PAC 12 is screwing itself. The victory of the Stanford Cardinal over the Oregon Ducks is setting the PAC 12 [a good league] back.
Utah Utes outplayed Stanford. It was not a fluke. Stanford did not take the Utes seriously. That is why they lost.
I think Oregon took Stanford seriously last night. But I also think that Marcus Mariotta took too many chances. Held the ball too long. He is a great player. I prefer Florida State Seminole Jameis Winston because I think he is a little bit better. But Mariotta is obviously a great player. But all these guys, all of them, get told they are they need a “Heisman moment”; particularly against a top 10 team. They are told that is what got Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M Aggies his award last year. But the Heisman is an award for the best player throughout the year, not for one moment. [Quick aside- with the exception of the BCS Championship Game, Manti Te’o from Notre Dame Fighting Irish was the best player in college football in 2012].
There are too many voters in the South who think that SEC is king. But quality teams are playing out west too. Without a clean record and remaining unbeaten; the Pac-12 won’t even notice. Like all the excellent play by Arizona State’s Marion Grice. Rarely hear him and he is one of the best all-around athletes playing football anywhere. Sad. #SECbiasisreal