Saturday, October 6th
#18 Louisville Cardinals (5-0, 0-0 Big East)
Pittsburgh Panthers (2-3, 0-2 Big East)
What Panther team will show up on Saturday, is it the one that beat Virginia Tech in week 3? Or maybe the one that lost to Youngstown State in week 1? Doesn't matter, Cards could beat both versions.
#6 Kansas State Wildcats (5-0, 2-0 Big 12)
Iowa State Cyclones (4-1, 1-1 Big 12)
Tough one to call, especially after seeing Iowa State handle TCU last weekend. Kansas State could also be looking ahead to what could be the biggest game in the Big 12 t next week against (currently) #5 West Virginia. If the Cyclones pull it off they will def...nah forget it.
#15 Texas Longhorns (4-1, 1-1 Big 12)
#13 Oklahoma Sooners (3-1, 1-1 Big 12)
The Red River Rivalry. This is the first time since 2007 that both teams have had a conference loss heading into their matchup. Does that mean it's lost some of it's luster? Yes, yes it does. But it also means that it makes the game that much more important for both teams, who need to keep pace with the likes of West Virginia and Kansas State in the Big 12. The Sooners kicked the Longhorns around last season, 55-17, and I think it'll be another Oklahoma victory on Saturday.
Syracuse Orangemen (2-3, 1-0 Big East)
#20 Rutgers Scarlet Knights (5-0, 2-0 Big East)
Look out for Rutgers. For the four games they have very winnable games, and could be 9-0 when they matchup with currently undefeated #21 Cincinnati on November 17th. Syracuse? Oh they suck. Just kidding, they did beat Pitt last week and have played some good teams very tough.
#1 Alabama Crimson Tide (5-0, 2-0 SEC)
Missouri Tigers (3-3, 0-3 SEC)
Will the Tigers continue their season's pattern of win, loss? Well, they lost last week, so...no.
#5 West Virginia Mountaineers (5-0, 2-0 Big 12)
Texas Tech Red Raiders (4-1, 1-1 Big 12)
I almost picked this as the game of the week. Although I think it's gonna be another shootout, but I don't think the Red Raiders will be able to keep up for 4 quarters.
#17 Stanford Cardinal (4-1, 2-1 Pac-12)
#7 Notre Dame (5-0)
(DOUBLE B REVIEWS CO-GAME OF THE WEEK)
While the Fighting Irish have had their way with the mostly Big Ten schedule early on, I think they'll be 0-2 against the Pac-12 this season. After losing to Stanford they'll also be taken down by USC on November 24th. Yep, not a fan.
#10 Oregon State Beavers (4-0, 3-0 Pac-12)
BYU Cougars (4-2)
The Beavers offense will struggle mightily without QB Sean Mannion, who had surgery on his torn meniscus this week. It's not just because he's out, but rather the fact that BYU has a rock solid defense, ranked third in points against nationally. OSU's gonna get all they can handle, but I see them pulling this one out. I know, I'm a Pac-12 HOMER, but BYU's losses to Utah and Boise State have me thinking this is the case.
Fresno State Bulldogs (4-2, 2-0 MWC)
#24 Boise State Broncos (4-1, 1-0 MWC)
Things have pretty much gone as expected since the Broncos season opening loss to Michigan State, meaning they win ball games. It's been since 2005 have they didn't win ten games. They'll get tested on Saturday, but they'll pass.
Illinois Fighting Illini (2-4, 0-2 Big Ten)
#25 Michigan Wolverines (3-2, 1-0 Big Ten)
This won't take the sting out of the Notre Dame loss, but a win's a win. WOLVERINES!
Boston College Eagles (1-4, 0-2 ACC)
#12 Florida State Seminoles (5-1, 2-1 ACC)
What a shocker last week for FSU. Sure, they still have a great chance to go into the November 24th matchup with (currently) #4 Florida at 10-1, but with very dimmed National Title hopes, how motivated will they be to perform at their highest level? They'd better murder the Eagles, for starters.
#4 Florida Gators (5-0, 4-0 SEC)
Vanderbilt Commodores (2-3, 1-2 SEC)
My tweet (one of many) from last Saturday:
— DouBleBReviewS (@DoubLeBReviewS) October 6, 2012
Florida went on to beat LSU 14-6. That means bad news for the Commodores.
Fordham Rams (4-2, 0-0 Patriot)
#21 Cincinnati Bearcats (4-0, 1-0 Big East)
This is that time of year when AP voters are basically drawing names out of a hat filled with teams that have decent records. Cincinnati is one of those teams. Ok, Im just kidding you silly AP voters, I know you know every one of these teams like the back of your hand.
But seriously, I don't know shit about either of these teams, except that Cincy beat Virginia Tech a few weeks ago, and Fordham won't win this game.
#3 South Carolina Gamecocks (6-0, 4-0 SEC)
#9 LSU Tigers (5-1, 1-1 SEC)
(Forgive the weird fonts, it's a coding issue I can't figure out. I'm only one man, who's learning as I go)
Why was this a co-game of the week? Because I try to pick something exciting, and I have the feeling this will be one of those rock em' sock em' SEC battles that end with the winner scoring in the low teens. I'd usually rather see a shootout, but this game has the potential to be fantastic to watch, it's two top ten teams for fucks sake. Who wins? Well...
— DouBleBReviewS (@DoubLeBReviewS) October 7, 2012
This Clowney kid is scary. Could be one of the best I've ever seen at his age, but I'm not an expert. He'll impact the game more than anybody else on Saturday, and thats why Im pickin' THE COCKS!
#8 Ohio State Buckeyes (6-0, 2-0)
Indiana Hoosiers (2-3, 0-2)
It is as I feared. Ohio State is lookin' pretty dang tough with Urban Meyer at the helm. It kinda sucks that they aren't Bowl eligible, because if they go undefeated in the regular season they won't be able to have their national title hopes dashed in a bowl game. Indiana? Thats...where Antwan Randle El went to college. That's the best I could come up with, so they're fucked.
Tennessee Volunteers (3-2, 0-2)
#19 Mississippi State Bulldogs (5-0, 2-0)
Mississippi State is another is another one of those SEC that just doesn't like to give up points (11th in the country at 13.4 per game). But they also haven't exactly faced the best competition thus far. Tennessee has beaten NC State (who, as I'm sure you remember, ruined FSU's National Title hopes last week), Lost by 17 to Florida, and 7 to Georgia. They're ready.
#22 Texas AM (4-1, 2-1 SEC)
#23 Louisiana Tech (5-0, 0-0 WAC)
These two teams were supposed to meet in the first week of the season, but it was postponed due to Hurricane Issac. So now we have an unexpected Top 25 clash. Tech has some serious firepower, with top thirty passing and rushing totals to go along with 53.2 point per game, good for 3rd in the country. But now they get to face an SEC defense. Hello top 25, goodbye top 25.
Calfornia Golden Bears (2-4, 1-2 Pac-12)
Washington State Cougars (2-4, 0-3)
Cal is back after they handed UCLA an ass whoopin', 43-17. Mike Leach referred to some of his seniors as "empty corpses". Yeah, it's pretty much a shitstorm in Pullman right now, but maybe it'll motivate them. Or maybe this season is a lost cause.