USC 32, Michigan 18


So much for the Wolverines’ “We should have been in the National Championship game” argument.

USC Trojans

Kudos to J.D. Booty (391 yards, 4 TDs), who took a lot of criticism this season, had a mediocre first half, including a fumble, then came back after halftime and took over the game.

I got some delayed gloating from a UCLA grad about denying USC a national championship shot. Let’s keep it simple: either you’re good enough to win a national championship or you’re not. The Trojans lost to Oregon State and UCLA. They weren’t good enough.

Still, it’s better to go to the Rose Bowl and win it than to go to the Emerald Bowl and get your rear ends kicked by the 8th-place ACC team.

And the victory over USC may be a mixed blessing for Bruin fans, who will now likely be stuck with Karl Dorrell for at least one more season.


  2 comments for “USC 32, Michigan 18

  1. 3 Jan 2007 at 7:17 am

    I watched SC dominate Michigan and actually thought of you and how you would report on the win. Before the Boise State game, SC-Michigan was THE game of the weekend. But, since I HATE Oklahoma (actually a coach or two–long story), that was THE game…I am still on a high after Boise State embarrassed them. The next morning, two people were actually telling me how sorry they were that BS lost!…having watched the entire game, but going to bed after the kid threw that interception at the end.

  2. PE
    3 Jan 2007 at 8:27 pm

    That was a great bowl doubleheader, although I only saw the second half of the Fiesta Bowl. I thought OU was dead at 28-10, then I thought Boise was dead after the interception. Amazing finish.

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