The Pregame Warm-Up Heisman Watch: Week 13


This week we once again have Cameron Newton at the top of our list. If somebody else were to win, this is the week to put on a show and hope that Cam plays below average or loses. I really think the Oklahoma State trio will hurt one anothers chance in the Heisman race, just because of the whole splitting votes in that region thing.

In The Discussion:
Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma State- He is the best WR in the country, his team is winning and has the stats to be here.

Brandon Weeden QB Oklahoma State- The problem with Blackmon and Weeden being here is that they might take votes away from each other. I guess that’s not really a problem for the Cowboys and their fans.

Ryan Mallett QB Arkansas- If he plays a great game against the tough LSU Defense, he should have a spot.

Top 5

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 20: Denard Robinson  of the Michigan Wolverines dives into the enzone for a fourth quarter touchdown over Devin Smith  of the Wisconsin Badgers at Michigan Stadium on November 20, 2010 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Wisconson won the game 48-28. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

5th His team isn’t the greatest, but Denard Robinson’s stats are very comparable to Cam Newton’s this season.  He has carried the Wolverines as far as he could this season.  Just think, if the Wolverines had a defense, they could very well be in the running for the Big10.  Thanks Greg Robinson for stealing Shoelace’s Heisman.

BERKELEY, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Andrew Luck  of the Stanford Cardinal celebrates after beating the California Golden Bears at California Memorial Stadium on November 20, 2010 in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

4th Andrew Luck has the Stanford Cardinal’s offense running smoothly right now.  He makes all the throws and is a great leader.  He may not win the Heisman, but he should win the NFL Draft jackpot in the Spring.

Nov 6, 2010; Boise, ID, USA; Boise State Broncos quarterback Kellen Moore (11) throws a pass in the first quarter against the Hawaii Rainbows at Bronco Stadium. Photo via Newscom

3rd Kellen Moore is about as good as they come.  His smooth lefty release is a thing of beauty.  I still think he gets the shaft because of the level of competition the Broncos play in the WAC.  If BSU beats Nevada they have a very good chance to play in the Nat’l Championship game.  I’m sure Moore would trade the Heisman for a BCS Championship trophy.

BERKELEY, CA - NOVEMBER 13: LaMichael James  of the Oregon Ducks warms up before their game against the California Golden Bears at California Memorial Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

2nd  LaMichael James is the best running back in college football, playing on the number 1 ranked Oregon Ducks.  Any other year he would probably walk away with the trophy, but the year of Cam has pushed him to 2nd.  He needs to have great games the last 2 weeks and keep his team undefeated to have a shot.

AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 13: Quarterback Cameron Newton  of the Auburn Tigers rushes for a touchdown past Bacarri Rambo  of the Georgia Bulldogs at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

1st Cam Newton has to be the number one vote for every Heisman voter in the country.  He is such an incredible talent that can do everything on the field.  The only thing holding him back is off the field concerns about getting paid to play.  I hope voters don’t make a big deal out of this until there is concrete proof that shows he was paid.

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Bowl Projections: Week 13


Dec 18 2010….New Mexico Bowl-  SDSU vs NEVADA

Dec. 18, 2010….Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl- NOTRE DAME vs TEMPLE

Dec. 18, 2010….R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl- FIU vs SMU

Dec. 21, 2010….Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl- LOUISVILLE vs EAST CAROLINA

