The trojans are still dammed from the Rose Bowl, after the Bruins go down in the Second Half to the rejuvenated Beavers, who still control their own Destiny for a return trip to Pasadena
The UCLA Bruins may have flunked out on a TV “Quizz” Show, but they got a pretty decent Consolation Prize. You don’t have to look far to find the Silver Lining in this one: UCLA’s Second Half meltdown and resulting 34-6 spanking by Oregon State means that the Beavs are still ahead of sc in the Run for the Roses.
With Penn State losing, the BCS Rankings will be changing again this week, but sc is still a more likely candidate for Pac-10 Title, and the Rose Bowl berth, than for the Championship Game. And for sc to get the bid, the Oregon State Beavers will have to lose.
The players on UCLA probably do not give a damn about that at all, but after Halftime, they played as if they did. The game went from 3-3 at the break to 24-6 in a hurry, thanks to an inconsistent Offense that couldn’t finish drives, and a tiring Defense that couldn’t contain Jacquizz Rodgers… or James Rodgers… or Sammie Stroughter… after a stellar First Half showing by DeWayne Walker’s crew.
One thing seems certain — It doesn’t matter HOW good the Defense plays, because the Bruin Offense, which was 2-14 on 3rd Down, is not going to score any more points at the Rose Bowl this year.