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College Football Week 2: Predictions?  
User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1702 times:

Well, with week one done, we're on to week 2! Let's take a look at some of the more interesting matchups:

Obviously at the top of the list has to be Ohio State making a visit to Austin to face Texas. This one could determine who is #1 in the nation early in the season. I think Ohio State edges it out, 20-17.

The early game this week is Oregon State going to Boise State for the final game of the four game series between the two. Oregon State looked very impressive week one against Eastern Washington. Boise State also thumped Sacramento State. I think OSU has more depth, and wins going away 28-17.

Auburn Travels to Mississippi State. This one should get ugly fast. I don't even want to predict how ugly it'll get.

Penn State travels to South Bend to face Notre Dame. This could be a great game. I think Penn State hangs close, but loses in the 4th quarter. Notre Dame 24, Penn State 14.

Iowa travels to Syracuse. Iowa is no doubt going to be favored, and will no doubt wint his one. I know nothing about either team.

Clemson travels to BC. On paper they should win, but how good is BC this year?

Arizona travels to LSU. This will be ugly. LSU thumps 'Zona.

Minnisota travels to Cal. This is a very important game for Cal. I think they aren't as good as everyone thinks. The Gophers win this one, and Cal has no chance at not only a BCS game, but the national title like Lee Corso predicted.

A good early season test for Georgia as they travel to South Carolina. Can SC shock Georgia?? I think so. That'll be my pretty big upset call of the week.

And, finally...Oregon travels to Fresno State. I pick Fresno, only because I hate the Ducks, and they are a hard place to play, and win at. They edge it out, though in a tight game.

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User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1690 times:

Quoting S12PPL (Thread starter):

A good early season test for Georgia as they travel to South Carolina. Can SC shock Georgia?? I think so.

Bah, I don't. Georgia's gonna thump USC.

And Auburn's gonna murder us. We'll be lucky to cover Vegas' 20.5 point line.


User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1685 times:

Quoting MD-90 (Reply 1):
Bah, I don't. Georgia's gonna thump USC.

You mean the "'Ol ball coach" won't have his team ready to go????


User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2849 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1683 times:

Ohio State 14 Texas 10!

GO BUCKS

-Zaki


User currently offlineJetJock22 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1669 times:

Colt Mcoy doesn't stand a chance against Troy Smith, Gonzo, and Ted Ginn Jr. I keep listening to these ESPN idiots think he invented the forward pass with his "masterful" performance against North Texas. IT'S NORTH FRIGGIN TEXAS FOR CRYIN OUTLOUD! A one legged grandma playing for the Hellen Keller all stars could have beaten North Texas. I say OSU rolls Texas this season.

User currently offlineSenorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1662 times:

The only game I think I'm qualified to give an opinion on:

OSU @ UT
Although I'm somewhat biased, I think Texas' defense will keep them in the game but they will end up losing by a TD. Colt McCoy tore through North Texas, a team that finished with an abysmal record last season. He looked pretty comfortable out there but this match up might be too much for such a n00b. As long as it's not a Chris Simms style chokefest, I'll swallow a hard fought loss.

Just for kicks...
Georgia @ S. Carolina
Without research, I'm picking S. Carolina. This just smells like upset to me, much like a 3-14 seed game in the NCAA Tournament.


User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1658 times:

Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 3):
Ohio State 14 Texas 10!

GO BUCKS

Only in a dream. Texas by 3.



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1657 times:

My Buffs will bounce back from last week's humiliating embarrassment, and will trounce archrival CSU 41-17 on neutral site at Invesco Field @ Mile High...

CSU SUCKS, GO BUFFS!

Greg



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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1651 times:

Quoting MD-90 (Reply 1):
Georgia's gonna thump USC.

Right. And then you'll wake up.

Quoting Lumberton (Reply 6):
nly in a dream. Texas by 3.

There's no Vince Young this year, who was a one-man game-changer. OSU is loaded on offense, and has a young, but very tough defense.

Ohio State 17, Texas 10.


