As great as the marquee matchups in the SEC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12, and ACC have been this season, this week’s most intriguing matchup comes from one of the smaller divisions: the American West Conference.
Houston is the last remaining undefeated team outside the powerhouse conferences. Memphis was in the same boat until the Navy pulled off a surprising upset, breaking then-#13 Memphis’ 15-game win-streak 45-20.
Before last week, the Memphis Tigers were averaging 48 points per game and out-rushed 7 out of 9 opponents this season. The Navy and the Tigers were tied up 17-all halfway through the 3rd quarter before the Midshipmen ran away with the game, scoring 28 points to the Tigers' 3. As I mentioned, this is Memphis’ first... Read More
To say #8 Florida at #6 LSU is an interesting matchup is like saying “Bear” Bryant was a decent football coach: it’s a bit of an understatement.
This game is likely to set the tone for the rest of Florida’s season, which isn’t looking as bright as it was just last week. The Gators' starting quarterback, Will Grier, has been suspended for a calendar year – yeah, not just the rest of the season – for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. The Gators are currently riding an undefeated wave, as are the Tigers.
With Grier out, the Gators will look to sophomore Treon Harris to lead them to victory. Harris, who was suspended earlier this year for an unspecified violation of team rules, started the last 6 games... Read More
In the South, three things happen in the months between September and January: Eat, Sleep, Football. Football is how weeks are marked; everything that happens between Saturdays (or the occasional off-putting Thursday) is just filler, especially when you’re preparing to play a rival. Such is the case for this week’s College Game Of The Week: LSU Tigers at Mississippi State Bulldogs.
What makes this matchup special is the win-loss record. LSU beat Mississippi State every meeting they had – until last year. LSU (8) lost at home 34-29, which means they are looking to return the favor this year.
Another factor in this match to consider is LSU’s lack of play this season. The Tigers' season opener against McNeese State was cancelled last... Read More