Thursday, October 2, 2008

Weekend Preview - Week 6

CU Later at Longhorns - Mack Brown's Horns have never lost to the Buffaloes during the regular season. Margins of victory since Brown's arrival in 1998 are: 14, 34, 24, 25, 63. I think Colorado will lose by double digits, but Colorado will be a bit more formidable opponent than the Horns have been experiencing this year. Colorado is 8th in the country in yards allowed per pass attempt. Conversely, Colorado is 91st in yards allowed per rushing attempt, so expect Texas to have a big day running the ball. Prediction: Longhorns
Baylor North at Phog U - this rivalry has been played every year since 1932. In most years, no one gave a crap. Kansas has won the last three, and should make it four in a row. Prediction: Kansas.
Willie and Friends at Dust Pirates - the Great Pirate is 3-1 against Kansas State, and has won the last three. Kansas State has a decent pass defense, so expect Leach to be frustrated with his passing attack again this year.
Mizzou at Bugeaters - in what I would categorize as a mercy killing, the Tigers only beat Nebraska 41-6 last year. The Huskers are 95th in pass ypg allowed. I don't think that will get better this week when Chase Daniel, Chase Coffman and Jeremy Maclin come to Lincoln. Missouri hasn't stopped anyone this year either, making Juice Williams look like a Heisman candidate in the season opener and feasting on cupcakes every since. Prediction: Missouri.
Cash Machine Aggies at Boone State Aggies - The Pokes declined the opportunity to play this game on a Thursday night on ESPN. I would agree with the Pokes on that one. They can't get people to show up on Saturday, why raise the bar and expect them to get there on Thursday. Plus, Thursday is Ladies Night at the Casino. Anyway, the Pokes lead the nation in rushing offense, and the Aggies are 115th in rushing defense. TAMU hasn't scored more than 28 points in a game yet, and OSU hasn't scored less than 39. Pick: Oklahoma State.

Now for a few other games of note:
Kentucky at Alabama - Kentucky come into this game undefeated. Kentucky hasn't won a game in Tuscaloosa since 1977. Kentucky hasn't allowed a rushing TD this year. The teams have both played Western Kentucky, with the Tide winning 41-7 and the Wildcats winning 41-3. I don't see Kentucky breaking their 31 year drought in Tuscaloosa. Prediction: Alabama.
Oregon at Southern Cal - Southern Cal looks to rebound against Mike Belotti's Oregon Duck squad and avenge last year's loss to the Ducks.. Southern Cal curiously stumbled against the Beavers last week. They won't lose two in a row to Oregon. Prediction: Southern Cal
Ohio State at Wisconsin - Ohio State travels to Madison to take on the Badgers. Please God, let the Badgers win. This will drive a stake through the heart of the Buckeye national championship hopes. Tressel is 2-3 against Wisconsin, and I expect it will go to 2-4. Prediction: Badgers.

1 comment:

Red Dawg said...

Will Colt lead the Horns in rushing again?

Kentucky won a game in Tuscaloosa in the 70's? That is the Bear Bryant era. Stop looking at Wikipedia, someone is screwing with the game results.