEC Championship win and Sugar Bowl win and then start building for next year. That won't be an easy road though as I'm sure now the players hopes are just as dashed and they will have to dig deep to not give up on the season.
Update: Thanks to Southpaw in the comments section for reminding me that I wanted to give some props to McFadden as he definitely proved he should be in the Heisman mix with his performance as he ran all over the Tigers, especially in the red zone which has been our Achilles heel all season.