Monday, October 14, 2013

Sweatpants Lessons: Week 7


Free Fallin!
Seven teams in the AP top 25 lost this weekend. Only three of those (Florida, Georgia and Washington) fell to fellow ranked teams. Yet only two teams fell out completely (Michigan and Northwestern). With Northwestern falling out of both the AP and coaches polls after a bad hangover game at Wisconsin. Georgia, Washington and Wisconsin remain in the top 25 despite having two losses each. It's getting to be that time of year.

I Coulda Been A Contender!
Missouri had a chance at a nice season. During the upset of #6 Georgia on the road, they lost starting quarterback James Franklin for the year. That said, Freshman Matty Mauk did compete for the job in training camp. But he's going to need to come a long way as the Tigers host the two best SEC defenses (Florida and South Carolina) the next two weeks.

Legends In Their Own Minds
With no Wisconsin or Ohio State on the schedule and with the offense clicking right now, Michigan State has a chance to claim the Legends division in the B1G. If they can escape November (Mich, @Nebraska, @Northwestern) they should remain undefeated and looking to face Ohio State in the B1G championship. I will now go poke my eyes out with a stick.

1, 2, 3 Not It!
In the ongoing saga: "Does Anybody Want to Win The Big XII?", Oklahoma was the latest to say, "not it!" as they fell to Texas in the Red River Shootout  Rivalry. Which leaves three schools competing for the title and all of them in the Lone Star State: Texas, Baylor and Texas Tech. Who's next to bail out of the race? Tune in to find out.

The O-Fers
How did the lowely winless squads fair this weekend? There were a couple close calls (Hawaii, Uconn, Miami, OH) but eight remain: Temple, Uconn, Western Mich, Miami OH, New Mexico St, Georgia St, Southern Miss and Hawaii. As I predicted the Minutemen of UMASS got their first win of the season (and second FBS win ever) this past weekend. Who comes off next? If I had to pick one, I'd say Temple gets the W this week. Go Owls!

Quick Hits 
  • I hate Michigan's offense. There I said it.
  • There are still 14 unbeaten teams left in FBS
  • Houston, Oregon, UCLA and Wisconsin remain perfect ATS on the year
  • Georgia, Florida State and Troy are your remaining perfect over coverers 
  • On the flip side UMASS, Ohio and Memphis have yet to play in a game that reached the over

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