Tough start to sea­son for Pac-12 foot­ball

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - Sports -

Is the Pac-12 in dan­ger of get­ting kicked out of Col­lege Foot­ball’s Power 5? UCF clob­bers Stan­ford. Ok­la­homa steam­rolls UCLA.

USC loses at BYU. Thank good­ness for Utah and, to a lesser ex­tent, Ore­gon.

And of course, Cal.

Is this the year the Golden Bears end the Pac-12 Con­fer­ence’s long­est Rose Bowl drought?

Dwight Eisen­hower was Pres­i­dent of the United States the last time Cal played in the Rose Bowl, in 1959.

There were only 48 stars on the flag!

Hawaii and Alaska didn’t join the Union un­til later in the year.

His­tory and nos­tal­gia may be all we have left for col­lege foot­ball in South­ern Cal­i­for­nia by Colum­bus Day, if this keeps up.

UCLA is a big­ger dis­as­ter area than ever, af­ter an 0-3 start.

There are even rum­blings, grow­ing louder by the loss, that Coach Chip Kelly’s seat is start­ing to smoke.

At least there are signs of hope at USC, where the chaos is lim­ited to the ad­min­is­tra­tion.

True fish­er­men quar­ter­back Ke­don Slo­vis is a gem.

The Tro­jans vis­i­bly re­spond to him where they do not to in­jured J.T. Daniels.

The Sons of Troy will learn much about them­selves Fri­day night, when they host Utah.

The Utes have al­ways had the req­ui­site sense to awe about Col­lege Foot­ball and the Rose Bowl’s part in it since they joined the Pac-10 to help make it the Pac-12.

They qual­i­fied for their first con­fer­ence cham­pi­onship game last De­cem­ber.

Coach Kyle Whit­ting­ham’s teams al­ways give the last great mea­sure of valor.

This could be the year Utah’s red uni­forms are more a shade of Rose.

If the 45th state’s old­est univer­sity in­deed qual­i­fies for the Rose Bowl, will all 3.2 mil­lion Utahns come down for one of the great­est mo­ments in state his­tory?

See, there’s still some sus­pense in the 2019 Col­lege Foot­ball sea­son.

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