Monday, November 21, 2011

Pac-12 Week 12 Re-Caps lost to USC at home by three points right at the end. The bad news is, you blew your chance at another appearance in the BCS title game and probably ended any talk about being one of the nation's very best for a while. The good news is that you are still in the driver's seat for the league title and Rose Bowl appearance. Win next week at home against a weak OSU squad and then win the Pac-12 title game against a weak South conference foe and you're in. Lots to play for, now go get it. beat #4 Oregon on their home field. Respect. Rumors of your demise are greatly exaggerated. Your talent, size, speed and QB are impressive. From what I can tell, it's going to be you and Oregon next year for the league title. lost to a then 2-8 Oregon State. Wow. You've sunk pretty far from the giddy days of beating Hawaii, Eastern Washington, Arizona, Cal, Utah and Colorado. Sure, you're bowl eligible at six wins, but will you even be able to beat WSU next week in the Apple Cup? lost to Utah in a snow bowl at home. Good effort, bad result. All will be remedied if you can figure out a win vs. the Huskies next week. beat WSU on the road in a snow storm. Nicely done. You are in competition for the South title. beat your rival ASU. Your season - despite how bad it has been - just took a turn for the better. In-state bragging rights for 12 months secured.

ASU...the big fade continues. Poor, poor, poor. beat Cal by three points on your own home field. Close call and the second week in a row where you did not look like world beaters. Your hopes for league honors hinge on Oregon losing at home to OSU next week. That is not likely to happen, so second place in the North is looking like your fate.

Cal...well, you gave it a shot. You almost beat Stanford. You're still at six wins with one more to play against the "faders" ASU. Win that and you're looking pretty good. took Colorado to the woodshed and set up a battle next week for the South title with Utah for the right to go to Eugene or Palo Alto to get your butt kicked. Good luck! year is looking good.

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