In what is probably the most anticipated of the four games on Saturday to kick off the 2013-2014 college football bowl season, dynamic quarterback Derek Carr and his 11-1 Fresno State Bulldogs are taking on the resurgent USC Trojans of the Pac-12.
After a stellar season which has seen Carr go from a relative national unknown to someone who is highly thought of as a top NFL Draft pick come this May, this will be Carr’s last chance to wow everyone in a collegiate game.
He certainly is aware of that.
Before the game, ABC showed on its broadcast clips of Carr getting his teammates fired up to take on their Pac-12 opponent. Carr made mention of the fact that he and his team are up against a squad riddled with five-star recruits, while they get little respect whatsoever, despite their superior record:
So far, the pep talk doesn’t seem to be working, at least on the defensive side of the ball, as USC just took their opening drive 60 yards down the field for a score to take the early lead.