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Posted on: October 13, 2010 4:43 pm
 

Pre Week 7 Heisman Status

1. Denard Robinson QB/Michigan - While he struggled last game against Michigan State throwing 3 interceptions, he is still averaging more than 360 all-purpose yards per game. He has led Michigan to a 5-1 record this season. He leads the nation in rushing yards with 991 yards. Robinson also has 9 rushing touchdowns and 8 passing touchdowns. If he can keep up these statistics and lead Michigan to a good season, he will without a doubt be the Heisman winner, but he has to go back to how he was playing before the Michigan State game.

2. Kellen Moore QB/Boise State - If he can lead his team to an undefeated season, he will be a contender for the Heisman. He has to get them to a perfect season though. This would make it their second straight undefeated season. Moore has already thrown for 14 touchdowns and 1,336 yards passing. He has only thrown 1 interception too. Boise does not have many tough games left, the main one being against Nevada. If Boise goes undefeated, Moore will get a lot of consideration.

3. LaMicheal James RB/Oregon - While he missed the first game of the season, he has already racked up 848 yards through the ground. He also has 9 touchdowns thus far. In Oregon's key matchup against Stanford, James had 247 yards on 31 carries and 3 touchdowns. James should surpass 1,500 yards this season and he will be a key part to Oregon's season and helping them try and go undefeated this season.

4. Terrelle Pryor QB/Ohio State - Pryor did not have a great game against Illinois or he may be higher then he is right now. Pryor is going to have to prove he is a Heisman contender and he can start this weekend against Wisconsin. If he struggles in any of his big games left, it will be tough for him to win the Heisman with the other candidates that are out there. Terrelle Pryor has thrown for 1,349 yards and 15 touchdowns thus far, and rushed for another 3.

5. Cam Newton QB/Auburn - When was the last time Auburn was 6-0? When they were shut out of the National Championship game and went 13-0. Well Cam Newton has them there again. He is a former QB for the University of Florida, then Blinn College and now Auburn. Newton has thrown for 1,138 yards and 12 touchdowns so far. He has already rushed for 672 yards and 9 touchdowns. He will need to improve his passing to win the Heisman this year though.

Watch list:
Taylor Martinez QB/Nebraska
Andrew Luck QB/Stanford
Kendell Hunter RB/Oklahoma State
Justin Blackmon WR/Oklahoma State
Ryan Mallett QB/Arkansas
Posted on: October 12, 2010 4:12 pm
 

Post Week 6 BCS Predictions

Rose Bowl: Ohio State vs Stanford - Ohio State looks tough but with a game vs Wisconsin coming up this week it will be the first true test. I think they lose 1 game along the line but still win the Big Ten. Stanford makes it into the Rose Bowl as an At-Large bid seeing as I believe they will finish they year with 1 or 2 loses this season.

Orange Bowl: West Virginia vs Michigan State - Yes this sounds messed up. Yes I said Michigan State, not Michigan. Am I losing it? I might be. The Big East has no clear leader right now seeing as Syracuse is in front right now with a 4-1 record. West Virginia is clearly the best team in this conference but will they play like it? Michigan State might have their year this year. They are playing well and have made it through the tough part of their schdule. They also don't play Ohio State. The only really tough game for them left is at Iowa in a few weeks. If they make it through that, they could possibly go undefeated.

Sugar Bowl: Alabama vs Utah - A rematch of a few years ago. I know this is Utah, I think they will beat TCU when they play them this seaosn and Utah goes undefeated. Utah has shown they can play with the big boys and now they are on their way to the Pac 10. Alabama with 1 loss is probably the best 1 loss team in the nation. I would still pick them to beat almost any team in the country.

Fiesta Bowl: Boise State vs Nebraska - Boise, your still getting shut out. You didn't prove me anything this year. You showed me you can beat Oregon State whose 3-2 and that you can beat a team that James Madison can too. Either way, your starting rank gets you close to a National Championship game. Too bad you don't play in a good conference. Nebraska is my pick to win the Big 12. They have been dominant in almost all of their games and Taylor Martinez has looked very good all season.

BCS National Championship Game: Oregon vs Auburn - I know this is a bold prediction and I am not sure what has been going through my mind. Oregon is a legit contender this season. They will probably win the Pac 10 and could very well go undefeated. Auburn has been very good, but they have a few big games left. If they beat Arkansas, LSU, and Alabama, they deserve to go to the National Championship game but a lot can change between now and then.

