Friday, November 06, 2009
This weekend is all about Nick Saban. It's Nick Saban's world and he'll where a stupid straw hat if he wants to.
5. Oregon Ducks at Stanford Cardinal
The Cardinal aren't a terrible team and coming off the high of beating USC last weekend perhaps the Ducks are in store for a let down. Or not. The Pick: Ducks by 13
4. Oklahoma Sooners at Nebraska Cornhuskers
These teams were supposed to be good at the beginning of the season. Too bad neither really is. The Pick: Oklahoma by 7
3. Oregon State Beavers at California Golden Bears
Yes I'm reaching a bit. There's really two big games this weekend and that's it. Anyway, both of these teams have two Pac 10 losses so perhaps they still have a moderate shot of getting into the Rose Bowl. The Beavers still have the Civil War opportunity ahead but it won't matter after they lose this weekend. The Pick: Cal by 7
2. Ohio State Buckeyes at Penn State Nittany Lions
The Buckeyes are still alive for a Big 10 title and a trip to the Rose Bowl despite their loss to Purdon't. Win out and they get the honor of giving up 400 rush yards to Oregon. Penn State however is going to need some help as they will need multiple Iowa defeats to get there however if they finish with just 1 loss they will play in a BCS game somewhere. The Pick: Joe Pas by 3.
1. Louisiana State Tigers vs Alabama Crimson Tide
It's Nick Saban vs. the guy who inherited Nick Saban's players and won a National Championship. Advantage Nick Saban. If Les Miles does find a way to upset the Crimson Tide it would likely throw a dagger in Bama's BCS title hopes as an LSU trip to the SEC title game would likely eliminate voters from choosing Bama. Alas, they will win on saturay and it will be moot. The Pick: Bama by 6.