Is the Pac-10 the Most Overrated Conference In College Football?
What an embarrassing day for Pac-10 football.
It all started on Friday night when the worst team of the Pac-10, The Washington State Cougars, went into Texas to play the worst team in the Big-12, The Baylor Bears.
WSU was supposed to challenge Baylor, but what happened, they got absolutely pummeled. It was over at the end of the third quarter as Baylor took a 35-14 lead.
Now its not like the Cougars were expected to win, but to get beaten by 28 is a poor showing.
Pac-10 = 0-1
Things would only get worse on Saturday….
The first game of Saturday also occurred in Texas, between the Stanford Cardinal and TCU Horned Frogs (I love that name). TCU is by no means a good team this year, well obviously Stanford isn’t either.
Stanford lost 31-14, although it was closer then the score suggest as TCU scored two TD in the final three minutes.
Pac-10 = 0-2
Now the real tragedy starts.
No. 23 Cal at Maryland…Maryland is a joke of a team and they had just lost 24-14 at Middle Tennessee State. Yes, you heard that right, Middle Tennessee State, you know, the Blue Raiders. I didn’t even know their team name until I looked it up when I saw that they beat the Terrapins.
Cal was favored by 14, and I’ll be the first to tell you I thought that should have been even higher. Apparently not, as Cal fell flat on their face and lost 35-27.
The score makes the game seem closer than it was, as Cal was down 35-13 with six minutes left in the fourth quarter.
Pac-10 = 0-3
And if you think this is bad, things got worse…..
UCLA had just come off a huge win vs. Tennessee at home. What a great start for Rick Neuheisel. Underdogs by only eight, they were a popular upset pick this weekend, or at least a popular pick to keep it close.
But today was not UCLA’s day; in fact I don’t even know if UCLA showed up to the game. BYU took a 42-0 lead at halftime. Max Hall, BYU’s quarterback for those who don’t know, had six TD passes.
That’s about as ugly as any game can get in 30 minutes of play. Even in the fourth quarter UCLA failed to get on the board when they missed a 27 yard field goal. BYU only scored 17 points in the second half and won 59-0.
It is being considered as the worst loss in UCLA history, but hey look on the bright side Bruins fans, Kevin Craft only threw one pick this time.
Pac-10 = 0-4
Hey Oregon State (at home) beat Hawaii, HALLELUJAH! Pac-10 football dominates the WAC, woo!
Pac-10 = 1-4
The #16 Oregon Ducks went into Purdue for a Pac-10 vs. Big-10 showdown, and a showdown it was. Oregon barely pulled the win off in double overtime with a 32-26 victory, but this was not the victory the Pac-10 needed to show the Big-10 who's boss. This has not been a good day for the Pac-10.
Pac-10 = 2-4
As expected, the Oklahoma Sooners went into Washington and took care of business. It was over by halftime as the Huskies trailed 34-0, and ultimately lost 55-14
Washington got pummeled, but I'll give them a break, they got screwed last week versus BYU.
Pac-10 = 2-5
Arizona the next Pac-10 victim, and who did they lose to....New Mexico?! New Mexico isn't a good team by any means, and they handled Arizona 36-28.
Arizona was supposed to be a decent team this year in the Pac-10, but what happened? Just another Pac-10 loss this Saturday.
Pac-10 = 2-6
USC beat Ohio State big, as expected. This does not change my opinion on the Pac-10 because I expected this to happen, and predicted it.
Pac-10 = 3-6
The final choke of the Pac-10, and perhaps the worst of all. Arizona State losses at HOME to UNLV in OT 23-20. The day got worse as it went on, and this was the final notch in Pac-10 loser belt. I thought Arisona State was supposed to be good this year, and I had them at #11 in my poll (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/55492-the-jd-poll-top-25-of-college-football-through-week-two) last week. But now I don't know if they even deserve a spot in the top 25.
Pac-10 = 3-7
For all the Pac-10 fans who thought the Pac-10 was as good as the SEC and Big 12, there is just no way! Put your heads on straight! If not for USC; the Pac-10 would be on the same level as the Big East and ACC. It's truly embarrassing.
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