College Football Tidbits

September 27, 2007 |

Friday Night Lights: South Florida and West Virginia Madness
Upwards of five different West Virginia high schools have moved their Friday night football games to Saturday in fear that the money collected at the gates would dwindle due to the fact most fans would stay home to watch their beloved Mountaineers on the bright Friday night lights of the television tube. N.C. State Drools
The Wolf Pack are starting to show that former coach Chuck Amato may not have been the reason this team cannot and will not prove to be a conference power any time soon.

Navy QB Tired Of Running
The Midshipmen No. 1 rated rushing offense must be running wild as starting QB Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada had to be replaced in the fourth quarter against Duke because he was gassed.

Nittany Nine Lives – JoePa Losing Streak Continues
Penn State knew exactly what Michigan was going to do. Mike Hart to the left, right and up the middle. The 10th-ranked Nittany Lions couldn’t stop him Saturday, or JoePa’s longest losing streak against one school, which now totals nine straight.

When In Albuquerque
The University of New Mexico has updated their concessions this year at University Stadium. According to the Lobos official website, the stadium menu will now include: Green chili stew in multiple locations and Dakota buffalo burgers on the north concourse.

Zook 180
All of the sudden Ron Zook’s team is sitting at 3-1, which is one win shy of the four total victories Illinois has racked up under Zook’s first two seasons.

True Grit In The Bayou
LSU does two things extremely well…play defense and run the football. Led by Jacob Hester’s power and Trindon Holliday’s speed, the Tigers piled up 290 yards rushing against a very good Gamecock defense. The Gamecock rushing attack yielded just 17 yards. Nobody beats LSU in Baton Rouge this year including Florida in two weeks.

SEC Winning The Heisman
The SEC is the nation’s best conference. The same can be said about the league’s individual players as Tim Tebow, Darren McFadden and Andre’ Woodson are currently the top three Heisman guys.

Trojan Balance
Six different RBs carried the ball for the Trojans Saturday and none looked any different than the other.

The Rambling Wreck
This past week Georgia Tech gave up 138 yards rushing to Cedric Peerman and 233 yards passing to Jameel Sewell. These are the same Virginia teammates that mustered 12 yards rushing and 87 yards passing against Wyoming. Georgia Tech now adds more fuel to the fire in supporting the fact the ACC is the worst BCS aligned conference.

Dropping The Ball (State) In Lincoln
Ball State moved the ball almost effortlessly against the Huskers all afternoon in a 40-41 loss, as they rolled up 610 yards of offense. This Huskers team is no longer the same team your parents grew up watching. The offensive style change is not the most notable difference. The appalling defense is.

The Fridge Needs Stocked
Maryland QB Jordan Steffy missed reads and open receivers and took too much time versus Wake Forest, which included a second half where he completed just 2-of-7 passes for 13 yards and a game changing 100-yard interception returned for a TD. He lost a galling 54 yards on sacks and has thrown four interceptions to just one touchdown on the season. Ralph Friedgen is taking a good bit of criticism for his offensive game planning as he fails to attack down field. Now we know why.

 

PICKS OF THE WEEK FOR SEPTEMBER 29
Oklahoma (-22.5) at Colorado
Southern California (-20.5) at Washington
Baylor (+17) at Texas A&M
Virginia Tech (-18) vs. North Carolina
Air Force (+2.5) at Navy
Michigan (-16.5) at Northwestern
Alabama (+2.5) vs. Florida State

OVER/UNDER
Louisiana State at Tulane over 49 points
Mississippi State at South Carolina UNDER 41.5 points
Penn State at Illinois UNDER 47 points

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