<quoted text>We played one of the most potent offenses in college and we got the W, in a game where we were 14 points underdogs. I call that a bitchslap, or maybe a quackslap!!! Our defense is where we needed to improve and we are have been doing so each game. And aside from the NCAA cronie and their B.S. sanctions, the AP has the USC Trojans as #10 in the country. So I guess I aint the only one chiming here pal...
USC - WE FIGHT ON AND WIN
I'm not at all sure you can call a 3 point win in a
73 point game a "bitchslap," particularly given that it
was only a missed goal that gave USC the win. You and I
both know USC was hanging on for dear life at the end,
having given up 21 straight points before the missed field
goal that prevented going overtime. Given the state of
things on the USC, Oregon would have had the advantage.
Nonetheless, the game is done and the Ducks let it slip
away from them during the first half and got focused too
late to make it work for them. Lesson learned. Congrats
to USC for bringing their best effort to Eugene. Winning
at Autzen is something to be proud of.
I've read the entire NCAA report on the transgressions
of USC resulting in the penalties and believe that, for
the most part, the penalties were warranted given the
repeated efforts of the administration (Mike Garrett
in particular) to stonewall an investigation. Had they
come clean at the start their penalties would have
been far less severe. The question now is whether the
"cronies" you cite levy even heavier penalties on Miami
for actions far more blatant and intentional than USCs.
If Miami's penalties are equal or less than those handed
down to USC it is clear the game is dishonest and rigged.
I cautioned friends and bettors months ago to beware of
the USC game, especially if the Ducks defeated Stanford,
as it was not only a trap game, it was USC beat opportunity
to show that just because the BCS chooses to ignore them
does not mean they are not a credible team. The game is
played on the field, nowhere else.
What USC proved, without gaining benefit in terms of the
"official" rankings, is that 3 teams in the PAC-12 are
credible among the elite schools in the country right now:
Stanford, Oregon, and USC.