"My momma always said you got to put the past behind you before you can move on." Forrest Gump
"The past is never dead. It's not even past." William Faulkner
"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but never preserved except in memory LLAP" Leonard Nimoy
You're right though, these other games will have no bearing on the BCSCG.
Towards the end of the broadcast the announcers noted that USC showed up so late to a pre-game dinner event that barely anyone was there. Ga. Tech had left after an hour & fifteen minutes, then USC showed up and stayed just a few minutes. It was totally disrespectful of the bowl organizers, sponsors, chamber if commerce, city, etc. They also pointed out that USC's statement of explanation was blatantly false. It was as blunt a rebuke of a program as I've ever seen on a game broadcast.
USC is one of the most historical, elite programs in the country. I cannot understand why - even under probation - they would continue propping up this clown.
Georgia and LSU ain't helping our SOS right now.
My point was neither side in the championship can take comfort in how their regular opponents fared in bowl games. USC struggling against Tech shouldn't make us any more confident than the Domers using the struggles of LSU and Georgia in evaluating us. It will come down to who plays better next Monday.