Saturday, November 12, 2016

I'm a Little Worried

I'm a little worried about today's game between the University of Washington Huskies and the USC Trojans.

At first glance, there doesn't seem to be much to worry about. The Trojans are 6-3 overall, 5-2 in conference which, in the wild Pac-12 South Division puts them in second place under Colorado. The Huskies are, of course, 9-0 and 6-0 in conference. Also, the game will be played in Husky Stadium in Seattle, so the Huskies will have home field advantage (which is huge).

But looking deeper into USC's record, there are some troubling bits. One: they have won five games in a row before this game. And two: one of their losses was to Alabama, the number one team in the nation. The other two were to Stanford and Utah. Utah is a tough team. Of course, the Huskies beat them, but it was a hard-fought game.

Finally, the past two games the Huskies have played almost lackadaisically, as if they think "we're too good to get beaten." That's why California was able to score on them early in the game last Saturday. Sure, the Huskies came back to win it big. But if they do that with USC, they could lose. So I'm hoping the Huskies go out there ready to fight for victory.

The game is at 4:30 Pacific Time on Fox. It should be a good game.

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