What a week it was, with #2 Florida, #7 Oregon State, #8 Oklahoma, #9 USC, #11 Mississippi State, #14 Texas Tech, #15 Rutgers, #22 Michigan and #25 Ohio going down, with several other BCS Top 25 teams barely escaping.
This next week could also provide some upsets, as Alabama travels to LSU, Oregon goes to USC, Texas A&M to Mississipi State, Kansas State hosts Oklahoma State, and Texas at Texas Tech.
While we expect Alabama to beat LSU, we certainly wouldn’t be surprised if the Tigers pulled the upset on a Saturday night in Baton Rouge. Les Miles squad posesses the defense to hold down the Tide, but really will have a hard time scoring agains Saban’s squad. Expect Bama to get a hard fought 24-14 win.
The Ducks go to USC, in what could be one of the few tests they’ll have during the regular season. The Trojans certainly have the firepower to pull of the upset Saturday night in LA, and we think they’ll get it done. UPSET SPECIAL – USC wins 37-34.
Texas A&M brings a lot of offense to Starkville to take on a vastly overrated Bulldog squad, but MSU is reeling after getting spanked in Tuscaloosa, so they’ll be mad and ready. The question is will MSU have the firepower to keep up with the Aggies? The answer is no, and we’ll say A&M wins 42-17.
Kansas State is flying high with Heisman frontrunner Collin Klein, and they host Oklahoma State this Saturday in Manhattan. OSU looked inpressive after a slow start against TCU, but reeled of 36 straight points, and the Pokes defense looked pretty good. However, the Wildcats are not the Frogs, and this is not Stillwater, so we’ll go with KSU 45-31.
Texas travels to Lubbock Saturday afternoon to take on Texas Tech in Lubbock, and the Horns are back to trying to figure out who their best QB is. The Red Raiders know who they’re QB is, and he’s very good. Tech wins 47-27.
One bonus game is Oklahoma going to Iowa State in the 11 am (CST) game in Ames. OU will have a hard time putting the Notre Dame debacle behind them, but Bob Stoops better wake the Sooners up quick. The Cyclones are very good, and this is a much bigger game for them. OU will win, but they may have to come from behind after a sleepwalking first half…34-28.