Dec. 22, 2010….MAACO Las Vegas Bowl- TEXAS vs UTAH

Dec. 23, 2010….Poinsettia Bowl- AIR FORCE vs NAVY

Dec. 24, 2010….Sheraton Hawaii Bowl- SOUTHERN MISS vs HAWAII

Dec. 26, 2010….Little Caesar’s Bowl- NORTHERN ILLINOIS vs NORTHWESTERN

Dec. 27, 2010….PetroSun Independence Bowl-  BYU vs CLEMSON

Dec. 28, 2010….Champs Sports Bowl- WEST VIRGINIA vs NORTH CAROLINA STATE

Dec. 28, 2010….Insight Bowl- ILLINOIS vs NEBRASKA

Dec. 29, 2010….EagleBank Bowl- GEORGIA TECH vs UTEP

Dec. 29, 2010….Texas Bowl- BAYLOR vs PENN STATE

Dec. 29, 2010….Valero Alamo Bowl- OKLAHOMA vs ARIZONA

Dec. 30, 2010….Armed Forces Bowl- TULSA vs ARMY

Dec. 30, 2010….New Era Pinstripe Bowl- KANSAS STATE vs SYRACUSE

Dec. 30, 2010….Music City Bowl- BOSTON COLLEGE vs FLORIDA

Dec. 30, 2010….Pac Life Holiday Bowl- TEXAS A&M vs CAL

Dec. 31, 2010….Meineke Car Care Bowl- MARYLAND vs UCONN

Dec. 31, 2010….Brut Sun Bowl- WASHINGTON vs MIAMI

Dec. 31, 2010….AutoZone Liberty Bowl- UCF vs GEORGIA

Dec. 31, 2010….Chick-Fil-A Bowl- FLORIDA STATE vs TENNESSEE

Jan. 1, 2011….Dallas Football Classic- MICHIGAN vs TEXAS TECH

Jan. 1, 2011….Outback Bowl- SOUTH CAROLINA vs OHIO STATE

Jan. 1, 2011….Capital One Bowl- MICHIGAN STATE vs ARKANSAS

Jan. 1, 2011….Konica Minolta Gator Bowl- IOWA vs MISSISSIPPI STATE

Jan. 1, 2011….Rose Bowl- STANFORD vs WISCONSIN

Jan. 1, 2011….Tostitos Fiesta Bowl- OKLAHOMA STATE vs PITT

Jan. 3, 2011….Orange Bowl- VIRGINIA TECH vs AUBURN

Jan. 4, 2011….Allstate Sugar Bowl- ALABAMA vs  TCU

Jan. 6, 2011….GMAC Bowl- TROY vs OHIO

Jan. 7, 2011….AT&T Cotton Bowl- MISSOURI vs LSU

Jan. 8, 2011….PapaJohns.com Bowl- KENTUCKY vs SOUTH FLORIDA

Jan. 9, 2011….Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl- FRESNO STATE vs NORTH CAROLINA

Jan. 10, 2011….BCS Championship Game- BOISE STATE vs OREGON

Game Day Open Thread


This is your spot to talk some College Football with The Pregame Warm-Up crew.  I’m going out this morning to get a new set of tires on the Jeep and play some pick up football in honor of the #wrigleypickuprules on Twitter.  I’ll be back around 2PM to comment on what I’ve seen so far.  Here are a few things to watch for and some predictions to chew on.

The Big 10 kicks us off this week with my upset pick of the week.  Wisconsin @ Michigan is going to be a very high scoring game, one which I think Denard Robinson has a special day.  I like the Wolverines 48-44.

Pitt is @ South Florida this week, a game that they need to win to keep their BCS hopes alive, HAHAHAHAHA.  It really is a joke that this conference will get a guaranteed spot in a BCS game.  I like Pitt to win big today, 31-17.

Stanford @ Cal has the potential to be avery good game, if the Bears defense can play like they did against Oregon.  We discussed this matchup in the PGWU podcast and came to the conclusion that Stanford is a different style that will cause more trouble for Cal.  Stanford wins, 38-10.

Army vs  Notre Dame @ Yankee Stadium.  It’s a big game because after the season that the Irish have suffered through, a win gets them to bowl eligible.  I’ll take the Irish 24-19.

Nebraska @ Texas A&M I think theses teams are headed in different directions.  Nebraska has struggled the past two weeks, playing below average competition, while the Aggies have installed Tannehill at QB and taken off.  Look for the balance of run and pass from TAMU to put the huskers away in a close game.  I like TAMU, 24-20.

