Friday, September 19, 2008

TC: College Football GOW

Before I get into this week’s preview I will say a few things about last week. To play for Michigan at the current time = :-( , Maryland isn’t that bad, and BYU IS that good. Football isn’t hockey and 3 to 2 victories should never happen. Finally, WV has likely seen the top 25 for the last time this season after losing to Colorado who now, 3-0 will probably see the top 25 for the first time this year.

Florida at Tennessee is like UNC and Duke in college basketball. It is always a good game. But I say this, Tennessee ranks above Florida in every offensive category except the one that matters, scoring. If the Gators can do what they do, not give up points (13 in two games) the King of Vols is in for a long afternoon tomorrow.

If you read about the LSU Auburn game you are going to come across a fact that is worthless, but a fact none the less. LSU has not won at Auburn in 10 years! And that matters why? The senior class of these two teams was in the 7th and 8th grade the last time LSU won at Auburn. College isn’t the NFL. Careers aren’t ten years long. The only facts that matter to me are that these teams are 1, in the SEC and 2, undefeated. If I had to choose, LSU ends a meaningless streak tomorrow night beating Auburn.

East Carolina is in position to start a season 4-0 for the first time since 1999, but getting there won't be easy after two key players were injured last week. I have said good and bad things about the ECU Pirates. Now I will say nothing and use a quote instead.

"We've come a long way," Coach Skip Holtz said after the 2-0 start. "There was a time when we couldn't win three in a row. We certainly have to play better than we did last week. I think it's going to take more of an effort like we put together for West Virginia if we want to have a chance to go over there and have a chance to be successful."
This week, like many in college football, an in-state underdog will play a ranked opponent. I want to know who has a better chance of winning, Rice at #7 Texas or Florida International hosting #12 USF.

Finally some quick hits other games this week. Notre Dame will try to run the tables on the state of Michigan by heading to Michigan State this week. Utah State hosts Idaho and will make a valiant effort to win their 4th game in 3 years. Va. Tech travels to North Carolina in a must win for the Hokies considering they only have 1 home game in October. Last one, Wake Forest at Florida State, both ranked, both good, check it out.

Enjoy the games this week.

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