It's a tie
Penn State 0 USC 0 Texas 0
How was this game possible?
After last year's smashing success of the three-way game format the Tom Bowl wasn't displeased when the newly-created Tom Bowl formula came up with a match-up of USC, Texas and Penn State for Tom Bowl XVII. The Tom Bowl formula is as sound as the BCS formula in picking teams. For details of how the formula works and the breakdown of this year's selection process click here.
To make this possible, the Tom Bowl devised a unique format that would allow all three teams to play each other in what would have been arguably the most talked about event in college football history. Each team would play each other for a "half" However, in what can only be called a mathematical anomaly, the game would consist of three "halves.
In the first "half"
Penn State plays Texas
You could call it a "thirder" instead of a half if you feel like it but we chose not too.
The end result? Each team plays a full 60 minutes of football, 30 minutes against one team, 30 against the other. The team that had the most points at the end would be declared the winner with the rights to be called the true #1 college football team in the nation. In an advent of a tie, we would have played a standard overtime with the two tied teams. If it was a three way tie we devised a complicated method for resolving the contest that we won't document here because it'll take too long.