Thoughts and Comments?
Posted on: October 2, 2010 10:57 am
 

Pre Week 5 BCS Predictions

Rose Bowl: Iowa vs Oregon - Iowa has a few tough games left against Ohio State, Wisconsin, and Penn State. They will probably win 1 or 2 of them. The Rose Bowl commitee will probably take them because they like to stick with Big 10 teams. Oregon looks really good but I think they will slip up somewhere to Stanford, USC, UCLA, Oregon State, Cal etc. so they won't be a National Championship team. Instead they return to the Rose Bowl to take on the Hawkeyes.

Sugar Bowl: Arkansas vs Utah - Surprise! I think Arkansas has a great team and they will continue to learn and grow as a team. Bobby Petrino has a great QB in Ryan Mallet and I think he leads them to a 10-2 or 11-1 record this year. Utah beats TCU this year and goes undefeated. They return to the BCS for the third time to take on the Razorbacks. Utah does not have one stand out player, if you look at the statistics, they play multiple people and it seems like half the team touches the ball in one game. There is my bold prediction for the day.

Orange Bowl: Miami(FL) vs Stanford - The ACC does not have a clear leader for the moment. Miami clearly has the best team available. (North Carolina still has half their defense suspended) Jacory Harris will probably get in a grove towards the end of the season and help his team win an ACC championship. Stanford is led by Andrew Luck. They seem to be almost flying under the radar, except for the game today vs Oregon. If they win today they will be the front runner for the Pac 10 but I think they finish behind Oregon but still in the top 10 for the season.

Fiesta Bowl: Nebraska vs Boise State - Led by Taylor Martinez, the Corn Huskers will be a force in the Big 12 this season. The Big 10 will get to deal with them next season. Nebraska will probably lose 1 or 2 games but enough to still win the Big 12 North, seeing as they do not have much competition in the North. Then they will win the Big 12 Championship. Boise, you're of luck again. You go undefeated but you still finish 3rd. Good thing you are switching conferences.

National Championship Game: Alabama vs Ohio State - Probably the two best teams in the country. Mark Ingram vs Terrelle Pryor. This is a game of two of the greatest programs in history. Two teams that play the same style of offense. Alabama has a tough schedule left but if they can make it through the next few games, it should be easy the rest of the games. Ohio State has their last 3 games to make it through and Wisconsin next week.

This is mid season predictions. Look for new predictions in 2 weeks, for updated opinions.
Posted on: November 2, 2009 5:41 pm
 

Week 10 Predictions

#1 Florida vs Vanderbilt - Okay, really? Do I have to go into detail. Florida SHOULD win this game pretty easily with out much trouble and Tebow should have a big day. Florida 45-7

#2 Texas vs UCF - UCF has no chance. Easily said. Colt McCoy has a big day and the backups eventually come in, probably in the second half because Texas is up by so much. Texas 49-6

#3 Alabama vs #9 LSU - A very good game. LSU's season depends on this game so they can go to the SEC championship game. Alabama is the only team in there way. Jordan Jefferson has a big day, BUT Mark Engram has a bigger day. Alabama wins. Alabama 27-20

#4 Cincinnati vs Conneticut - UCONN is still not playing well since the loss of one of their players and Tony Pike is practicing so I am going to have to go with Cincinnati but watch out. Close. 10 points or less. Cincinnati 31-21

#5 Boise State at Louisiana Tech - Boise State wins. It is the WAC. Boise is the only good team this year and possibly Fresno but they beat them already. Boise wins big. Boise 56-7

#6 TCU at San Diego State - TCU wins in a blowout. It will be by atleast 30 points. TCU is my pick to go to a BCS game. TCU 42-10

#7 Oregon at Stanford -  Watch out Oregon. Stanford has Tony Gerhart and after such and emotional win, this could be a trap game for Oregon. Very Close. Comes down to the 4th quarter but Oregon pulls it out. Oregon 31-27

#8 Iowa vs Northwestern - Iowa is going to give there coach a heart attack this year. Knowing them, Northwestern keeps it close in the first half but Iowa pulls of some magic and wins again. Iowa 42-31

#10 Georgia Tech vs Wake Forest - Wake Forest got unluckly last week and unfortunantly they aren't going to have any luck this week either. Georgia Tech wins 35-10

#12 USC at Arizona State - USC is angry this week and puts on an offensive show case. Not even close. Arizona State is like a punching bag this week. USC 52-10

#13 Houston at Tulsa - Houston doesn't pull of a late win this week.... They just win by putting up a ton of points. Tulsa, your going to lose. Houston 56-35

#14 Pittsburg at Syracuse - Pitt has been playing well and it doesn't stop here. Greg Paulus puts up a fight but not for long. Pitt win 32-17

#15 Ohio State at #11 Penn State - I think this will be the best game. This is a toss up. I think Ohio State comes into this game with a chip on there should and play with a ton of intensity. Penn State has to win this game to even have a chance at a Rose Bowl birth. Ohio State 24-20

#16 Miami (FL) vs Virgainia - Miami, you won't have to convert a 4 &16. you win 35-7. No need to worry about a late comeback from Jacory Harris.

