Interim coach Ed Orgeron was riding high Friday night after guiding USC past Oregon State, 31-14, at Reser Stadium in Corvallis. The Trojans are 3-1 under Orgeron and have a unique opportunity to win five games in November.
Image of Sport chronicled Friday night's game. There are more images after the jump and you can view the full catalog by clicking here.
The 2010 season was a disappointment for Oregon State, which failed in its quest to be bowl-eligible for only the second time since Mike Riley returned as coach in 2003. Running back Jacquizz Rodgers left early for the NFL and his brother, James, is trying to return after two surgeries on his left knee. Oregon State plays at Wisconsin on Sept. 10 and plays host to Brigham Young on Oct. 15.
The Western Athletic Conference has suspended Boise State's Winston Venable because of this helmet-to-helmet hit on Oregon State's James Rodgers in Saturday night's game at Boise. Venable will sit out the first half of the Broncos' game at New Mexico State. He was originally suspended for a full game, but Boise appealed and got the penalty reduced.
This is a tough one, but the Wiz decided to include this hit among the cheapies after the WAC took action. It certainly could be argued that Rodgers was blocked into Venable, who was trying to make a play on the ball. But the WAC deemed Venable's play was flagrant and assessed the suspension. Before the collision, Venable does put his head down and drives it into Rodgers' helmet.
Little known fact about the Beavers under Mike Riley. Since Riley returned to Corvallis for his second stint as coach in 2003, he has a record of 56-33. But his record in September is only 12-15. That’s right, nearly half of his losses have come in September, so this is a team to play early. The Beavers' play Texas Christian, Louisville and Boise State in September this year, and only the game against the Cardinals is at home. Don't be surprised to see Oregon State with a 1-2 record entering October before staging a turnaround in Pacific 10 Conference play.
As a run-up to the start of the season, the Wiz will display one
poster each day until our supply is exhausted.
Then we turn it over to readers, who will vote on the poster of the
year. In the meantime, send your team's poster schedule to jayzuma (at)
Last year, the site
displayed 69 posters. This is poster No. 58 for 2010. Thanks to Ian!