Because, by all accounts, that game was ugly. Stats speak for themselves -
LSU's longest offensive pass play came off a blown coverage. It was so ugly the announcers thought the ball had been picked off.
The most significant play of the game was a 72 yard punt.
Four missed field goals.
But you...live in the Midwest. You mock the Big 12 for their inability to play hard nosed defense, or defense at all. You rejoice, or at least pretend to rejoice, in the 30 degree snow capped games of late November where every throw is an adventure.
So were you not entertained by this viciously smashmouth defensive stalemate of a game? I have mixed emotions on the matter. On one hand, I loved every minute of it. I loved hearing Morris Claiborne talk about baiting the quarterback before jumping a route; that's the talk of a highly skilled individual athlete who perfectly understands how to play his position. I loved that in a sport where the game turns around so quickly (see OSU 52, KSU 45) because of overmatched defenses and highly developed passing offenses, this game revolved around NFL-level defenders and missed field goals. On the other hand, there was really no good v. evil in this matchup, so I had to watch it as an interested observer. And at times the gameplay was less than interesting.
So what are your thoughts? Did this game live up to its billing? Did you enjoy watching two defensive powerhouses collide?