I know this has nothing to do with Boise Sate football, but I just have to vent about a total lack of fairness when it comes to the big boys. I'm a lifelong USC hater because the have acted as if they were above the rules and are given special treatment simply because they are the Pac-12's money school. Well, this weekend it happened again in the game against Utah.
USC blocked Utah's final field goal attempt as time expired and ran it back for a touchdown, but the officials on the field ruled the TD didn't count because much of the USC bench ran onto the field to celebrate before the ball runner crossed into the end zone, resulting in an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty. Yet two hours after the game was over the Pac-12 overturned the refs call saying that because the penalty happened after time expired it could not be enforced and the TD should count. Here's the problem. If the penalty shouldn't count because it occurred after time expired, then the same should go for the TD. It happened after time expired and therefore should not count. I mean Notre Dame fumbled the kickoff with 2 seconds left and Michigan recovered it and ran it into the end, yet because the TD was after the clock expired it didn't count. WTF?! Again just one more example of how USC is above the rules. http://espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=312530030
Oh how I love to hate USC and the joy (and surprise) I felt when the NCAA slapped them around last year for all their past naughtiness. I was truly surprised since USC was the NCAA's pretty little poster boy. But then I guess if USC had still been a powerhouse program no one would have punished them, Auburn and Cam Newton taught us that. Win and we will protect you. Lose and you're on your own. What a bunch of crap!