User currently offlineJetJock22 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1650 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 8):
There's no Vince Young this year, who was a one-man game-changer. OSU is loaded on offense, and has a young, but very tough defense.

Ohio State 17, Texas 10.

Falcon, the apocolypse must be upon us because you and I NEVER agree on ANYTHING  Smile


User currently offlineGuitrThree From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2059 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1634 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 8):
There's no Vince Young this year, who was a one-man game-changer.

Please remind us Titans Fan's about Mr. Youngs game-changing ability, because we haven't seen it anywhere around Nashville yet!!!!



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User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1631 times:

I think tOSU* pulls it out against Texass. In last year's game, Texas was lucky enough to have Vince Young, this year, not so much. The Bucks win by 7.
Fresno will knock off Oregon at Bulldog Stadium. It will be a nailbiter, but Fresno pulls it out.

Oregon State beats Boise. Boise is overrated, OSU knocks them off on the SmurfTurf.

Penn St. knocks off the vastly overrated Irish 35-20. PSU has too much speed.

Miami kills FAMU, although after last night's debacle, maybe it will be another DI-AA over DI-A upset?? ScapeCoker has to go.

LSU beats Arizona, but it is closer than many think. Tuitama is the goods for UA.

Cal destroys Minnesota.
Clemson beats down BC.

-Copa


User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1631 times:

Quoting S12PPL (Thread starter):
Oregon State going to Boise State

Close game could go either way..Will the Beavers be able to handle a blue field?

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 7):
My Buffs will bounce back from last week's humiliating embarrassment, and will trounce archrival CSU

Bounce back yes, trounce no..another game that can go either way.

Quoting GuitrThree (Reply 10):
Please remind us Titans Fan's about Mr. Youngs game-changing ability, because we haven't seen it anywhere around Nashville yet!!!!

Last seen somewhere out west near Los Angeles..


User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1619 times:

This is the year of the Irish!!


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User currently offlineJetJock22 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

Quoting Boston92 (Reply 13):

They are gonna have to do ALOT better than winning 14-10 over an unranked team if it is gonna be the year of the Irish. I think Brady Quinn's Heisman hopes got flushed down the toilet last weekend.


User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3363 posts, RR: 46
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1614 times:

Quoting Boston92 (Reply 13):
This is the year of the Irish!!

We'll talk after PSU.

As for the Ohio St. - Texas game...

Texas wins.

Bottom line: OSU strength (offense) vs. Texas strength (defense) is a wash. If anybody has the edge, its the Texas defense, because OSU was not nearly as impressive against a weak NIU defense as I expected them to be, where Texas held a UNT team (with a good running back, actually as I recall the league leader in rushing yards in 2004, Jamario Thomas) to 95 yards total, and only 8 on the ground.

The OSU defense had more holes in it than swiss cheese. I don't understand how people can really believe that VY was the only player on Texas last year. We return all of our receivers (who had to catch all his passes) and all our running backs (sans one idiot...Ramonce Taylor) who didn't allow teams to totally stack up against Young, as well as a top 5 offensive line. Bottom line, we can still score plenty of points on offense, we just lost most of our explosiveness.

In reality we scored 4 fewer points against a comparable opponent from the first game of last season. Offense is not a problem for us.

Defense is, however, a problem for OSU. To put it simply, if they play like they did against NIU in the Shoe, they won't fare well in Austin against Texas.

From past experiences, Ted Ginn usually goes pretty quiet when he faces a good, fast defense...using Texas and Penn St. last year.

Texas wins 31-24.

Hook'em!

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1613 times:

Quoting JetJock22 (Reply 14):
They are gonna have to do ALOT better than winning 14-10 over an unranked team if it is gonna be the year of the Irish. I think Brady Quinn's Heisman hopes got flushed down the toilet last weekend.

You say unranked, I see a team that is really good that everyone looks past.
GT is a great team. USC almost lost to Fresno St last year.



