While Week 1 of the college football season had some great match-ups to kick things off, week 2 has very little compelling games. Many schools are playing FCS (1-AA) teams or non-BCS schools that are not very good. If you feel sorry for any team focus on The Citidel. They go to Clemson’s Death Valley to battle a Tiger team that’s pride is wounded. Bet the over on Clemson.
Best Game This Weekend: West Virginia at East Carolina
Skip Holtz is acting like his father Lou before a big game by sounding as if his team has not shot in winning and West Virginia counts as a big one.
"I've got great respect for their program and what they do. I think they have difference making speed on the field. It's going to be a heck of a challenge for our football team to go out there on Saturday." Holtz said.
This is another chance for East Carolina to make some noise nationally and become the sexy non-BCS pick to bust through. The big plus for ECU is that the Mountaineers are coming to the Pirates turf. West Virginia may have the better players to win by more than a touchdown but ECU is full of confidence and just might be up for another challenge.
2nd Best Game This Weekend: Miami at Florida
One thing you have to understand is that these 2 programs do not like each other. Especially since Florida feels it doesn’t need to play the Hurricanes. Not much respect there. On paper the Gators look to be the most talented team while Miami has talent but it’s young. If Miami is not intimidated by playing at the Swamp, this has the possibility to be an eye opener across the nation. I really think this will be a test for the Gators because Miami is fast. This game will be competitive but I don’t think Miami will win but it wouldn’t shock me if they did.
3rd Best Game This Weekend: Georgia Tech at Boston College
Yea I know, how could 2 middle of the road ACC teams be the 3rd best game of the weekend? 1st it’s one of the few compelling match – ups of the weekend but after what the league went through last week, the Yellow Jackets and the Eagles actually had impressive wins. Well, at least the scores looked impressive.
If Georgia Tech wins and impressively, the Jackets might be the team to beat in the ACC Coastal Division because it is wide open. If B.C. wins then the Eagles become a threat in the ACC Atlantic Division. I look forward to this one.
The Ole Miss/Wake Forest game interests me to. Houston Nutt’s 1st Rebel team reminds me so much of his 1st Arkansas team. That Razorback team in 1998 was coming off a 4 win season and uninspired. Nutt come in and inspired the Hogs to 8 straight wins to open the season. Wake Forest might be the best team in the ACC and is rolling but the Rebels are better than people think. I love the match-up and it should be a fun, entertaining game.
Bet The Farm On The USC Trojans To Win The National Championship:
For those who look for any kind of angle when betting who will win the national title then check out this little ditty. Southern California has won the national championship 4 times in years in which the Summer Olympics have been held. 1928, 1932, 1972, 1994.
Seminoles Name A Starter:
Christian Ponder won the Florida State quarterback lottery. FSU offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher named Ponder the Seminole starting quarterback Wednesday night. The Seminoles open the season Saturday against Western Carolina.
The Red Wolves Are Howling:
It has turned out to be a great move by Arkansas State to change their nickname to the Red Wolves. Last Saturday ASU got its first win over a BCS school defeating Texas A&M 18-14 in front of over 78,000 fans at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas. By the way Aggie fans, Paul “Bear” Bryant, Gene Stallings & Jackie Sherrill all lost their 1st games as head coach at Texas A&M.
A Grand Game For Wyoming:
When Wyoming hosts Air Force on Saturday, it will be the 1,000th game in Cowboy history. Now if only Wyoming would do something about that brown and yellow color scheme.
That’s it, I’m spent.