Ho, hum, another win over a top 25 team under Mike Stoops. The Wildcats continue to beat teams they're not supposed to beat on the heels of losing to teams they're not supposed to lose to.
Kirk Herbstreit who predicted the Wildcats would pull the upset, saw it coming, and frankly I'm not close to surprised at the 42-27 outcome. I wouldn't be surprised if Arizona beats USC on homecoming Saturday, or at the least plays the Trojans tough like they have the past three seasons.
Last year, Arizona lost 20-13, was up 13-10 early in the 4th quarter.
2006, Arizona lost 20-3, was down just 10-3 early in the 4th quarter.
2005, Arizona lost 42-21, was down 28-21 early in the 4th quarter.
Add to that the fact that for some reason, the Wildcats love to pull off huge upsets on Homecoming and you might have yourself quite a ball game.
I'm bummed I won't be there to tailgate, participate in Frog Friday's and reminisce at Dirtbags after the game. I will be there in spirit, though.
Speaking of the Trojans ...
This is funny. The USC football team gets hypnotized. Either this hypnotism thing really works or the USC film school is really good.
How bad is the Pac-10? Only one team is ranked in the top 25 (USC).
Meanwhile, Arizona received six votes in the AP top 25.
If you're a Laker fan and a Jew you will find this Vic the Brick Jacobs signing bit funny.
Not sure how I missed this a few weeks ago, but Bill Simmons wrote a great article about Elgin Baylor.
Four main points from the article
- Baylor once averaged 38 points and 19 rebounds while playing only on weekends during the 1962 season because he was doing military service.
- He scored 71 points in a game against Wilt Chamberlain's team.
- Baylor was associated with the NBA for 50 years and was the oldest high ranking employee before he got unceremoniously canned by the Clippers.
- He made first team All-NBA in 10 of 11 seasons from 1959-69, and pretty much created the jump shot, the kind where you actually get hang time before you shoot.