College Football this weekend

Air Force at Navy Rivalry game; Air Force won the last one. Air Force beat two weak teams and played Michigan State tough before losing by 14.
Navy: easy win over Colgate; dominating win over a decent East Carolina team, and a victory over Connecticut on the road. Navy is favored by 6 at home.

Mids: 30-21 though this is not a “gimme”.

Texas at TCU TCU has some injuries on defense; they beat lesser teams easily, beat Texas Tech on a last second touchdown off of a tipped pass and beat a stubborn Minnesota team on the road.
Texas: stomped by Notre Dame, beat Rice, and had heart breaking home losses to California and Oklahoma State due to mistakes in the kicking game.

The Frogs are better and know how to win; not sure they’ll cover that 16 point spread though. Frogs 38-31.

Notre Dame at Clemson
Clemson: two easy wins against weak opponents, then a close, hard fought quality win at Louisville. Notre Dame: easy wins over Texas, Massachusetts, Georgia Tech (it was 30-7 with about 2 minutes to go) and a narrow, last second win at Virginia (who hasn’t done well this year). Two good teams; I’ll go with the home team. I’ll call it 24-21 Tigers, though this one might be close enough for ND to win on a break.

Nebraska at Illinois Yep, I’ll be there, and for a change, I shouldn’t have leg room around me. We’ll probably have the best crowd of the season.
So, Nebraska has dispatched 2 lesser opponents; Southern Mississippi managed to rally to make a 26-0 game interesting. They lost two very close games to BYU and Miami.
Illinois: easy wins over a sleep deprived MAC team and an FCS team, followed by getting slaughtered by North Carolina and beating Middle Tennessee 27-25 when MTSU missed a 43 yard field goal with 8 seconds to play. To me, it appeared the MTSU and Illinois were equal teams.

I say that Nebraska wins this more easily than some say (they are a 7 point favorite); they did better against the type of opponent that blew out the Illini. I sure hope that I am wrong, but I see something on the order of 31-17.


October 3, 2015 - Posted by | college football, football |

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