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  • 09/14/2011, 09:54PM ET

College predictions (with scores) on games this weekend.

DJRoxalot (1085-669-126) vs And the Prophecy Read (42-14-5)
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Please pick at least 2 changes.

#3 LSU @#25 Mississippi State.

This should be an exciting game pitting an explosive MSU offense (46.5ppg) against a very good LSU defense (15ppg). But MSU might be without 2 OL, and that could hurt them in this matchup.

LSU wins, 27-17.

#6 Stanford @Arizona.

Stanford got off to a slow start last week against Duke with a 17-7 lead. They cannot afford to let Arizona get confident that they can play with them. Nick Foles has a 68.7% completion percentage, and 663 yards in his last 2 games vs Stanford.

However, Luck will be too much for the Wildcat defense (that allowed 37 points to Oklahoma State).

Stanford wins this game, 34-21.

#15 Michigan State @Notre Dame.

4 of the last 6 games between this 2 schools have been decided by 3 points. This game should be no exception.

Tommy Rees has gained the starting nod at QB, and he gives ND fans hope that they can still salvage their season.

ND wins a game that they have to win, 27-23.

#21 Auburn @Clemson


Clemson wins, 35-31.


Auburn keeps thier win streak alive. Auburn certainly isn't the team they were last year but with the experienced earned they know how to win tight games. Clemson has always seemed to struggle in that department.


"Please pick at least 2 changes."

Thanks, PCH.

Auburn's defense is horrible. They struggled against an inexperienced Utah State team in a 42-38 win a few weeks ago.

This game is on the road. Their first 2 games were at home, a huge advantage for a young inexperienced team.

Clemson has shown in their first 2 games they are better overall.

They are 32nd in passing yards
30th in rushing yards
36th in points scored
59th in socring defense '

Auburn is

71st in passing yards
58th in rushing yards
27th in points scored
103rd in scoring defense

The only thing thing Auburn has an advantage in is a slghtly better offense when it comes to putting points on the board.



ND wins, 27-24.


My other change was ND and State.

But how do you base who is going to win off stats from two games? Do you forget that Auburn is riding the longest win streak in the nation? This team is young but at the same time awfully experienced, especially in close games.

Auburn is going to continue to get better and a win at Clemson will prove that. It may not be pretty but a win is a win.


Notre Dame seems like its in for a long year. It will just get harder after getting swept by the Michigan schools. State will play solid defense and pound the rock on offense to keep Floyd and company off the field. Notre Dame has been sloppy with the ball this season and state will force a big turnover or two that will deflate ND even more.


The Tigers lost Nick Fairley, a huge part of their defense. And it has showed in 2 games this season. Auburn is allowing 489.5ypg, 9th worst.

The Utah State Aggies totaled 448 yards, and 38 points against them. Clemson is a much better team.

This is a young and inexperienced team that is replacing 4 OL from last years championship team. Traveling on to Clemson where the crowd will be noisy is going to be a test for this young team. Trotter's first road start is going to be a huge test.

Tajh Boyd is a strong passer, having completed 64% of his passes for 262.5ypg, 6 TD's to 1 INT. RB Andre Ellington is averaging 127ypg (6.4ypc).

I realize the Notre Dame pick is controversial, but the bottom line is this is a game the Irish need much more than the Spartans. It's early, but if they start 0-3, their season is effectively over.

And this is Michigan State's first test of the season as well. At Notre Dame. The Spartans defense hasn't been tested so far.

That changes. Todd Rees completed 27 of 39 passes for 315 yards, 3 TD's and 2 INT's. Michael Floyd caught 13 passes for 159 yards last week. Todd Rees has some talent to rely on in order to pull this upset


First off its shown, not showed.

Next even with Nick Fairley last year the Tigers gave up a lot of points and yards. But the offense found ways to win games. Dwyer will tear up Clemsons D and Trotter who is growing more comfortable will manage a win.

Auburn is a young team. Their D wasn't going to step right in and dominate games. But they'll do enough to contain Clemson and give their offense a chance to win it in the 4th. Which they will do yet again. Auburn's win streak extends and another one is decided by under 7 points.


Seriously DJ using stats after two games? I find it contradictory you claim teams like Mich State haven't been tested yet but you are completely convinced on Rees after a game and a half and Boyd after two games.

Notre Dame has shot themselves in the foot time and time again. A smart team like Michigan State will take complete advantage of that. Is this the first time you're hearing of Micheal Floyd? Why just look at his numbers last week? Dude is among the top WR prospects in the nation. But with that being said he can't do it all. Notre Dames will lose the game yet again by not taking care of the ball on offense and not limiting big plays.

September 14, 2011  10:28 PM ET

"4 of the last 6 games between this 2 schools have been decided by 3 points. This game should be no exception."

*between these 2 schools.*

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September 14, 2011  10:43 PM ET

I guess the Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan game won't be very exciting this weekend...

September 14, 2011  11:05 PM ET
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FSU 28, Oklahoma 27

I argued that in another TD.

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September 15, 2011  04:31 AM ET
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"4 of the last 6 games between this 2 schools have been decided by 3 points. This game should be no exception.

Yet you say they win 27-23.....that's 4 points!!

September 15, 2011  06:17 AM ET
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Yet you say they win 27-23.....that's 4 points!!

You got it out before I could

September 15, 2011  10:19 AM ET
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Yet you say they win 27-23.....that's 4 points!!

Typo.

27-24.

September 15, 2011  11:53 AM ET

Out of your mind thinking ND will beat State. Michigan State might be the best team in the B1G if it isn't Wisconsin. ND can't beat South Florida or Michigan.

LSU might win tonight but they will make it close. Remember this team is coached by Les Miles who is simply insane. The game will do down to the wire.

September 15, 2011  01:08 PM ET

Michigan State is going to destroy Notre Dame.

September 15, 2011  02:09 PM ET
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Furthermore it is kind of gay of you to list these games and want at least 2 changes when most are pretty one sided.

No one told you to take the TD.

September 15, 2011  02:11 PM ET

I was expecting someone to argue MSU over ND.

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September 15, 2011  02:42 PM ET

No way AZ gets beat at home by 13. Haven't lost by more than 7 in 5 years and that includes a win over Stanford with Luck and Gerhart.

September 15, 2011  02:42 PM ET
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No way AZ gets beat at home by 13. Haven't lost by more than 7 in 5 years at home and that includes a win over Stanford with Luck and Gerhart.

fixed

September 15, 2011  03:32 PM ET
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I guess the Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan game won't be very exciting this weekend...

Probably not....but you never know?????

 
September 15, 2011  04:42 PM ET

He has an excellent arg, huh EZ?

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