SportsCrack Blog

Saturday, October 02, 2010


Florida(+9) vs Bama
Did you know the combined record of Urban Meyer and Nick Saban the last 3 seasons when not playing each other is 60-2? Yep, these are by far the two best programs in college football right now. Why this game isn't getting more pub is ridiculous? I know ESPN only likes to talk about the games on their network but just because it's a night game on CBS doesn't mean you give it the due it deserves. This is the SEC game of the year and it should be very entertaining. Both teams have fast, aggressive defenses. Florida looks like they have finally hit their stride on offense last week. This is going to be one of those games that whoever has the ball last will more than likely win or have a chance to win it in the end. I'm going with my gut here.

Prediction – Gators 27 vs Bama 24

Stanford(+6.5) vs Oregon
It sounds like a lot of the pundits out there think Stanford is going to wilt in Eugene because of the Autzen Stadium atmosphere. I'm not one of them. These are the type of games Jim Harbaugh and the Cardinal get up for. Oregon barely beat Arizona State last week despite the Sun Devils having 7 fucking turnovers. Andrew Luck is going to have a career game against the Ducks today. In the Pac 10 game of the year I have to go with my preseason pick of Stanford to win the conference.

Prediction – Stanford 35 vs Oregon 28

Texas vs Oklahoma(-3.5)
So not only do we have the SEC game of the year and the PAC 10 game of the year this weekend but we got the Big 12 game of the year. Both of these programs are struggling on defense. So expect a low scoring game. Sounds dumb right? Anytime you think you know what is going to happen in the Red River Shootout expect the opposite. This is going to be a grind it out game with some fierce hits but I think the Mustache Mafia prevails today.

Prediction – Sooners 21 vs Longhorns 10

Iowa(-7.5) vs Penn State
Like McPeters said the Storm Troopers are starting a freshman quarterback against a good Iowa defense. I don't see this game being close. Ricky Stanzi wins one for America in a blowout.

Prediction – Iowa 40 vs PSU 10

UGA vs Colorado
It's do or die time for the Georgia football program. They come in with a 3 game losing streak and everybody in Dawg Nation calling for Mark Richt and Mike Bobo's head. The good news for the Dawgs is they face an awful, and I mean awful, Colorado team in beautiful Boulder, CO. They get a chance to get away from Athens and focus on winning with AJ Green finally back from a bullshit suspension. Aaron Murray has his coming out party.

Prediction – Georgia 31 vs Colorado 17

I'm not going to lie. I've been pretty fucking pissed off the way the Irish have played this season. There was no excuse to lose to Michigan and Michigan State the way they did and last week was down right embarrassing with the blowout on their homefield to Stanford. It's put up or shut up time for the Irish. The offense needs to start clicking and it's time for Dayne Crist to be a leader and put the team on his back. No more excuses about a new offense and new coaches and blah blah bullshit. It's on the players now. They have to execute. This week they get a terrible Boston College team with a freshman QB making his first career start in Chestnut Hill. They should blitz the shit out of them and send 8 guys for his knees 80% of the time tonight. If the Irish want to get back to winning football they are going to have to run the football. There is no passing 40 plus times a game and expecting to win comfortably. ND gets back to fundamental football and ends the loser mentality. Finally.

Prediction - "Fighting" Irish 38 vs BC 17