SportsCrack Blog

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Texas vs. Oklahoma(ABC)-The Red River Shootout matches two fan bases that have a genuine hate for each other. It's what college football is all about in my opinion. Both programs are in the top 5 with Oklahoma the top ranked team according to the AP and Coaches poll. The Sooners and Longhorns can score a ton of points quickly and I think with the weather being sunny and the lack of wind in Dallas that we will see a high scoring affair at the Cotton Bowl. The Longhorns have a terrible pass defense and Sam Bradford should pick them apart all day. Colt McCoy will need to have a perfect day to keep the Longhorns in this game or their defense is going to need to create some turnovers if isn't on top of his game. As much as I want to go against the norm and take the Longhorns I think the Sooners are the better team. Sooners win 42-27

Notre Dame at North Carolina(ABC)-This game has been making me nervous all week and I really don't know why. The Tarholes come in ranked 22nd and have been winning by creating turnovers. The Irish come in unranked with the same record of 4-1 and won last week thanks to a defense that created turnovers and a near perfect day passing from QB Jimmy Clausen. Talent wise the Irish are the Tarheels equal if not better but North Carolina has the home field advantage and a coach in Butch Davis who utilizes all their strengths. Notre Dame hasn't played a complete game this year and I think it will hurt them in this one. Begrudgingly I think North Carolina wins 27-21 with Notre Dame unable to convert some key red zone chances. God I hope I'm wrong.

Tennessee at Georgia(CBS)-The Volunteers are terrible right now with a QB in Jonathan Crompton who can't even take a snap from his center without fumbling it. The last time we saw the Dawgs play they got embarrased on their home field in a night game against Alabama. The Dawgs should come out foaming at the mouth. The Volunteers always give Georgia a good game but not this time. Georgia cruises 35-14.

LSU at Florida(CBS)-The Fear Les Tigers come in to the Swamp undefeated and ready to challenge for another National Title. The Gators have looked off all year for some reason. Not sure if it is over confidence or a lack of execution but to me the Gators haven't looked like a top 10 team at any one point this season. LSU has been talking trash with DL Ricky Jean-Francois leading the bayou barking. Tim Tebow won't back down and it is hard to imagine the Gators losing back-to-back home games. Well, imagine it because it will happen. LSU wins 28-21.