It is not the most exciting day in college football; heck, College Gameday is at a Mountain West game. However, this is shaping up to be a week with some of the closest games we've seen all year, and don't be surprised if a few upsets sprout up across the country as the day passes.
I'll be in Richmond today for the Massachusetts-Richmond game, to see my good friend Tyler Holmes suit up at linebacker, and Caleb Violette at kicker for the Minutemen. I'll be following the games best I can, and will have a recap of the day late tonight. Thanks for reading.
GEORGIA TECH 35, Virginia 20
· If Virginia Tech can’t stop the Jackets’ offense, what makes anyone think Virginia can?
OHIO STATE 20, Minnesota 17
· Terrelle Pryor has had the week from Hell; if this game was in Minneapolis I might give the Gophers the nod
PITTSBURGH 30, South Florida 23
· Dion Lewis is closing in on becoming a household name in the Steel City
MISSISSIPPI 34, Arkansas 28
· Houston Nutt circles the wagons for a season-salvaging win.
ALABAMA 23, Tennessee 10
· If this were in Knoxville, I’d give the Vols a chance with Monte Kiffin calling the shots on defense
CLEMSON 27, Miami 21
· C.J. Spiller and the rest of the Tigers finally woke up last week against Wake Forest; they would love nothing more than to take hold of the Atlantic Division with a big win today.
OREGON 38, Washington 28
· Jeremiah Masoli is back and will be too much for the Huskies’ defense to handle
MICHIGAN 24, Penn State 22
· The Nittany Lions are far more talented on paper, but the truth is the Wolverines have just looked better on a weekly basis
OKLAHOMA 38, Kansas 24
· The Sooners are a good team, even without Sam Bradford. They still have a chance at the Big 12 title if they run the table, and some pieces of the puzzle fall just right.
NOTRE DAME 42, Boston College 24
· The Eagles have been nothing short of pathetic on the road this year, and that continues today. If Tyrod Taylor can light up that secondary, who knows what Jimmy Clausen will do?
MICHIGAN STATE 24, Iowa 20
· It took a half before Iowa woke up last week; the Spartans are playing well and have the home-field advantage for this night game.
FLORIDA 44, Mississippi State 14
· Bulldogs’ coach Dan Mullen knows first-hand just how much better the Gators are than his team. This will not be a Washington-USC repeat, where Steve Sarkisian beat former boss Pete Carroll.
TCU 30, BYU 24
· Offensive power versus defensive dominance: I’m going with the defense.
LSU 30, Auburn 23
· Auburn keeps it close, but LSU doesn’t lose at home…unless it’s to Florida
TEXAS 28, Missouri 27
· The Tigers miss a couple field goals that would have beat the Longhorns, who just don’t have that explosion on offense like in 2008.
USC 33, Oregon State 25
· Jacquizz Rodgers lit up the Trojans for 180 yards last season. He’ll have a good day, but don’t expect a repeat performance in 2009.
Last Week: 11-4
Overall 32-13 (71%)