It’s Game Day Eve and this is the last morning haul until after the game. I know, I know. What will you do without me? You might have to resort to using Google to search the internet. Anyway, the college football season started for several teams yesterday, including two Pac-12 programs, Utah and USC. I picked each to win in my Pac-12 Picks, and though I turned out correct, neither game went quite the way I expected. Utah State played Utah even closer than I expected as the Utes struggled to defend against the pass but held on to win 27-26. Meanwhile, USC won 30-13 at Hawaii. I called for a score of 33-10, so I wasn’t too far off, but in reality the Trojans struggled mightily in the first half in a way I did not see coming. Anyway, an entertaining night of football, but nothing compared to what will occur tomorrow night.
Stories Especially Worth Reading:
An important note on John Ross and hype from Adam Jude of the Times. A few days ago he wrote a piece touting the potential of freshman wide receiver John Ross, and this new article addresses the risks associated with overhyping a guy that has never played a down of college football. Definitely something I would like to keep in mind myself, as I can tend to get carried away with the potential of recruits and underclassmen.
Chadd Cripe says that Boise State will try out four to six corners on Saturday, something that may benefit Washington’s wide receivers, which will be even more key now that Austin Seferian-Jenkins will reportedly be suspended. Of course, maybe the Broncos have 4-6 corners that are capable of playing wonderfully. We’ll know in a day.
Five (Plus One) Questions from Anthony Cassino of the Dawg Pound regarding the Boise State game.
Here are some storylines that Kevin Gemmell thinks you should keep an eye on.