First Down: Contenders Face Tricky Treats: Colorado at #7 Oregon: Oregon escaped again but with that win at OSU, winning is enough. The Ducks’ pass rush led by Kayvon Thibodeaux was a relentless force against UCLA and will be again this week. The Ducks should handle the Buffs but in the Pac 12 anything can happen…..#2 Cincinnati at Tulane: Cincinnati played down to a Navy’s “C-level” game last week but the Coach’s poll did not penalize them. But that could change and they wil
First Down: Playoff Contenders: A funny thing happened on the way to Iowa’s easy street to the Big Ten West title as they were upset by unranked Purdue. That being said on paper these games should go the way of the contenders…..#2 Cincinnati at Navy: Cincinnati keeps rolling and given Navy’s struggles they should continue unless Navy finds a way to sink their hopes…..#3 Oklahoma at Kansas: OU Freshman QB Caleb Williams unseated a Heisman favorite Spencer Rattler against Texas
After an epic weekend of college football, it seems that this weekend can’t possibly measure up. But one thing for certain in college football you never can discount the unexpected. All that said First Down: Big Ten Work Stoppage: 4 Big Ten teams are furloughed this week: Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan and Illinois are all on bye weeks. Only two of the ranked teams are in action. Purdue at #2 Iowa: While Penn State fans point to the loss of QB Sean Clifford as the reason fo
Note: For the second straight week, the SEC plays no games this week against “The Alliance” and the season series remains tied 5-5. So on with the rest of the show….. First Down: Icarus Warning: Some teams are flying higher than they normally have in recent times. Will they be like Icarus and his wax wings flying too close to the sun? Temple at #5 Cincinnati –Friday Night: UC Coach Luke Fickell was very business-like after the Notre Dame win. No doubt his reputation for being
First Down: Keep and Eye on: #5 Iowa at Maryland (Friday Night): If you saw preseason Heisman favorite Spencer Rattler of Oklahoma struggle with the WVU defense, remember this: In week one Maryland QB Taulia Tagovailoa hit 26 of 36 passes for 332 yards and 3 TDs without a turnover vs that same WVU defense. The Terps are passing for over 350 yards per game with 11 TDs and just 1 INT. But the Hawkeyes are ball hawks with 6 INTs and one of the best pass defenses in the country.