It hit me about the time Stanford's Jeff Trojan gathered in Oregon's last-gasp onside kick late Thursday night.
I'm going to miss the BCS.
For all the moaning and groaning that's gone on about everything that's not right with the current system of determining college football's national champion, let's be honest about something.
It's hard to beat the unpredictability and drama that we've seen down the stretch every year in that mad scramble to secure one of those all-important top two spots in the final BCS standings.
We were reminded yet again Thursday that what's made the BCS such a hit (at least in some quarters) is the incredible pressure that mounts these last few weeks of the season when there are only two tickets to the dance.
Some teams have thrived under that pressure. Most have not.