Larry’s League did NOT go 11-0 last weekend and did NOT have a team come back from 34-points down in the second half.
Washington State came closest, rallying from 21-points behind in the fourth quarter to take down Boise State, in triple OT.
Of course, it took the worst shovel-pass decision in the history of mankind, by Kansas transfer Montell Cozart, which led to a pick six. And then a Wazzu punt that bounced off the back of a Boise kid that led to the game-tying score in regulation.
Leave it to Mike Leach, prepping for a laxative endorsement, to sum up his team’s first half performance:
“We were like one of the most constipated offenses on Earth,” Leach said.
Forget Gatorade: try prune juice.
Oregon, for what it’s worth, nearly blew a 28-point second-half lead, at home, against Nebraska.
Week 2 was the anticipated reality check. The league scored some nice wins against Nebraska, Boise and BYU, but took lumps versus Minnesota, San Diego State and Houston.
To quote the great Chuck Berry, “c’est la vie, say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell.”
I’ve always loved the conference for its geographic, and geopolitical, uniqueness. The conference is basically six sets of pairs—teams of rivals.
The leaders, so far, in this year’s potato sack race:
Combined record: 4-0. Separated by 13 miles, 10,000 plastic surgeons and the world’s worst traffic, the Trojans and Bruins have suddenly become the Pac’s hottest power couple. Last year, at this point, USC had already lost to Alabama, 52-6, and Max Browne was still starting at quarterback. UCLA was also 1-1 after a choke-job loss at Texas A&M. Today, they’re taking selfies in front of the AP top 25 poll.
USC romped all over Stanford, with more than 300 yards passing and rushing, which hasn’t happened since Buddy Teevens handed the coaching baton the Walt Harris.
“Anytime you outrush a David Shaw Stanford team, that’s a special thing,” USC Coach Clay Helton said.
Josh Rosen was Edward Scissorhands in UCLA’s slice and dice against Hawaii, throwing for a career-high five touchdowns. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.