But consider beating other teams isn't all about who has more talent, it's also about scheme and matchups. What was the one team Texas A&M struggled with on D? Louisiana Tech, a more open-spread style. Which just so happens to be what the Big 12 runs a lot of.
Either way, I think the "SEC is the only real football in college" took a big hit when a Freshman QB comes in and wins the Heisman, becoming the first Freshman to do so, with a team playing its first year in the conference, against what is supposed to be the premier Defensive conference in the league.