I went 2-3 last week due to WVU losing to Dan Hawkins’ Buffaloes because of course ITS DIVISION 1 FOOTBALL!!! This brings my overall season record to 5-5. Auburn couldn’t hold LSU on their final drive of the game and the Tigers’ (LSU) QBs proved me wrong and led the defending 2007 national champs (sigh) to victory. Nike University (aka Oregon) had to use a different QB for each jersey type they have…does anyone know how many different jerseys they actually have? I counted 5. This of course, along with a terrible defense, led to their loss vs. Boise at home. Another week is almost past us and now its time for my top 5 this weekend.
- Alabama at Georgia
The Tide will try to roll over the Bulldogs this weekend as the SEC takes the #1 game of the weekend (again… I think there may be a trend forming here over the next few weeks). Will the Bulldogs continue their success on the ground against a defense that bottled up the two headed monsters of Clemson? This should be a good one in Athens.
My Pick- Georgia 21-17
2. Illinois at Penn St
The fighting Zooks will try to prove to the country that last year’s dream season wasn’t a fluke. The Nittany Lions are looking a lot like the Big Ten Co-Championship team from 2005 with Clark as their dual threat QB. This one is in Happy Valley…at night…a very tough place for any road team to win.
My Pick- PSU 28-10
3. TCU at Oklahoma
The Horned Frogs (man what a name…lol) look to show everyone that they deserve to be mentioned in the BCS buster conversation along with BYU, Boise and ECU. They have their chance to prove it as they travel to Norman. The Sooners face their first test of the season after having outscored their previous 3 opponents 164-42. Oklahoma lost to TCU the last time they played in 2005, but they seem to be a team on a mission this season.
My Pick Sooners 35-20
4. Virginia Tech at Nebraska
Bo Pelini looks to make a statement in his first big game as the Huskers head coach after orchestrating an outstanding defense that lead LSU to a national championship last year (sigh). He looks to being a tradition of winning back to Lincoln. The Hokies look to show that they can rebound from and early loss to BCS-buster ECU in a big non conference game before they start their ACC play.
My Pick- Huskers 24-14
5. Purdue at Notre Dame
The Irish are looking for another win over a Big 10 rival when the Boilermakers travel to South Bend. The spread offense led by Curtis Painter will give the Irish trouble but the Boilermaker D isn’t very strong judging by last weekend shootout with Central Michigan (are you f’ing kidding me Big 10?).
My Pick- Purdue 42-28