Though the season is still young, there are still a lot of good match ups out there, including a rivalry game in Florida, and two tough battles in the state of Colorado. Here are my picks this week for the CU Independent.
Georgia Tech 12 at Boston College 17
Though Chris Crane is no Matt Ryan for the Eagles, he still had a decent showing last week against Kent State. While GT beat down Jacksonville State (not FBS) last week, their quarterback, Josh Nesbitt, had a weak showing, completing less than 50% of his passes. The game is going to be close, but I think the Yellow Jackets won’t be able to finish against BC.
Southern Miss 13 at (10) Auburn 24
Well Brett Favre isn’t walking through those doors for So. Miss and Auburn is too good to lose this game.
(8) West Virginia 35 at East Carolina 14
ECU beat Virginia Tech last week, but the Mountaineers will be too much for the Pirates to control this time. Watch out CU.
Miami (FL) 27 at (5) Florida 24
A few Gators this week told the press that Miami wasn’t the “U” anymore. I think that will be enough to fire up the ‘Canes and beat their in-state rival. Plus, the Miami Kicking Gods will make sure the Gators' kick goes wide right.
Louisiana Tech 9 at (14) Kansas 24
Even though the Jayhawks are going to be a one-hit-wonder in the Big-12 this season, they’re going to find a way to beat LT.
Montana State 10 at Kansas State 38
I know MSU beat the Buffs a few years ago, but the Wildcats are not going to let this game get out of control. Plus, KSU actually has a QB that can throw, not like when the Bobcats beat CU.
Air Force 24 at Wyoming 18
This might be the best game of the week, but since these teams play in the Mountain West, you’re not going to hear about it. Both teams are looking to dethrone BYU and Utah atop the conference, but the Falcons will find a way to get the win with their veer offense. Respect the West!
Eastern Washington 28 at Colorado 35
Colorado coach Dan Hawkins, hasn’t had to mention their loss to Montana State much this week, because the players know what they’re up against. If the Buffs aren’t careful they’ll be lunch again for another Big Sky team.
Eastern Washington did almost beat Appalachian State last year, and A-State did beat a very good Michigan. Colorado will not over look the Eagles in preparation for West Virginia, but the Eastern Washington will come out to play.
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