Friday, September 11, 2009

Looking at this week's big college football games

No. 3 Southern California at No. 8 Ohio State: This is not only the biggest game of the weekend, it could be the biggest game of the entire non-conference year. And because it's that big means Ohio State is going to lose, even if the Buckeyes are playing at home. I mean, if OSU had that much trouble last week against Navy, imagine what the Trojan running game and defense is going to do. Plus, I think the Big 10 is the most overrated football conference in the FCS.

No. 18 Notre Dame at Michigan: I'm going against the home team here as well, even though I have sentimental personal reasons to pick the Wolverines. I just think the Notre Dame offense is too powerful for an inexperienced Michigan secondary. Also what I said in the last sentence in the previous prediction still goes.

South Carolina at No. 21 Georgia: No way the Bulldogs begin this season 0-2. No way.

Stanford at Wake Forest: This is the toughest call of the week for me. All the numbers point to a Stanford win but I'm going with Wake just because it does have the home court advantage and because I think the noon starting time is going to be tough on a West Coast team.

UCLA at Tennessee: I'm thinking the Vols will enjoy one more week of prosperity before they sink in the swamp next week.

Other Games:
Air Force over Minnesota
Alabama over Florida International
Arizona over Northern Arizona
Auburn over Mississippi State
Boston College over Kent State
California over Eastern Washington
Cincinnati over Southeast Missouri State
Clemson over Georgia Tech
Colorado over Toledo
Connecticut over North Carolina
Duke over Army
Florida over Troy
Florida State over Jacksonville State
Hawaii over Washington State
Illinois over Illinois State
Iowa over Iowa State
Kansas over UTEP
Kansas State over Louisiana Lafayette
LSU over Vanderbilt
Maryland over James Madison
Michigan State over Central Michigan
Middle Tennessee over Memphis
Missouri over Bowling Green
Navy over Louisiana Tech
Nebraska over Arkansas State
North Carolina State over Murray State
Northwestern over Eastern Michigan
Oklahoma over Idaho State
Oklahoma State over Houston
Oregon over Purdue
Oregon State over UNLV
Penn State over Syracuse
Pittsburgh over Buffalo
Rutgers over Howard
South Florida over Western Kentucky
Southern Miss over UCF
TCU over Virginia
Texas over Wyoming
Texas Tech over Rice
Virginia Tech over Marshall
Washington over Idaho
West Virginia over East Carolina
Western Michigan over Indiana
Wisconsin over Fresno State

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