Saturday, October 9, 2010

College football Saturday open thread

No. 16 Michigan at East Lansing to take on the undefeated and the No. 17 cardiac kids of Michigan State.

Michigan and their Heisman front-runner QB, Denard Robinson (pictured), will now face a respectable defense as their first 5 opponents of the season average 78th in the nation in total defense. Michigan St. clocks in at 41st in the nation.

No. 24 Florida St. Seminoles at No. 14 Miami

Expect a shootout. Teams have combined to average over 70 pts. in last 3 meetings.

No. 20 South Carolina hosts No. 1 Alabama

'Bama survived their oh crap! game two weeks ago against Arkansas that proved why Arkansas is Arkansas and 'Bama is 'Bama. They righted the ship by thumping Florida last week and are now rolling as the indisputably best team in the nation. Watch out.

No. 9 LSU plays the seemingly rare game away from Tiger Stadium when they travel to No. 12 Florida.

Question: Is there a worse game manager in college football than LSU coach, Les Miles?

Answer: No. Next.

And out West, here, Oregon St. goes to Tempe to take on No. 11 Arizona Wildcats.

Unranked USC travels to the Farm to take on No. 16 Stanford.

If USC's defensive performance so far this season is any indication, it would appear that all those years spent in the NFL being coordinator for those great
Tampa Bay Buccaneer defenses didn't teach Monte Kiffin much about the spread attacks he is now facing in the college game.

It's an awfully big number but expect Stanford to exact a large measure of revenge after last week's upending at the hands of Oregon, as they will cover the 9-1/2 as USC, quite simply cannot stop anybody on defense so far this season.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What no Love for the 3 and 1 SDSU going to hopefully beat up on a bad BYU Team?