SOUTHERN CAL at WASHINGTON
Remember when you were but a wee lad or lass and a schoolyard fight would break out between two kids you really didn't like? Remember not necessarily caring who won the fight, but experiencing great joy knowing one of them was going to lose? That's exactly how I feel when the Toejams take on the Mutts.
LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE at ARIZONA STATE
Dirk Devils insist they aren't looking past Southwest College of Louisiana-Lafayette Normal and, in fact, predict a "real battle when we line up opposite the…uh…um…Angry Acadians…no, that's not it…Cross Creoles…don't think it's that one either…Ragin' Cajuns! A real battle when we line up against the Ragin' Cajuns!"
Pick: SUN DEVILS
OREGON STATE at WASHINGTON STATE
Why do I get the feeling I'll trek to a concession stand on Saturday and be told they've sold out of hotdogs, only to later discover they actually had 3,500 franks set aside for anyone still holding a Colorado ticket?
I had planned on getting seats behind the Beevo bench so I could heckle my ol' pal Dennis "Lil' Pinks" Erickson. But I got to thinking about it and decided that wasn't the image I wanted to convey as an alum, father, and CF.C editor. So, I guess I'll just stick to heckling him via good ol' USPS.
OREGON at ARIZONA
Oregon Quakerback Broadway Joey Harrington enjoys his "Captain Comeback" nickname, but is looking forward to next year, when it becomes "Private Paycheck." (Hey, kids! Be sure to get your very own Joey screensaver at www.joeyharrington.net!)
In a get to know each other session last summer, Zona scholar-athletes learn of new boss John Mackovic's collegiate career and wonder aloud if Wake Forest was a good coach to play for.
Last week: 6-0
Year to date: 20-3