Game of the Week Florida @ LSU This one gets my attention every year. Florida and Louisiana both hold special places in my heart but this is more about football than anything else. This is usually a very good game. These are two very good football teams.
The Tigers have looked strong all year and now have an opportunity to prove themselves against a Top 10 opponent.
The Gators are coming off a statement game. Their victory over Auburn last week was evidence that they are serious this season. Now they walk into the Valley.
Baton Rouge. At night.
Son of a gun, gonna have big fun on the bayou!
Upset Alert Texas vs Oklahoma at the Texas State Fair Two teams who chronically struggle with a monkey on their back. “Is Texas Back?” vs “Chokelahoma.” This one is all over the board. Both teams have a history of underperforming in big games. Both have a history of showing up big in big games. It all depends on which Oklahoma and which Texas teams show up. And this is an unpredictable rivalry Olin it’s own right. I think Texas is looking strong this year and this is their chance to take this season to the next level. lol for them to show up big in Dallas.
Coach Drew Burnham
GAME OF THE WEEK PENN STATE @ IOWA There is legitimate depth in the Big 10 this year with 4 teams legitimately still in the playoff hunt at nearly the halfway point of the season. These are 2 of those teams. Iowa in in must-win mode to stay alive but there is no situation too big for the nation’s longest tenured coach in Kirk Ferentz. The reconstruction James Franklin has performed at Penn State is nothing short of amazing. They are clicking on all cylinders and seem to be primed for a run. There will be a raucous Hawkeye crowd and while I don’t think it’ll be enough, I am excited to see how this one goes.
UPSET ALERT TEXAS TECH @ BAYLOR Baylor is off to a hot start at 5-0 as they rebuild from a tough time for their program. They’ve got the legs back under them now and they have looked tremendously explosive. They have also added one key component that has always been a large liability for them: DEFENSE. The Bears are only allowing 15 points a game thus far and that is what has kept their ship afloat.I quote the great philosopher Lee Corso when I say, “but not so fast my friend!”. Texas Tech is going to show up and put their foot on the gas pedal and not take it off until they’re back in Lubbock. This offense is at a different level and Baylor’s defense is going to be put to the ultimate test. Can they get enough stops to hold on to a win? We shall see…
TEXAS over OKLAHOMA MISSISSIPPI ST. over TENNESSEE GEORGIA over SOUTH CAROLINA ARIZONA ST over WASHINGTON STATE WISCONSIN over MICHIGAN STATE ALABAMA over TEXAS A&M BAYLOR over TEXAS TECH NOTRE DAME over SOUTHERN CAL PENN ST over IOWA LSU over FLORIDA
OKLAHOMA over TEXAS MISSISSIPPI ST. over TENNESSEE GEORGIA over SOUTH CAROLINA WASHINGTON ST. over ARIZONA ST WISCONSIN over MICHIGAN STATE ALABAMA over TEXAS A&M TEXAS TECH over BAYLOR NOTRE DAME over USC PENN ST over IOWA FLORIDA over LSU