Friday, September 10, 2010

LOCKS OF THE WEEK: COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 2


     Week two of college football got off to a great start Friday night. Marshall made some plays and had the lead almost all of the game. West Virginia kept it close and Noel Devine, carried the Mountaineers to an overtime victory. We all know college football fans are the craziest bunch, what will we see this year? Who knows, IT'S FOOTBALL SEASON!!! In the college football universe, the question is, will the SEC continue it's dominance. The conference looks to earn its 5th national championship, in a row.


San Jose State -39.5 
Wisconsin

     I don't think I could name a Badger, but a quick Google reminded me of the names, John Clay and Kevin Roush. Clay a top prep recruit, quick and talented back extended his streak of 100 Rushing yards a game against UNLV in their opener. Roush a 3 star recruit coming out of high school looks to make the most of his opportunity. The Spartans will enter a rowdy and loud Camp Randall Stadium. 39.5 is a whole lot of scoring. Alabama destroyed the Spartans last week at home, look for a Badger win but under 35 points. 

Troy
Oklahoma State -14 

     This should be an easy cover for the OK State Cowboys, if they wish to contend in the Big-12? Do they still have 12 teams, or does that start in two years? One of my favorite coaches in all of sports, OK State's Gundy speaks of sophomore receiver Justin Blackmon's leadership ability. Others talk of his performance against Washington State. Others will still be talking about running back Kendall's 257 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns against the cougars in their season opener.

Stanford -6.5
UCLA

The hype around any Stanford team is usually inflated. Stanford athletics will never match its academics but the hype will. Those in the Bay Area know the combination of Andrew Luck and Jim Harbough. The QB coach relationship is probably the most important in the pro game, but equally important in this game. Luck's father Oliver was a QB for West Virginia and the Houston Oilers. It's in his blood and showed last year. The question is will he play to expectations or his age, being only a sophomore. AP sorts reproter Greg Beachem, had this to say about the match up of Stanford and UCLA. “Stanford hasn't won a football game at the Rose Bowl since most of its current players were overachieving elementary school students.” Pretty funny for a sports writer. UCLA might be afraid, their coach cried, "If they can run the ball down our throats, as they seemed to attempt in almost every game they play, then it's going to be a long evening." -- UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel



Penn State
Alabama -13

Two of football storied programs and coaches. The walking legend Joe Poterno and NFL reject Nick Sabean. The coaching story is going to more intriguing this year. Alabama is looking to repeat their performance and Sabean wants to build his legend. Penn State freshman QB Robert Bolden will be shaken against the Crimson Tide. The injury to Heisman winner Mark Ingram will not be a issue for the deep Alabama defending champions. Look for the Tide to pick a few of the freshman mistakes and ROLL ON! 




Season 5-1

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