Thursday, September 24, 2009
And this week of college football is pretty much mediocre. Outside of the Hokie-Hurricane game I'm really not terribly interested in any of these games. There are a handful of games that should be entertaining, but nothing is a can't miss.
5. Illinois Fighting Illini at Ohio State Buckeyes
There's a lot of important conference games this week, but the battle of Juice v. Pryor intrigues me. The Zookers were embarrassed by Mizzou in the opener and have only played one massive cupcake since so thoughts on whether they will compete for the Big 10 title this year or not currently do not look promising. A win in the Shoe by the Juice would certainly change that around. The Pick: Ohio State by 10
4. Texas Tech Red Raiders at Houston Cougars
Beating Okie State puts Houston on the BCS spoiler watch. This weekend they host Texas Tech whom just lost to rival Texas. If Houston could beat Texas Tech they could lay claim to the Big 12 South and with a sweep of Conference USA would enjoy a nice trip to prime time in January. The Pick: Texas Tech 14
3. Iowa Hawkeyes at Penn State Nittany Lions
I bet Iowa isn't any good, but at least Penn State has to play a mediocre Big 10 team this week instead of a bottom feeding Big East team. That's a step in the right direction. The Pick: JoePas by 13
2. Ole Miss Rebels at South Carolina Gamecocks
Why is this the 2nd biggest game of the weekend? Well Ole Miss is a "Top 5" team, and they have yet to play anybody worth more than 2 cents. This weekend they get their first taste of the SEC with a trip to Spurrier-land. This is their first opportunity to let anybody know if they are worth a damn or not. The Pick: Ole Miss by 10.
1.Miami Hurricanes at Virginia Tech Hokies
The Hurricanes are looking to lay claim to a top 5 spot in the polls and ACC Supremacy with a win in Blacksburg. Meanwhile the Hokies are looking to start off their ACC schedule right after falling to Bama and barely scraping by the black shirts. Do you believe Miami is back, or do you think the Hokies will once again hold down their role as ACC Orange Bowl rep. The Pick: Hokies by 3.