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WEEK 14 REWIND….. RIVALRY WEEKEND LIVES UP TO THE HYPE

Rivalry weekend lived up to it’s billing.   The Iron Bowl was one of the best games I have watched all season.   Auburn was able to out score Alabama 48-45.   Both teams went toe-to-toe throughout the contest, before the Tigers landed the final body blow on a Shaun Shivers 11 yard run.   Another big takeaway from rivalry week [ . . read more . . ]

WEEK 13….. ALL EYES ON OHIO STATE, OREGON AND UTAH

At first look, this weeks college football card looks like a snoozer.   There is only one game featuring ranked opponents.   Saturday morning Penn State will travel to Ohio State.   The Mountain West and the PAC-12 will each have several outstanding meaningful clashes.   In all likelihood both sides of the Mountain West could be [ . . read more . . ]

WEEK TWELVE REWIND…. OKLAHOMA RALLIES, GOPHERS STUMBLE

We have two weeks left in the regular season.   I think this is a good time to dive into the conference races and give final predictions on who will win each championship and what teams will go bowling for 2019.   There are 78 teams that will go bowling  this season.  At this point only 64 teams have qualified.   There are 42 teams [ . . read more . . ]

WEEK TWELVE…… GEORGIA AT AUBURN, MUST SEE TV

Week 12 has plenty to look forward too.   The early window of games gives us a chance to see how Alabama responds to last weekends loss to LSU.   Mid day, You’ll need two televisions to keep up with Georgia versus Auburn and Minnesota at Iowa.   Night time battles feature Oklahoma at Baylor and USC at California.   Below are [ . . read more . . ]

WEEK ELEVEN REWIND….. LSU, MINNESOTA SHINE!

This weekend sure lived up to all the hype, with fantastic drama in the big game between Alabama and LSU. Earlier in the morning Minnesota pulled off perhaps the biggest win in program history, knocking off Penn State. Baylor needed triple overtime to beat TCU and remained unbeaten. There were also plenty of games decided in the final [ . . read more . . ]

WEEK ELEVEN…… CAN LSU FINALLY BEAT ALABAMA?

It seems like yesterday that the college football season started.   We are now in week eleven of the season, and have our first CFP rankings in front of us.   I was just fine with the top three of Ohio State, LSU and Alabama.   Penn State at number four?   I don’t think so.   The Lions will get a chance to warrant that ranking [ . . read more . . ]

WEEK TEN REWIND…… GEORGIA, UTAH AND OREGON SHINE!

Week ten, lacked any real upsets at the top, but sure provided some clarity on the left coast.   The PAC-12 gave us a clear picture of what we can expect for a championship game.   Both Oregon and Utah now appear to be on a collision course for the title.   Boise State battled back to defeat San Jose State, with the return [ . . read more . . ]