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November 17, 2012

Back in the Hunt

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TUSCALOOSA | The University of Alabama football team benefitted from a pair of stunning upsets Saturday night that could potentially vault a one-loss Crimson Tide squad back into the BCS National Championship Game in Miami.

Baylor defeated visiting Kansas State 52-24 for the first of those upsets, knocking the No.1-ranked Wildcats from the ranks of the unbeaten. Less than an hour later, Stanford connected on an overtime field goal from 37 yards that capped a 17-14 road win over Oregon.

Those two games will leave just one unbeaten - Notre Dame - at the top of the polls. The BCS standings, a mix of computer and poll input, are likely to place the Irish in the No.1 spot. Alabama, which entered play Saturday ranked No.4 in the BCS standings, could move into the No.2 spot Sunday when the standings are released. ESPN BCS analyst Brad Edwards projected via twitter that the Crimson Tide would move into the No.2 BCS position, followed by Georgia, Florida and Oregon at No.5.

Alabama can clinch the Southeastern Conference West with a win over Auburn next weekend, and would then face Georgia in the SEC title game in Atlanta.

Notre Dame's final game is against Southern Cal.

With the news, the twitter feeds of Crimson Tide players lit up quickly. Here were a few initial twitter reactions:

Barrett Jones: Absolute mayhem in the streets of Tuscaloosa!!!! No better feeling than to control your own destiny. This is what makes cfb great!

AJ McCarron: Wow!!! Unreal.. Lets take care of business!! #bamanation

Anthony Steen: Quack Quack Quack Quack CHOKE!!!! Just couldn't handle Stanford!!! There first ok team to play all year#DeadDucks

> Austin Shepherd: Ahhhhhhhhh now time to take care of business

Carson Tinker: THE ROOF THE ROOF THE ROOF IS ON FIRE

Amari Cooper: Bryant hall going crazy right now.!!!

Reggie Ragland: Ttown gone jump all night

More UA fans and players reacted to the wins by Baylor and Stanford.

Alabama back in the BCS title hunt

With losses by Kansas State and Oregon the University of Alabama is back in the hunt for the BCS National Championship. UA fans and players reacted to the wins by Baylor and Stanford.

Storified by tuscaloosanews · Sat, Nov 17 2012 21:25:46

And yes, Go Irish and Roll Tide! Its a great day for college football!Condoleezza Rice
Absolute mayhem in the streets of Tuscaloosa!!!! No better feeling than to control your own destiny. This is what makes cfb great!Barrett Jones
ROOOOLLLLL TIIIDDE BAAABBYY!!!!Carson Tinker
Despite all my bad Luck this week, end up being Best BDay weekend Ever!! Thanks to Some upsets Roll Tide!!O.J. Howard
Alabama, Baylor, and Stanford are the new triple entente lol.Amari
Bryant hall going crazy right now.!!!Amari
Dear America,A message from Jesse Williams @ThaMonstar ... #NotDoneYet http://pic.twitter.com/Z66GXdjNNick Saban's Statue
So this guy thought he was real sharp about 9am this morning. #GameDaySigns http://pic.twitter.com/IJEBgX7eTheSportsCzars
"@tuscaloosanews: How are you celebrating Alabama being back in the hunt? Tweet us your photos." http://pic.twitter.com/x9BcPBbSJustin Ray
RT @tuscaloosanews: How are you celebrating Alabama being back in the hunt? Tweet us your photos. >>> http://twitpic.com/be6ny8Chris McKelvey
@tuscaloosanews Got ostracized for yelling Roll Tide at a church conference in Dallas... #lordforgiveus http://pic.twitter.com/XIfHCXVKBrad Petrey
@tuscaloosanews http://pic.twitter.com/MGp7iFsABradford
You don't wanna see that…RT @AaronSuttles: RT @tuscaloosanews: How are you celebrating Alabama being back in the hunt? Tweet us your photos.Wes
@tuscaloosanews This: http://bit.ly/QPYZsQLAmeetsDC
Whatever else happens, America now has a one-loss debate on its hands. God help us all.Cecil Hurt
We might be lucky, but I'll take it! Roll Tide!!!!!!!!!!Greg McElroy
Can't imagine what SEC tickets are going for nowben jones
Even Harvey Updyke is hugging treesMark Schlabach
Stanford lining up for the game winning kick, incredible win for the Card http://instagr.am/p/SKGlBNCEkk/Lyndsay Lee
ROLL TIDE!!!!!!!Joe Scarborough
TURN UP TTOWN!!!!!Nick Perry
Alabama once again... Controls their own destiny!!!! Lets keep working.. Gotta keep winning!Parker Barrineau
We Back in this thang Bang Bang!!#RoadTo15O.J. Howard
OmgDre Kirkpatrick
Brad Edwards has Alabama 2, Georgia 3, Florida 4 in BCS Sunday projections. Oregon 5.Chuck Dunlap
http://pic.twitter.com/Q23xBZNxJay Barker
Roll BAYLORRoll STANFORD Roll AMERICA!!!#TheProcess #RoadTo15 ROLL TIDE!!!Denny Chimes



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