Friday, September 24, 2010

College football predictions - week four

Conference play has started for some but for most teams this is the final week of preparation before conference play begins. All three local schools are at home with games they should win--let's break down tomorrow's action.

Kansas over New Mexico State. The line on this game is over-inflated--Kansas will not beat the spread. The Jayhawks will win but if it's over 14 points, then KU has made significant progress on the offensive side of the ball. Let's see if the offensive line play improves as well as special teams.

Kansas State over Central Florida. This game will be closer than some might expect but KSU will go 4-0 heading into conference play.

Missouri over Miami (Ohio). This is the cure for MU's sub-par performance on offense last week.

Nebraska over South Dakota State. Watch Taylor Martinez run...

Oklahoma over Cincinnati. This looked like a good match-up four weeks ago. Now, not so much given the Bearcats' 1-2 record.

Baylor over Rice. Baylor continues its visits to former Southwest Conference colleague schools. This time, they will win handily over the Owls.

Iowa State over Northern Iowa. ISU needs a win, badly, to gain some momentum going into league play. It should happen tomorrow in Ames.

Texas over UCLA. Texas has been less than impressive thus far this season but they will win tomorrow by 14.

Alabama over Arkansas. Arkansas is good but Bama is great. This will be the most entertaining game of the day--Ryan Mallett versus the Tide defense.

Boise State over Oregon State. The luster of Boise's win over Virginia Tech to start the season has waned, but this is still a team with national title aspirations. Oregon State may be the last true challenge for the Broncos in the regular season.

Stanford over Notre Dame. You have to love a guy named Luck venturing onto the storied turf of Notre Dame Stadium. He won't need any luck to beat the Irish--look for Stanford's QB to have another big game.

TCU over SMU. The Mustangs are improved but cannot match TCU's team speed.

South Carolina over Auburn. I think the Gamecocks are for real. This one could come down to a late FG.

Season predictions to date: 34-8 (81%)

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