Game of the Week Michigan @ Penn State The Nittany Lions are having s banner year so far. The one thing holding them back from the Top 5 is schedule. Last week they pulled out a big win against a good Iowa program. A solid win against Michigan will get some attention.
The Wolverines come to Happy Valley with their backs against the wall. They need to win out in order to have a shot at the Playoff. The rest of their schedule will make that tough. They have to be focused on Penn State and they need to have their best game to date. Can they do that?
Upset Alert Arizona State @ Utah Hold up! No one seems to be giving ol’ Herm Edwards any love. The Sun Devils are one score from being undefeated. They’ve Sparty, they’ve beat Cal, they've beat Washington State. They haven’t run the scores up, they’ve just taken care of business.
The Utes come in with a nice record and also a win over Washington State. There’s also an L they were handed by a bad Southern Cal team. They are two touchdown favorites? I don’t think so.
Watch out for Herm and his boys this weekend.
Coach Drew Burnham
GAME OF THE WEEK ARIZONA ST @ UTAH The fate of the Pac 12 making their first ever College Football Playoff appearance is hanging in the balance. With only 3 teams remaining with a shot, every game involving a contender matters. This game involves 2. Herm Edwards has brought a pro football approach to the Sun Devils and, after a year, it is starting to take hold. They have looked strong this year and could use a big- time statement win to legitimize themselves as a true contender. While we’re talking about teams who need a statement win, Utah’s most impressive win this year is over Washington State. I love Mike Leech more than most, but that hardly cements you as a Playoff contender on its own. This game will do a lot to decide the Pac 12 and in brutal honesty, the winner may only have 1 true hurdle left after this week. UPSET ALERT BAYLOR @ OKLAHOMA STATE Baylor is flying high at 6-0 with exactly 0 wins that make you raise your eyebrows. They are going into Stillwater which is home to one of the highest-flying offenses in America when it’s clicking. Oklahoma St. has GOT to find some consistency to get this done. They’ve got to get stops and finish drives. All the comforts of home should make that task a little easier. Alsosomething to keep in mind: while he may struggle from time to time in some games that everyone thinks are no brainers, The Mullet has a knack for winning games that many think to be upsets. Money Mike and the boys will get this one done.
OKLAHOMA over WEST VIRGINIA UGA over KENTUCKY FLORIDA over SOUTH CAROLINA IOWA over PURDUE LSU over MISSISSIPPI STATE OREGON over WASHINGTON ARIZONA ST over UTAH COLORADO over WASHINGTON ST PENN STATE over MICHIGAN BOISE STATE over BYU
OKLAHOMA over WEST VIRGINIA UGA over KENTUCKY FLORIDA over SOUTH CAROLINA IOWA over PURDUE LSU over MISSISSIPPI STATE OREGON over WASHINGTON ARIZONA ST over UTAH WASHINGTON STATE over COLORADO PENN STATE over MICHIGAN BOISE ST. over BYU