Thursday, September 2, 2010

Five Games to Watch This Weekend

1. #3 Boise St vs. #10 Virginia Tech - BSC National Championship game in September = Christmas in July??  Maybe not, but this is by far the best game of the weekend.  If Boise State wants to prove they deserve a chance to play for it all they need a much better showing than they had last year.  Kellen Moore, Titus Young, and Austin Pettis will lightup FedEx Field as a very good VaTech Defense will prove too little.  Ryan Williams and Tyrod Taylor will not be outdone, I cannot wait to watch this one.  Boise State keeps their title hopes alive 41-34.

2. #24 Oregon St vs #6 TCU - Not much of a neutral site game here, just room for more Horned Frogs fans.  Will the Rodger’s brothers be able to use their speed and play making ability to combat one of the nations best defenses from a year ago?  Seems to me Andy Dalton, Jeremy Kerley and company will have little problem moving the ball up and down the field.  TCU wins “Boise St v Va Tech lite”, 37-13.

3. #21 LSU vs. #18 North Carolina - North Carolina was supposed to be a contender for the for the ACC Championship this year.  After an off season filled with NCAA inquiries and the indefinite suspension of their best player, Marvin Austin they may be struggling to hold on.  Jordan Jefferson begins his second season at QB leading a team that failed to put points on the board last year.  It would be rare for me to pick any ACC team to beat a SEC team, so I won’t today.  LSU should come out on top 17-10.

4. Uconn vs. Michigan - Rich Rod needs this win in the worst way.  Michigan can benefit from consistent QB play, and from jumping out to an early lead. Neither of which I think will happen.  If Jordan Todman and Andre Dixon are able to move the ball and keep the score close it could be scary for Maize and Blue faithful in The Big House.  A disappointing season starts Saturday, Michigan loses 33-14.

5. #15 Pittsburgh vs. Utah - The story here will be Dion Lewis, if he’s to put together a Heisman trophy season he’s needs to start tonight.  The Utes have a 17 game home winning streak in Rice-Eccles, and boasted a defensive ranked in the top 20 nationally in yards allowed.  Utah is favored to win at home, and they should 24-17.

What are your thoughts?  What games will you be tuning into this weekend?  Let’s here your predictions.  Come to and leave your comments.


  1. Utah's crowd helped them win this game. Wow your score prediction was close.

  2. Do you have a front row seat on the Boise State bandwagon for 2010? I'm sorry but I cannot take them seriously when they have one tough game on their schedule and based on your TCU prediction you agree with me. Va Tech 28 Boise State 27. Keep up thr good work


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