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    It's Game 3 of the all-time series between BYU and USC. The previous two games, in 2003 and 2004, were both losses to Pete Carrol/Matt Leinart-led USC teams that finished those seasons with the top ranking in the AP Poll. From Kaveinga and Fangupo to Havili and Gustin to Chow and Sark, though, the relationship between these two programs in the eyes of Cougar fans is arguably deeper than the series history would suggest.

    This year, the No. 24-ranked Trojans come to Provo for a nationally televised match-up on ABC. USC, 2-0 this season, has looked inconsistent against Fresno State and overwhelming against Stanford. The Cougars, 1-1 so far this year, are coming off of an overtime victory deep in SEC country against Tennessee.

    USC has looked as fast and athletic as always in its first two games. However, they have a freshman QB starting his first road game. Will Sitake and Tuiaki be able to dial up the pressure on the USC QB? Will Ty'Son and the Cougar offensive line continue to improve in the run game? Will Wilson be able to find holes in the USC secondary? Will USC's wide receivers run wild?

    Home game. USC in town. National TV coverage. It's a great atmosphere for Cougar fans. Let's go, BYU!

    Odds: USC currently showing as just a 4.5-point favorite.

    Fun fact: The phrase "white Bronco leaving town" has meaning for both fan bases, albeit for different reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Public View Post
    Fun fact: The phrase "white Bronco leaving town" has meaning for both fan bases, albeit for different reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Public View Post
    Fun fact: The phrase "white Bronco leaving town" has meaning for both fan bases, albeit for different reasons.
    Is anyone else really juiced for this game?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Public View Post
    Fun fact: The phrase "white Bronco leaving town" has meaning for both fan bases, albeit for different reasons.
    That was hilariously clever, JP. Nice work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Public View Post
    Fun fact: The phrase "white Bronco leaving town" has meaning for both fan bases, albeit for different reasons.


    You are taking about Peyton Manning, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post


    You are taking about Peyton Manning, right?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post


    You are taking about Peyton Manning, right?

    If memory serves, OJ wasn't driving.
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    This isn’t a rubber match. USC is up 2-0 and BYU doesn’t use them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CJF View Post
    This isn’t a rubber match. USC is up 2-0 and BYU doesn’t use them.
    Any contest involving Trojans is a rubber match.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Copelius View Post
    Any contest involving Trojans is a rubber match.
    Because you have to wear rubber gloves, they’re so filthy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleUte View Post
    Because you have to wear rubber gloves, they’re so filthy?
    Yes that's correct. The USC Trojans are so filthy you have to wear rubber gloves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YOhio View Post
    Yes that's correct. The USC Trojans are so filthy you have to wear rubber gloves.
    Really, the sort of people who would likely add fire to the belief that those simple BYU fans really think that God is on their side evidenced by their petitioning for His divine intervention in the outcome of their football games. Makes me wannabeaute!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goatnapper'96 View Post
    Really, the sort of people who would likely add fire to the belief that those simple BYU fans really think that God is on their side evidenced by their petitioning for His divine intervention in the outcome of their football games. Makes me wannabeaute!
    What are you talking about Goatnapper'96?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleUte View Post
    Because you have to wear rubber gloves, they’re so filthy?
    No, it's because we are going to erase them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goatnapper'96 View Post
    Really, the sort of people who would likely add fire to the belief that those simple BYU fans really think that God is on their side evidenced by their petitioning for His divine intervention in the outcome of their football games. Makes me wannabeaute!
    WTH?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CJF View Post
    This isn’t a rubber match. USC is up 2-0 and BYU doesn’t use them.
    But Cougars insist on them (I'm told).
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    Looks like we have a new game thread guru. Everything about that first post is hysterical. I formally resign my calling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LVAllen View Post
    Looks like we have a new game thread guru. Everything about that first post is hysterical. I formally resign my calling.
    Wait wait wait, can't we get some kind of schedule going here?
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Wait wait wait, can't we get some kind of schedule going here?
    If the team won its last game, then I nominate the creator of that thread to continue until such time as their thread title no longer leads to victory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post


    You are taking about Peyton Manning, right?

    Recycled John Elway joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    Recycled John Elway joke.
    Then I've got two problems with the original joke. First:

    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    If memory serves, OJ wasn't driving.
    Second: John Elway wasn't slow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YOhio View Post
    Yes that's correct. The USC Trojans are so filthy you have to wear rubber gloves.
    Agreed. A really embarrassingly high number of Trojans seem to end up in FBI investigations.

    Kick their ass, BYU!
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    Any chance at a DDD sighting this week?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    Then I've got two problems with the original joke. First:



    Second: John Elway wasn't slow.
    Lol.
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    Go BYU! Beat Southern California!

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    BBBBBBBBBBB!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by YOhio View Post
    Go BYU! Beat Southern California!
    I agree.

    I’m pumped for the game and I will attend. The last time I saw SC in person I was a high schooler, sitting in the student section at Cal watching JC transfer OJ Simpson destroy the Bears. Among the less obscene student cheers, “You’ve got OJ, we’ve got vodka!” Hope today’s game goes better.

    Oh, and YYYYYY!!!!!!!!

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