Thursday, October 08, 2009
And finally we are getting into the heart of the conference schedules. There will be big games every week and this week we get the first big challenge for the Gators and 4 more classic conference games.
5. Wisconsin Badgers at Ohio State Buckeyes
The Badgers play a cupcake filled out of conference schedule every year so their 5-0 record is a bit bloated but they did handle Minnesota last weekend in their rivalry game. Meanwhile, OSU hasn't really been challenged since their close loss to USC. OSU is still the class of the big 10 and should win this game with relative ease. The Pick: Buckeyes by 10
4. Boston College Eagles at Virginia Tech Hokies
The Eagles have been the bane of the Hokies regular season ACC existence. They have been the one team to consistently knock off the Hokies, and then of course lose to them in the ACC Championship game. I feel as if part of the Hokies struggles were looking past Duke and towards BC and that this weekend they will come out fired up and will take care of business. The Pick: Hokies by 7
3. Nebraska Cornhuskers at Missouri Tigers
This seems like it will be the showdown to determine whom will gain the right to get pummeled by Texas/Oklahoma in the Big 12 title game (Kansas might have a say). We're leaning Nebraska basically because they were a minute away from winning a game in Blacksburg which is a nice feat. The Pick: Nebraska by 6.
2. Alabama Crimson Tide at Ole Miss Rebels
Ole Miss was touted as being a top 5 team this season. Through 5 weeks they haven't shown that promise but with Alabama coming to town this is their opportunity. The problem is that their O-Line was dominated by USC in their loss in Spurrier-ville. Alabama's line is even better and will dominate this game. The Pick: Tide by 13
1. Flordia Gators at Louisiana State Tigers
Well this game is just about impossible to predict because you have no idea whether or not Tebow is going to play. The decision to start Tebow will apparently come on Saturday. I think he likely will play and I think because of it the Gators will likely sneak by. The Pick: Florida by 3.