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The day after WSU

Good win, but was it really that good?

All right, before we get too carried away with the rrevelry and hoop-de-hoo of yesterday's improbable and oh-so-satisfying blowout, it might not be a bad idea to gain some perspective.  After all, we don't want to go all babybruinsnation about how great our team is based on one game.

Oh, it was a complete domination, no doubt.  And it was fun.  Lots and lots of fun.  By the time Follett took the botched kick into the endzone I was giggling like a drunken schoolgirl and openly wishing our guys would break 50.

But there was one thing that was really bugging me, and I need to get it off my chest.  Here it is: I eat the ornamental soaps in the bathrooms.  Wait, that was Homer's confession.  No, the thing that was bugging me was that Riley was unable to lead the team in a single extended drive.  When he was in Cal either scored on a huge play or ended up punting (often after a three-and-out).  By the time we had 28 I was yelling at the TV to have Riley lead a drive.  One that took more than 4 plays and 1 minute, and that involved going 60 - 80+ yards, generating five or six first downs, and ending in a score.  It didn't happen.  Not until Nate came in.

I'm not panicking, because everyone has an off game, and besides, when the O gives you huge plays for scores and you've got the game sewn up before the 2nd qtr, it's easy for the QB to lose his edge.  But I know JT and his staff can't be happy with the offense's execution or inability to sustain a drive.   And once we start getting into serious games (Oregon, $C, ASU) we're going to need to be able to do that.

There.  I feel all better now.

 

The opinions expressed in a FanPost are, in every way, reflective of the opinions of every California Golden Blogs Marshawnthusiast. Moreover, they are reflective of every employee of SBNation, including Tyler "Blez" Bleszinski.

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