Let’s Break That Mtn West Streak!

September 22, 2008

Incredibly, the Mountain West is 5-0 against the Pac-10 this year.  So, apparently it’s time to drop the Pac-10 from the BCS.  After all, even Arizona State and Oregon have fallen victim to the Mountain West.

But, lurking in the shadows stand a few sturdy Golden Bears.  Cal takes on Colorado State this week and has the opportunity to not only snap its one game losing streak this season, but it can also salvage the season for the entire conference.  Seriously, imagine the stories in the national media if Cal loses this game.

Going into this weekend’s game, Cal is a ridiculous 25 point favorite.  I guess Vegas didn’t read last year’s box scores to find out Cal only squeaked by 34-28 against the Rams.  Vegas probably also didn’t take into account Shane Vereen’s high ankle sprain, Marv Jones’ sprained knee, Mike Calvin running a 75%, and Mike Tepper lost for the remainder of the season.

None of this is to say Cal will lose.  They DID win last year.  The conference was 42-20 against the Mountain West the past 10 years entering this season.  I’m just saying, in another year of parity, maybe we should temper our expectations a tad and just pray for a win.  That’s all, just a win.