#17 Utah vs New Mexico - New Mexico has too much controversy around them. That wouldn't matter anyways. Utah doesn't even have to try. Utah wins 48-7

#18 Oklahoma State at Iowa State - Iowa State is 5-3 and I think they will put up a good fight but Oklahoma State pulls it out. Oklahoma State should be on upset alert though. Oklahoma State wins in a close one. 31-30.

#19 Notre Dame IDLE - Notre Dame can sit back and just watch the comptetion and hope they make BCS

#20 Oklahoma at Nebraska - Oklahoma goes down. Nebraska and Bo Pelini take out Bob Stoops and the Sooners. Nebraska wins on a last second field goal though. 30-28

#21 Arizona vs Washinton State - Washington State is horrible. Arizona wins easily. Arizona 38-9

#22Virginia Tech at East Carolina - Virginia Tech wants revenge on East Carolina from last year, and they get it. The Hokies and Ryan Williams win big. Tech 38-6

#23 California vs Oregon State - Oregon State has played well and I think well enought to pull the upset. Javid Best has a good game but not good enough. Oregon State wins 27-17

#24 Wisconsin at Indiana - Wisconsin doesn't let Indiana hang around like Iowa did. They win, but closer than the experts think. Wisconsin 31-17

#25 BYU at Wyoming - Max Hall keeps BYU from getting upset but it is not even close. BYU wins 45-7
Posted on: November 1, 2009 9:26 am
 

College Football Fans

I am a loyal Ohio State fan but sometimes I get annoyed with Tressel, Pryor, and the play calling. But something I can get really annoyed with is fans. They get so eager to post something that makes no sense or something just to stir up some other fans. Right now all I see on the college football board is Ohio State is going to beat Iowa, Boise State is a fake, Oregon should play for the National Championship, Cincinnati is great, Tebow Tebow Tebow, and Rich Rod should be fired. Now I am going to talk about all of them in order I said them.

Ohio State is going to beat Iowa should not even be on the board yet. They still have to play Penn State next week. Also, remember how we lost to Purdue? That could easily happen agaisnt Iowa. Don't get too excited yet because the season isn't over yet. Things could still happen. For all we know, Pryor and Bauserman could both get injured next week and we would have to play a guy who is redshirting this year. I am not saying don't be passionate, I am saying don't look ahead of next week against Penn State.

Boise is a fake is a false statement. They beat Oregon. I will give Oregon some slack that it was the first game for a new head coach and they have changed ever since that game. Yes Boise has not played the best schedule, actually it is quite horrible. Oregon is the only team that is actually good that they played and they beat them. They are undefeated right now and any team that is undefeated should still be considered a very good football team.

Oregon fans, you lost to Boise and that hurt you. Luckly the voters have seen your team get red hot and play the best football of any team in the country right now. Unfortunatly that loss in my opinion will hurt you. I don't see Florida, Texas, Iowa, Cincinnati, or Alabama losing to put you in place to play for it. It doens't matter if you are playing the best if you still have that loss it will cost you. You still have hope. There is light at the end of the tunnel but it is closing quick.

Cincinnati, be realistic. You really haven't play a really good football team yet and I think if you would play Oklahoma, Texas, Florida, Alabama, or Oregon, you would lose by double digits. If Tony Pike's injury continues to linger it could cost you a game and possibly a chance at the BCS National Championship game or even a BCS birth. Your backup is good but he is still no Tony Pike and he is the guy you need to be successful.

I hate Tebow. I will be honest. I think he is good QB but not the "Greatest College Football Player Ever." He is not playing well this year but somehow they are still undefeated. There team was better last year with Percy Harvin then they are this year. Tebow may have records and a Heisman but I still think that Heisman should have went to Darren McFadden.

To Michigan fans, your team sucks. Rich Rod ruined your history in a matter of a year and a half. You are on your way to possibly not making a bowl game again for the first time in 50 years. The problem is, you owe him too much money. You paid West Virginia 4 million dollars for this guy? That has to be the worst 4 million dollars they ever spent. You guys could have had Greg Schiano would probably would have gotten you better results. Just remember, Jim Tressel has only lost to you once.

 
 
 
 
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