Happy Halloween week, Cougar Nation! Hope you all had a great time watching the Cougs take it to the hapless first place UCLA Bruins.
I'm telling you, why the hell we can't beat those guys in hoops is just beyond me, cuz we sure as hell own them in Football!
Anywho, onward we now march into the "Last Chance" bowl between the Cougs and the from Gold to Brown Bears of CAL. Man, if we thought our season was bad, how about them? One play from #1 and then they lose 3 straight and now sit at 6th in the conference (and potentially 9th after this weekend)?! Amazing.
As far as we're concerned, well, to be honest, we only have ONE team left on the schedule that will pose significant problems for us defensively and that, my friends, is the University of Washington. The rest of the teams that we play pretty much have pocket passers. And, if you look at two out of the last three weeks, you will see that we have stiffened up tremendously on the defensive side of the ball. Moreover, CAL, Stanford, and Oregon State look much more like UCLA and ASU than they do like Oregon--at least from the perspective of Quarterback tendencies.
In short, win this weekend, and I think that there is a really good chance to go into the Apple Cup 6-5. Moreover, if you look at the conference standings and our current tie ins, Brinkhater sees NO WAY that we are not in a bowl even if we go 6-6...
That all said, does Brinkhater think we can win this weekend? I'm really not sure.
One thing that Brinkhater is VERY sure about is the continued worry about this offense's ability to score points. I mean, you hold the ball for 38 minutes, you have an RB with 200+ yards, and you score only 20 points for the first 59 minutes????????
That, dear Crimson Nation, is our achillees heal...Doba has developed the defense sufficiently for us to both compete with and beat the also rans left on our schedule. But once again, can we fricking score?
Time for you to weigh in....
Have a great week..