It’s a big weekend in college football. Three games feature top 25 match-ups; Michigan plays a team they should/could beat, maybe; a Big Ten match-up for first place between two normally last place teams and a huge match of 1-5 teams in the MAC.
Clemson at Wake Forest – Now that Clemson is a disappointment (can they really be a disappointment when everyone knew they were overrated and saw them blowing the season?) they’ll start playing good and run the table in the ACC earning the worst BCS conference’s spot in an BCS bowl. How long until the remove the BSC conference label? The WAC and Sun Belt have teams better than the top ACC teams.
Texas vs Oklahoma – The big game. The Red River Shootout. The downfall of Mack Brown. The Sooners are too good. Mack Brown only wins this game when he has Vince Young and doesn’t have to coach. Colt McCoy may have the coolest name in football, but he is not Vince Young (college football VY not NFL Vince who cries and tries to kill himself when he gets booed). I see Oklahoma going undefeated at least until they play Missouri in the Big 12 championship.
Oklahoma State at Missouri – I just can’t take the Cowboys seriously as a top team. Chase Daniel will prove that.
LSU at Florida – My second and third favorite teams in the country. I think LSU pounds the Gators but I really don’t care. These teams have each brought me joy the last two January’s that I hope they both win.
Penn State at Wisconsin – Wisconsin is going to lose their third straight. But who I really feel sorry is the bladder control old man JoePa. Penn State is going to go undefeated this year, and again, like 1994 (I think), be left out of the national title picture. (That’s because one of Oklahoma or Missouri and either Alabama or LSU will go undefeated keeping Penn State left out.)
Ohio at Kent State – Anyone of my Kent State friends want to go see the match-up between our 1-5 schools? No. Me neither.
Michigan State at Northwestern – Did you know Northwestern is undefeated? Well when you play Syracuse, Duke, Southern Illinois, Ohio and Iowa, that’s not too hard but still, it’s Northwestern. Michigan State has won four straight since their season opening loss to Cal. People are jumping back on Sparty’s bandwagon. I ask why? This game starts MSU down their yearly midseason five-game losing streak and Northwestern finds themselves on top of the Big Ten standings.
Toledo at Michigan – Michigan should get a win. Should is different then will. How can you ever guarantee a UM this year? Normally a MAC game for Michigan would get their back-ups excited because they had a good chance to get in the game during garbage minutes of a blowout win. Now, they have a good chance to get in the game because the starters suck and will be losing at halftime. When you are nervous about a MAC game, welcome to Michigan football 2008.