Friday September 17th 2010
#24 California Golden Bears 2-0 @ Nevada Wolfpack 2-0
|Colin Kaepernick will look to make a |
statement at home against Cal.
#2 Ohio State Buckeyes 2-0 vs. Ohio Bobcats 1-1 (0-1)
#3 Boise State Broncos 1-0 @ Wyoming Cowboys 1-1
|The Longhorns lost a tough|
one the last time they
#6 Oregon Ducks 2-0 vs. Portland State Vikings 1-1
The Ducks have had a high octane offense all season. They got off to a slow start at Tennessee last week and went into the locker room tied at 13. They outscored the Volunteers 35-0 in the second half. Don't expect Oregon to follow in Virginia Tech's footsteps. Portland State lost badly on the road in Tempe earlier this month to another Pac-10 foe Arizona State. Well guess what Vikings, the Ducks are the defending Pac-10 Champs. Another big win in Autzen Stadium. Oregon 58 PSU 3. Brandon: Ore 65 Por St. 7.
|Jeff Demps has been the |
spark for Florida's success
so far this season.
#8 Nebraska Cornhuskers 2-0 @ Washington Huskies 1-1
#9 Oklahoma Sooners 2-0 vs Air Force Falcons 2-0
#11 Wisconsin Badgers 2-0 vs. Arizona State Sun Devils 2-0
ASU began the season with two D-I AA schools at home. I'm not sure if they know what they're getting themselves into traveling to Madison. The Badgers haven't exactly played powerhouse schools either but their offensive attack will have a field day. Even if John Clay gets stuffed by the Devils veterans up front, The passing game shouldn't have any problems either. As much as I like Steven Threet, a decent air game won't be enough. Wisconsin 37 Arizona State17. Brandon: Wis. 38 ASU 14.
|LSU will look to build from their |
thrilling OT victory over UNC.
#13 Arkansas Razorbacks 2-0 @ Georgia Bulldogs 1-1 (0-1)
#14 Utah Utes 2-0 (1-0) @ New Mexico Lobos 0-2
I praised Cam Newton last week but predicted his team to lose a close one against Mississippi State. They proved me wrong and won 17-14. Clemson faces their first real challenge of the season as they travel to Jordan-Hare Stadium. CJ Spiller is gone and Sophomore quarterback Kyle Parker is the only returning skilled position offensive player but so far this season it's been the Andre Ellington and Jamie Harper show in the backfield. The Tigers could find themselves in another close fight. I'm not disrespecting Auburn again. Newton will lead his team to victory in another nail biter. UA 28 Clemson 26. Brandon: Aub. 36 Clem. 24.
#16 South Carolina Gamecocks 2-0 (1-0) vs. Furman Paladins 1-0
South Carolina had the solid win against Georgia last week and Steve Spurrier is starting to make his statement as their head coach. Watch out SEC, the Cocks are alive. I was surprised by JMU last week and NDSU the week before so I'm not going to say anything about this being pretty much a week off for SC. But I am predicting Marcus Latimore having a huge game on the ground as he leads his team to a blowout. So.Car. 45 Furman 7. Brandon: So.Car. 41 Fur. 10.
#19 Stanford Cardinal 2-0 (1-0) vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons 2-0 (1-0)
#20 Penn State Nittany Lions 1-1 vs Kent State Golden Flashes 1-1
PSU is coming off of their embarrassing loss to Alabama. They failed to reach the endzone at all. It's time to rebuild their confidence against MAC foe Kent State. Nothing really stood out positively for PSU besides freshman Robert Bolden's two picks. Time to regroup. The Golden Flashes kept up with Boston College last week but still lost 26-13. Sam Kirkland and Jacquise Terry headline the offense at receiver. The Nittany Lions may be a little inexperienced but I see them looking good in Happy Valley. After that loss last week they need to show some resilience before Big Ten play starts. PSU 30 KSU 13. Brandon PSU 41 KSU 10.
#21 West Virginia Mountaineers 2-0 vs. Maryland Terrapins 2-0
West Virginia had an exciting overtime win last Friday over Marshall. Although I picked them, it would have been cool to see The Herd pull it off on the 40th anniversary of the devastating plane crash. Maryland squeaked by Navy two weeks ago and ran all over Morgan State last week with their talented running game. Geno Smith had a great game through the air in Huntington while Noel Devine had great rushing numbers as well. I'd like to see Maryland pull this one off but the Mountaineers defense is too experienced for a one dimensional offense. WVU 33 UMD 17. Brandon: WVU 36 UMD 24.
#22 Michigan Wolverines 2-0 vs. Massachusetts Minutemen 2-0 (1-0)
Denard Robinson had over 500 yards of offense in South Bend last week. I'm not saying he'll repeat that performance but do look for another big day from Rich Rod's crew as the Minutemen come to town. Mich. 47 UMASS 6. Brandon: Mich. 56 UMASS 13.
|Case Keenum will try to lead his team|
to victory against UCLA on the road.
#23 Houston Cougars 2-0 (1-0) @ UCLA Bruins 0-2 (0-1)
#25 Missouri Tigers 2-0 vs. San Diego State Aztecs 2-0
|TJ Yates is looking to rebound after|
the tough loss to LSU in week one.