Monday, September 13, 2010

Pac-10 Football - Week Two What We Learned

What did we learn this week in Pac-10 football...

Oregon beat Tennessee at Tennessee - 48-13. We learned a few things. First, Oregon appeared susceptible to the power running game, at least early in a game. We shall see if Pac-10 teams try and mimic this. Second, Oregon and its new QB can handle road pressure. Three, Oregon is dang good and can hurt you with D and Special Teams just as much as Offense.

Washington beat Syracuse in Seattle - 41-20. We learned that UW plays better at home, has some talent at receiver and can beat an inferior team. The ship is righted at 1-1 with Nebraska coming to town next week. I suspect we'll learn much more about UW following that game than this week.

WSU beat Montana State in Pullman - 23-22. We learned just how bad WSU is. They had to come from behind to eek out a win vs. a Div. II opponent. But hey, they didn't lose.

Stanford beat UCLA in LA - 35-0. We learned that Stanford is a force to be reckoned with in the Pac-10 and that UCLA is, well, not a good football team.

Arizona beat The Citadel 52-6. We learned that Arizona can beat up on a vastly inferior opponent...for the second week in a row. So, we actually didn't learn much about the Wildcats.

Arizona State beat Northern Arizona - 41-20. We learned that ASU, while securely beating an lower division opponent, did give up 20 points to them. Food for thought for the Pac-10 portion of the season.

Cal beat Colorado - 52-7. We learned that Cal is much, much better than future Pac-12 team Colorado. Not sure we learned much more than that.

USC beat Virginia in LA - 17-14. We learned that USC is, at this point in the season, over-rated.

Oregon State had a bye. Nothing learned.

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