Utah @ SDSU is going to be a fun game.  I really like everything the Aztecs are doing right now and they could jump on a deflated Utes team.  I’ll go with the “upset” here and take SDSU 35-34.

The Pregame Warm-Up Podcast: Week 12


This week Jon Dove from NFLMocks.com and Michael Felder from InTheBleachers.net join me, Jason Madson, for the week 12 PGWU Podcast.  We argue both sides of the BCS vs Playoff debate, get into some Conference talk.  We talk about Nebraska @ Texas A&M, Who will represent the Big 10 in the BCS and does LSU have a chance at the BCS Title game?  We talk Notre Dame bowl game possibilities, discussing the sub-.500 bowl waiver.  We end the show picking the biggest games of the week.  Enjoy!

Week 12 in the WAC


Week 12 WAC Preview:

The WAC is not a conference that we can talk about having a lot of “marquee” games, but the Fresno St. and Nevada game certainly lived up to that billing.  QB Colin Kaepernick rushed for 153 yards and passed for 171 and a touchdown as the Wolfpack downed the Bulldogs to keep them in the top 25 and poised for the big matchup with Boise St. for the conference Championship.

The Broncos took care of business against their in state rivals, the Idaho Vandals.  Also, LA Tech and Utah St. kept their bowl eligibility hopes alive with wins over New Mexico St. and San Jose St. respectively.  That being said, the conference will more than likely only be represented by 4 teams in the post season:  Boise St., Nevada, Fresno St. and Hawaii.

Nov 6, 2010; Boise, ID, USA; Boise State Broncos receiver Titus Young (1), left, is congratulated by quarterback Kellen Moore (11) and safety Jason Robinson (5) after scoring on an 83-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter against the Hawaii Rainbows at Bronco Stadium. Boise State defeated Hawaii 42-7. Photo via Newscom

Friday night’s matchup between Boise St. and Fresno St. is the “marquee” matchup for week 12 and it marks the 2nd week in a row that Boise St. will play in a primetime Friday night game.  At least they are getting the TV spotlight that they used to crave.

Weekly Tid Bit:

I would argue that Boise St. was the most impressive of the undefeated teams remaining in the FBS.  I know, I know…they only played Idaho, but hear me out.  They are the only team that “did what they were supposed to do”.  Auburn was pushed at home by a very mediocre Georgia team.  TCU, only a week removed from crushing Utah, struggled against San Diego St, and Oregon escaped Cal w/ their most lackluster offensive performance of the year….and spare me the “Cal plays tough at home comments”.  They’re 5-5.

Conference Standings:

Team                           Conference                 Overall

Boise St.                             5-0                                       9-0

Hawaii                                 5-1                                       7-3

Nevada                               4-1                                       9-1

Fresno St.                           4-2                                       6-3

Louisiana Tech                 4-3                                       4-6

Utah St.                               2-4                                       4-6

Idaho                                   1-4                                       4-6

New Mexico St.               1-5                                       2-8

San Jose St.                      0-5                                       1-9

Written by Rusty Pettit. Follow on Twitter @isbnrustypettit

Week 12 in the Big 12


  Big 12 Title Game Talk

This has been a strange and ever changing season in the Big 12.  The South is flipped upside down from what every “expert” predicted and the North, well it’s the North.  It’s almost certain that Nebraska will face Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Title game, a rematch of the October 23 battle which Nebraska won.  There are some scenarios that involve other teams in the Big 12 Championship game though. 

LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 13: Running back Roy Helu Jr.  of the Nebraska Cornhuskers weaves his way through the Kansas Jayhawk defense during second half action of their game at Memorial Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska Defeated Kansas 20-3. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

The North is a two team race.  Nebraska heads to Kyle Field this weekend for a game with the red hot Texas A&M Aggies, which they very well could lose.  The Huskers then face the Colorado Buffaloes, rivalry games bring out the best in teams.  For Nebraska to lose their spot in the Title game, they have to lose both of these games and Missouri has to win their final 2.  Missouri has to travel to Ames, IA this weekend for a battle with the Cyclones, then to Kansas City, MO for the Jayhawks.  I hope it comes down to that game for Mizzou, but I seriously doubt it.

