In the comfort of my own home

This week we are back at home, looking forward to seeing LSU host Alabama – on my couch, nice and cozy. It was a great time at Notre Dame last week, but it was cold. I am a little behind on my reviews, but here are my thoughts for last week:

I saw Ga Southern take 2OTs to beat South Alabama earlier this year. There is no way I can fathom how they beat App State – and it kept me from a perfect week. Maybe I should have noticed that they only lost to undefeated Minnesota by three points.

After Nebraska’s loss to Purdue, they have to win two out of three against Wisconsin, Maryland, and Iowa. I don’t see that happening. The season highlight for the Huskers? Game Day coming before the Ohio State slaughter.

Florida losing to Georgia ends their season. The remainder of their schedule, Vanderbilt, Missouri, and Florida State, gives them nothing to bolster their reputation.

Really thought Kansas would give K-State more trouble. Apparently not.

Did Clemson play this week? Oh yeah, they played Wofford – cupcake city. But, next few games could be trouble. NC State, Wake Forest, South Carolina

Memphis and SMU represented the AAC well on national TV.

Mac Brown has another rough weekend as UNC loses to Virginia by seven.

Oregon rolls against USC, but their remaining schedule won’t help much. Even with SEC (Bama and LSU) and Big Ten (PSU and Ohio State) eliminating two of the top four, I think they are going to need help to get into the FBS playoff.

Escapes: Baylor by over WVU by three, ND over VT by one, Cincinnati over East Carolina by three.

It was a good week for my picks. If not for the aforementioned App State lost, I would have gone a perfect four and oh. Alas I will have to settle for three and one. VT gave an inspired performance against ND, only to come up one point short but more than close enough given the 17 points they were getting. Georgia won outright and Bowling Green easily covered to give me a nice weekend. This week I like Boston College to easily handle a dying FSU and Iowa to keep it within 9.5 points against Wisconsin. Baylor should beat TCU by more than two. Lastly, I like LSU even if the game is in Tuscaloosa.

Thoughts on this week’s game:

  • What has happened to Army since they lost to Michigan 24 -21? They are now three and six with losses to Georgia State and San Jose State. Ouch. At least UMass is coming to town this weekend. That ought to be a win. Imagine if Michigan had lost to Army. I don’t think you’d see two Big 10 teams in the top four FBS rankings.
  • Ugh: South Alabama (1-7) vs Texas State (2-6) – I may have seen the best performance of South Alabama this year when they lost to Georgia Southern in OT.
  • Answer Games: Kansas State (6-2) at Texas (5-3) and Wake Forest (7-1) at Virginia Tech (5-3). See if the Power Cats and Demon Deacons are for real
  • I can’t believe Illinois is 5-4. Lovie Smith has righted the ship and that is saying something after they nearly lost to UConn. They should beat MSU.
  • Ole Miss has New Mexico State (0-8) this week. I bet they wished that was every weekend.
  • For some reason, I can see App State having a bounce back game against South Carolina
  • San Jose State versus Hawaii will probably be a good game. Too bad nobody will stay up to see it.

That’s all I got. Enjoy the games.

Week of 8/25/2014

Where are at this weekend:

The 2014 College Football Season is off to a rousing start, and the boys at somanystadiums are in already in the mix – picking up 6 games in one weekend. Shady was out of the gate first, heading to Atlanta to catch the kick off classic. Neutral site games don’t count, but his love of the Broncos runs deep. In what he described as an offensive mess of a game, Ole Miss blew up on Boise in the 4th quarter to run away with it.

Shady continues to support his favorite teams, traveling up to UConn on Friday night to see BYU tackle the Huskies. He wraps up an epic weekend by attending the Fla St. vs OSU game in Dallas. For those of you keeping track at home, that’s Atlanta on Thursday to Hartford on Friday with a finish in Dallas on Saturday. When we say we are fans of college football, we mean it.

Pat is Houston to watch the LSU Tigers play the Wisconsin Badgers. He doesn’t pick up another stadium as it a neutral site but it should be a great game. As for me, Tree, I am heading over to Toledo to catch the Rockets play New Hampshire. It is a 7pm kick off which has presented a unique opportunity. Pitt hosts Delaware at noon on Saturday. I have already been to the old Pitt stadium so I wouldn’t pick up another stadium, but I haven’t seen the Panthers play at Heinz field. It presents a bit of a logistical challenge if the game goes the distance as it is about a 4 hour drive to Toledo from Pittsburgh. So noon start at Pitt puts me at say 3:00 – 3:30 and then 4 hour drive to Toledo says I miss the kickoff and a robust(?) tailgating scene. On the other hand, say Pitt blows out UD early, I could bolt at 2 pm leaving plenty of time for Toledo. Since I got free tickets to the Toledo game, the Pitt tickets wouldn’t hurt the budget. Confirmed as I just bought the tickets. Pitt here we come.

One thing is for sure, whether it is I79 South or I90 West, we’ll be getting our game on in the heart of football country.

Unless Momo’s got a secret schedule going, the team of Tree and Shady will add two more stadiums to what is already a sizable lead.

Week Summary:

Shady: Boise State Broncos vs Ole Miss Rebels, in Atlanta, GA on Thursday night.

:BYU Cougars vs UConn Huskies, in Hartford, CN, Friday night.

:Fla State Seminoles vs OSU Cowboys, in Dallas Tx, Saturday night

Pat: Wisconsin Badgers vs LSU Tigers, Houston, Tx, Saturday night

Tree: Delaware Blue Hens vs Pitt Panthers, Pittsburgh, Pa, Saturday noon

New Hampshire Wildcats vs Toledo Rockets, Toledo, OH, Saturday night