USC’s Gift for BYU & Poinsettia Bowl Turns to Lump of Coal With Cal Loss

Posted by Mark Welling on December-5-2009 Add Comments

For BYU, it seemed as if the best place for BYU this bowl season would be the Poinsettia Bowl.  The Las Vegas Bowl hinted that they didn’t want the Cougars this season, and BYU always had a better shot at getting a better bowl match-up in the Poinsettia Bowl.  Everyone was happy. 

USC’s losing to Arizona really helped out BYU.  It meant barring a Washington upset over a ranked Cal team, the Trojans would be playing BYU in San Diego. 

Well, former BYU quarterback Steve Sarkisian played the role of Grinch for BYU fans.  Sark’s unranked Huskies beat No. 19 California 42-10. 

If there is one sure thing in the Pac-10 this season, it is not to assume anyth...

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