Remember back in September I wrote a column disputing a friend’s claim that football power had returned to the Pacific Northwest? It’s my Sept. 12 column if you want to check your handy Cheney Free Press archives.
The occasion for the column was Washington State’s upset of then No. 25 Southern Cal, on the road no less in LaLa-land. Add in Eastern Washington’s upset of No. 25 FBS team Oregon State in the season-opener, and Washington’s dismantling of then No. 19 Boise State in Dawg-town, and folks were getting somewhat giddy up here about the Pac-North’s apparent rise to glory.