Thursday, August 28, 2008

Rest of the SEC and ACC Weekend Predictions

So far we have gone through GT-Jax State, NC State-South Carolina, LSU-App State, and Georgia-Georgia Southern predictions. And now onto the rest of the games this weekend. Clemson-Alabama is coming on Friday!

Florida Over Hawaii
This isn’t your 2007 Warriors. June Jones is gone. Colt Brennan is gone. Brennan’s back up is gone.

Louisville Over Kentucky (Sun)
Louisville won’t have much of a drop off in QB with Hunter Cantwell. Kentucky will with Michael Hartline.

Miami (OH) Over Vanderbilt (Thur)
Who is going to catch all those passes now that Earl Bennett is gone? Tough to open on the road against a solid MAC team.

Arkansas Over W. Illinois
Petrino has no mercy for the NFL or directional Illinois schools.

Ole Miss Over Memphis
These games have been close over the past few years, but I feel these programs are going in opposite directions.

Mississippi State Over La Tech
Former Georgia Tech QB Taylor Bennett will be leading La Tech in a rare home game against an SEC team. The Bulldogs of Miss State have too much defense though.

Auburn over UL-Monroe
Tubs won't make the mistake his rival Alabama did and overlook La-Monroe. Tigers hope for 90+ offensive plays in their win.

Tennessee Over UCLA (Mon)
Word is that Rich Neuheisal is checking if Troy Aikman still has any eligibility left as a Bruin. The Vols go the West Coast and win big this time.

Virginia Tech Over East Carolina
This game will not be an easy one and I expect the Hokies to need a late score or turnover to beat the Pirates of Skip Holtz.

Boston College Over Kent State
Everyone doubts BC’s ability to win the Atlantic including me. Not doubting them against Kent St.

Maryland Over Delaware
The Blue Hens of Delaware played App State for the FCS title last year. Joe Flacco is gone to the NFL though.

Wake Forest Over Baylor (Thur)
Deacs gotto Texas and wrangle with the Bears…and win.

Duke Over James Madison
If doesn’t win this game then we have to start looking at 1-10 or 0-11 as distinct possibilities.

Miami Over Charleston Southern (Thur)
Starting QB Robert Marve misses out on his first college start. Not a big deal until he faces slightly tougher competition in Florida next week.

North Carolina Over McNeese St
This is the only win I have guaranteed for the Heels all year. But I didn’t guarantee any loses either.

USC Over Virginia
The Trojans came, they saw, they conquered the Cavaliers. Even if that was the Romans and not the Trojans.

Outside the ACC or SEC pick...
Everyone is jumping on Utah and rightfully so. The Utes are now just 3.5 point dogs at Michigan, but the line has come down from an open of +7. With everyone jumping on, I think I am going to stay away from this game. Casinos get more bigger for a reason.

I will go with Michigan State +5.5 at Cal. The Spartans are returning the core of their team last year that should have beaten Michigan and played Ohio State very tough. The Bears finished their season on a slide all the way to the Armed Forces Bowl and lost play maker Desean Jackson.

Other Week 1 Predictions

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