Saturday, September 19, 2009
Every other Saturday, I have to work a 10 hour shift. This happens to be one of those Saturdays, so I won’t be watching the OU, Tulsa game. You can bet I’ll be listening to it on the radio. Once again, OU’s offensive line will be the tell tale. Landry Jones will be under center when Oklahoma hosts Tulsa. The freshman will make his second start after throwing for 286 yards and 3 touchdowns against Idaho State. This one could turn into an offensive show. Tulsa led the nation in total offense the past two seasons, and ranks 10th in points scored this season. I’m going to pick, OU, of course. I think the D and the home crowd will keep Tulsa close to their original line of scrimmage for most of the game. Watch for Tulsa to put a lot of heat on OU’s line backing crew with short passes in the flats and in hook zones.
My picks for this Saturday are as follows:
Texas Tech @ #2 Texas: Mac Brown is going to try and score 99 points to squash the beef from last year. Can you believe he wanted to move OU to the BIG XII north because he was tired of losing? Texas
#8 Cal @ Minnesota: The Bears have one of the best running backs in the country in Best, I see him with 150 yard before the game is out in Minnesota’s new on campus stadium. Can the 2-0 Golden Gophers stay undefeated against a ranked team? Cal
#19 Nebraska @ #13 Virginia Tech: Nebraska has a score to settle, but have the odds against them. With 984 yards total offense in the first to games, Nebraska is going to bring a solid game. The Hokies have not lost a nonconference home game in their past 31 tries. If VT makes to many mistakes, watch for the Huskers to come through with a W.
East Carolina @ #24 North Carolina: Didn’t East Carolina get off to a good start last year? I haven’t seen much of the pirates this year. I wouldn’t mind an upset, but I think I’m going to stick to the rankings on this one. UNC
#23 Georgia @ Arkansas: Suey Pig! Georgia was the team that got beat by Oklahoma State at Oklahoma State. This is a chance for Arkansas to get an early SEC win. Home field advantage and pure moxy give Arkansas the win. Arkansas
Boston College @ Clemson: Boston College has looked pretty good in there first 2 games. Clemson likes to get out to a slow start. The BC D is going to bring the hurt on Clemson. Boston College
#18 Utah @ Oregon: Utah is looking to keep the longest winning streak in college football alive with a win at Oregon. Oregon is 5-0 against ranked teams at home and has won 28 of their last 30 non conference games at home. With all this in mind I cant help but pick the better team. Who like Oregon anyways? Utah
Arizona @ Iowa: I don’t know much about either of the two teams aside from Big 10, Pac 10 and Mike Stoops. Both teams are 2-0, someone has to come away with a victory. Arizona
#17 Cincinnati @ Oregon State: The Beavers have home field advantage against an under rated high powered offense of Cincinnati. The Bearcats have scored 117 points in their first two games. They'll face their first test when they visit Oregon State, which has allowed 28 points in two games. Plus, the Beavers have won 26 straight nonconference home games. I’m picking the upset because of Jacquizz Rodgers. Oregon State
West Virginia @ Auburn: I’d like for SEC to get Beat by Big East school, but I don’t think it will happen. Auburn
NFL picks tomorrow.