Week 10 Preview

We have a wonderful week of football ahead of us. Lots of marquee match-ups featuring ranked teams. This week and next week are the big weeks and we will have a LOT better idea of playoff contenders and pretenders after this week and next. Should be a fun roller coaster ride the next 2 weeks. Most of the upsets are finished, so I wouldn’t expect too many major upsets from here (unranked teams beating ranked teams), although there will still be a couple throughout the year (inevitably).  From here it’s just figuring out who is for real and who isn’t.

Last week I went 5-1 in the Major games (33-16 for 67% over all) and 11-6 total last week (76-41 for 65% over all). So it was a pretty good week.  This week there are so many good match-ups that I chose a few extra games as part of the big games. Time is limit this week so the write-ups won’t be but a sentence or 2.


Clemson @ North Carolina St:

Clemson typically struggles at Carter-Finley stadium (as do many top ranked teams). However Clemson’s defense is too good.

Clemson 27 – NCSU 24


Virginia Tech @ Miami:

Miami is undefeated, but hasn’t looked very good doing it. VT has played very good since losing to Clemson.

VT 24 – Miami 20


Penn St @ Michigan St:

Michigan St is playing much better football this year and has turned it around. East Lansing is not an easy place to play for visiting teams, but Penn St is too good and pulls away.

Penn St 24 – Mich St 14


Stanford @ Washington St:

Stanford is starting a new QB and Love is not 100% after sitting out last week. They aren’t the same team without Love.  Washington St defense at home should be able to do enough to win this game.

Wash St 28 – Stanford 24


Arizona @ USC:

This game features 2 high powered offenses and not so good defenses. Both offenses are very good with Arizona having the better, but USC’s defense is significantly better than Arizona’s. USC wins by getting a couple more stops.

USC 42 – Arizona 31


LSU @ Alabama:

Alabama is just too strong. They run through LSU’s average run defense and are able to stop LSU’s offense

Alabama 31 – LSU 14


South Carolina @ Georgia:

This is going to be on of Georgia’s stiffest tests to date. But it’s not that stiff. The SEC East just isn’t that good. Georgia doesn’t dominate like they have been, but win easily.

Georgia 28 – So Carolina 14



One of UCF’s few remaining challenges. SMU behind Chad Morris has really turned the program around and is playing good football. But not good enough to knock of UCF.

UCF 45 – SMU 31


BEDLAM – Oklahoma @ Oklahoma St:

RIVALRY GAME. Oklahoma has dominated this series winning 12 of the last 14 (and the last 2 in blow-outs). But this seems to be the year that the team that hasn’t had the upper hand in rivalry games…gets the upper hand. (Miami over FSU, Georgia over Florida…). So I’m going with the upset in Stillwater.

Ok St 45 – Oklahoma 39


Other Notable Games:

Syracuse over FSU

ND over Wake Forest

TCU over Texas

WVU over Iowa St

Ohio St over Iowa

Marshall over FAU

Army over Air Force

Toledo over NIU

Wyoming over Colorado St

Washington over Oregon

Utah over UCLA

Auburn over TAMU





3-Ohio St

4-Notre Dame

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