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.