Oklahoma vaulted past Texas in the USA Today coaches poll today for what USA Today called "style points" in Oklahoma’s rout of Texas Tech last night. In that game, the word makes some sense, I suppose. In Florida’s humiliation of a lesser opponent, i.e. the Citadel, earlier in the day, it doesn’t. Where is there any "style" in crushing an outclassed opponent?
Even Tech didn’t deserve to be humiliated when it was plain they were outclassed. Style, to my mind, is Mack Brown’s refusal last week to run the score up on Kansas after the Longhorns had them by three touchdowns. Instead, Mack sent in the second string. Now that’s style.