Posted: 7:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013
By Casey Richey
More than likely this is Mack's last hurrah against the Sooners and could very possibly be his last game as the bossman of the Horns. I remember at the beginning of the year there was talk of Texas being a national title contender. Ha. Ahahahahaha. Unless Mack is able to rally the troops for one last go, expect the Longhorns to get a beat down. LANE KIFFIN TO TEXAS.
So if you're a jerk and decide that you don't want to watch the Tech/Pitt game, go right ahead and watch this one. Do it. Are you doing it? You make me sick. Georgia can keep their national title hopes alive with a win that will certainly add to its resume. Don't look now, but Mizzou is undefeated. Okay, do look now, because it probably won't last. Their biggest win so far? Vanderbilt.
Yes, that is the official start time listed. 12:21, AKA MIRROR TIME. South Carolina's season was very much up in the air after quarterback Connor Shaw injured his shoulder in the Gamecock's win over UCF two weeks ago. Shaw was expected to be out weeks, but returned last week to help USC to a win over Kentucky. This week, USC gets to travel to Arkansas to face the Razorbacks, who have lost three straight after starting out 3-0. Oh, remember when Jadeveon Clowney was a thing?
Clemson's last game ahead of the big showdown with Florida State. Do the Tigers get caught looking ahead to the Noles? BC surprised FSU a few weeks back and who knows, maybe they do it again. But let's be real: Probably not going to happen.
Florida looks for its fourth SEC win and gets a big test on the road against LSU. I thought LSU only played night home games? What's this 3:30 crap? I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm happy because I'll get to watch it before going to work.
After a close loss to Ohio State last week (closer than the score would indicate) can Northwestern stay afloat and in the Top-25 or will the Wisconsin defense take over the game?
BORDER WAR! If you're wondering if I just write the first thing that flashes through my brain, you're right. That's more interesting than just saying "Team X dos this thing well, but Team Y doesn't. Sports." ANYWAY, Oregon does one thing better than a lot of teams in College Football: kick some ass and take some names. Names taken so far this year? Glad you asked: Francis Nicholls, Thomas Jefferson, Jack Daniels, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Kordell Stewart. Can they add first president and noted cherry-tree chopper George Washington to the list? With an offense that scores the second most points per game and a defense that allows the second fewest, I'm leaning towards "yes".
A&M; has scored 49.2 points per game this season. 49.2 PER GAME. Usually high-scoring offenses slow down once they hit conference play, but seeing as how no one in the SEC wants to play defense anymore, that average has decreased by less than six points per game. Ole Miss will be a decent test, but A&M; has way, way too much power most likely. Stat to watch: Johnny Manziel throat-slash celebrations.
BORDER WAR, PART TWO! After losing to Eastern Washington in the opening week of the season, Oregon State has won four straight. But it hasn't been comfortable, edging Utah in overtime and downing San Diego State by just four. This week they'll face a Washington State team that has a win over a top-25 team on it's resume this year. What team you ask? USC. So take it with a grain of salt. As is usual with a Mike Leach team, the Cougars like to pass the ball and average over 350 yards per game through the air.