Saturday, October 28, 2006

OSU Upsets USC

That is what ESPN's web site said yesterday with little print at the bottom "Cardinals win world series".  Yep, that's how big the news was that OSU (not even ranked) beat #3 ranked USC in football yesterday at Reser Stadium.  I've never been to a football game in my life besides highschool and the one I chose to go to ended up being the biggest game for the Beavers in over 20 years!  I heard that the last time we even beat USC was in the 1960's! 

Eleanor, Anna, Isaac, Karen, Brycen, Abby and I had all waited in line for tickets monday morning at 6:30 in the morning so we could make the highly anticipated game.  I pretty much woke up Saturday morning planning to have a great day and drinking a beer as soon as I crawled out of bed... next week is midterms and today (sunday) I spent all day studying for Chemistry - taking a short break to write up this.  So... I planned to have a good day on Saturday before hell set in.  By the time we all got to the game (we picked up Chris Sommes at his place and played a few games of flip cup and Beer Jenga) I was about 10 beers deep, but since we couldn't bring anything into the game I knew I would sober up before the Halloween party.  Being that I had such a shitty day on friday I told everyone that I thought the Beavers would win because something good had to come my way after such an awful night.  We quickly found our seats as the game started which were all taken up by rowdy Beaver fans anyway so we stood on the edge of the risers near the isle. 

As the game progressed we noticed something really odd.... we were DOMINATING.  It seemed like every hail-mary pass that we through, we actually caught and powered our way down the field.  By Cimg6420
halftime the score was 30-10 Beavers!  The fans were going absolutely crazy!  Watch and Listen  We had a couple interceptions, one was actually a touchdown pass USC tried that was caught and run down the field by us for about 60 yards!  After halftime things started to go downhill but the Beavers had built up a dam of so many points (yes I wrote that purposely) that USC ultimately lost despite a huge comback in the 2nd half.  The score was 33 to 31 after USC scored with less than 10 seconds left on the clock.  This meant they had to go for a 2 point conversion instead of kicking a field goal to tie the game.  They hiked the ball, threw... and somehow by a miracle of God (and I've still yet to see the amazing replay) one of our guys got their fingertips on it and deflected it enough that the reciever missed the catch.  The fans instantly stormed the field from the bleachers but were ushered back for the last 5Cimg6429 seconds of clock time where they kicked off to us.  Once the clock ran out it was mayhem.  The
bleachers emptied onto the field as students jumped the walls and ran to congratulate and lift up the Beavers!  I myself jumped the wall, ran up to the Beaver mascot slapped him five and then stormed the field with everyone else... Check out the video of the last seconds of the game and mayhem HERE

  It seems like once again I am good luck with sports...  When I left NY and moved to Maine for my undergraduate studies the New England Patriots started to blow up, then when I moved to Boston the Red Sox won the World Series for the first time in 86 years.  Maybe now that I'm at OSU the un-ranked Beavers will tear it up!  Doubtful but one can always dream.....

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