Fans of the Big Ten and SEC will not be around today as it is with some chagrin that they must admit that West Coast football teams are pretty good. Nobody will admit it, but here are some of the games that they are not talking about east of Las Vegas.
Utah knocks off Michigan. This game was actually not as close as the final score indicated. But really, beating Michigan in the Big House has become so yesterday. Kind of like the hot chick in high school that grows older, gains a few pounds and ends up dating the entire nerd herd from your alma mater. In short, everybody has had a shot and have made the most of it. Seriously, Utah beating Michigan isn't even an upset.
Cal whoops Michigan State. Once again, the score isn't indicative as to how one-sided this game was. Cal has now knocked off Tennessee and Michigan St. in non-conference play over the past few years. Ho hum.
Fresno State destroys Rutgers on the road. Rutgers coach Greg Schiano probably should have taken a more high-profile job when it presented itself. Now he's just the coach of a second-rate Jersey team. The question isn't how did Fresno State win, rather why did it take them so long to dominate?
UCLA defeats No. 18 Tennessee. So one of the top teams in the SEC needed overtime to defeat the No. 7 team in the Pac 10. Oh wait, Tennessee choked. This is why the SEC shouldn't travel out of conference. Seriously. Georgia has traveled less than a combined 400 miles for non-conference games over the previous six years. Tennessee, on the other hand, should stop traveling to the West Coast just to suffer a beating. Props for actually being one of the few SEC teams that travel, but it's just not working out for you. Damn, how bad would USC have killed the Volunteers?
Oh, congrats on your win over Hawaii, people. Winning a team without June Jones or Colt Brennan must make you so proud.
And one further warning, this week isn't going to be for the weak of heart. Proceed with caution. If you are offended easily, we will see you for the Post Mortem next week.