I live in Los Angeles and you wouldn't believe the smack the USC fans talk about BSU. If it sounds ridiculous it's becuase it is! They harp on and on about how weak BSU's schedule is, their small stadium, blind luck with gadget plays etc. All you can really do is let them stick their foot in their mouth. Then when the they're about to choke on their own toe jam and athlete's foot, you bring them back to reality with a reference to one single game. ( No it's not the NCG game in 06 against Texas. Although it is a good thorn in their side as well LOL) The game in question is the Fresno State-USC game in the coloseum in 05. That burns their butts really good. Yes, USC won the game on the scoreboard, but on the field Fresno put a serious beating on the Trojans. If not for Reggie Bush, USC lost that game by at least 3 tds. Bank on it! The story behind the game was that many of the USC players and students had signs that read " Our maids go to Fresno State".
Well, it had an effect . Just not the effect the USC players wanted LOL. Fresno opened up a really big can of whoop ass on them. It was a really physical game that really exposed a huge weakness in the USC defense. That weakness was endurance. USC could not stop the screen pass nor the swing pass to the FB out of the backfield. Futhermore, USC was very vulnerable up front in the interior of the D Line. Smaller, fatser, shiftier Fresno State backs exposed their achilles heel- their lack of speed up front. Needless to say, the LBs were left flapping in the breeze and the secondary was isolated. Common sense dictates that every other team in the country saw the tapes of that game. Man do the USC fans, alumni and student body really get red faced when you mention this game.
Of course, they come up with their usual lame responses- we had an off game, Fresno got lucky, we let Frseno hang around, etccc.. LOL Truth is, if Pinnegar ( the QB of Fresno) would have been a little more patient at the end of the game, the Dogs may have pulled off the upset anyway? Oh and I almost forgot? When you remind them how Leinart was flat scared to run the ball against Fresno you can really get their goat! LOL
Keep in mind that USC fans will never try and take you on man to man. They have to have backup. It's this BS gang mentality they have. Truth is, most USC fans are very ignorant as to the statistics and nuances of their own team LOL It's pathetic folks! The majority of them can't answer even the most basic trivia question about their own team! Case in point:
The last time I did battle with the USC fans was about a month ago in a local sports bar. It was me against 5 USC fans.( They actually cornered me at the bar when they noticed I was wearing my Longhorn hat. Obviously they felt compelled to take me on? Im 5-10 and a buck 70. Im a really imposing guy huh?) I dispatched all of them out of the bar by beating them in CFB trivia. I even game them a handicap and limited the contest to USC trivia. When one of them answered incorrectly, they had to pay their tab and leave. If I missed an answer, I had to leave. A neutral party asked the questions, with two others as verifying judges. It took me less than 10 minutes to eliminate all 5 of them.( I eliminated the last one by answering the question " What are USC's colors?" Yes, he didn't know his own team's colors?LOL He answered maroon and yellow LOL) I got a round of applause from many of the patrons there, since after that everyone could eat and sip their suds in peace with them gone.
BSU fans are class acts. The whole CFB world knows that as well. More than that is the fact that our teams doesn't have big superstars. But our team does what counts-WIN!!( And it also showed that the average BSU fan is far more intelligent than the average USC fan.)
PS. When I left for home they were pushing their righteous 1985 Chevy Impala down the street toward the gas station. LOL