The monster hurricane is here, and a bunch of games have been called off. While trying to keep things in perspective, we still love our football and look forward to the distraction of sports for a respite from all the reality. So let’s play some games.
‘Bama at Misipi – So the Lukes can score. They haven’t faced a defense full of 5-stars. This will be decent for a while, but does anyone really think they can pull the upset? I only wish they could. The Evil Empire 45, Misipi 24
Middle Tennessee at Georgia – Another opponent designed to get the home team’s 5th-string guys some playing time in the 4th quarter. Big Ol’ Hairy Dawgs 49, MTSU 13
Murray State at Kentucky – The road team was once a part of a great Jim Valvano quote on why they, and other similar schools, could never get on the Wolfpack schedule. “Never play a State that’s not a state.” This one won’t be a problem for the home team. Briars 40, State That’s Not A State 3
UTEP at Tennessee – After a second win over a very inferior team, the fans are really going to start chirping. We’ll see how things go when the Lizards come calling next week. Rocky Bottom 56, UTEP 7
Vanderbilt at Notre Dame – I might actually watch this one. Neither team is really defined yet. I think the deeper roster is eventually going to carry the day. Irish 24, Vandy 14
Colorado State at Florida – Obviously a game put on the schedule when the last UF coach was still in place, as it was his previous gig. UF has quarterback issues. Shouldn’t have bailed on Will Grier so quickly. Lizards 23, CSU 21
North Texas at Ar-Kansas – NT is one of the better teams in C-USA. No, that’s not all that impressive, but enough to keep things interesting in the Walmart State. Pigs 34, UNT 24
Missouri at Purdue – Mizzou is still a scoring machine. Purdue fell flat on its face last week. Road warriors bring one home for the conference. Mizzou 28, Pur-DON’T 7
UL Monroe at Texas A&M – Jimbo & Co managed to hang in with Clempson for a while. They might be better than anticipated. This week will tell us nothing. A&M 51, Which Louisiana School Is it Anyway 14
Louisiana at Misipi State – Several of these Cajun State schools have altered their names recently. Hard to keep up what everyone is called down there. No matter, as the MSU offense is more entertaining to figure out. Jerry Clower U 42, Which Louisiana School Is it Anyway 7
LSU at Auburn – LSU looks like they finally found a quarterback. Auburn started way too slow last week, and the secondary is a bit shaky. Advantage LSU, unless Auburn’s outstanding front line can destroy the LSU O-line. This will probably be one of those back-and-forth games that has me doing double-fisted drinking – vodka in one hand, Maalox in the other. WAR EAGLE 27, LSU 24
Old Dominion at Charlotte – The outlets that rank all 129 FBS schools have ODU in their bottom 10. Charlotte did a decent job hanging in with a superior opponent for the first half. If this isn’t a conference win, there will be none all year. 49ers23, ODU 21
Marshall at South Carolina – CANCELLED
Last week’s record: 11-2
Season: 26-2