The South is still a little more open than the North.  Oklahoma State has a one game lead over Oklahoma and Texas A&M, but they hold the tie breaker over the Aggies.  The Cowboys need to beat the Sooners in two weeks and they represent the South, simple as that.  OSU faces the Jayhawks this Saturday in Lawrence, KS, which should be an easy victory.  Oklahoma needs to win out and they are in the title game again.  Texas A&M needs some help.  The Aggies need to win out and get the Sooners to beat the Cowboys.  Baylor is officially eliminated from the race, but they are still fun to watch.

The Big 12 Top to Bottom

1. Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-1) Big 12 record 5-1   Should put up 50 against the Jayhawks.

2. Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-1) Big 12 record 5-1  Face a very hot Texas A&M team, hopefully they are ready to play.

3. Missouri Tigers (8-2) Big 12 record 4-2  Always struggle in Ames, will this year be any different?

4. Texas A&M Aggies (7-3) Big 12 record 4-2  Can they slow down the Husker rushing attack, if so the Aggies win.

5. Oklahoma Sooners (8-2) Big 12 record 4-2  Heading to Waco for a battle with the Bears will be tough.

6. Baylor Bears(7-3) Big 12 record 4-3  Can RG3 run all over the Sooners D?

7. Kansas State Wildcats (6-4) Big 12 record 4-3  Head to Boulder, CO after a mistake filled loss to Mizzou.

8. Iowa State Cyclones (5-6) Big 12 record 3-4 Can they pull of the upset and ruin the Tigers chances?

9. Texas Longhorns (4-6) Big 12 record 2-5  This team is horrible, will they struggle with FAU this weekend?

10. Texas Tech Red Raiders (5-5) Big 12 record 3-5 They play Weber St this weekend, wherever that is.

11.  Kansas Jayhawks (3-7) Big 12 record 1-5  The Jayhawks need to slow down the Cowboys offense, they do that and who knows what’ll happen.

12. Colorado Buffaloes (4-6) Big 12 record 1-5  The Buffs beat the Cyclones last week and get a similar offering this week from KState.

BOULDER, CO - NOVEMBER 13: Interim head coach Brian Cabral prepares to lead Cody Hawkins  and the Colorado Buffaloes onto the field to face the Iowa State Cyclones at Folsom Field on November 13, 2010 in Boulder, Colorado. Cabral made his debut as interim head coach after head coach Dan Hawkins was fired this week as Colorado defeated Iowa State 34-14. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Top Big 12 Performances: Week 11

Cyrus Gray RB Texas A&M  Ran like an animal, scoring 4 TD’s in the process.  One of the reasons the Aggies pulled out the win.

Brandon Weeden QB Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma State  This connection has done it all year and it didn’t stop in the Texas game. 

Blaine Gabbert QB Missouri  Looked great running and passing the ball.  He looked comfortable in the pocket.

Aldon & Jacquies Smith DE Missouri  This duo wreaked havoc on the KSU QB last week and combined for a sack/strip and fumble return for a TD.

COLUMBIA, MO - NOVEMBER 13: Quarterback Carson Coffman  of the Kansas State Wildcats is sacked by Brad Madison  and Aldon Smith  of the Missouri Tigers during the game on November 13, 2010 at Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Landry Jones QB Ryan Broyles WR Oklahoma  These 2 could match the Weeden/Blackmon combo, if they continue on the pace they are on.

Cody Hawkins QB Colorado  His dad just got fired and he had a great game.  He deserves a little credit.

Week 12 Picks

Oklahoma State @ Kansas- The Cowboys have too much offense and the Jayhawks don’t have enough for this game to be close.  I’ll take Okie State 52-20.

