Reviewing Week Six - Part I

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Reviewing Week Six - Part I

Talk about real time action. It's only 4:30, and only half the games on today's slate have been played, and we've already had several shockers and "upsets"...

>    I was semi-kidding when I said Louisville should watch out for Utah in this week's Iconpreview... but, Louisville has just gotten awful. It's amazing how this team's lack of defense has driven it into the ground, as with Brohm's Heisman hopes. If you look at Louisville's remaining schedule, and their current free-fall, it is possible they not qualify for a bowl game. @ Cincy (who's 5-0 right now because their game against Rutgers hasn't started yet), @ UConn (also 5-0, hasn't played yet today), Pitt (record not worth mentioning), @ WVU (5-1), @ South Florida (should win easy over FAU to be 6-0), Rutgers (4-1). The way the Cardinals are playing right now, do you REALLY think they can reel off wins against at least three of those teams? Two maybe, but three, I'm quite doubtful right now...

>    I told you the Georgia Tech - Maryland game would be a nail-biter in Byrd Stadium. Thus it was, and thus ended Georgia Tech's ACC title dreams.

>    Was I the only one who noticed Miami was down 0 - 27 against UNC at the half? Seriously? How far has this program REALLY fallen?  They struggled against poor Duke last week, and are completely outplayed in every phase of the first half this week. The Canes made a nice rally, and probably could have pulled off the upset, but four interceptions by Kyle Wright sealed their doom. The major powers in the ACC are in dire need of skill in the quarterback position...

 >    I had mentioned in an earlier article, how crazy would it be if Kansas started 7-0 after beating Kansas State and winning at Colorado. We'll, they're a home game against Baylor and a visit to Colorado away from being there. If they get to that point, their aspirations would then be playing for the Big 12 North crown in a showdown with Missouri in hopes of reaching the Big 12 title game. Yes, that means they'd be 11-1, or 12-0. I'll keep my eyes on that one...

>    Right now, it's not even halftime, and Tennessee is romping Georgia 28 - 0. Good Lord, who made the Volunteers angry...

>   Duke continues to be a scrappy, give teams a run for their money team this year. After nearly rallying to beat Wake Forest, I believe Duke is a few skill players here and there from being able to win 4 - 5 games, and maybe 6, a year (especially if the ACC remains as bad as it's gotten). I know they've only one one game this year, but look at how competitive they've played teams, versus the usual lose by 9 touchdowns and call it a day Blue Devils...

>    Michigan State's loss at home in OT to Northwestern surely has to have Spartan fans flashing back to the John L. Smith era. I'm sure Mark D. was slapping his self silly after THIS one...

>    Indiana is one game away from being bowl eligible after beating Minnesota today. With games against suddenly imploding Michigan State, Ball State, and Northwestern, and not-so-intimidating anymore Penn State and Wisconsin - the Hoosiers are essentially sure to clinch a bowl berth this season. Well done for this still suffering football team...

>    Have I yet to mention the day's biggest "upset" thus far (Illinois over Wisconsin) -Icon though the Illini were favored? Illinois is also on the brink of bowl eligibility, and like Indiana, also have enough winnable games along the way that they are in great shape to attain that 6th (and probably more) win. In addition, it's their second win over a ranked team in a row, and they're off to a 3-0 start in the Big Ten having played/beat two of their toughest conference opponents. That's right, The Illini could be a Big Ten dark-horse if they keep their no-turnover/mistake style of football up. Yes it is official, ladies and gentleman. Ron Zook and the Illini have officially turned the corner...

>    As for Wisconsin, their season is far from done, and they are pretty much still in the thick of things despite the loss. How this team reacts will tell it's true character...  

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