Last week changed everything. Now every up and coming scheduled patsy will look suspect. In the long run, athletic directors will use this as an excuse to schedule even worse games, nothing Appalachian State 2007 over Michigan as a marketing tool. Don't buy into it.
I am sucking at the 12th ManChild's Pick 'Em game. I'm not doing so bad at In the Bleachers. We need to re-cap ours, and due to yet another server crash that consumed me this week, that didn't get done.
This is a big week for the Big 12, especially the South. Last week Kansas State didn't look too bad against Auburn, while Texas, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma State didn't look very good.
This week we get to find out how well Oklahoma does against a great defense, whether the 'Horns poor play against Arkansas State was an aberration, if Colorado can handle a decent team, and maybe whether or not Iowa State will win a game. How many yards can Tech put up this weekend?
Big 12 Games
Rice @ Baylor
Line: Baylor by 6
Husker Mike: Baylor 17, Rice 10
corn blight: Rice 13, Baylor 10 - Upset Special - Can Baylor score any points?
Colorado @ Arizona State
Line: Arizona State by 14
Husker Mike: ASU 31, CU 14
corn blight: ASU 24, CU 23
I didn't think that Colorado would score 30 points against CSU, but they did and won in OT. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt in this one, losing, but looking better.
Northern Iowa at Iowa State
Line: none - UNI is Div IAA
Husker Mike: ISU 17, UNI 14
corn blight: UNI 23, ISU 20 - Is this an upset? I don't think so.
ISU is this year's CU. Not a good place to be. Once again, they're a drinking school with a football problem. This is an improvement?
SE Louisiana @ Kansas
Line: No Line
Husker Mike: KU 50, SE L 3
corn blight: KU 49, SE L 9
San Jose State at Kansas State
Line: Kansas State by 17
Husker Mike: KSU 49, SJSU 0
corn blight: KSU 38, SJSU 3
Feel-good game at Home for the Mildcats
Mizzou @ Ole Miss
Line: Mizzou by 6
Husker Mike: Mizzou 63, Ole Miss 38
Both teams stink on defense, but Mizery is greater than Ole Miss on offense
corn blight: Mizzou 38, Ole Miss 21
Nebraska @ Wake Forest
Line: Nebraska by 8
Husker Mike: Nebraska 31, Wake Forest 10
My take... We're going to pound the rock again
corn blight: Nebraska 34, Wake Forest 17
Here's what I believe will happen.
Miami @ Oklahoma
Line: Oklahoma by 11
Husker Mike: OU 35, Canes 10
I really like the Boomers in this one... big.
corn blight: Oklahoma 23, Miami 10
Miami's defense is good. I'll go lower for OU, they'll have a harder time running the ball.
Florida Atlantic at Oklahoma State
Line: Oklahoma State by 23
Husker Mike: Oklahoma State 38, FAU 10
corn blight: Oklahoma State 45, FAU 13
TCU @ Texas
Line:Texas by 9.5
Husker Mike: TCU 28, Horns 17 - Upset Special!
corn blight: Texas 28, TCU 21
Texas will melt down later, not this weekend.
Fresno State @ Texas A&M
No Line: Aggies by 24
Husker Mike: Texas A&M 24, Fresno 21
Not impressed by the Ags last week.
corn blight: Texas A&M 28, Fresno 20
No, they struggled mightily against an inferior opponent
UTEP @ Texas Tech
Line: Texas Tech by 17.5
Husker Mike: Texas Tech 42, UTEP 10
corn blight: Texas Tech 51, UTEP 13
Games of the Week
Virginia Tech @ LSU
Line: LSU by 12.5
Husker Mike: LSU 28, VT 7
The Beauxshirts looked great last week.
corn blight: LSU 23, VT 13
Oregon @ Michigan
Line: Michigan by 8.5
Husker Mike: Michigoon 28, Oregon 10
Ugly uniforms vs. Ugly Players. Call this the Bag Bowl. I think the Weasels turn it around...
corn blight: Michigan 31, Oregon 17
South Florida @ Auburn
Line: Auburn by 7
Husker Mike: Auburn 17, South Florida 13
Auburn didn't look very good last week. Didn't look good in the Cotton Bowl either.
corn blight: Auburn 20, South Florida 14
Auburn's offense sucks. Their defense is good, though.
BYU @ UCLA
Line: UCLA by 7
Husker Mike: BYU 28, UCLA 24 - Upset Special!
Pac 10 isn't looking so good this year.
corn blight: UCLA 28, BYU 20
Penn State - Notre Dame
Line: why bother?