Friday, November 04, 2005

Carnival of College Football Week 10

Not exactly the best line-up of College Football, but there is a couple good match-ups. Here is how Trev Alberts ESPN unofficial replacement sees them:

Best Game
Miami @ Virginia Tech: Should be a great game. Will come down to turn-overs and who scores the most off turn-overs and special team field position and special team scoring. Points will be hard to come by. I think these two are really closely matched teams but I think Virginia Tech “should” win at home. Miami pulls the upset if their defense gets to Vick, hits him hard and often and throws him off his game. Pick Virginia Tech in a real close one……….

Second Best Game This Week (at the beginning of the year that is)
Tennessee @ Notre Dame: After getting beat by the Gamecocks and Spurrier, things have bottomed out at Rocky Top. Tennessee will be lucky to go to any bowl this year and the Citrus Bowl this year is out of the question ( remember Spurrier coined the saying “you can’t spell Citrus without UT - well you can this year ). I guess Tennessee could come out and play hard on the pride factor alone, but I got to believe that something will be missing from the orange and white. A good game the first half but then the Irish pull away in the second half and win by 14+ points………..

Wisconsin @ Penn State: I did not think that Penn State was for real this year but they have just found a way to win. I still don’t think they are a really good team but neither is Wisconsin. The Badgers defense is really bad and I think that makes the difference in this one with Joe Pa and Penn State winning on the ground with 275 +/- yards rushing…………………..

Cal @ Oregon: I’ll take the Ducks at home in this game between two average Pac 12 teams in a conference full of average teams except Southern Cal………………….

Missouri @ Colorado: Will the real Brad Smith play or the one that can’t hand the football off on a basic run play? If Smith plays his best Missouri would win going away. However they are on the road and Smith has been too inconsistent. I’ll take Colorado in this one. What will they win? The inside lead for the Big 12 North title and a chance to be humiliated by Texas later this year……………………………..

The Rest:

USC over Stanford (Stanford played USC hard last year……..)
Texas over Baylor huge
Alabama over Miss State
LSU over Appalachian State (Appalachian State? The Tigers lose BSC points over this scheduled opponent)
UCLA over Arizona (undefeated still but has played no one – zero)
FSU over NC State ( book the trip to the ACC championship )
Ohio State over Illinois big
Florida over Vandy ( could be close for a half )
Texas Tech over Texas A&M ( coaching change at A&M soon)
Auburn over Kentucky
BC over NC ( baseball score)
TCU over Colorado State

Could we have a week of no upsets with “every” favorite winning????? Probably not but this looks like the best week for it to happen if it is going to happen.

If I had to pick an upset who would I pick?

#1) Miami over V Tech
#2) Wisconsin over Penn State
#3) Cal over Oregon
#4) Arizona over UCLA
#5) Missouri over Colorado
#6) Kentucky over Auburn

That's how Trev Alberts unofficial ESPN replacement sees the old football bouncing this Saturday……………………………………….