I'm not going to lie to you, last week was tough, but I'm feeling confident and am going to bounce back and sweep all of these games. Plus, if you minus the Texas Tech game, I was only 12 points away from being 7-1.
This season: 23-17; Last week: 3-7
East Carolina 24 at Virginia 17
I haven’t jumped off the East Carolina bandwagon yet, but the game is going to be close until the very end for the Pirates.
(5) Texas 16 vs. (1) Oklahoma 24
The Red River Shootout resumes this weekend with both Texas and Oklahoma looking to be in championship form. For how bad the Buffs played last week against Texas, they were in the game the whole time, and it seemed like the Longhorns could never pull away. That’s going to hurt them this week as Bob Stoops will have his players ready for another win against their Southern rivals.
(4) L-S-U 17 at (11) Florida 20
The Tigers have quietly climbed their way up the polls, while the Gators have had a few slip-ups this season. Florida is still in the race for the BCS, if not the National Championship, and will get back on track this weekend in a win over LSU.
Arizona State 20 at (8) U-S-C 45
I would love to see the Sun Devils beat the Trojans, but who am I kidding? USC will have no problem beating Arizona State. Plus, they’re at home, and the weather looks good this weekend in SoCal.
(17) Oklahoma State 28 at (3) Missouri 31
It seems like this year the Big 12 is stacked top to bottom with talent, and this week will be no exception with two very good teams battling in Columbia. I like the Tigers because they have more experience at quarterback and in winning games. The Cowboys will hang around the entire game and will give Mizzou a scare.
(6) Penn State 39 at Wisconsin 17
Whatever happened to the Badgers? After a close loss last week to the Buckeyes, Wisconsin will be looking to get back on track against Joe Pa’s Nittany Lions. Penn State is thinking national championship, and with the offense that they have, who’s going to stop them?
Notre Dame 17 at (22) North Carolina 27
While the focus of the ACC has been elsewhere this season, Butch Davis has put together a pretty good year and has brought Tar Heel Football back to respectability. As for Notre Dame, another season, another disappointment—Heels win.
Colorado 38 at (16) Kansas 24
The last few years, Todd Reesing of Kansas has absolutely destroyed the Buffs defense. That’s all going to change this week as Colorado will look to bounce back after a tough loss to Texas.
Cody Hawkins, realizing his job may be on the line, is going to have a huge day throwing for over 300 yards, a few touchdowns, and no interceptions (that’s right, you heard it here first). The offense will be clicking on all cylinders, and Darrell Scott will come out of hiding and finally have that breakout game.