Who was the team with the most impressive performance this past weekend and why?
Jack Follman, Pacific Takes - Arizona. I had a feeling that they would play USC better than people expected, but I didn't think that they would be able to pull off the win. The hurry-up offense is changing the game in college football and Rich Rodriguez made a superb choice in immediately installing. If Arizona plays like they have against USC and Washington they will get a rematch with Oregon in the Pac-12 Championship Game.
Trevor Wong, Conquest Chronicles - Arizona. To come back from 15 down and string together 26 consecutive points to take the lead was quite impressive. The Wildcats pretty much dominated the second half and there really wasn't anything the Trojans' defense could do to stop their offense once it got rolling.
David Piper, Addicted to Quack - Arizona. I wasn't surprised that Arizona won. I'm surprised that USC was on the verge of putting that game away, and Arizona responded by shredded them relentlessly.
Andy Wooldridge, Building The Dam - Arizona. Even though they were at home, which had to help a lot, getting into a shootout with USC and winning is impressive. The formula for beating the Trojans has been to keep it a low scoring, somewhat ugly game. To out-score them when their offense is playing well isn't a common site. (See last year's Arizona-USC game.)
, Pacific Takes & Pac Hoops - I'm not going to do...what you all think I'm going to do...which is pick Arizona. Though the Wildcats were pretty darn impressive. I'm going to call it the Washington Huskies who went and beat Oregon State to end a tough three-game losing streak. Bounce backs always impress me and this momentum should be huge for the Huskies heading into the softest portion of their schedule.
Scott Allen, Rule of Tree: Arizona. The Wildcats started fast, but I thought they were done after USC scored three second-quarter touchdowns to take a 21-13 lead into halftime. I shouldn't have doubted RichRod's offense.
Anthony Cassino, UW Dawg Pound - Arizona. They proved that they're a much better team than most thought they'd be, and that wins over Washington and Oklahoma State were not flukes. If the season were to end today, Matt Scott should be 1st team All Conference.
Sean Reynolds, Block U - Utah. I don't think anyone expected the type of dominant effort we saw Saturday. I know I didn't. Sure, I could say Arizona, but the fact the Utes haven't been good this season makes their blowout win over Cal that much more surprising.
Jon Woods, Ralphie Report - I loved the performance from Arizona and they could certainly be honored here, but honestly, I expected them to win that game. Washington on the other hand, I did not. It's the second big win of the year for the Huskies, who need to find the consistency to start competing like that every week.