California running back Jahvid Best was knocked unconscious after scoring this touchdown in the second quarter against Oregon State. Best was strapped to a board, loaded on a gurney and wheeled away wearing an oxygen mask. Officials at a local hospital said he suffered a concussion.
Oregon State's Reser Stadium is coated in ice and snow after wintry blast swept through Corvallis, and the cold snap is expected to hang around for the rest of the week. Click here for a live webcam of the stadium and click the image for an enlarged view.
To add to the Beavers' troubles, third-string running back Jeremy Francis left the team to attend to his sick mother in Florida. He won't be available for the Dec. 31 Sun Bowl matchup against Pittsburgh.
Normally that isn't a big concern, but with starter Jacquizz Rodgers expected to miss the game because of a second-degree AC joint sprain, that leaves freshman Ryan McCants as the only experienced running back on the roster.
The front page of this morning's Corvallis Gazette-Times will be a prized possession for Oregon State fans. Yes, the hamlet of Corvallis was the place to be Thursday night. Oregon State's stunning 27-21 victory over No. 1 USC not only shook up the college football world, it likely caused a few headaches for police afterward.
Our friends at Image of Sport braved the mob and sent back several images. You can view the gallery by clicking here. "People that think that Pac-10 teams [are not] going to play like this — they're gonna," Pete Carroll said afterward. "This is the way it is. This is reality." USC was blown off the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball and could never get a grip on Jacquizz Rodgers, who rushed for 186 yards in 37 carries and scored two touchdowns. Quarterback Lyle Moevao completed 18 of 28 passes for 167 yards and threw two touchdown passes to Rodgers' brother, James Rodgers.
But let's get to the important stuff. Because it was a particularly strong evening in another area, we present the Erin Andrews collection. Thanks to TV Tan Line. An Oregon State student holds up a sign that says "Erin Andrews Sexy Time."
Last but not least, if you're ever going to bet on a game, don't listen to somebody else tell you how to lose.