Death, taxes, and the annual mid-season USC slump. Gotta love it!!
Where does last night's result put Penn State since the Nittany Lions beat Oregon State 45-14?? I have to think there is going to be quite a bit of noise made in State College about that game, especially if they keep winning games. Ugh.
Guess it just goes to show that you can lose to anyone in college football if you don't show up ready to play against a motivated opponent. Let's be honest, USC is getting everyone's best shot, and these conference opponents always seem to have a better read on USC than the nonconference opponents. USC will be back. Too much talent on that roster for them to play poorly for more than a couple games, and I fully expect them to start peaking again late in the year and ready to blow out whatever Big 10 team they get in the Rose Bowl. For now, I'll enjoy seeing them go down and knock themselves right out of the national title race. As far as I'm concerned, USC can lose 9 more games and it wouldn't be enough for those jacked-up steroid abusers. I still can't believe there hasn't been a performance-enhancing drug scandal at USC yet. Probably the worst kept secret in the country.
The Pac 10 currently has one team in the top 25 (USC). Ouch. Not a formula for USC to make a statement that they deserve a bid as a one loss team. What is going to be their best chance for a good win from here out?? A two loss ASU team that got plowed by Georgia and lost at home to UNLV?? An Oregon team that lost at home to Boise State?? A Cal team that lost to a mediocre Maryland team?? A Notre Dame team that hasn't looked a ton better than the 3-9 season from a year ago??
Just a guess, but I would imagine there were more than a handful of cheers last night in Athens, Baton Rouge, Tuscaloosa, and Gainesville when Sanchez threw that pick in the fourth quarter. Would anyone be opposed to the SEC Championship game just being renamed as the "BCS Championship Game" this year??
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