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This week we have games on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights. WooHoo, pass the Duff and fried cheese Marge, it's Troy at Middle Tennessee Tuesday!
First Game of the Week Tuesday Night
Troy Trojans
Troy surprisingly is 6th in the country in passing averaging 318 yards a game with QB Corey Robinson and they need every single yard because they are giving up 32.5 points a game, 99th in the nation. Their defense allowed a poor UAB team to go 90 yards in one minute to beat them 34-33 and an offensively challenged Arkansas State in some big time Sun Belt action hung 27 on them.
at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
The Blue Raiders started the season losing to the Golden Gophers then picked up a win last week against the Ragin' Cajuns. Tuesday night will be the season debut of do everything quarterback Dwight Dasher who has yet to take a snap due to suspension. Yeah you read that right, Dwight Dasher what a great name for a QB.
I am looking forward to this game, Troy's defense has not stopped anybody and face it everyone is looking forward to seeing what Dwight Dasher's got. Maybe he should get together with Indy Car driver 'Will Power' and exchange stories? Heck if either fails their their day job the Cartoon Network will a have job for them. I like the Blue Raiders by 20 or more.
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Thursday Night Undefeated Big-12 North Division Showdown
These teams are 102th and 103th in passing, get ready to run
no.7 Nebraska (Soon to be Big 10)
The Cornhuskers are 102nd in passing, anyone wanting to see a shootout will have to wait for Friday Nights games. This game will be very grounded and I can't wait. On a side note of interest, the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission has ordered Main Street Cafe to be closed because it served Cornhuskers receiver Niles Paul, who was 20 at the time, two beers. They can reopen again in 10 days. Good thing they did not serve me when I was 20, they would've had to carry me out.
at Kansas State Wildcats
Coach Bill Snyder is 5-13 against Nebraska and his Wildcats are expecting sensational running back Daniel Thomas to get a lot of opportunities. Thomas paces the Wildcats 22nd-ranked rushing attack. The 6-foot-2, 228-pounder senior averages a nation-high 26.5 carries per game and ranks fifth nationally with a 157-yard average, he's a force to be reckoned with, ask the Bruins. He rushed for 234 against UCLA in the season opener and 181 in the Wildcats 27-20 win over Iowa State on Sept. 18. Thomas takes a pounding and keeps going. They need him (badly) considering they are 103rd overall in passing.
This is the end of the Nebraska-Kansas State series. NU and K-State have played every year since 1922. The Huskers lead 77-15-2, but it's turned pretty heated over the past 15 years. Kansas State broke through against Nebraska and redshirt freshman QB Eric Crouch in 1998, the Wildcats first win over Nebraska in 30 years. Kansas State added four more wins over the next six years, but Nebraska now has won five straight. When the Huskers announced their impending departure for the Big Ten this summer, the news stung in Manhattan. The Wildcats and their fans, no doubt, want badly to bid the Huskers adieu with a final victory and call me nuts I like the upset here, in OT. (Hope I didn't step on your toes Norka).
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Hidden Gem of the Week
Temple Owls
Temple is ranked 109th in the nation in passing with QB Chester Stewart. RB Matt Brown ran for 226 and 4 touchdowns last week vs Army at Michie Stadium and tied the stadium record for TD's, originally set by Tony Dorsett (Pitt) in 1975. This will be Temples 3rd road game in as many weeks they are 4-1 with their only loss in Happy Valley.
at Northern Illinois Huskies
The Huskies are coming off a 3 game road trip that started out with a loss in Illinois by only 8 points.Then they visited 2 new statiums and don't expect any teams building new stadiums to schedule Northern Illinois in the near future. One week after beating Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium, the Huskies recorded a 50-14 win over Akron on Saturday at InfoCision Stadium. (Please don't ask me what InFiCison is, I have no clue, but they do sponsor College Football which makes them OK with me.) Both stadiums opened last year the 'newness' has yet to wear off. When teams start to line up to stop the run (they ran for 297-97 against the Gophers) they can throw the ball. The Huskies QB Chandler Harnish picked apart Akron's defense last week. 280 yards in the air last week with 3 TD's. Granted it was against the winless Zips.
Both teams stats are very similar, both get about 145 passing yards a game and average giving up 21 points a game. The Huskies should have the advantage in their running game they average more yards on the ground (241-168) then the Owls and coming off a 3 game road trip home cookin should play to their advantage. Having said all that I like the Owls to win a close one.
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Cupcake Alert no other game came close to this Turkey
Oregon Ducks
I watched the majority of last weeks game against Stanford. They Ducks gave away 14 points in the 1st quarter and recovered from that before halftime. Then they put up 28 unanswered in the second half and the Cardinal did not know what hit them.
at Washington State Cougars
Last week they were robbed, late in the fourth quarter, on a scramble QB Jeff Tuel scored a TD, officials signaled a touchdown, putting the Cougars ahead of the Bruins, 34-28. Kicker Andrew Furney missed the extra point and the telecast broke for a commercial. Done deal right? Noooo they came back from commerical re-reviewing the play and they over turned it. Cougars then failed to score and the Bruins took over at the 1 yard line and drove 99 yards and any chance of a huge upset at the Rose Bowl was takin away by some replay addicted referee's.
Are you kidding me? The only way the Cougars have a chance is if the Ducks bus driver gets lost.
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"I have fallen and can't get up Game"
Tennessee Volunteers
Heartbreaking loss last week to LSU, the Vols had to deal with the same thing last year at Tuscaloosa. They followed that heartbreak loss by hosting South Carolina on Halloween and stomping the Gamecocks into pumpkin mush 31-13.
at Georgia Bulldogs
This is what I wrote last week. The Bulldogs have lost 3 in a row to the Gamecocks, the Hogs and Miss. St. Bulldogs. They are reeling to say the least now they travel to Boulder and face the Buffaloes and the altitude. Add the Buffaloes to that list. No altitude this week to worry about. They will have to play a very angry bunch of Volunteers after losing a sqeaker to the Tigers.
Both of these schools need a win big time, this game could go either way, I like the Bulldogs at home to win a close one.
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Finally Best NickName Game
Zips
This poor team lost a close one in overtime to Gardner-Webb and have been ripped a new one in 4 other losses.
at Golden Flashes
They beat the Racers to start the season (Murray State as if you didn't know) and were thrashed by JoePa's team and last week played well against the Redhawks (think Ben Roethlisberger's Alma Mater, he has the only Jersey number ever retired in school history, no. 7, they must be so proud of him) last week in losing their 3rd in a row.
I am flipping a coin, heads on the Golden Flashes, tails it is, go ZIPS!
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October 6, 2010  10:37 AM ET

Good read. I love the "I have fallen and I can't get up game" title for Tenn/Ga.

 
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