Kansas State @ Colorado- The inconsistency of each of these teams drives me crazy.  I think the Wildcats have a few less, so I will take K-State 33-23.

Weber State @ Texas Tech- I’m not wasting my time with this one, TTU wins 45-13.

Florida Atlantic @ Texas- Texas is fighting for a bowl appearance, they inch closer with a win here, I’ll take Texas 39-13. 

Missouri @ Iowa State Jack Trice has been a tough place for Mizzou, but I like Gabbert to lead the Tigers.  Give me MU 35-24.

Oklahoma @ Baylor This will be a fun game full of playmakers, I like the Sooners 40-31.

Nebraska @ Texas A&M Tannehill has been a blessing at QB for the Aggies, but the TAMU D and running game will win this one. A&M wins 24-20.

 Big 12 Bowl Projections

Insight Penn State vs Oklahoma This would be a dream matchup for the Insight Bowl and a pretty entertaining game. 

Texas Baylor vs Michigan Denard Robinson and Robert Griffin III in the same game?  The stadium might implode due to awesomeness!!

November 15, 2008: .#10 Robert Griffin, QB of Baylor.in action during the NCAA Football game between the Baylor Bears and the Texas A&M Aggies at the Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco, TX. .Baylor wins 41-21 over Texas A&M .Manny Flores/CSM Photo via Newscom

Alamo Missouri vs Arizona  This game would be entertaining.  Two great offenses led by two great QB’s.

Pinstripe Kansas State vs West Virginia Daniel Thomas and Noel Divine, the only reasons I would watch.  Each team has a great grandpa for a coach as well. 

Holiday Texas A&M vs Oregon State  I love this game.  Fun offenses and each team has a first rounder on defense.  I’d watch!

Dallas Football Classic Northwestern vs Texas Tech  I like the Northwestern QB and TTU RB Baron Batch, but other than that this game is boring.

Cotton Nebraska vs Alabama  Big time matchup!  Nebraska is pissed after losing to the Cowboys in the Big 12 Title game.  Alabama says bring it.

Fiesta Oklahoma State vs Pitt  Oklahoma State would roll the Pitt Panthers.  The Cowboys have too many weapons on offense for Pitt to keep it close.

Written by Jason Madson.  Follow on Twitter @I_AM_JMAD.

BCS or College Playoff?


PGWU Heisman Watch: Week 12


It’s getting down to crunch time in the 2010 Heisman race. We have, in my opinion, 3 players out ahead of every body else. As always we will give you our top 5, plus a handful of players on the outside looking in. You will notice quite a few Oklahoma State Cowboys mixed into this list.

In The Discussion:
Denard Robinson QB Michigan- Electrifying player that can do almost anything with the ball in his hands, needed to win more ballgames though.
Brandon Weeden QB Oklahoma State- If the Cowboys keep winning and he keeps playing great, he could very well be invited to the presentation.
Ryan Mallett QB Arkansas- He has the stats, just not enough wins to take the award home this year.

TOP 5

STILLWATER, OK - SEPTEMBER 5:  Running back Kendall Hunter #24 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys rushes for a nine yards during the third quarter of the game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Boone Pickens Stadium on September 5, 2009 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

5th Kendall Hunter RB Oklahoma State

STATS-  226 Carries 1356 Yards 16 TD 17 Receptions 90 Receiving Yards

The heart and soul of the Cowboy offense, he contributes something different every week.  Finally getting the recognition he deserves his senior season.  This isn’t a lifetime achievement award though.  He has the stats and the top 10 team to prove he belongs here.

Remaining Schedule: November 20 @ Kansas,  November 27 Oklahoma

STILLWATER, OK - SEPTEMBER 05:  Wide receiver Justin Blackmon #81 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys warms up before the college football game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Boone Pickens Stadium on September 5, 2009 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  The Cowboys defeated the Bulldogs 24-10.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

4th Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma State

STATS-  84 Receptions 1430 Yards 16 TD 4 Rushing Attempts 77 Yards 1 TD

Just ridiculous!  His stats and playmaking ability are just that.  Blackmon leads the nation in Receiving yards, TD and Yards per game and is second in receptions.  This kid has made people forget about Dez Bryant in Cowboy country.

