Last weekend was great for college football. Notre Dame went to Norman and beat the Sooners. Nebraska shut down Michigan in Lincoln and took the lead in the Legends Division of The B1G. Georgia took down undefeated Florida, derailing the Gators national championship hopes. As great as last week was, this weekend is huge for the BCS landscape. Last week I went four out of five, lets see how I do this week.
The Fearless Five: Bold Predictions For This Weekend In Sports
1) Alabama will crush LSU in Death Valley
LSU will bring more defensive heat than Alabama has seen all year. The Crimson Tide have shown an ability to put points on the board this season. Tide QB A.J. McCarron will have to prove that he is the Heisman contender that many are making him out to be. LSU’s biggest problem this weekend will be what looks like one of the best defenses in college football history. The Tigers have trouble scoring, and Alabama doesn’t let anyone score. Look for an ugly defensive battle, with Bama coming out victors.
Alabama 28 LSU 6
2) USC Will Lose Their Second Strait Game.
Oregon’s high powered offense will be too much for a good Trojan defense to handle. Both of these teams will score, but Oregon is the superior team offensively. Look for another PAC 12 shootout full of nothing but offense. Barkely will throw for a few scores, but it won’t be enough.
Oregon 49 USC 35
3) Kansas State Loses To Oklahoma State
What Bill Snyder has been able to do since his return as head coach of the Wildcats is more than impressive. He has led them to the number two ranking in the BCS with the help of Heisman hopeful Collin Klein. K State looks unbeatable in the Big XII, but that is why I expect a let down. The Oklahoma State Cowboys are down from their great season last year, but everyone needs to remember that Mike Gundy “is a man.” He will have his squad ready to play.
Oklahoma State 31 K State 30
4) Texas A&M Ends Mississippi State’s BCS Bowl Hopes
Mississippi State had a good run. Last week Bama crushed their SEC Title hopes, this week the A&M ends their hopes of a BCS at large bid. Unlike Missouri, Texas A&M is proving they belong in the SEC. They can score, play defense, and have a solid special teams unit. Mississippi State benefited from a very weak schedule early on. Now they will be seeing flashes of Aggie players passing them by.
Texas A&M 42 Mississippi State 21
5) Texas Falls Off The Earth
The Longhorns already have two losses this year, and they will lose their third tomorrow. Texas Tech has shown that it is a quality team with quality players. Texas head coach Mack Brown has spent too much time talking about The Longhorn Network, and not enough time developing the endless talent on his roster. There is no reason for Texas to be looking up at anyone in the Big XII with all of the athletes they possess. That means there must be a problem with coaching. Texas Tech gives Mack Brown a goodbye kiss in his farewell tour.
Texas Tech 45 Texas 17