Oregon State was crashing the party and Shane Morales was doing everything he could to make it happen.
The former Valencia High standout has started for the Beavers all year at wide receiver, his success a microcosm of the team as a whole.
It's difficult to say which was more dominant -- the offense or the defense -- as the unbeaten College of the Canyons football team thoroughly manhandled Moorpark College in a National Division, Northern Conference laugher.
COC, its engine kick-started by Hayo Carpenter's game-opening, 95-yard kickoff return, used the momentum of Fred Winborn's three first-quarter touchdowns and a smothering defensive effort to blow past the Raiders 48-3 Saturday night at Cougar Stadium.
At the beginning of the season, many people would have marked the Oct. 11 matchup between the University of Southern California and Arizona State University as a can't-miss game between two teams slated to make runs at the Pac-10 championship.
USC (4-1, 2-1 Pac-10), led by running back Joe McKnight's career best 143 yards and a dominating performance by the defense, easily took care of business Saturday afternoon shutting out the Sun Devils 28-0, dropping the once-swaggering team from Tempe to a 2-4 (1-2 Pac-10) record and continuing their fall from grace after four straight losses.
The roar of the crowd said it all.
On paper, The Master's College's women's basketball team was supposed to lose.
The Master's College men's basketball team's head coach Chuck Martin brought his All-American guard Ryan Zamroz into his office Monday to discuss failure.
Prep Varsity Volleyball
SANTA MARIA -- It is the midpoint of the regular season for the College of the Canyons football team, and the Cougars arrived there with a swagger-inducing unbeaten record.
Tyler Vanderzee's 5-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Michael Edwards with 10 seconds left to play tilted a seesaw battle in the winning direction for Mt. San Antonio College in a battle for the ages against College of the Canyons in the Southern California Football Association Championship.
Mt. SAC place-kicker Jacob Harfman drove home the extra point to give the Mounties a one-point lead.
SANTA MARIA -- It started out like just another day at the office for the workman-like College of the Canyons football team as the Cougars methodically hammered away at Allan Hancock College to take a commanding, four-touchdown halftime lead.
Flat on his back. Three times in a row.
In 2007, three points was all it took for the College of the Canyons to miss out on a chance to play for the Southern California championship.
COC lost to Bakersfield College in overtime 48-45, ending its postseason aspirations and the chance to compete for another state title.
Six seconds were all it took for the College of the Canyons men's basketball team to break its five-game losing streak.
The Cougars defeated El Camino College 72-70 at home on Tuesday night.
Like an old episode of the hit show "X-Files," Jillian Anderson was part of a mystery.
Except this Jillian - not the actress Gillian - was the mystery herself, hitting seven kills and three blocks in College of the Canyons' three-set victory over Santa Barbara City College.
College Men's Soccer
NEW YORK (AP) - Jameis Winston left voters no choice but to give him the Heisman Trophy. And like every other Florida State victory this season, it was a blowout.
The Master's College men's basketball team kept its hot start to the 2013 season rolling, downing visiting Bethesda University of Anaheim 71-60 on Saturday night at Bross Gym.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - If the UCLA Bruins were looking for a team on which to take out their aggression after losing their first game of the season last week, they found it.
The Master's College women's basketball head coach Dan Waldeck isn't shy about his team's lofty goals this season.
It's put up or shut up for The Master's College Mustangs men's basketball team this season.
Last week, the Lady Mustangs volleyball team posted an impressive postseason run at the NAIA Volleyball National Championship tournament, while men's and women's basketball raised their season records with road victories.
CARY, N.C. (AP) - Kodi Lavrusky gave UCLA its first NCAA women's soccer title Sunday, scoring in the 97th minute to lift the Bruins past Florida State 1-0 in overtime in cold and rainy conditions.