Remaining Schedule: November 20 @ Kansas,  November 27 Oklahoma

Nov 6, 2010; Boise, ID, USA; Boise State Broncos quarterback Kellen Moore (11) reacts after a Broncos touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Hawaii Rainbows at Bronco Stadium. Boise State defeated Hawaii 42-7. Photo via Newscom

3rd Kellen Moore QB Boise State

STATS-  2588 Yards 71.9 Completion %  24 TD 4 Interceptions

Mr. Efficiency is what I like to call Kellen Moore.  He makes all the throws without mistakes and has tremendous stats.  I know this is discussed every week, but he is usually out of the game in the 3rd quarter du to how bad the Broncos are beating their opponents.  His weak schedule really hurts him in my opinion.

Remaining Schedule:  November 19 Fresno State, November 26 @ Nevada

AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 6: Quarterback Cam Newton  of the Auburn Tigers runs for a gain against the Chattanooga Mocs November 6, 2010 at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

2nd Cameron Newton QB Auburn

STATS- 2038 Yards 68.2 Completion % 21 TD 6 Interceptions 1297 Rushing Yards 17 Rushing TD

If the whole investigation never takes place, he walks away with the Heisman Trophy easily.  It did happen and this may sway quite a few voters in different directions.  Hands down, Cam Newton has been the most spectacular player in college football, but with the whole pay-to-play allegations arising, I just can’t make him my winner at this time.  I honestly think this is going to hurt his chances to win.

Remaining Schedule:  November 26 @ Alabama, December 4 SEC Championship Game vs South Carolina

BERKELEY, CA - NOVEMBER 13: LaMichael James  of the Oregon Ducks runs with the ball against the California Golden Bears at California Memorial Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

1st LaMichael James RB Oregon

STATS- 225 Carries 1422 Yards 17 TD 10 Receptions 149 Yards 1 TD

After watching most of the Cal-Oregon game on Saturday night, LaMichael James earned my vote.  He had a leg injury, but the team still leaned on him throughout.  His tough running in the 4th quarter helped run out the clock to seal the Ducks victory.  He left the game on crutches Saturday night, but luckily for the Ducks they have a bye this week.

Remaining Schedule: November 26 Arizona, December 4 @ Oregon State

Bowl Projections: Week 12


Dec 18 2010….New Mexico Bowl-  TOLEDO vs NEVADA

Dec. 18, 2010….Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl- FRESNO STATE vs OHIO

Dec. 18, 2010….R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl- FIU vs SMU

Dec. 21, 2010….Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl- LOUISVILLE vs SOUTHERN MISS

Dec. 22, 2010….MAACO Las Vegas Bowl- ARIZONA STATE vs AIR FORCE

Dec. 23, 2010….Poinsettia Bowl- UTAH vs NAVY

Dec. 24, 2010….Sheraton Hawaii Bowl- TULSA vs HAWAII

Dec. 26, 2010….Little Caesar’s Bowl- NORTHERN ILLINOIS vs ILLINOIS

Dec. 27, 2010….PetroSun Independence Bowl-  BYU vs GEORGIA TECH

Dec. 28, 2010….Champs Sports Bowl- SYRACUSE vs MIAMI(FL)

