Friday, September 25, 2009

This Week's Game Guide

Mississippi already has dropped from the ranks of the unbeatens, falling to South Carolina last night 16-10. The AP poll had the Rebels ranked above us, but then the AP doesn't count for the BCS anymore anyway.

In addition to the primetime matchup between PSU and Iowa (the Lions are favored by 9.5 points), here are some other games of note:

In the Big Ten:

Purdue is an 8 point dog to the Irish. Upset pick of the week? The Boilers are playing at home. They beat Toledo 52-31 but narrowly lost to the Ducks, 38-36. They are coming off an inexplicable loss to Northern Illinois. Meanwhile, the Irish narrowly escaped with a W against MSU last week. Go Boilers!

The Buckeyes are picked big over the Illini, 16.5 faves.

Northwestern is a 2 point fave over the Gophers, which is interesting since Minnesota beat Syracuse who beat Northwestern. The game is a home game for the Wildcats, but I'm not sure there is much of a home field advantage there.

THEM has Indiana at home, with a spread of 19.5 points.

The Badgers are 1.5 favorites over the Spartans. The game is in Wisconsin. We don't play the Badgers, so GO SPARTY!

Other games of some interest:

Alabama is a 16.5 point favorite over Arkansas.

Florida faces off against Kentucky with a favored spread of 24 points.

Virginia Tech plays Miami (FL): Tech is a one point favorite, and I think PSU fans would probably just as soon see Miami fall, becuase if the Canes can get by Tech and Oklahoma, they may go undefeated. Then again, if PSU wins out, would a rematch of the 1986 Fiesta Bowl be so bad for a national championship?

Texas is a big favorite over UTEP--34 points.

Cal plays Orgeon and is a 6 point fave over the Ducks. In the great grand scheme of things, a Duck victory probably helps us with Cal breathing down our backs.

Previous Opponents:

Akron is at Central Michigan (the Zips are 17 point dogs.)

Syracuse plays Maine.

Temple hosts Buffalo. Go Owls!

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