It's College Football Season! I've decided to give my inconceivably accurate predictions on who I think will win in each top 25 (according to ESPN at least) matchup, plus the Washington Huskies and Washington State Cougars. Look for it each Wednesday, sometimes, Thursday or Friday's.
Week 4 "Expert" Analysis
Well, it was a very strange trip indeed for a fan of football in the state of Washington. The Huskies were spared because they had Saturday off in preparation for tonights game against #8 Stanford, but the Washington State Cougars? Unfortunately they were not. They had one of the worse losses I have ever seen for the program.
The Cougs were up 31-14 with seven minutes left in the final quarter against a winlesss Colorado team, one which had been embarrassed by Fresno State 69-14 the week before. Long story short, they "Coug'd it" by being outscored 21-3, including the game winner with 9 seconds left. If you already didn't do the math, the final score was 35-34, Buffaloes. First year coach Mike Leach can't be happy, but it's not like he'll get a consolation prize of a weak opponent on the follow up. Nope, they get Oregon, the #2 team in the country.
The Seahawks (yes, I currently talk about them here too because I am not doing an NFL picks segment yet), well, maybe you might have heard about what happened on Monday Night Football.
As for my co-games of the week, it was a one good, one bad situation. The Florida State and Clemson game was right on the money, by far the most entertaining game I saw, with both teams showing off future NFL talent all over the field. FSU blew up in the second half to take a 49-37 victory. Michigan and Notre Dame was the stinker, with a 13-6 final in the favor of the Fighting Irish in a game that pretty much ends Denard Robinson's relevancy as a college football player (sorry Wolverine fans).
WEEK 5 PREDICTIONS
#25 Baylor at #9 West Virginia is my game of the week, I think it'll be much more exciting than the only other ranked matchup that comes from the Big Whatever in the form of #14 Ohio State at #20 Michigan State. Also look for #12 Texas at Oklahoma State.
Thursday, September 27th
#8 Stanford Cardinal at Washington Huskies
I would love to say I actually think my team was gonna win, even with the "Blackout of the Century" goin' on. But these Cardinal are chock full of recruits that current San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh brought in, and now they've matured a little bit, which is kinda scary. But this is one of those games that the Huskies need to win if they want to take that next step into Rose Bowl contender territory. But judging by what we've seen so far this season, we might still be a year or two away from that.