Dec. 28, 2010….Insight Bowl- PENN STATE vs OKLAHOMA

Dec. 29, 2010….EagleBank Bowl- CLEMSON vs UTEP

Dec. 29, 2010….Texas Bowl- BAYLOR vs MICHIGAN

Dec. 29, 2010….Valero Alamo Bowl- MISSOURI vs ARIZONA

Dec. 30, 2010….Armed Forces Bowl- EAST CAROLINA vs SDSU

Dec. 30, 2010….New Era Pinstripe Bowl- KANSAS STATE vs WEST VIRGINIA

Dec. 30, 2010….Music City Bowl- NORTH CAROLINA vs OLE MISS

Dec. 30, 2010….Pac Life Holiday Bowl- TEXAS A&M vs OREGON STATE

Dec. 31, 2010….Meineke Car Care Bowl- MARYLAND vs SOUTH FLORIDA

Dec. 31, 2010….Brut Sun Bowl- CAL vs NORTH CAROLINA STATE

Dec. 31, 2010….AutoZone Liberty Bowl- UCF vs KENTUCKY

Dec. 31, 2010….Chick-Fil-A Bowl- FLORIDA STATE vs MISSISSIPPI STATE

Jan. 1, 2011….Dallas Football Classic- NORTHWESTERN vs TEXAS TECH

Jan. 1, 2011….Outback Bowl- SOUTH CAROLINA vs MICHIGAN STATE

Jan. 1, 2011….Capital One Bowl- OHIO STATE vs ARKANSAS

Jan. 1, 2011….Konica Minolta Gator Bowl- IOWA vs FLORIDA

Jan. 1, 2011….Rose Bowl- TCU vs WISCONSIN

Jan. 1, 2011….Tostitos Fiesta Bowl- OKLAHOMA STATE vs PITT

Jan. 3, 2011….Orange Bowl- VIRGINIA TECH vs STANFORD

Jan. 4, 2011….Allstate Sugar Bowl- LSU vs  BOISE STATE

Jan. 6, 2011….GMAC Bowl- TROY vs TEMPLE

Jan. 7, 2011….AT&T Cotton Bowl- NEBRASKA vs ALABAMA

Jan. 8, 2011….PapaJohns.com Bowl- GEORGIA vs UCONN

Jan. 9, 2011….Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl- ARMY vs UCLA

Jan. 10, 2011….BCS Championship Game- AUBURN vs OREGON

Pregame Warm-Up Game Day: Week 11


It’s Saturday!  That means College Football, food and alcohol.  I’ll be doing all 3 today in Columbia, MO as I watch my Missouri Tigers face the K-State Wildcats.  This is going to start a string of 3 straight Mizzou games I will attend.  This week, then we are traveling up to Ames, IA next Saturday for Iowa State and then the Kansas Jayhawks and Tigers face off at Arrowhead Stadium on Nov 27.  Enough about my obsession with the Tigers.  Here are some games to watch today and my weak predictions for each of them.  Comment if you will, I’ll comment when I get home.

COLUMBIA, MISSOURI - OCTOBER 23: Missouri Tigers fans swarm the field after upsetting the Oklahoma Sooners at Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium on October 23, 2010 in Columbia, Missouri. The Tigers beat the Sooners 36-27. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Southern Miss @ UCF  I like the Knights to take a high scoring C-USA battle, 38-28 UCF.

K-State @ Missouri I’m worried about Daniel Thomas gashing the Tigers for big yards today, but I’m rolling with Mizzou 35-24.

Virginia Tech @ North Carolina  Hokies and Tar Heels have been playing well lately, this should be a good one, I’ll take the Tar Heels 24-20.

San Diego State @ TCU  I’m going out on a limb here, TCU won’t lose, but SDSU will keep it close.  TCU 31-20.

Texas A&M @ Baylor Points, Points and more points in this game.  RG3 is a freak for Baylor and Tannehill has been a great change for TAMU.  I like TAMU 41-30.

South Carolina @ Florida I’m not sure what to think of Florida, so I will pick them here.  Gators 30-27.

Mississippi State @ Alabama I like the Bulldogs this season, but I don’t see them winning today. Bama takes it, 24-17.

Oklahoma State @ Texas Okie State is ridiculously good at scoring points and Texas’ D isn’t good at stopping teams.  Cowboys roll 42-27.