It’s always sunny in Southern California! Even though USC lost 53-32 to Oregon last night, fans at the Coliseum were treated to another spectacular fall afternoon in LA. My brother in law Charlie, a transplant from the Northeast, sent in this pic from the game last night and said that the Trojans “teased” their fans with a strong start to the second half. In the end, the game wasn’t really that close thanks to the mighty Oregon Duck offense. With two more unbeaten teams falling yesterday (Michigan St/Missouri) my Alabama/Oregon BCS Championship prediction from two weeks ago is looking better and better.
I wasn’t surprised to see Stanford march down the field with a minute remaining in the 4th quarter. I wasn’t surprised to see Stanford kick a game winning field goal as time expired. I wasn’t surprised to see Stanford beat USC by a final score of 37-35. This is not the USC that we grew accustomed to watching during the first decade of the 21st century. And with NCAA sanctions yet to even really take root, even harder times to follow for Troy. For Stanford, things have been looking up since Jim Harbaugh took over the program in 2007. I asked my step brother, a Stanford grad student and amateur photographer, if the school really cares about the football program now. His response, “let me do some research and get back to you”. I wouldn’t have expected anything less from a Stanford grad student.