Game of the Week 7 Stanford @ Oregon I’m not usually big on the PAC 12 but with Coach pulling dibs on the Bama-A&M game, I’m looking at this match up. I’ve mentioned Bryce Love earlier and I’m hoping to see him healthy. I have come to enjoy Stanford’s physical play and I expect it to dominate the game tempo but I’m also expecting Oregon to put up a fight. They’re sitting at 3-0 right now. But this should be their first real test of the season. Oregon is still making adjustments to Mario Cristobal, yet another head coach, but they have three games behind them and should be working into their groove. Oregon is counting on countering the Stanford running attack with a defense that is in the Top 10 nationally against the run. Now it is time for the nation to see if those stats reflect the strength of the team or the strength of their schedule.
Upset Alert Mississippi State @ Kentucky The Bulldogs are off to a quick start but the Wildcats also sit at 3-0. If MSU comes into Commonwealth on a high horse, the BBN might just knock them off. I’m not ready to pick Kentucky outright but if there is going to be an upset this week, this is the game I’d look at. The Bulldogs better be ready to take care of business.
Curator’s Picks (13-17) UGA @ Mizzou Boston College @ Purdue Texas A&M @ Alabama South Carolina @ Vandy TCU @ Texas Florida @ Tennessee Texas Tech @ Oklahoma State Stanford @ Oregon Wisconsin @ Iowa Arizona State @ Washington
Coach Drew Burnham
Game of the Week Texas A&M @ 1 Alabama Two weeks after taking Clemson down to the wire, the Aggies and the highest-paid staff in America travel to Tuscaloosa to put themselves to the ultimate test in college football: a game against the Tide in Bryant-Denny. Coach Fisher impressed in his only true test so far this season. I’m not predicting an upset, I just think that this is the most intriguing game of the weekend. Texas A&M has more resources than any other team in America and now that they have world-class leadership that place can be very, very special. On the other side, the Tide have been the Gold Standard in the game for a decade now and don’t seem to be slowing any time soon. Ultimately, the Tide offense will be just too much, but don’t expect the Aggies to take it lying down. Be sure to watch this one.
Upset Alert Boston College @ Purdue BC has snuck their way into the top 25 for and times are good in Chestnut Hill. It would be easy to let the new found respect creep into the minds of a team not accustomed to national recognition. The high-powered Boilermaker offense can score points in a hurry and put games out of reach if focus is not in place.
Coach’s Picks (17-13) UGA @ Mizzou Boston College @ Purdue Texas A&M @ Alabama South Carolina @ Vandy TCU @ Texas Florida @ Tennessee Texas Tech @ Oklahoma State Stanford @ Oregon Wisconsin @ Iowa Arizona State @ Washington