College Football Wordplay from A to Z: September Surprises and October Predictions

Eric ThomasonCorrespondent IOctober 2, 2009

College Football Wordplay from A to Z: September Surprises and October Predictions

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    LEXINGTON, KY - SEPTEMBER 26: Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators looks up at the scoreboard during the second quarter of the game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium on September 26, 2009 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by An

And Once Again

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    ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 05:  Quarterback Sam Bradford #14 of the Oklahoma Sooners on the sidelines after suffering an injury against the Brigham Young Cougars at Cowboys Stadium on September 5, 2009 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty

Big Ten

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    STATE COLLEGE, PA - SEPTEMBER 26:  Ricky Stanzi #12 of the Iowa Hawkeyes along with Adam Robinson #32 and Brett Morse #36 celebrate a 21-10 victory over the Penn State Nittnay Lions with Iowa fans on September 26, 2009 at Beaver Stadium in State College,

Championship Anyone?

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    ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 05:  Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after their 34-24 win over the Virginia Tech Hokies during the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Georgia Dome on September 5, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox

Dodging Bullets

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Extra Points

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    STATE COLLEGE, PA - SEPTEMBER 19: A Field Judge stands on the field during a game between the Temple Owls and the Penn State Nittany Lions on September 19, 2009 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Forecasting

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    COLLEGE STATION, TX - NOVEMBER 23:  Head coach Dennis Franchione of the Texas A&M Aggies celebrates a touchdown against the Texas Longhorns in the first quarter at Kyle Field on November 23, 2007 in College Station, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty

Got Mail?

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    STATE COLLEGE, PA - SEPTEMBER 26:  Fans of the Penn State Nittnay Lions look on just prior to losing to the Iowa Hawkeyes 21-10 on September 26, 2009 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Heisman Race

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    AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 26:  Quarterback Colt McCoy #12 of the Texas Longhorns at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 26, 2009 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Impact Freshmen

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    ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 05:  Ryan Williams #34 of the Virginia Tech Hokies against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Georgia Dome on September 5, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Jumping to Conclusions

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    SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 19: Cheerleaders for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish perform during a game against the Michigan State Spartans on September 19, 2009 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Michigan State 33-30. (Photo by

Killer Bets

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    TAMPA, FL - MARCH 12:  The Mascot of the Arkansas Razorbacks cheers during the game against the Florida Gators during the first round of the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament on March 12, 2009 at The St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Chris

Looking Ahead

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    AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 27:  A Texas Longhorn fan cheers on her team against the Texas A&M Aggies while holding a reminder of the Texas score against Oklahoma earlier in the season at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium November 27, 2008 in Austin, Texas

Mid-Major Mayhem

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    BOISE, ID - SEPTEMBER 3:  Kellen Moore #11 of Boise State throws a pass against the Oregon Ducks in first quarter of the game on September 3, 2009 at Broncos Stadium in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

No You're Not...

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    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - SEPTEMBER 17:  The Miami Hurricanes say a prayer in the end-zone before taking on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Land Shark Stadium on September 17, 2009 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Miami defeated Georgia Tech 33-17.  (Photo by

Overrated

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    ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 19: Head coach Rich Rodriguez of the Michigan Wolverines is flanked by quarterbacks Tate Forcier #5 and David Cone #17 as he signals during the game with the Eastern Michigan Eagles at Michigan Stadium on September 19, 2009 in An

Playoff Bracket

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    MARANA, AZ - FEBRUARY 28:  The brackets as seen during the semifinals of the Accenture Match Play Championship at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain on February 28, 2009 in Marana, Arizona.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Q & A

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    DALLAS - JANUARY 02:  Head coach Houston Nutt talks with Jevan Snead #4 of the Mississippi Rebels between downs against the Texas Tech Red Raiders during the AT&T Cotton Bowl on January 2, 2009 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martin

Reader Response

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    SKOPJE - SEPTEMBER 6:  Macedonian fans goad the English players during the Euro 2004, group 7 qualifying match between Macedonia and England on September 6, 2003 at the City Stadium in Skopje, Macedonia.  England won the match 2-1.  (Photo by Jamie McDona

Shoutout

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    LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 23:  Running back Stafon Johnson #13 of the USC Trojans carries the ball against the Washington State Cougars on September 23, 2009 at the Los Angeles Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.  USC won 27-6.   (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Get

Top Five

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    ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 05:  The Alabama Crimson Tide defense against the Virginia Tech Hokies during the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Georgia Dome on September 5, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Upcoming

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    BATON ROUGE, LA - OCTOBER 25:  Knowshon Moreno #24 of Georgia outruns the tackle of Rahim Alem #84 in the second half of their football game at Tiger Stadium on October 25, 2008 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Georgia won 52-38. (Photo by Dave Martin/Getty Im

Video of the Week

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    LEXINGTON, KY - SEPTEMBER 26: Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators is tended to by head coach Urban Meyer (R) and staff after Tebow was sacked by Taylor Wyndham #94 of the Kentucky Wildcats during the third quarter of the game at Commonwealth S

What We're Sure of...

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    PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 30:  UCLA Bruins Quarterback Ben Olson goes down as Stanford Cardinal cornerback Brandon Harrison #23 dives over him during the game on September 30, 2006 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Image

X-Factor

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    PISCATAWAY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 01:  Ryan Mathews #21 of the Fresno State Bulldogs runs in a touchdown against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Rutgers Stadium on September 1, 2008 in Piscataway, New Jersey. Fresno State defeated Rutgers 24-7.  (Photo by Jim McI

Your Projected BCS Bowl Matchups

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Zzzzzz

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    JACKSONVILLE, FL - JANUARY 1:  Quentin Castille #19 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers attempts to allude the tackle of Chris Chancellor #38 of the Clemson Tigers during the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium January 1, 2009 in Jacksonvi