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College Football: Plenty to Still Believe In

BERKELEY, CA - NOVEMBER 13:  Brock Mansion #10 of the California Golden Bears in action against the Oregon Ducks at California Memorial Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Berkeley, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Gary BrownCorrespondent IINovember 20, 2010

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What do you believe in when it comes to college football? Some believe in the home-field advantage, others like the experienced quarterback, while others go with the head coach.

Here is a partial definition from the dictionary for "believe":

  • Something believed; an opinion or conviction.
  • Confidence in the truth or existence of something not immediately susceptible to proof.

With another weekend of college football here, it is time to give you some items you can absolutely believe before the games get started today.

  • There will be football games played at two of baseball’s finest stadiums. Notre Dame will take on Army at Yankee Stadium this weekend, while Illinois and Northwestern will meet at Wrigley Field.
  • The winner of the Big Ten will not come from the game between Ohio State and Iowa. The eventual conference champ is playing Michigan in Ann Arbor this weekend.
  • If the Razorbacks score 11 points, they will beat Mississippi State this Saturday. You should have much confidence Arkansas will score at least that many.
  • Tennessee will be the dominant SEC team in the Volunteer state once again. The Vols have lost only once in their last 27 games with Vanderbilt.
  • There will be more headlines with Auburn's Cam Newton’s name in them this weekend. Even though the Tigers are off.  Even if they tell us nothing new.
  • Texas will beat Florida Atlantic, but they won’t feel much better about their season afterwards.
  • Oklahoma will beat the most overrated team in the Big 12. Baylor might be having a great year by Bear standards, but they are too inconsistent. 
  • In a Pac-10 game at least one football player who is injured will be booed by the opposing teams fans because they believe he is faking the injury. Count on Stanford fans doing it in their game with Cal at the first opportunity. That or they will chant "faker."

One fact among all the beliefs: At least one will be wrong this weekend.


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