Saturday, September 22nd
Maryland Terrapins at #8 West Virginia Mountaineers
WVU gets their first semi-test this weekend. I think it'll be closer than expected, but they'll pass.
Kentucky Wildcats at #14 Florida Gators
Have I said that I can't wait for the college basketball season? Cause when these two programs meet on the hardwood it's gonna be a war. But on the gridiron? Gators.
UAB Blazers at #16 Ohio State Buckeyes
Gotta love the respect the Pac-12 has. After Cal nearly upset the Buckeyes, they dropped em four spots in the latest polls. But that won't stop them from staying undefeated after Saturday.
Virginia Cavaliers at #17 TCU Horned Frogs
Virginia got waxed by Georgia Tech 56-20 a week after squeaking by a Penn State team that just flat isn't very good. TCU is TCU.
Missouri Tigers at #7 South Carolina Gamecocks
The Cocks seem to have righted the ship after nearly losing their first game of the season against Vanderbilt. But I smell something here, and it's what scientists call an "upset". Tigers.
Oregon State Beavers at #19 UCLA Bruins
I love the football team at Rika's alma mater this year. OSU knows how to win these types of games, but it won't happen.
Eastern Michigan Eagles at Michigan State Spartans
Slllllaughter. Especially after the Spartans played like shit against Notre Dame last week, now it's time to take it out on a winless in-state opponent.
Idaho State Bengals at #25 Nebraska Corhuskers
As much as I would thoroughly enjoy an upset...
Colorado Buffaloes at Washington State Cougars
C'mon! Like I'm not gonna pick the Cougs against a winless team, even though the game is most definitely winnable for the Buffs.
Florida Atlantic Owls at Alabama Crimson Tide
Florida Atlantic defensive end Cory Henry said Alabama "can be beat". Even though I doubt he really meant HIS team could beat The Tide, officials should keep the ambulance handy, maybe even have a special one set aside to just follow him up and down the sidelines.
California Golden Bears at #13 USC Trojans
Oh what a difference a week makes. It's not like I thought USC was anywhere near being a National Title team, but it would have been great to see them go into their matchup with Oregon undefeated. So much for that, but they'll still beat up on Cal.
#2 LSU Tigers at Auburn Tigers
Auburn has not looked impressive in their three games this season. LSU hasn't really been tested, including their 41-3 pasting of my beloved Huskies. This might be a little closer than people think.
#20 Louisville Cardinals at FIU Golden Panthers
South Alabama Jaguars at #23 Mississippi State Bulldogs
MSU has beaten three very average opponent by average scores, but they're an undefeated SEC team so of course now they're ranked. That won't last long in that brutal league.
#18 Michigan Wolverines at #11 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
I finally learned how to spell Notre Dame this week. For years (including on last week's picks) I had spelled it Nortre Dame. Wonder if they know how to spell "loss".
Vanderbilt Commodores at #5 Georgia Bulldogs
I still haven't had a glimpse of Georgia yet, and my only view of Vandy was that snoozer of a season opener against South Carolina. Buuut I'm gonna have to go with R.E.M.'s alma mater.
#15 Kansas State Wildcats at #6 Oklahoma Sooners
After the Wildcats COMPLETELY SMASHED Miami in Week 2, they didn't look too hot against Texas State. Oklahoma hammered em last year, and I predict the same in 2012.
#10 Clemson Tigers at #4 Florida State Seminoles
I don't think Florida State loses this regular season. They are outscoring opponents (albeit of the overmatched variety) by an average score of 58.7 to 1. You read that right, THEY ARE GIVING UP ONE POINT PER GAME SO FAR. I watched the replay of their 52-0 beatdown of Wake Forest from last weekend, and FSU is insanely SEC-like in their athleticism, with scary athletes everywhere.
After this weekend, they will be on total cruise control until they meet up with Virginia Tech on November 8th.
Yes, it wouldn't be the biggest upset in the world if Clemson pulled this one off. But in Tallahassee? I don't think so.
#22 Arizona Wildcats at #3 Oregon Ducks
The final game of the week should be a blast to watch. Both teams can light it up offensively and have somewhat suspect defenses. But the Ducks have Kenjon Barner and De'Anthony Thomas, the Wildcats don't.