Friday, September 15, 2006

The College Football Weekend Preview--September 16th edition...

In no particular order...

Cincinnati at #1 Ohio State:

WTF match-up #1 of the week...its either homecoming or Bob Huggins has decided that he wants to get some action in Columbus this weekend. Wait, he's not coaching at UC..and its football? Then why are these two playing?

OSU 52, Cincinnati 7

Iowa State at #16 Iowa

An actually interesting game between the two in Iowa City, as ISU comes in at 2-0 and Iowa is breathing again after almost losing at Syracuse. This one is going to hinge on Drew Tate...if he can't go, it could be couch burning time in Ames.

Iowa 24, Iowa State 20

Brigham Young at #23 Boston College

BC is up after winning in OT over Clemson and BYU is, well, BYU. Is Lavell Edwards or Robbie Bosco available?

BC 35, BYU 17

Duke at #14 Virginia Tech

So much fun...the Duke Lacrosse Team vs. Marcus Vick? I read a story this week about Duke talking smack, which is just funny, because the football team is just horrible. When does hoops for Duke start?

Va. Tech 63, Duke 10

UAB at #10 Georgia

Georgia continues their home patsy schedule (Western Kentucky?) before getting into the meat of their SEC schedule. Good opportunity for their freshman QB to get some experience in front of live players...

Georgia 42, UAB 17

#11 Michigan at #2 Notre Dame

The classic "Why can't both teams lose?" game for me, but I would say that the dislike for Michigan is a little more than the Irish. Charlie Weis is going back to his balloon stage while Lloyd Carr would like at least one big September victory in his coaching career. Can the Brady Quinn hype continue?

Notre Dame 24, Michigan 16

#17 Miami at #12 Louisville

One of my choices for watching on Saturday, this game should be an interesting mix of Miami's lack of offense and Louisville trying to replace Mr. Bush in the offensive backfield. Miami at 1-2? Hard to fathom...

Louisville 21, Miami 10

Youngstown State at #25 Penn State

Joe Pa and the Nittany Lions try to get over their humiliation last week by welcoming in the Penguins, a I-AA power at one time. Plus, to steal a line from the good guys at EDSBS.com, they had Cheaty McSweatervest as a coach at one time, which is a point away from YSU.

Penn State 31, YSU 14

#6 LSU at #3 Auburn

Power struggle in the SEC West. This thing has been attacked from every angle, so I will just post my score.

#6 LSU 24, #3 Auburn 21

#15 Oklahoma at #18 Oregon

Both teams come in at 2-0, both are trying to keep great seasons going but the Autzen Stadium crowd and the hypnotic Ducks uniforms prove to be too much.

#18 Oregon 31, #15 Oklahoma 21

#24 Texas Tech at #20 TCU

Old SWC matchup, two very good Texas teams, lots of old bad blood to be spilled in Fort Worth. I have no idea who will win, but I will make a prediction...

#20 TCU 35, #24 Texas Tech 31

#8 Texas at Rice

Nothing like hosting a pissed off and humbled Texas team, right, Rice? This one is going to be very ugly, but in honor of a former Texas legend, the Longhorns let up a little bit...

#8 Texas 70, Rice 7

Portland State at #21 Cal

The Golden Bears looked good last week after losing to Tennessee and they host the Vikings of Portland State (because Oregon and Vikings go so well together) that is most famous for being the college home of former Cardinals QB Neil Lomax.

Cal 49, Portland State 7

#22 Arizona State at Colorado

How many Buffs fans wish that they hadn't run off Gary Barnett? I liked what Dan Hawkins did at Boise State, but after two bad losses to start off the year in Boulder, this one might be worse...but its the kind of game that Hawkins is famous for getting his troops ready for...the upset special.

Colorado 34, #22 ASU 24

Clemson at #9 Florida State

Bowden vs. Bowden...again. The over/under on the number of times Bobby says "Dadgum!" is about 20.

#9 FSU 24, Clemson 14

#19 Nebraska at #4 USC

The Trojans are wondering if the Reggie Bush allegations are going to mean anything for their future while Nebraska has parlayed two creampuffs into a #19 ranking. I am waiting to see someone in the stands put a Trojan over their Cornhat, but that might the only interesting part of this game...

#4 USC 38, #19 Nebraska 14

#7 Florida at #13 Tennessee

What to say about this one? The Gators have looked pretty good in their first two victories, while the Vols have been my chemical imbalance team, up the first week against Cal and needing a late stop to beat Air Force. Which Vol team shows up? Having the huge boost of Justin Harrell coming back for one game might be a big help...but the Vols have to find somethign special this weekend.

#13 Tennessee 24, #7 Florida 21

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