My Record for the Season: 107-33

 

Friday, October 21

#15 West Virginia (5-1) at Syracuse (4-2) – WVU would be on the cusp of National Title talk if it hadn’t invited LSU over about a month ago.  The Orange would be in National Title talks…if this were basketball. (My gosh, I wish it were hoops season!  Can’t get here soon enough!  Sorry, just had to let that out.)  Bob Huggins over Jimmy Boeheim 45-24

 

Saturday, October 22

#4 Oklahoma State (6-0) at Missouri (3-3) – Not sure exactly how the BCS rankings are determined, but the Cowboys above Wisconsin, Boise State, and Stanford somewhat surprises me.  If the rankings hold, we’ll see #1 vs. #2 and #3 vs. #4 between now and Christmas.  Cowboys  48-17

North Carolina (5-2) at #7 Clemson (7-0) – If you ever set a DVR to record a Clemson game, make sure you set it for about five hours.  Four to watch the game, and an hour to listen to Dabo Sweeney answer two questions from the sideline reporter after the game.  Paw Prints 41-31

#11 Kansas State (6-0) at Kansas (2-4) – Just looked at KSU’s schedule.  Will likely start 7-0 and finish 8-4.  Fear the Beard 33-15

#23 Illinois (6-1) at Purdue (3-3) – The Illini showed last week that they weren’t comfortable as favorites and especially struggle against strong defenses.  Well Purdue doesn’t play defense so, Fighting Zookers 21-13

#9 Arkansas (5-1) at Ole Miss (2-4) – If the Hogs continue to hammer opponents not named Alabama and LSU, they could legitimately finish with two losses, stand third in their own division, and ranked third in the country.  Pig Sooie 44-10

#20 Auburn (5-2) at #1 LSU (7-0) – Speaking of LSU, Les Miles has spent a sufficient amount of time recruiting some of the most talented trash talkers around.  For a team that doesn’t need to say much, they say it anyway.  Bayou Bengals 35-14

Air Force (3-3) at #5 Boise State (6-0) – The Broncos deserve some credit for declining an offer to join the Big East.  Geography and football.  That’s what Boise does.  Smurf Turf 56-20

#10 Oregon (5-1) at Colorado (1-6) – Oh. My.  Mighty Ducks 49-12

#13 Nebraska (5-1) at Minnesota (1-5) – Can we trade opponents from the previous game?  Can we see Nebraska-Oregon instead of these other two?  Huskers 41-6

#17 Texas A&M (4-2) at Iowa State (3-3) – Won’t it be great when the Aggies get to play Missouri in a conference matchup starting next year?  Oh wait.  Twelfth Man 38-34

#22 Georgia Tech (6-1) at Miami (3-3) – This one wouldn’t seem like a difficult pick except that Virginia messed with my head last week.  Now I’m flipping a coin.  The U 27-23

Maryland (2-4) at Florida State (3-3) – Other than Maryland’s win over Miami on Labor Day, the other four combined wins by these schools have been over Towson, UL-Monroe, Charleston Southern, and Duke.  Tomahawks 23-17

#21 Penn State (6-1) at Northwestern (2-4) – Much like West Virginia, Penn State’s only error this season was a scheduling one, inviting Alabama up for a beatdown.  Joe Paterno’s glasses 20-16

Army (2-4) at Vanderbilt (3-3) – VU coach James Franklin has said that Vandy will never again be the doormat of the SEC.  Time will tell, but the ‘Dores should be ok this week.  Civilians over Soldiers 30-19

Tennessee (3-3) at #2 Alabama (7-0) – The Tide’s last obstacle before a game of the century against LSU shouldn’t be much of an obstacle at all.  Crimson Elephants 49-3

USC (5-1) at Notre Dame (4-2) – The Irish play a rare home game at night, and are coming off a 59 point outburst against Air Force two weeks ago.  Touchdown Jesus 31-22

 Texas Tech (4-2) at #3 Oklahoma (6-0) – A win by the Sooners here sets up a showdown with fellow unbeaten Kansas State next week.  OU could get be guilty of looking ahead and still win this one easily.  Big Game Bob 45-20

 #6 Wisconsin (6-0) at #16 Michigan State (5-1) – The Badgers’ offense vs. the Spartans’ defense will make for one of the most intriguing games of the weekend.  Sparty handed Whisky its only regular season loss a year ago.  Russell Wilson 34-28

 #25 Washington (5-1) at #8 Stanford (6-0) – I’ve watched exactly zero plays involving either team this season, so I’ll refrain from pretending to speak knowledgeably.  But based on what I’ve read… The Tree 37-16