Posted: 11/14/2012 3:19:07 PM
Gold Sheet Refuses to "Man Up"
Calls Game a 4-Point Push!
Original Line UCLA +4
Gold Sheet's Analysis:
USC 30 at UCLA 34 "It's been a while since there have been postseason implications in this batte for L.A. And more motivation than usual for UCLA against hated crosstown SC, especially after Trojans gleefully ran up the score on Rick Neuheisel's intimidated squads in recent years.
But Jim Mora's Bruins play with a chip on their shoulder. And SC's flaws on defense have been hard to camouflage, with Monte Kiffin's schemes not helping vs. competent spread attacks or mobile QBs (of which UCLA and Brett Hundley qualify).
Pac-12 sources also say Lane Kiffen abandoning the run too soon, forcing Matt Barkley (8 picks last three) into mistakes. Trojans no covers first five away from Colliseum TY." Regional TV--ABC
That analysis is wonderful, loveable and huggable. But don't try to sell me the Brooklyn Bridge!
No such thing as "running up scores" in college football. Did UCLA "run up the score" two weeks ago against Arizona? With a UCLA blowout of 66 to 10? No!
Well known that any college football team can stage a come-back, and score 6 touchdowns in the fourth quarter!
And after watching USC launch a battle-to-the-death against Oregon, disagree that UCLA any match whatsoever against USC.
Going with my original post..and sticking with my Big Gun USC!
USC minus 17 points over UCLA!