Thursday, December 28, 2006

USC on Tap Tonight for Young Dawg's

The Huskies open the Pac Ten Season tonight in Los Angeles against USC in their new shiny home Galen Center on the campus of USC. Galen gives the Trojans something they have never had and that is an on campus arena that wasn't built in the stone age. The old LA Sports Arena was adjacent to campus but the place has been a cavernous dump since the Lakers left for the Fabulous Forum in the sixties.

Rainier Beach's Lodrick Stewart is the go to man for USC averaging over 14 points a game on the year. Stewart seems to have bought into new coach Tim Floyd's system... . This will be the first Husky game not televised back to the Northwest this season.

On paper the Huskies should have little problem with USC even though they are a solid team. For the young Dawg's showing they can win on the road and gain at least a split to start the conference season should be an achievable challenge coming off a big win against LSU last week.

Florida State hammers UCLA in Emerald Bowl

While UCLA hung tight with Florida State for three quarters, the Emerald Bowl seemed just as challenging to Bobby Bowden as any national championship game. The Seminoles' three-decade streak of winning football was in trouble until they blew out the Bruins by channeling a season's worth of frustration into a fantastic fourth quarter. Lorenzo Booker ran for 91 yards, caught five passes for 117 more and scored two touchdowns, leading Florida State to a 44-27 victory Wednesday night to complete Bowden's 30th straight year with a winning team.

For the Pac Ten it was the the tthird straight loss fo the bowl season and it doesn't get any easier with California facing Texas A&M in the holiday Bowl tonight.

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