Upset Alert Texas vs 6 Oklahoma at The Cotton Bowl The odds makers have only spaced this one by a touchdown. But the truth is Texas is not expected to be in this one. Oklahoma can score but their defense is suspect. They eked out a win in OT vs Army, gave up 33 to Baylor, 27 to Iowa State, 21 to UCLA. I'm not impressed. Tom Herman got off to a slow start but the Longhorns have since knocked off TCU and Southern Cal, both impressively. Texas is indeed coming back. This will be Herman’s signature win he’s looking for.
Game of the Week 5 LSU @ Florida If there’s one thing we’ve learned this year, it’s that Coach O is not a joke. His Tigers are reaching, even exceeding expectations. But a trip to Gainesville is never easy. The other lesson we've learned? That Kentucky win in The Swamp was not a fluke. Now the Gators are coming off a much needed win and are looking to build momentum. They can’t afford another conference loss if they are to stay in the hunt. The Tigers a in the first game of a grueling part of their schedule. They cannot get caught looking ahead to next week and Georgia if they hope to stay on track this week. Dan Mullen will have the Gators ready but Orgeron will have the Tigers focused.
Coach Drew Burnham
Upset Alert Arizona State @ Colorado YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME! Ralphie has been running wild as the Buffs are off to a hot 4-0 start and have looked impressive doing it. They look prepared, polished and dangerous. However, YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME. Following an upset win against Sparty and a narrow miss at another against Washington, the Sun Devils have shown that the new culture in Tempe is taking hold quickly and they are not to be taken lightly. Look for this one to be a last minute thriller.
Game of the Week 5 LSU @ Florida Coach O and the Tigers have been on the prowl this early season. They have 2 impressive wins on the resume already and the road isn’t getting any easier for them with the Gators this week and the defending SEC Champion Dawgs next week. Can they Survive the crucible and prove they are a legitimate title contender?
What a wonderful homecoming Dan Mullen had last weekend in Starkville. Those games are always a little weird to coach in but they are a heck of a lot of fun to win. There’s no time to celebrate victories past now. Florida is simply a year behind LSU in the rebuilding process and I don’t think they will be able to last in this one.
Curator’s Picks (27-23) Northwestern @ Michigan State Texas vs Oklahoma Boston College @ NCSU LSU @ Florida FSU @ Miami Arizona State @ Colorado Kentucky @ Texas A&M Auburn @ Mississippi State Vandy @ Georgia Notre Dame @ Virginia Tech
Coach’s Picks (33-17) Northwestern @ Michigan State Texas vs Oklahoma Boston College @ NCSU LSU @ Florida FSU @ Miami Arizona State @ Colorado Kentucky @ Texas A&M Auburn @ Mississippi State Vandy @ Georgia Notre Dame @ Virginia Tech