Around The Conference Table: Week 11
Only a few more booked
This season we go around our writers for their takes on the other conference games that went on in gameweek.
Colorado @ SC (SC wins 55-17)
TD_24 - A real shame for Travis Dye, we are about to see how USC adapts with tons of talent getting into the fold for their first round of significant playing time
Bk97 - The only notable thing about this game is that the score was 3-2 early on. Am I really going to have to root for USC to make the playoffs if I want Cal to get a big payout? On the other hand, watching them lose 24-73 to Georgia might just be worth it...
Piotr T Le - God, good SC twitter/reddit is the worst.
Christopher_h - USC has lost to a 30+ underdog before, and so I may have gotten too excited as they struggled early in the game, but USC eventually got their act together.
Rob Hwang - Did we expect anything different…
Washington @ Oregon (Washington wins 37-34)
TD_24 - This game was absolute ecstasy from start to finish. My word what a 3rd quarter and what a win for the Dawgs. If Bo Nix isn't healthy, they may lose to Utah and Oregon State.
Bk97 - I still cannot fathom Oregon's decision to try to convert 4th and 1 from their own 34 with a minute left in a tied game. Even if Oregon's defense weren't eye-bleachingly bad, that's already just inside Peyton Henry's field goal range. Utterly baffling and I'm glad they were justly punished for such a dumb decision.
Piotr T Le - Oregon dun Oregoned against UW. Though if Nix wasn't nicked up and the Oregon secondary could find a way to cover dudes they'd win it.
Christopher_h - Oregon's home winning streak started with a missed Peyton Henry FG, only to end on a made Peyton Henry FG. I was really impressed with the play on Michael Penix Jr this game. I guess there's no better motivation than a rivalry game.
Rob Hwang - Well there goes that CFP chance…
Arizona @ UCLA (Arizona wins 34-28)
TD_24 - How UCLA was favored by 19.5 with Arizona's offense I'll never understand. Jayden De Laura is a gamer, mistake prone or not.
Bk97 - Jayden de Laura was an absolute magician out there, repeatedly escaping UCLA's relentless defensive line. Unfortunately, I think this ends the conference's best chance of getting a playoff berth.
Piotr T Le - LMAO YESSSSS schadenfreude to the M A X
Christopher_h - I was hoping it would be Cal to knock UCLA out of the playoff race, but this is acceptable too.
Rob Hwang - Thank god UCLA won’t have a chance at the CFP
Stanford @ Utah (Utah wins 42-7)
TD_24 - Utah vs Oregon is going to be so fun. The Big Game is going to be the Sicko Bowl.
Bk97 - The Lobsterbacks are giving up 300 rushing yards per game on more than 7.5 ypc over the last 3 games. Meanwhile, Cal hasn't managed to tally 300 combined rushing yards over the last 6 games. Who will win Saturday's battle of the negligible force versus the trivially movable object?
Piotr T Le - Furd on their 4th string RB with no run game is like Cal with no OL...
Christopher_h - Stanford had one solid drive the entire game, in which most of the yards came off a single blown coverage. After that, Utah completely dominated Stanford in pretty much every facet of the game.
Rob Hwang - 125th Edition of the Cheez-It Bowl incoming.
Arizona State @ Washington State (Washington State wins 28-18)
TD_24 - Make no mistake, the Cougs beat the brakes off the Sun Devils. Good for them.
Christopher_h - This might just be me, but it looked like ASU was just not made for cold weather. Both quarterbacks were just a bit inaccurate the entire game. I guess this is the flip side to the Arizona desert magic.
Rob Hwang - Wazzu has really surprised me this year. I thought they would be decent but they have been really competitive all season long.
Any other thoughts?
TD_24 - Smiling through the pain (but at least the offensive staff got a shakeup)!
Piotr T Le - The 125th Big Game will be certainly "a game" innit?
Christopher_h - I'm hoping the conference immediately regrets their decision to abolish divisions, so I'm rooting for maximum chaos for the Pac-12 title game. However, I suspect we're headed for another Oregon-Utah matchup.
Rob Hwang - Atleast the new Warzone 2.0 and Pokemon game releases this week.