College Football Predictions: Quick Prognostications Going Into Week Six
Going into the 2010 season, it was a forgone conclusion that the Alabama Crimson Tide would be the team to beat, and Ohio State, Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma, and Texas would try their best to knock the Tide off their perch.
Oh yeah, and that team from Idaho; the one no one seems to respect, the Boise State Broncos.
Here are a few of the match-ups going into week six, and predictions of their outcomes.
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Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Wolverines
The play of the year....
Michigan's Denard Robinson is by far the leading candidate for the 2010 Heisman Trophy. However, there are questions around the opposition he has faced and if he has truly been challenged.
This may be the week.
Michigan State will arrive in Ann Arbor ready to fight for pride and state bragging rights. Let's face it; if the Spartans contain Robinson, then they have a great shot at winning the game.
I think they will.
Michigan State 31, Michigan 28
Tennessee Volunteers at Georgia Bulldogs
The Georgia Bulldogs have become an embarrassment not only to themselves, but to the SEC. Heavily favored to beat the Buffalos of Colorado, they traveled to Boulder only to humiliate themselves even more.
This week they have the Tennessee Volunteers coming to town. The Volunteers were expected to struggle this season as new head coach Derek Dooley rebuilds what former head coach Lane Kiffin basically burned down in one season.
The Vols came very close to upsetting LSU in Baton Rouge last week. Don't be surprised if they add further insult to injury to the Bulldogs in Athens this weekend.
Tennessee 24, Georgia 20
Alabama Crimson Tide at South Carolina Gamecocks
The Tide roll into Columbia, South Carolina this weekend to face the OBC-lead Gamecocks. Alabama is coming off two straight victories over SEC teams, Arkansas and Florida, and made Spurrier's alma mater look utterly ridiculous in Tuscaloosa.
South Carolina should make it interesting for awhile before the Tide switch gears and start slapping the Gamecocks around like a high school junior varsity team.
Alabama 28, South Carolina 21
Arkansas Razorbacks Vs. Texas A&M Aggies (in Arlington, Texas)
The Razorbacks and Aggies travel to neutral field, Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas) to play in the Southwest Classic.
This one is very easy to predict. Good luck, Aggies. Perhaps one day you will become a member of the SEC.
Arkansas 34, Texas A&M 14
Pittsburgh Panthers at Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Pitt comes calling on South Bend as the Panthers face the Fighting Irish this weekend. Notre Dame, with new head coach Brian Kelly at the helm, have not met the irrational expectations of fans to date.
They should win this week. Under Wannstedt, the Panthers will always be a mediocre team.
Notre Dame 24, Pitt 10
LSU Tigers at Florida Gators
Hey Gainesville—the Mad Hatter of LSU and his Tigers are coming to The Swamp. When the Tigers come calling it's like a three-ring circus has just arrived these days.
Perhaps Miles will start Jarrett Lee instead of Jordan Jefferson. Conventional wisdom would lead you to believe that is what Miles would do, but who ever said ole Les is a logical head coach?
It should be a defensive battle no matter what, and since it's in The Swamp, the Gators should prevail.
Florida 28, LSU 21
Oregon State Beavers at Arizona Wildcats
Are the Arizona Wildcats for real this season? That's the question many are asking as we enter week six.
Can the Wildcats contain Jacquizz Rodgers? Can Oregon State stop Arizona at home? These are the questions that will be answered Saturday.
Let me tell you how it will turn out when it's over.
Oregon State 20, Arizona 17
USC Trojans at Stanford Cardinal
It appears that Lane Kiffin is in for a few years of hard times. It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.
Stanford is coming off a big-time defeat at the hands of the Oregon Ducks. USC also got slapped by Washington last week.
The Cardinal is going to shovel the last bit of dirt on USC's 2010 season this weekend.
Stanford 35, USC 21
Indiana Hoosiers at Ohio State Buckeyes
Never in a million years would I expect Indiana to provide any type of competition in a college football game.
Terrelle Pryor is not 100 percent, and the Hoosiers may have found an offense that could scare the Buckeyes this weekend.
Ohio State will win, but it will be closer than some think.
Ohio State 30, Indiana 24
Florida State Seminoles at Miami Hurricanes
This is arguably the best annual rivalry in college football over the past 20 years. It doesn't matter what their records are; this game is guaranteed to be full of intrigue, controversy, and hard-hits.
This season will be no different.
Both teams suffered defeats on the road this season: FSU at Oklahoma and Miami at Ohio State. Now they need to prove to the college football world that they are better than those performances showed.
The key in my humble opinion rests with Miami's Jacory Harris. If he can remember which team he's supposed to throw the ball to then Miami should win this game. Also playing at home definitely gives the 'Canes a bit of an edge.
Miami 31, FSU 28