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User currently offlineJetJock22 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1608 times:

Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 15):
From past experiences, Ted Ginn usually goes pretty quiet when he faces a good, fast defense

See last years Fiesta Bowl, Notre Dame vs. Ohio State.

Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 15):
The OSU defense had more holes in it than swiss cheese

They held them to twelve points. Our boys will do just fine.

And Boston92, GT is a great team. I just thought ND would have come out alot tougher than they did.


User currently offlineCasInterest From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4796 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1601 times:

Quoting Senorcarnival (Reply 5):
Just for kicks...
Georgia @ S. Carolina
Without research, I'm picking S. Carolina. This just smells like upset to me, much like a 3-14 seed game in the NCAA Tournament.

I'll go with the pick, but this is more of a 9-8 game than a 13-4 seeder
SC is not a bad team, and they are playing at home

UT will win against OSU. I am not convinced that OSU has an offense capable of challenging UT's D.

I call the Penn State upset of ND.



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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7367 posts, RR: 85
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1596 times:
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User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1585 times:

How can anyone say that the 'Horns are going to whip OSU's ass??? It doesn't make any sense. If there was going to be an asswhipping, it would have been last year, with Vince Young. This year, the tOSU* defense is tough, and they have Ted Ginn and Troy Smith, as well as some good RB's in Pittman and Wells. OSU rolls, even if the game is in Austin. The Frosh QB for Texas (whose name escapes me right now) hasn't faced a test like this one. UNT is one thing, the Bucks are something completely different.

-Copa


User currently offlineNDSchu777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 419 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1578 times:

Quoting JetJock22 (Reply 14):
I think Brady Quinn's Heisman hopes got flushed down the toilet last weekend.

Well if he continues to play like that the rest of the season, but he's definitely not out of the race. The performances in the late season games and overall season stats have the biggest impact on the Heisman voting. Based on Brady's performance last year, the GT game was definitely an off-day for him. And if an off-day involves passing for 246 yards, completing over 60% of his passes, and not throwing any interceptions, that doesn't throw him out of the race. We just have to see if Quinn can perform more like we know he can and then improve some.

Overall the GT game was a wake-up call for the Irish. Hopefully that game deflates any kind of overconfidence that was built on pre-season hype. Penn State will be a huge test for them. I say it will stay fairly close, but the Irish will looked much more polished than last weekend and will prevail, 31-24. I'm taking a very quick weekend trip back to South Bend for this game and can't wait to go.

The highlight game of the week is #1 tOSU vs. #2 Texas. I say that Ohio State wins this one. They have a solid team coming back plus they'll be motivated for getting revenge for being beaten in a close one by Texas at home last year. Time to return the favor.

#12 Georgia at South Carolina should be interesting. We'll see what Spurrier has done with the Gamecocks. I think it could be a possible upset here.

Other than that, not too many major match ups. Most of the top 25 is still in early season warm-up mode by beating up on patsies. But the #1/#2 match up is going to be huge!


User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3541 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1564 times:

Notre Dame loses
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go joe pa.


Of course Iowa rolls...and OSU over UT, 24-16



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User currently offlineSenorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1552 times:

Quoting CasInterest (Reply 18):

I'll go with the pick, but this is more of a 9-8 game than a 13-4 seeder

In terms of skill level, yes. But I was referring more to the fact that, for me anyway, whenever I see the tourney brackets, a 3-14 matchup always screams at me as an upset. This one is football's version of the matchup that has upset written all over it.


User currently offlineSenorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1548 times:

Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 20):
How can anyone say that the 'Horns are going to whip OSU's ass???

Whoever said that is delusional. There will be no asswhippings this Saturday in Austin.

Quote:
If there was going to be an asswhipping, it would have been last year, with Vince Young.

Do the names A.J. Hawk and Bobby Carpenter mean anything to you? With those two on defense, it was hard to deliver a asswhipping (read: a win by a large margin) to OSU last year. IIRC Hawk (or Carpenter) managed to sack VY on one occasion. Might wanna ask Brady Quinn about that too. A.J. Hawk even sacked his sister.  Wink

Quote:
This year, the tOSU* defense is tough, and they have Ted Ginn and Troy Smith, as well as some good RB's in Pittman and Wells.

