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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Oregon 42, Oklahoma State 31

I don't know what the NCAA was thinking, starting an important bowl game at 5 p.m. on a workday. By the time I got home from work, ate, and got to my neighbor's house to watch the Holiday Bowl, the first half was over. But that's okay, because this game was all about the second half.

And what a second half it was! Oregon rolled up five touchdowns, and just physically overpowered OSU. (Hey, we're used to beating OSU!) Our young quarterback, Jeremiah Masoli, knocked an OSU back ass-over-teakettle on his way to a 41 yard touchdown. LeGarret Blount hurtled one guy and dragged another 12 yards into the end zone on another touchdown run. And in one of the most amusing plays I've seen, someone (Walter Thurmond?) kicked the ball out of his own grasp when he hurtled over a defender on his way to what would have been another great kickoff return. That put a quick stop to the return, but fortunately, the Ducks recovered.

OSU put up a good fight. Hats off to their great receiver, Dez Bryant. And their quarterback, Zac Robinson, who got knocked around something fierce and still kept making plays. Just nowhere near enough to overcome the plays made by the Ducks, on offense and defense.

So, for all you who say the PAC-10 is soft or weak, how does 3-0 in bowl games sound to you?

Go Beaves! Go Trojans! Let's run the table.

UPDATE:

In what must have been a singularly forgettable game, the Beavers pulled it out, 3-0 over Pittsburgh in the Sun Bowl. On New Years Day, the Trojans took the Nittany Lions out behind the woodshed for a good thumping.

PAC-10 goes 5-0 in bowl games. Think that'll earn the PAC-10 any respect from the eastern pundits?

Nah!

3 comments:

David Carrel said...

Well, I guess I will have to check out these highlights. They better be as good as you said they were.

Seda said...

No fear. Try these:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6yKxlrqbQA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k26qkAaogJ8&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9iumcPLPKU&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4r6KVno7gw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKLIX8Ixw1k&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP4u3-4iz7M&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCws-ERW3_M

Do you like football, David? Any favorite teams you like to watch?

David Carrel said...

I am from MI so all my teams are from there; unfortunately the Lions, rough year, only going up from there. Michigan State for college; my dad went there.
Thanks, it looked like a good game.

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