Tuesday, October 31, 2006

College Football Delayed Reaction

I. One team that definitely enjoyed Oregon State's upset of USC was Boise State. If you'll remember, the Broncos trounced the Beavers 42-14 back on a Thursday night in September. That little computation in the computer's formula should be enough to get Boise into the BCS if they win out.

II. Congrats to Temple. The Owls won their first game since 2004 over Bowling Green this past Saturday. The journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step.

III. The Ohio Bobcats are 6-3 with games remaining against Eastern Michigan (1-7), Akron (3-5), and Miami of Ohio (1-8). With only 1 conference loss, Ohio, under second year coach Frank Solich, has a great chance to win the Eastern Division in the MAC. What of Solich's old team? Nebraska is also 6-3 after an upset loss at Oklahoma State. With game remaining against Missouri and Texas A&M (as well as improving Colorado), the Huskers have a real shot to finish with 5 losses. Wasn't that the kind of mediocrity for which Solich was allegedly fired?

IV. Standing at 6-3, with a home game remaining against Temple, Penn State will almost certainly finish with consecutive winning seasons for the first time since 1998-1999.

V. Wake Forest i currently ranked higher than: Nebraska, Penn State, Alabama, Florida State, and Miami. Is Wake better than all those teams? Probably not, though they may be better than two. Still, what were the preseason odds on that happening?

VI. Hawaii is good. With 4 home dates left on the schedule (including games against Purdue and Oregon State), the Warriors actually stand a chance at winning 12 games.

VII. Watch out for Kentucky. Their next three games are all home dates (Georgia, Vanderbilt, and Louisiana-Monroe). Bowl eligibility and a possible 7-win regular season are in the Cats' sights.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Where are you? Wake is 8 and 1! Come on now; some shout outs are in order!