Week 9 Preview

We finally get a very good week of College Football games. 4 top 25 match-ups with a big Rivalry game as well. Should be an exciting one, especially with the first CFP poll coming out next Tuesday. This is usually the last week of big upsets. Halloween weekend. So what upsets does the weekend hold in store? Stanford already survived a scare on Thursday night winning over lowly Oregon St in the closing minutes. What other spooky games will there be?

Last week I went 5-1 in the Big games (28-15 overall) and 9-5 overall (65-35). Holding steady at about 65% in both.


UCLA @ Washington:

UCLA has been playing better as of late and Washington has not looked like the team that ran through the Pac 12 last year and into the Playoffs. Washington is really the last hope for the Pac 12’s playoff chances. They lose another and the Pac 12 can hang it up. I don’t think this is the game though. Washington’s offense has been good enough that they should be able to put up a decent amount of points against UCLA, conversely UCLA has a high powered offense with Josh Rosen, but Washington’s Defense might be slightly better. Washington forces a few UCLA turnovers and capitalizes on the way to a win.

Washington 34 – UCLA 24


Georgia v Florida:

The Worlds Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. Florida has won 3 straight in this series with none of them being closer than 14 point MOV. Since 1990 Florida has won 21 of 27 match-ups. They have dominated this series in modern football. Even in 2014 when Florida finished unranked and Georgia was top 10. UF won by 18. This series has seen unranked teams take down Top 10 teams before. However I don’t think that will be the case (although with my October/Halloween theory…this should be a UF win…) Georgia is just too much for Florida who is reeling with 2 straight loses. UF has few advantages in this game…if any. Maybe UF can win the battle in the trenches when they are on defense. If they can win that battle by a large margin that will be their hope of winning. I think they do and they limit Georgia’s offense, but Georgia will shut UF down and likely cause a few turnovers. Georgia rolls.

Georgia 28 – Florida 14


North Carolina St @ Notre Dame:

Another week and another top 15 game for Notre Dame. Notre Dame is coming off a big emotional win over a rival (USC) last week. Notre Dame is a very good team (recall we had them ranked high to start the season). If NC St is going to win this game they will need a big game from their front 7 and Bradley Chubb. Which could happen. NC St will slow down Notre Dame’s rushing attack and play well. But they won’t be able to overcome Touchdown Jesus.

ND 27 – NCSU 24


Oklahoma St @ West Virginia:

After a hard fought and tough win last week Ok St has to travel where few Big 12 teams want to travel. All the way to Appalachia. They can hear the Banjo’s playing now. Oklahoma St’s offense has struggled the last few weeks, against tough defenses. West Virginia is not that. With one of the worst defenses in the nation, Oklahoma State’s offense should be able to get  back on track. West Virginia will be able to score points, but not likely that they will keep up even at home.

Ok St 38 – WVU 31


TCU @ Iowa St:

Who would have though 10 weeks ago that undefeated TCU would go on the road to a ranked Iowa St team? Iowa St is known for pulling off upsets at home. But TCU is rolling right now. They have a top defense and a QB that can play well in adverse conditions. 2 recipes you need to prevent a road disaster. TCU’s defense is too much for the overpowered Iowa St Cyclones.

TCU 28 – Iowa St 24


Penn St @ Ohio St:

Penn St has looked the real deal this year and Ohio St has rolled since the OU loss. Last year Penn St pulled off a big upset and announced their place at the big boy table. Ohio St is going to be looking for revenge on Saturday night.  Ohio St still has issues throwing the ball downfield and it will show itself to be true in this game. But they will do a good job of bottling up Barkley (not shutting him down) and limiting McSorley. They will get enough on offense behind the 100k+ fans to pull out the victory.

OSU 28 – PSU 24


Other games:

Clemson over GT

FSU over BC

OU over TT

Iowa over Minn

Arizona over Wash St

USC over AZ st

TAMU over Miss St

USF over Houston

WKU over FAU

Boise St over Utah St

App St over UMASS




2-Penn St


4-Notre Dame

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