I have heard about Wacky Wednesday, but Wacky Thursday is ludicrous! Things get mad in the Pac-12 once again as #17 USC loses to Washington 17-12 to start a wild weekend in the Pac-12 conference.
I could not believe it either. The #17 USC Trojans lost, at home, after a blow out victory against ASU, to the lowly Washington Huskies. Well one thing is for sure, the Huskies are not lowly anymore as Chris Petersen got his first signature win of the season in this huge Thursday night upset.
I tell you this though, USC did not play their usual game and it did not help that a few of their players left the game with injures like star center Max Tuerk. Still, even before the players started to go down, things were not looking good for the Trojans. QB Cody Kessler started the game with two interceptions and from their he did not look his normal self as he went 16/29 and 156 yards with no TDs.
I tell you, if I would not have seen it, I would not have believed it. But this is only the beginning. There are four other games this weekend that could be as unpredictable as this one.
Two games look to be in favor of the home team as Arizona looks to bounce back from two straight losses to start conference play as they host Oregon State. Then Oregon looks to have recovered enough form that Utah loss two weeks ago as they welcome Washington State to Eugene.
The one that almost looks like a sure thing is ASU as 15 point favorites at home, yet Colorado has been showing some fire lately. Though ASU beat UCA at home, I still do not fully trust them to win the division. I think Colorado plays this close in a near win… or ASU blows them out by 30.
Now the game o’ the week brought to you by ESPN has College Gameday heading to Salt Lake City as the #5 Utah Utes (we still cannot believe that ranking either) welcome the offensive firestarter #21 California Golden Bears to Rice-Eccles. Utah is favored by -7.5 and this game might be even closer than that.
Both Utah and Cal are coming into this game with something to prove which will help their individual division standings as both top the North and South Divisions. Though I do not think either of these teams can hold on to the top stop in their division, right now it is enough to soak in the drama that is the Pac-12 Conference. Screw being the top conference in the land, these teams are out for blood!