Posted on 11 September 2012.
Week 2 recap:
Although week two of the young college football season may have seemed uneventful, there were some games that deserve recognition.
Everything went according to plan for the top 7 teams in the country as Alabama, USC, LSU, Oregon, Oklahoma, Florida State, and Georgia all cruised to victory.
The same can’t be said for #8 Arkansas who was upset by Louisiana-Monroe in overtime. Louisiana-Monroe rallied back from a 21-7 deficit at halftime. They also accumulated 550 total yards compared to Arkansas who only totaled 377 yards.
Michigan State kept the train rolling with a 41-7 win over Central Michigan. Le’Veon Bell didn’t go over 200 yards. In fact he didn’t even go over 100 yards, but he did add 2 touchdowns to the beat down.
Tajh Boyd kept Clemson rolling as well as they took down Ball State down with ease in a 52-27 victory. Boyd threw for 229 yards and 3 touchdowns keeping his case as a possible Heisman candidate in tact.
Wisconsin had a very disappointing road loss to Oregon State in what many thought should have been a fairly easy win. Ohio State was less than impressive in their 31-16 victory of UCF even though Braxton Miller did have 3 rushing touchdowns along with a passing touchdown.
Virginia Tech looked like Virginia Tech in a 42-7 rout over Austin Peay and Texas destroyed New Mexico. Arizona upset Oklahoma State a week after they put up 84 points.
Michigan upset fans again by squeaking by Air Force. However, Denard Robinson threw for 208 yards and 2 touchdowns, and rushed for 218 yards and two touchdowns. Kansas State put a beat down on Miami, 52-13 and Florida took down Texas A&M 20-17 in Texas A&M’s SEC debut.
Although, it wasn’t as exciting as week one, it was still an exciting weekend of football, and as week three comes along there should be quite a few good games that could shake up the national championship discussions.
Posted on 07 September 2012.
Posted on 04 September 2012.
This week college football will have many different intriguing games that are a must watch for a fan of any age. We will start off with one of the most talked about National Championship contenders the Trojans of USC traveling to East Rutherford to take on Syracuse. The Trojans have not played a game in the north-east since 2000. I would definitely look for the Trojans to roll over Syracuse especially considering they have two players named Marquis Lee and Robert Wood on their team. USC will most likely start off this game with the same way the started off the game against Hawaii and im sure will be sending a statement to everyone else that they are back.
Another very tough match up will be the number 18 team in the land the Oklahoma State Cowboys travel down to Tucson to take on the Wildcats of Arizona. Rich Rodriguez is undefeated so far, of course that win was against Toledo, but they could make a huge statement and a huge upset if they could pull off a win against the Cowboys. I simply believe that Oklahoma State is still too strong and too fast of the Wildcats and even though they lost Bradon Weeden and Justin Blackmon to the NFL they have replaced them with marquee players in Austin Hays and J.W. Walsh. Arizona is very capable in having a great season, but if they want to be treated like an elite team they are going to have to get noticed and beating a top 25 team would do the trick.
The prime time match up for this weekend is going to take place in Death Valley. The Bayou Bengals of LSU will be hosting the Washington Huskies. Right off the bat I would like to note that LSU does not lose very often and they lose if less at home. The Tigers have won 18 home straight games at home and the last time the Huskies went down to the SEC to face the Tigers it was 1983. This game should be decent, at least for the first half. Keith Price will have a little time to shine, but he better bring it in the first half. If the Huskies do not start off running and gunning and getting points the Tigers will soon pounce and then you can throw the towel in. The Tigers do not have the greatest offense in the country, but their defense is very close to perfect.
College Gameday will be in College Station, Texas to see the Aggies SEC debut against the Gators.
Week 2 Picks:
Pittsburgh 18- 25 Cincinnati
Florida 18-37 Texas A&M
Fresno State 18-48 Oregon
USC 52-27 Syracuse
Georgia 37-17 Missouri
Wisconsin 44-30 Oregon State
Nebraska 41-21 UCLA
Oklahoma State 55-24 Arizona
Purdue 10-28 Notre Dame
Washington 24-42 LSU
Posted on 29 September 2011.
Posted on 10 September 2011.