Well, Texas' defense is tough too, even if they have two CBs sitting out. Texas has some good receivers and if their running backs can grind it out, they have a shot. It's a good offense going against a good defense, something's gotta give here and it ain't gonna be a asswhipping.


25 Garnetpalmetto : Go ring your cowbell. There's no "thumping" in store, just as there hasn't been a "thumping" in the series since Georgia beat us in 2003. Four of the
26 QXatFAT : First I will start out with my favorite team, Fresno State: Fresno State 27 vs Oregon 24 Others: Air Force vs Tennessee: Tennessee Akron vs N.C. State
27 AirCop : You are aware that this isn't Ohio State and that Ohio University has been one of the doormats of the MAC, while NIU been in the top half of the MAC
28 Post contains images S12PPL : You have waaaaaaaaay too much time on your hands I don't see the Oregon @ Fresno St. game....
29 QXatFAT : Yes I am aware. As you see the Ohio State game I give a pick there. If you always pick the teams with better records then there is no fun in it or ro
30 Travelin man : I'm going out on a limb: UCLA over Rice.
31 Srbmod : The Dogs haven't played too well @ Williams-Brice, having won 8 of the 13 played there since 1977. An interesting story is the the possibility of Joe
32 AirCop : Boy we both look silly on this one, with 9 minutes left Boise 42 Oregon St 14.
33 Post contains images Saxdiva : Nah, that's an easy one. Hey, check out what I just ran across in the news: Fortunately, OS had the sense to cut his a$$. My money is on Ohio State b
34 Copaair737 : Call the fire department, call the cops, call the EMT's, because Boise is killing Oregon State! I picked OSU, because I hate BSU and their Blue Turf,
35 Post contains images KPDX : Boise just smothered Oregon State Matt!!! HAHAHAHA Final Oregon 14 Boise St 42 KPDX
36 Post contains images Senorcarnival : Did Oregon change their colors to black, white and orange overnight?
37 Longhornmaniac : Like I said. Against good defenses, he goes quiet. ND was not a good defense. Cheers, Cameron
38 Post contains images KPDX : Oh would you be quiet! Go Ducks! KPDX
39 Ordryan28 : Irish-27, Penn State-13
40 Post contains images Lumberton : I wish you were right about Penn State. I don't think it'll happen. That was last year. They looked pretty good against G.T. Defense kept ND in the g
41 Texan : Games I care about, mostly upsets: Penn State over ND 23-17 Fresno State over Oregon 31-20 South Carolina over Georgia 27-24 Texas over Ohio State 26-
42 B741 : I think it will be an easy win for the Cornhuskers. I never heard of the other team. Too bad they aren't the powerhouse they used to be.
43 Senorcarnival : Anyone see that Akron - NCSU game? So did the Wolfpack just give up on the last drive? Their defense looked completely lackluster in that final drive.
44 Boston92 : Close, but no cigar. Yeah! (quoting myself!) Brady allways starts off a little shaky, he'll get back like right now vs PSU. All Right Hey, a win is a
45 Srbmod : So far so good... 15-0 Dawgs at the half..... Damn I'm good. Joe T. is out for the rest of the game, and thankfully the Stafford interception resulte
46 QXatFAT : AHHHHHHH my Bulldogs lost to Oregon! But by a touchdown again. Past 6 meetings before tonight were won by an average of 3 points. You can always count
47 Vafi88 : CSU beat rival CU 14-10 today as a first win since 2003 - Fort Collins is going CRAZY and I'm in the middle of it, yay!!!!!! F- the Buffs, GO RAMS!
48 USAFHummer : I really enjoyed watching the UO-Fres. State game last night...definitely was one of the more entertaining games yesterday!
49 NDSchu777 : Boston92, I gladly accept your criticism! I think things will look very good for Brady if he has more performances like he did against Penn State! Wh
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