So the Utes defeated UCLA, 52-45. So the results did not go USC’s way today with Utah and Colorado winning.
This was a pretty big road victory for Colorado, which beat Stanford, 10-5. USC holds a tiebreaker over Colorado based on its 21-17 victory. But the Buffaloes currently have one less loss. Obviously, still a lot of season left. But this again lessens the alibis from some about why USC lost to Stanford.
Clay Helton must feel pretty good watching Cal and Oregon (USC’s next 2 opponents) fail to stop each other tonight. The over/under was 89, the highest figure in college football history according to betting experts. And they scored 84 in regulation.
UPDATED: Cal wins, 52-49, in double overtime.
— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) October 21, 2016
Former USC coach Kevin O’Neill, who was replaced by Andy Enfield, probably wanted this segment to end as soon as possible.
Here’s a story on freshman defensive end Oluwole Betiku’s journey from Nigeria to USC.
“Take one look at him and his monstrous 6-foot-4, 260-pound frame, listen to how he willed his way from Nigeria to Los Angeles in search of a better life, and you’ll find yourself dreaming up a bright future for the supersized defensive end and his mega-watt smile — a possibility that, from the dirt streets of Lagos, had seemed so distant and unattainable.”
“They made their own decisions to move on and become draft picks, and unfortunately for both they did not get drafted. Signed on as free agents for training camp and did not make the teams. So they’ll have to fight their way back to the NBA their own route. An individual decision.”