Sunday, October 31, 2010

College Football Saturday & the NFL in London

It was another Saturday of college football angst for University of Washington (3-4, 2-2 PAC-10) fans as we faced the #13 Stanford Cardinal (6-1, 3-1) at Husky Stadium.

Stanford's QB, #12, Andrew Luck

The Cardinal dominated from start to finish, no suspense here at all. The final score was 41-0 in favor of the visiting Cardinal.

Up next for Washington is a road trip to Eugene, Oregon to play the #1 Oregon Ducks (8-0, 5-0) who are averaging 55 points per game . . . here we go again, light candles everyone!

Pacific Lutheran 35 - Lewis and Clark 23

The Lutes (6-1, 3-1 Northwest Conference) rebounded nicely from their first defeat of the season last week. It was not easy as they had to rally with two TDs in the fourth quarter to defeat the Pioneers (4-3, 2-2) on the road.

Up next for PLU is another bus ride to the state of Oregon to take on the Pacific University Boxers (0-7, 0-5).

Hey Jason! Go Jason!

West Virginia University Mountaineers

Johan Hammarqvist's favorite college team is West Virginia. This weekend he again joined me in the agony of defeat as the Mountaineers (5-3, 1-2 Big East) lost in overtime to UConn (4-4, 1-2) 16-13. WVU has a bye next week before playing Cincinnati (3-5, 1-2) on November 13.

Meanwhile, in London today . . .

San Francisco 49er QB Troy Smith

The annual NFL game in London's Wembley Stadium was played before 83,491 fans today. I hope the contingent of fans from the Hässleholm Hurricanes enjoyed the competitive game. I still do not know if any of the Catania Elephants made the trip to the UK this year.

Troy Smith led a Fourth Quarter 49er rally as San Francisco (2-6) outlasted the Denver Broncos (2-6) 24-16.

1 comment:

Johan said...

It´s always painful loosing. But you can be defeated in different ways and WVU lost in a maner that hurts a little extra. Now is the time to pull the forces togheter and fight for pride (and maybe a sucky Bowlgame).