Fresno takes Huskies to the woodshed
It was a beautiful sunny day for the opener at Husky Stadium Sunday
afternoon. The Huskies looked like the sun was shining once again in the
Husky Nation as they began the game with a spirited, hard hitting
defense that had Fresno back on their heels.
Alas, the familiar bugaboos returned as a sloppy kicking game and
bizarre offense that turned offensive doomed the Huskies and sent them
to their third straight opening day loss.
Joe Lobendahn and Dashon Goldson led the way with speed and hard hitting
for the renewed Dawg Day Defense. Isaiah Stanback came off the bench to
account for all the first half scoring, running one in and throwing a TD
pass to Fresno as the half ended at 7-7.
The Huskies offense gave Fresno three more touchdowns in the second half
as the game and possibly the season evaporated in front of 130,000
stunned eyes at Montlake. Familiar calls for everyone's head now ring
out in the vast wasteland of cyberspace. The skies are now filled with
gloom as the very real possibility of the first losing record since 1976
sinks in with the sinking feeling now felt by the Husky faithful
We must remember that when a young man signs a letter of intent to play
at Washington, or Oregon forges a letter of intent for him to play at
Oregon, that young man knows that he is entering a school where winning
is not only expected, it is demanded. At least at Washington. Very few
people set out in life to be a loser. I am confident that none of the
young men playing, or the older men coaching want to bring about the
destruction of Husky Football as we know it. I don't want to write a
crappy magazine each week either, but stuff happens.
Two weeks lie ahead for all concerned to prove the adage about the most
improvement coming between the first and second game. It might be time
for the fall camp that seems to have not happened judging by the
readiness of some positions It might be time for some serious soul
searching about the offensive offense we continue to see each week.
Nobody wants to be a loser, but every winner means someone lost. How bad
does this team not want to be a loser? Stay tuned. Race Bannon
disappeared shortly after turning in this article. He has been sighted
at the Shady Oaks Home for the Criminally Insane, where he is resting
comfortably after electric shock therapy.
Cougars mount legendary comeback
The game against Los Lobos of New Mexico will go down in the annals of
Coug Lore as one of the most sensational comebacks in school history.
To go into the home of the defending national champions and walk out
with a victory speaks volumes about the type of talent that The Dynasty
has amassed in Pullman.
Two length of the field drives that covered a total of seven yards
allowed the Cougs to overcome a ten point deficit in the fourth
We asked a noted football expert for his take on the game.
"Josh Swogger played like crap" noted Race Bannon as he downed another
bottle of Prozac with another fifth of Jim Beam, "but he didn't give the
opponent four touchdowns, and that turned out to be the difference in
The Cougars could neither stop the run, nor run the ball themselves
which is usually a sure sign of impending doom, but this is The Dynasty
and we make our own rules.
General Barney Barnett brings his run happy Buffs to Hot Tub High Field
at Seahawk Stadium for the Cougars annual game in front of more than
25,000 fans. If the Cougs couldn't stop New Mexico on the ground, how
can they stop the glorious Bobby Purify?
Colorado - 28, WSU - 16
Doh! Beavers kick game away
Benny B. Lever
The Oregon State Beavers played a game for the ages that brought back
memories of the fabled Giant Killers of 1967, only to kick it away in
overtime on a missed extra point. It may have been a mistake for the
Beaver coaches to get special teams tips this summer from the Husky
The legendary Bayou Bengals of LSU came into the game ranked in the top
three nationally and holding a piece of the National Championship. LSU
was a prohibitive favorite, and some so called experts predicted that
LSU would win 45-10.
A gully washer that delayed the game 50 minutes and turned the field to
mush negated the speed advantage of the Tigers and allowed the fired up
Beavers to grab hold of Big Mo from the start and keep the loud crowd of
Billy Bobs quiet throughout the night.
Derrick Anderson narrowly avoided his usual string of interceptions and
showed the poise of a senior playing in hostile territory. His fourth
down pass in the overtime was a thing of beauty, and should have been
enough to force a second OT. Alas, the point after was no good, and for
the second time, Mike Reilly leaves an enemy stadium done in by a failed
Nick Saban was able to get his green QBs to do just enough to get LSU to
the overtime, as he stuck with the highly touted red shirt freshman
sensation who led his team to the tying touchdown and two point
conversion. The watchful eye of Saban's former boss was sure to have
noticed this contrast.
The Beavers now go from the frying pan into the fire of a game at Bosie
State this Friday night. A short week to get ready for the WAC power may
mean another loss for the Beavs, who deserve better. But we have to go
with the power conference in this one, and pick the defending WAC
Boise State - 65, OSU - 42
Cheating Ducks finally open season
Mallard N. Moore
The Indiana Hoosiers make their second trip out west in as many years to
take on a northwest football team as they invade recently remodeled
Autzen Arena for the Duck's season opener.
The Ducks always open well at home and should have no trouble with Bobby
Knight's Hoosiers, who are looking to return to the Final Four next
April. This is a warm up for the Ducks trip to Norman to face Oklahoma.
Duck fans are giddy with the news that Bowling Green only lost by 16
points in a moral victory for Oregon. Insiders at the program are
convinced that UO can keep it even closer than that for another moral
Of course if you lose to the Huskies by 30 points every year, one can
only imagine how many points the Sooners will hang on them. More on that
next week. The Ducks better take care of business with Indiana first.
UO - 77, IU - 0
And the Rest: - USC takes on Colorado State in a game that Troy
"Cubby" Wadsworth III deigns too insignificant to cover...UCLA hopes to
rebound from getting run over by OK State as they travel to
Illinois...Take heart Bruin fans, the UW game is almost here...Notre Dame looked like crap against BYU setting up a Toilet Bowl against UW in
a couple of weeks...NBC may drop the game in favor of a Classic XFL
replay...Ty and Gilby will sport 'They Hate Me' jerseys...Cal blew out
the Flyboys at Colorado Springs...Imagine that?...Next up is Mew Mexico
State at home...The Snitch may hang a hundred on them...Hang in there
Husky fans, Softball is just around the corner.
Thanks for Reading! - Race
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