The Goooold Sheet

The venerable betting publication, the Gold Sheet, picks Fresno State to defeat USC, 30-27.

Quote: “Minus Southern Cal’s Orgeron-fueled emotion (as was the case early in the season), Pac-12 sources are not convinced the Trojans bring a spirited effort to Vegas, while MW insiders report this date vs. high-profile SC has energized a one-time BCS hopeful Fresno squad that’s hellbent to erase the memory of last year’s bowl no-show vs. SMU in Honolulu.”

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  • Golden Trojan

    What is the mood of the Trojans? Are they gonna phone this one in, or come to play hard and fast. They beat Utah St., they should beat Fresno talent for talent.

    • SonOfWestwood

      Talent for talent there us no question who wins, but all things considered, this game should be a close one and the nod would have to go to FresnoS. Not tolling, just my honest opinion.

      The psyche of a young athlete is nearly impossible to predict.

    • gotroy22

      Yet we lost to WSU, so it’s a toss up.

  • jetman624

    No doubt Fresno state brings their best effort to this one. SC is perfectly capable of steam rolling them– if they decide to bring that sort of effort, but who knows what we will see…

  • Henry Bibby

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  • Henry Bibby

    So the Fresno State players partied in Hawaii last year for their Bowl Game, but The God Sheet doesn’t think they will party in Las Vegas?

  • SonOfWestwood

    Considering the way your players responded vs. my Bruins, I would say there was a legitimate concern. Some of that was no doubt due to key injuries, but otherwise it was baffling.

    The talent is obviously there, so We’ll see.

    • IdiotOfWestwood

      Why are you on a USC blog, troll?

      • UCLA Owns the Rose Bowl

        Now, now TrojanFan, you don’t need to invite new screen names to make your point.

        • gotroy22

          Sure he does, he’s been banned twice in the last week. And we Sc fans go on your site so don’t let that loser run you off. He doesn’t represent the majority of SC fans that can handle the give and take of our rivalry.

      • ThaiMex

        T-Fail….You get banned again?
        fit Un!

        • CryMex

          The trolls just can’t help but post on an SC blog…Sun Bowl not interesting enough for you?

        • gotroy22

          Do chickens have lips?

      • Trogan Fan

        aw, look who is so concerned with UCLA that he references them in his handle.

        • FightON

          You mention the Trojans in your handle, so what’s your point?

          The stupid is strong in this one.

  • UCLA Owns the Rose Bowl

    “Barr drops back… sees Adams… touchdown Fresno State! The Bulldogs are now up 38-20 on the Trojans as we enter the fourth quarter…”

    • TrojanFamily

      I think your screen name should read “UCLA rents out the Rose Bowl so it can play a mere 90 minute drive from their Westwood campus.”

      Or “UCLA would like to play in the Rose Bowl but really is quite happy to own the Sun Bowl.”

      • FMUSC81

        No kidding …. Mora’s pitch to recruits… “now as a team rule … I’ll never make you play on New Years day at the Rose Bowl… Thats what USC does !33 times to I think This is not USC…. We’re fUCLA…. so that means you can party on New Years eve!!!”

  • drakejr

    Not going to happen. USC will embarrass Fresno.

    • Joe Blow

      Hope so but don’t bet on it

  • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

    my Prediction: Paaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaain!!!

    trOXans, you shoullda NEVER come back!!!

    • TrojanFamily

      Good. So USC, like Rocky Balboa, wins.

      • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

        Rocky Balboa?? i pity the fool!!

  • Joe Blow

    Look, let’s get real. This is a HUGE game of a dog c rap program like Fresno St.playing the BIG DOG. They know SC is down, so this is their chance. I wouldn’t bet on SC for anything in this game. Exactly like the fucla game. When the Bulldogs win, they’ll be jumping up and down, making Tshirts and popping off. When in reality, NO national championship, NO Heisman, NO Butkus, NO Outland, NO NOTHING……kinda heard that one before? 8 clap.

    • Trogan Fan

      Says the guy who stormed the field after USC beat Stanford at home a few weeks ago. John Robinson and OJ must have been rolling in their graves.

      • Joe Blow

        I was in Hawaii moron

        • HeySUCs

          On SUC sign spinner wages? Joey did you stow away on a garbage scow?

          • FightON

            Some troll is mad that he isn’t making a living wage. Aww.

          • Joe Blow

            Dude, he thinks he’s living in a palace on that welfare check! Boone’s Farm and Colt 45. Merry Christmas.

          • Joe Blow

            No, my whole family was able to hide in your wife’s undies. And there was 6 of us! P U, what a smell, but roomy.

      • FMUSC81

        Oh someone sounds Jealous !!!…24-10 ….Are you mad we don’t storm the field when we beat you guys 46 times over the course of the series ???? thats cause we expect to win BUM!!!! They never say … USC UPSETS UCLA !!!! It’s Vice Versa Troll

  • Lajollaboy

    I agree that how the SC players are emotionally will play a large role in whether they win or get upset. In 1992, SC didn’t take Fresno State seriously and got slammed.
    I think the coaches and the players respect Fresno State and expect them to come ready to play. Sure the Las Vegas Bowl isn’t a BCS game. It is still a bowl game and a chance to get a the 10th win of the season and end it on a positive note.
    SC needs to run the ball and keep Fresno State’s offense off the field. Do that and we’ll be talking about a Trojan victory.
    My prediction: SC 24; Fresno State: 17.

    Fight On!

  • CryMex

    Sun Bowl! Trolls: discuss!

    • Joe Blow

      Why? They’re all too cheap to go.

    • HeySUCs

      Why not just stick to SUC’s participation in the World renown “Take a Dump” Bowl.

      • FightON

        Pot, meet Kettle.

        • FMUSC81

          LMFAO !!! Well everyone knows Mora pitch to recruits is he’ ll never make them play on Jan 1st at the Rose Bowl..It’s in every UCLA football coach contract that Guerarro has hired …. We’re a public school and can’t afford to play on a Holiday… tell the kids the benefit is they can party hard on the 31st !!!

  • john wolcott

    All-American Fresno State quarterback to All-American split end is lethal. The ‘Dogs will score points

    Now, SC should try to run the clock with its superior running attack, while scoring some touchdowns of their own. And with the running working, Quarterback Kessler should have a good day as well

    And if SC’s defense can pressure Quarterback Carr, then this will limit his touchdown production

    I think SC will be motivated. Athletes hate being embarrassed by inferior foes, and this is a game where up to 6 Trojans are having their last “interviews” for possible NFL jobs.

    Sorry, but El Paso does not stir the spirit like ‘Vegas.

    Look for a really good game

  • Toejam For Life

    This game is the biggest no-win possible. If you lose to Fresno State, it is the most embarrassing loss since Washington State! If you win, it is just Fresno State, which will not wipe away having your behinds kicked by the Bruins!

    Can’t wait to see Sua Cravings and Josh Shaw get burned and ran over all night again!

    Can’t Compete On! Can’t Play Fast On!

    • FMUSC81

      You hear that stomping on your ceiling ??? thats our floor above you caused we’re pissed we only one 9 games !!!!