01.Nov.2013 USC Post Game
I encourage people to look through Mannion’s numbers here; the guy just isn’t clutch in big games. He seems to put up the best numbers in games that mean nothing. The biggest games last year were probably Washington and Oregon, and in both he threw 4 INTs. This year, Stanford and USC are the biggest games, and he laid an egg tonight, and underperformed vs Stanford.
We’ll see if this trend continues.
Riley laid another egg tonight, too. To get out-athleted is one thing, but to come out flat is another. Beaver football is hilarious. Every time I buy in and think I my overarching hypothesis might be wrong, Riley is there to reel it back in and make me look good. Thanks, coach. That’s probably the only thanks you’re getting tonight.
The questions are : how long can this go on? Do donors ever get tired of this obvious pattern? Are they too dumb to see it?
Arizona State is one of the worst matchups on the schedule. The Beavs could get blown out in each of the next three games. I had Washington at 50/50 a few weeks ago, but that was after I fell into the trap (again!) and had a bout of optimism.