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Friday, September 28, 2007

Mark It Down: Weekend CFB Predictions

Our staff consesus for the college games that matter this weekend.

Penn St. at Illinois: Look for Juice Williams to lead the Illini over the now exposed Nittany Lions.

Kansas St. at Texas: The Longhorns have been good enough, thus far. But, that won't be enough to stop Josh Freeman. And Ron Prince should be able to outperform that Texas coach in the X's and O's department. Look for an upset here.

USC at Washington: The Trojans look tough and are highly ranked. But Seattle can be a tough place to play and Ty Willingham finally has his team believing. A Husky victory will put Oregon in the driver's seat for the PAC-10 title.

Oregon at California: Dennis Dixon has shown he is one of the two top QB's in the land. Look for the Ducks to pull out a high scoring affair.

West Virginia at South Florida: The Bulls have put together a nice start to their season with a solid D and an 'athletic' QB. But, look for WVU's Pat White to show that the Original QB is the only QB.

Duke at Miami: The Hurricanes' Randy Shannon will have the OB rocking as the now free from the longest losing streak known to man, Blue Devils, bring their high hopes and low talent to town.

Maryland at Rutgers: Tough task for the Terps. QB Jordan Steffy just doesn't have the talent around him to expect the Terps to pull off the upset. But, expect the unexpected. Terps catch the Knights still in a slumber from their week off and weak schedule.

North Carolina at VA Tech: Tyrod Taylor continues his development as the Hokies will dominate the game, but the score will be closer than expected.

Virginia at Pitt: QB Jameel Sewell has the Wahoos on a 3 game win streak. Look for Pitt to play a tough game, but UVA will come out on top.

Florida Atlantic at Kentucky: Andre' Woodson gets a working vacation. A chance to play without performing a patented 4th quarter comeback.

Mississippi State at South Carolina: Sylvester Croom's squad is exceeding expectations and fared pretty much the same as the 'Cocks against LSU. This will be a tight game, but the Bulldogs should be ready.

UCLA at Oregon St.: Karl Dorrell seems to have been able to brainwash his team of that collapse at Utah. Look for the Bruins to continue to build.

Buffalo at Ball State: QB Nate Davis almost led the Cards to an upset of Nebraska last week. He's averaging 300 yds a game and has 11TD's and only 2 INT's. Cards big.

and finally, our lock of the week:

Cincinatti at San Diego St.: The Bearcats just announced that Demetrius Jones will be joining their program. Look for that knowledge to instill motivation and spirit in the team. And look for a win over the Aztecs.

14 comments:

Jeff Reed's blowdryer said...

wash over SC??? and k st. over ut???

Martin said...

"Look for Juice Williams to lead the Illini over the now exposed Nittany Lions."

SIR! I will be in attendance at this game and will report back on Juice, his amazing scrambling ability, and the inevitable domination of PSU by a Negro QB.

Oskee-wow-wow, sir!

censored said...

West Virginia at South Florida: The Bulls have put together a nice start to their season with a solid D and an 'athletic' QB. But, look for WVU's Pat White to show that the Original QB is the only QB.

I will "mark it down" that you are an idiot.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"I will "mark it down" that you are an idiot."

Sir, certainly we are the only sports media outlet that picked WVU. Certainly.

And certainly, YOU called that game, right?

We believe, that the only idiots here are the readers that would actually get caught up in the picks.

Hi.

Welcome back.

Martin said...

Sir, I have just returned from watching THE JUICE overcome tremendous hurdles of no other offensive help to beat the white lions of PSU. You were, as always, correct in your prediction, sir.

Malcom Hex said...

"You were, as always, correct in your prediction, sir."

And, K-St over Tx. Well done sir.

Malcom Hex said...

and a real iffy call in that oregon-cal game, or you'd have had that one too.

Henry the 8th said...

AND Maryland over Rutgers!

Damn, well done!

Hilarie said...

That Cal-Oregon call was not "iffy." It was what objective observers call a close play, correctly arbited.

The game was an even match and could have gone either way. It was a coin flip. A handful of lightning plays decided it, and traditionalists will be pleased to know that, just as science has decreed, turnovers made the difference.

These are two well-matched teams, which means that any straight prediction on who would prevail was useless as determinant of football insight (taking points might be marginally more indicative). Calling the winner, or being wrong, proved nothing. Unless you think being right when calling "heads" proves your metallurgical savvy.

But one great benefit of the way it played out, for those who follow this blog, is the dramatic, lyrical, and rhetorical potential related to the progress of Negro college quarterbacks.

Dennis Dixon has been superb to the point of being the only Pac 10 QB not to have thrown an interception (while having tossed for 12 TDs, I believe). Until today, when he threw two. And both really mattered.

Those picks are not in themselves relevant to the exercise of tracking quarterbacks of African descent. Interceptions are inevitable, and the very point of sport is to mark the threshold where excellence stumbles.

But it may be interesting to monitor commentary related to this game, if only to compare and contrast.

Foxxy Brown said...

"But it may be interesting to monitor commentary related to this game, if only to compare and contrast."

Please allow me to offer my carefully considered, impartial analysis.

NNNNNOOOOOOO. Shit. Damn It. AAARRGHHH. Go Ducks.

Thanks for your careful attention.

p.s. guess who's 0 n 5 ?!

Malcom Hex said...

pretty good job on the picks....usc and cal games could have gone either way....the only two games you were way off on were usf and south carolina...you picked most of the upsets this week...nice job.

Gabby's World said...

The Trifling Irish continue their perfect season!

Lil John's Pimp Cup said...

Actually, NOIS left himself some wiggle room in a couple of the picks that folks say he was wrong on:

a. "A Husky victory will put Oregon in the driver's seat for the PAC-10 title."

Doesnt look like he actually made a pick here.

b. "But, look for WVU's Pat White to show that the Original QB is the only QB."

Again, no pick... AND White missed over half the game.

c. "This will be a tight game, but the Bulldogs should be ready."

No pick.

He was actually 10-1 this week in his picks... and most of them were out-on-a-limb upset calls.

Al_Sharpton's_Banana_Hammock said...

"He was actually 10-1 this week in his picks... and most of them were out-on-a-limb upset calls."

I looked at a lot of the "expert's" picks...NONE were even close to NOIS's accuracy. NONE.

man, i am gonna put some hard cash on your picks next week!