Many teams separated themselves from the pack this past week. This weekend is filled with conference games, so I suggest you get all your chores out the way early.
Game Of The Week
#4 Oregon Ducks VS #9 Stanford Cardinal
Even though it’s early, I think the winner of this game wins the Pac-10 this year. Stanford’s defense has been impressive this year, but will have their toughest test of the season this week. It will be very important for Stanford to make tackles in space because Oregon’s skill players will make you miss. For Oregon, they can’t let Stanford establish the run because Andrew Luck is great in play action. I think this is going to be another high scoring game between these two, but this time Oregon will win.
Oregon 45 Stanford 42
Clemson over #16 Miami
Clemson showed me that they can play with anyone and they will prove this against Miami. The reason I picked Miami to get upset is simple. Jacory Harris throws too many interceptions. Against Clemson’s defense, I expect more of the same and it will cost Miami the game.
Clemson 28 Miami 24
Top 25 Rundown
#1 Alabama VS #7 Florida – Tough physical game with Alabma coming out on top. 20-17 Alabama
#2 Ohio State VS Illinois – This one should be over by the 3rd quarter. 38-7 Ohio State
#3 Boise State VS New Mexico State – This one will be over by halftime. 56-7 Boise St
#5 TCU VS Colorado State – Colorado State will put up a fight, but TCU will pull away in the second half. 49-21 TCU
#8 Oklahoma VS #21 Texas – Close game, but Oklahoma will pull away in the 4th quarter. 35-21 Oklahoma
#10 Auburn VS UL Monroe – This one should be over by the 3rd quarter. 49-17 Auburn
#11 Wisconsin VS #24 Michigan State – Close, close game but I like Wisconsin to win on the road. 17-14 Wisconsin
#12 LSU VS Tennessee – The Vols will keep it close due to LSU’s terrible offense, but LSU’s defense will be the reason why the Tigers win. 21-10 LSU
#17 Iowa VS #22 Penn State – Close game that will come down to the wire with Iowa picking up the win. 21-17 Iowa
#18 USC VS Washington – I think USC’s offense will be too much for the Huskies in this one. 38-24 USC
#19 Michigan VS Indiana – Look for Denard Robinson to put up monster numbers in this one. 42-20 Michigan
#23 NC State VS Virginia Tech – I like the Hokies to pull the upset in this one. 20-17 VT
#25 Nevada VS UNLV – I think UNLV will put up a fight, but Nevada will pull away in the second half. 35-17 Nevada