Thursday, October 09, 2008
Week 7 has some solid matchups all around but it truly centers on two games. The battle in the swamp between Florida and LSU and of course the Red River Shootout between #1 Oklahoma and #5 Texas.
5. Notre Dame Fighting Irish at North Carolina Tar Heels
Surprisingly Notre Dame is 4-1. They've won all their home games and lost all their road games (1). This week the Irish fly down to Chapel Hill to face freshly ranked North Carolina lead by Butch Davis. I'm betting The Pick: Tarheels by 6
4. Missouri Tigers at Oklahoma St. Cowboys
The other two undefeated Big 12 teams facing off is much more under the radar. Probably because the Cowboys haven't played anybody good and no one expected much from them this season. And I don't expect much from them this weekend. The Pick: Mizzou by 13
3. Penn State Nittany Lions at Wisconsin Badgers
So Wisconsin went from a top ten team to basically out of the BCS picture in the span of 6 quarters. This weekend they get to host undefeated Penn St. who can still contemplate and dream about a national title trip. Well until sunday morning when they will be contemplating how they just lost to the Badgers. The Pick: Sconsin by 2
2. Louisiana State Tigers at Florida Gators
In an effort to eliminate all of the undefeated SEC teams, the LSU Tigers get to bring their perfect record to the Swamp and face of against Tim Tebow and his crew while they are not firing on all cylinders. Despite LSU's edge on defense, I say the Tebow finds away to avoid the Gators second loss of the season. The Pick: Florida by 6.
1. Oklahoma Sooners vs. Texas Longhorns in the Cotton Bowl
The Red River shootout comes this year with neither team having a signature victory under their belt. Unlike in years past when the Longhorns faced off against the Buckeyes, they have played a mostly cake early schedule. Same goes for Oklahoma whopse toughest challenge was TCU, whoopdie-do. Regardless, this matchup could easily provide a National Title representative. The winner could potentially cruise through the remainder of the season and find themselves challenging for the crystal ball in January. But I'm sure Mizzou will have something to say about that.The Pick: Sooners by 4.