Thursday, September 25, 2008

Big 12 Predictions - Week 5

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  • Baylor vs Bye - for the first time in years, Baylor is favored in this matchup. Take Baylor and give the points.
  • Colorado travels to Florida State - FSU is probably my favorite non-Sooner team (sorry, poopsandwich). They are awful at QB this year. They haven't recovered from Mark Richt taking that Georgia job. That all being said, I'm going with the Buffaloes.
  • Kansas State is hosting the Ragin' Cajuns. ULL nearly beat Illinois earlier this year, and is 11th in Rushing offense. Willie and Friends are reeling, getting abused by L'ville and are 86thin rushing defense. I'm predicting a Ragin Cajun victory here, and moving signs planted in Coach Prince's yard.
  • Nebraska hosts Virginia Tech on ABC (check your local listings). The Bugeaters have never lost to a team from the state of Virginia (1-0). With the Hokies anemic offense (112ths in D-1a), and I don't see anything changing in the Pelini era. Prediction, Bugeaters.
  • Troy University travels to Stillwater to play the Pokes. Troy is 11th in total offense and 20th in total defense. Those stats are a bit distorted since Troy annihilated Alcorn State. Boone State has never beaten the Trojans. I'm predicting another upset here, as the Pokes are decimated by the delaying of new toy building on campus. Also of note is that the under the table payments made to the Poke players were all invested in T Boone's hedge fund, which is down dramatically this year. Pick: Trojans.
  • Texas and Arkansas renew their Southwest Conference rivalry this weekend at 230. The Hogs haven't lost to UT in Austin since Oct 20, 1990. That day is also of note as it was the first time Iowa State beat Oklahoma since 1961. But enough about me. I'm hopeful the Arkansas QB will elude the Texas defenders to score a last second, game-winning TD, and the DMN headline reads, "Longhorns can't find Dick, lose to Hogs". But I don't see that happening. Pick: Longhorns.
  • Cash Machine U hosts Army. What is more suprising? Aggies are 1-2? Army is 0-3? This game is televised? As a public service message, I must inform you that Care Bears is on CBS at that same time, so use your time wisely. Pick: Aggies.
  • Iowa State, Kansas, Texas Tech and Missouri all have byes this week.
  • On a national level, the Alabama - Georgia game will be most interesting. Alabama has dominated Arkansas and Clemson. Georgia actually traveled outside the Eastern time zone to beat Arizona State. Georgia is promoting a blackout. Back in the day, that meant whites only in the stands, but now I believe it's intended to suggest attire to the game. Prediction: Alabama

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