NCAAF  > General NCAAF  > College Football Game Day - Week11, 2013
November 4, 2013, 11:01 AM
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Let's watch some football!!!
November 4, 2013  11:02 AM ET

November 4, 2013  11:18 AM ET

This week, we have a Tuesday night double feature, BG @ Miami(OH), and Ohio @ UB. Wednesday night has real MACtion, with CMU @ Ball St. On perhaps the biggest Thursday night ever, we've 3-screen action with OK @ Baylor, Troy @ UL-Laf, and Oregon @ Stanford. Hangover Friday night features Louisville @ UConn and USAFA @ NMU.

Saturday is not without drama. Among the games, peaking my interest are LSU @ Bama, UCLA @ AZ, VT @ Miami (FL), Houston @ UCF, BYU @ Wisc, PSU @ Minnie, Huskers @ Angry Weasels, UTx @ WV, ASU @ Utah, Miss St @ TAMU, KSU @ TTech, Vandy @ UF, and - pure homer - Auburn @UTK.

November 4, 2013  11:18 AM ET

Anyone care to offer some pregame analysis?

November 4, 2013  12:07 PM ET

my Gators better watch out , heck i would be afraid to play Kentucky right now. offense has just fell off just like a wheel, maybe boom can stay on as DC and we can get Chip Kelly when he finishes tanking with Philly hahahahaha....

November 4, 2013  12:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Anyone care to offer some pregame analysis?

Natural order in the Big XII will take another step toward re-asserting itself as Zero U beats Bible Aggy by 5 points.

November 4, 2013  12:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Anyone care to offer some pregame analysis?

The B1G games are interesting, but not of national importance. Anderson knows BYU, and has his Badgers rolling. Wisky wins big. Minnie vs Penn State. Penn State can throw the ball, but could Indiana. Minnie gets to 8-2 (tell me any of us saw that coming). COC vs the Angry Weasels. Can Devon Gardner even walk after last weeks demolition? Fortunately for the Weasels, the defense is okay against the run, and Neb's is weak against the pass. Weasels win a close one.

November 4, 2013  04:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Minnie gets to 8-2 (tell me any of us saw that coming).

Saw it this year? No, but I've been predicting the Killer Gs rise to competitiveness since Jerry took the reigns. I couldn't be happier for the Gophers and Minnesotans.

November 4, 2013  10:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Anyone care to offer some pregame analysis?

Oregon @ Stanford: IMO, the game of the week. Of course, I'm a Stanford homer. But I'm going to be honest. Oregon should and very likely will win this game.

Stanford's great strength is in their line play, and right now they have injuries on both the O and D lines. Their best deep threat, WR Devin Cajuste is still injured but he'll probably play. They're going to try to run, but Oregon is no slouch defensively. And really, Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan needs to be better. He's very good but he's not (yet) great.

On the Oregon front, there's the nearly unstoppable QB Marcus Mariota and a deep, experienced receiving corps. The speed of this team is amazing to watch. But really, one name will be the true difference maker. If DeAnthony Thomas is anywhere close to 100% it's game over. Oregon is too good, has too many weapons, and doesn't have the occasional lapses that Stanford can be prone to having. You have to be nearly perfect to hold them down for an entire game, and Stanford has yet to have a "perfect" game this season.

Stanford *can* win this game, and as a homer I'm going to pick them. But this is Oregon's year, and IMO there's no shame in losing to the Ducks.

November 5, 2013  06:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Saw it this year? No, but I've been predicting the Killer Gs rise to competitiveness since Jerry took the reigns. I couldn't be happier for the Gophers and Minnesotans.

Your previous comments on Kill and his past success noted. I also have made comments to that effect, just not as frequently as you. When the Angry Weasels destroyed Minnie at the start of the season, I figured they were still a year away from being respectable. Perhaps the health issues of Kill has served as a rallying point for the team. They seem to be playing with more intensity. Obviously, they still have some issues, but nice to see them up and punching this late in the season.

November 5, 2013  07:06 AM ET

SDSU at SJSU this week. Low scoring game SDSU wins, high scoring game SJSU wins.

November 5, 2013  07:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The B1G games are interesting, but not of national importance. Anderson knows BYU, and has his Badgers rolling. Wisky wins big. Minnie vs Penn State. Penn State can throw the ball, but could Indiana. Minnie gets to 8-2 (tell me any of us saw that coming). COC vs the Angry Weasels. Can Devon Gardner even walk after last weeks demolition? Fortunately for the Weasels, the defense is okay against the run, and Neb's is weak against the pass. Weasels win a close one.

Disagree on WISC vs BYU. BYU is built to stop big running teams. They have trouble with speedy outside WR's and mobile QBs. I bet WISC has a very long day.

November 5, 2013  07:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Disagree on WISC vs BYU. BYU is built to stop big running teams. They have trouble with speedy outside WR's and mobile QBs. I bet WISC has a very long day.

And that's why we have your pick'em game. Thanks for doing it, by the way.

November 5, 2013  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

And that's why we have your pick'em game. Thanks for doing it, by the way.

Ditto. Your pick 'ems have made the past seasons all the more enjoyable.

November 5, 2013  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Disagree on WISC vs BYU. BYU is built to stop big running teams. They have trouble with speedy outside WR's and mobile QBs. I bet WISC has a very long day.

That's what I think as well. Seems BYU has more trouble with Baylor/Oregon/Tech types than with the power teams.

November 5, 2013  10:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Saw it this year? No, but I've been predicting the Killer Gs rise to competitiveness since Jerry took the reigns. I couldn't be happier for the Gophers and Minnesotans.

+1K. Go Goldie!

November 5, 2013  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Anyone care to offer some pregame analysis?

I don't have any B1G dogs in this week's fights, but I'm going to take the role of spoiler and pull for LUSt and the Trees. A couple of bad apples might just upset the CFB applecart in favor of tOSU. That's my fervent wish, and my fool's hope.

November 5, 2013  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Disagree on WISC vs BYU. BYU is built to stop big running teams. They have trouble with speedy outside WR's and mobile QBs. I bet WISC has a very long day.

If you think Wisky lacks foot speed, Mr. White and Mr. Gordon will be an eye opener for you.

November 5, 2013  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

I don't have any B1G dogs in this week's fights, but I'm going to take the role of spoiler and pull for LUSt and the Trees. A couple of bad apples might just upset the CFB applecart in favor of tOSU. That's my fervent wish, and my fool's hope.

It's not a fool's hope. This month is usually filled with upsets. These two games are against hated rivals. We may hope for the top teams to lose, but it's not the way to bet.

November 5, 2013  10:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

...LUSt in the Trees...

FIFM. Just monkeyin' around. ;)

 
November 5, 2013  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

It's not a fool's hope. This month is usually filled with upsets. These two games are against hated rivals. We may hope for the top teams to lose, but it's not the way to bet.

Gracias, DS. Glad I'm not a betting man.

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