We’re coming up on another weekend of big time college football games. On slate there are four games between top 25 teams, including one match up of top 10 teams. Plus the state of Michigan tries to not embarrass itself again.
Illinois at Wisconsin - Hey, Illini, welcome to the Everyone Beats Wisconsin Club.
Texas Tech at Kansas – Kansas has lost two games this year and both were to ranked teams. Tech is ranked eighth. I see the trend continuing. But even with a loss, KU will still be in first place in the Big XII North. Welcome back to reality Big XII North, where you aren’t that good and the South is by far the better division yet the second place team gets screwed out of championship game so some .500 team from the North can play in it even though they’ll lose by 45.
Northwestern at Indiana - Don’t look now but the Wildcats can win the Big Ten. An Ohio State win over Penn State and then NW beats OSU. Crazy? Yeah, a little but commenter/brother Scott pointed out the last time Northwestern won the Big Ten outright, 1995, they had a experienced senior running back (Darnell Autry) and quarterback (Steve Schnur) and the Chuck Bednarik Award and Bronko Nagurski winner in a linebacker named Pat Fitzgerald. Now, they have a senior running back, Tyrell Sutton, senior quarterback, C.J. Bacher, and a coach named Pat Fitzgerald. I’m just saying.
Minnesota at Purdue – Really? Both Minnesota and Northwestern are ranked? This is a crazy college football season.
Oklahoma at Kansas State - The Sooners win by 50 and Bradford might not throw an incomplete pass.
Kentucky at Florida - UK should call up Wilbur and see if he wants to play linebacker for them again. Give that guy a scholarship. UK in an upset.
Olkahoma State at Texas – The big game of the week. No. 6 vs No. 1. The easy pick is to say Texas rolls. But the way the last two seasons have gone, I’m taking the Cowboys in a game that will see over 110 points.
Georgia at LSU – Without the aid of Wilbur, LSU’s defense won’t come up with the big stop they need.
Penn State at Ohio State – Whenever Penn State host a night game, they “white out” the place. Will Ohio State be just as gay and “red out” or “gray out” the Shoe? The Buckeyes looked awesome against Michigan State last week. Is that the real offense? Or is Michigan State that bad? What Penn State team is for real? The first half against Michigan or the second? The game will come down to the end when Pryor will have to make a play. The question is will he? Does it help that Penn State sees a Pryor like QB everyday in practice? I got to take Penn State making the stop they need.
Michigan State at Michigan - Last weekend the state of Michigan, their football was embarrassed. I don’t see either coming back and totally redeeming themselves. Michigan just isn’t good so why would I ever think they would. And if MSU wins, it’s not like anyone is going to say, oh, they are a good team after all. Ringer could run for 658 yards. But I had a feeling Michigan would be Wisconsin way back win and I got a feeling they’ll win this game too. It’s a rivalry game so anything is possible, right? I sure hope so. I stand by my preseason prediction of MSU being an overrated team that will go 6-6. Last week started them on their annual path of disappointment.