MONTANA STATE at WASHINGTON STATE
Fearing his 18th ranked Cougs will underestimate the Division I-AA Bobcats, Wazzu coach-for-life St. Mike Price tells squad they're actually playing Joe Montana State.
SOUTHERN CAL at NOTRE DAME
Hard to believe the Toejams (2-4?!)-Fledgling Irish (2-3?!) game was once the marquee match up in the nation...hard to believe that Howard Jones once gazed steely-eyed across the field into Knute Rockne's equally determined eyes…hard to believe John McKay and Ara Parseghian once dueled like two gridiron chess players…hard to believe I actually thought my Rivals.com stock would one day put my daughter through college.
ARIZONA at WASHINGTON
Desperately seeking some sort of edge for their trip to Montlake, De-clawed Cats coach John "Maalox" Mackovic convinces Zona players to legally change their first names to "DeShaun."
Speaking of Citizen Foster: let's see, he rushes for 301-yard against the mutts last weekend, compared to the U-Drub ground total of minus-8…nothing I write here will be as funny as that.
STANFORD at OREGON
I'm often asked what the chances are of fresh Prince of Palo Alto Smiley Willingham actually grinning. I've always responded that hell would freeze over and Mike Bellotti would shave his chick-magnet Selleckian mustachio before Ty-boy would ever smile. Well, guess what, True Believers?! Hell's still hot, but Mikey B is clean-shaven!!! We're half way there!
OREGON STATE at ARIZONA STATE
This is the one Pac-10 contest this weekend that is of no interest to anyone outside of Tempe and Corvallis. Which is why I'm confused FOX Sports isn't making it their feature game.
CALIFORNIA at UCLA
Now this game has "major upset" written all over it. Think about it: The Berenstain Bears snapped a four game losing streak last season with a triple-overtime win over the 13th ranked Booins, the beleaguered Berkeley bunch has nothing to lose, and the Ucklans are notorious for taking the Goldie Bears of the world lightly. Ah, who am I fooling? Look for an ass-waxing of Westwoodian proportions for this one.
Last week: 4-1