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College Football - Live Thread - Week Five
ESPN.com Scoreboard ^ | 28 September to 30 September 2006

Posted on 09/28/2006 4:04:16 PM PDT by MikefromOhio

Week Five – College Football

wasn’t supposed to be a weekend that gave us great games, yet it gave as many as “Separation Saturday” did. Between the instant classic that was Notre Dame vs. Michigan State(or an epic choke job if you listen to this clip, to the shocking upset of Boston College by NC State, to the near heart attack that Georgia gave it’s fans against Colorado, the weekend was absolutely spectacular. This week features one real marquee matchup. #1 Ohio State visits Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City to play #13 Iowa. This should be an excellent game. Other notable games are #24 Georgia Tech at #11 Virginia Tech and Alabama at #5 Florida.

As always, all rankings are from the ESPN.com Scoreboard page. The betting lines (used sorely for the basis of predictions) are from Yahoo.com. I will list any games of interest (FReepmail me if you want your team included and I will include them from here on out) and any other games listed in my Yahoo league. I have a new feature this week. In each game that I do not have any confidence, or any game that I think a team could have an unexpected struggle, I will post a picture of a landmine for illustration.



GAME of the WEEK

Saturday, September 30th, 2006 – 8:00 PM on ABC

(1) Ohio State (-6.5) at (13) Iowa

Ohio State faces easily it’s biggest in conference challenge until the Michigan game in November. This is a tough game with an Iowa team that dominated Ohio State the last time they played (33-7 in 2004) in Iowa City. That was then and these are both very different teams. Iowa, having escaped Syracuse and played two consecutive uninspired games against Iowa State and Illinois, have a chance to make a lot of noise in the Big Ten and nationally. Ohio State has a chance to keep the dream season going. The key of this game comes down to the battle of the Quarterbacks. If Troy Smith throws 2 interceptions like he did against Penn State, Ohio State will struggle to win this game. Same goes for Iowa and QB Drew Tate. If he struggles or gets rattled like what happened last year against Ohio State, then Iowa will struggle to win this game. In the end I think Ohio State’s defense will continue to play well enough to put this team in position to win the game. Iowa will keep it close, but this Ohio State team went into Austin and won. Iowa can win this game, but I think Ohio State will win this game.



Ohio State 29 – Iowa 17

Thursday September 28th, 2006 (ESPN Thursday Night Game)

(2) Auburn (-14) at South Carolina

Carolina as a 2TD underdog at home on a Thursday night ESPN game (when crazy things tend to happen)? No way. Auburn wins, but it will be closer than expected.

Auburn 23 – South Carolina 16

Saturday September 30th 2006 (in ranking order)

(3) USC (-17) at Washington State

USC 28 – Washington St. 17

(4) West Virginia BYE

Alabama at (5) Florida (-16)

Florida 32 – Alabama 10

(6) Michigan (-9.5) at Minnesota



Michigan 35 – Minnesota 18

Sam Houston St. at (7) Texas (NL)

Texas 56 – Sam Houston St 6

(8) Louisville (-14) BYE



Mississippi St. at (9) LSU (-33)

LSU 48 – Tulane 7

(10) UGA (-18) at Mississippi

UGA 20 – Mississippi 10

(24) Georgia Tech at (11) Virginia Tech (-10.5)

Virginia Tech 26 – GT 18

Purdue at (12) Notre Dame (-14)

Purdue 43 – Notre Dame 33

(14) Oregon at Arizona St (-1.5)

Oregon 33 – Arizona St. 24

(15) Tennessee (-13) at Memphis

Tennessee 35 – Memphis 21

(16) Oklahoma BYE

BYU at (17) TCU (-6.5)

No pick – The game started before I got to this point. Judging from the score so far, I don’t think TCU has gotten to the game yet either.



LA Tech at (18) Clemson (-33.5)



Clemson 52 – LA Tech 13

(19) Florida State BYE

(20) Cal (-9.5) at Oregon St

Cal 42 – Oregon St. 16

Kansas at (21) Nebraska (-23)

Nebraska 38 – Kansas 12

(22) Boise State at Utah (-5.5)

Boise St. 28 – Utah 17

(23) Rutgers (-4) at South Florida

Rutgers 24 – South Florida 19

Colorado at (25) Missouri (-16)

Mizzou 32 – Colorado 15

BY REQUEST

New Mexico at Air Force (-13.5)


Air Force is a good enough team to take Tennessee to the limit. Although New Mexico surprised me last week and kicked UTEP off of the field, I don’t think they will do that to this Air Force team.

Air Force 32 - UNM 17

71-12 Straight UP
48-33-2 Against the Spread

My straight up picks are doing ok, but I got annihilated by the spread last week.


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Another fun weekend is here!!!
1 posted on 09/28/2006 4:04:17 PM PDT by MikefromOhio
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore); aft_lizard; Archie Bunker on steroids; Auntbee; Bad~Rodeo; Bat_Chemist; ...


College Football Ping.

Freepmail me to be added to this list.

2 posted on 09/28/2006 4:04:56 PM PDT by MikefromOhio ("...America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated it...")
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To: MikefromOhio

Is there a version without flashing landmine images?


3 posted on 09/28/2006 4:06:16 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Islam delenda est)
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To: thoughtomator

No :)


4 posted on 09/28/2006 4:07:33 PM PDT by MikefromOhio ("...America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated it...")
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To: MikefromOhio
Irritating and waste of time on your added graphics.
5 posted on 09/28/2006 4:10:17 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran; thoughtomator

better now?


6 posted on 09/28/2006 4:15:55 PM PDT by MikefromOhio ("...America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated it...")
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

I think I'm allowed to waste my time however I wish....especially since I'm making the threads...

just a thought....


7 posted on 09/28/2006 4:19:06 PM PDT by MikefromOhio ("...America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated it...")
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To: MikefromOhio

Mike your wrong about Air Force/New Mexico. This game has traditionaly been a battle since both teams were in the old WAC. There is also no love lost between Fisher Deberry and Rocky Long, and that feeling generaly applies to the players. This will be a good hard fought game, and it will be closer than the spread you give. I think New Mexico will come out on top in this one. No one gave the Lobos a chance last week, but they sent "Table Dance" Mike Price back to El Paso with his stupid pick axe buried in his backside!


8 posted on 09/28/2006 4:20:34 PM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: MikefromOhio

No appreciation for the work that you do....

No Ping List complainers


9 posted on 09/28/2006 4:21:53 PM PDT by misterrob
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To: sean327

yeah that didn't make much sense to me.

it's partially my fault because I hadn't up to last week actually watched what New Mexico brought to the table.

Air Force is a different team than UTEP and Fisher DeBerry could outcoach Mike Price with half his brain tied behind his back....

I could be wrong :) It wouldn't be the first time.


10 posted on 09/28/2006 4:22:21 PM PDT by MikefromOhio ("...America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated it...")
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To: misterrob

ah well...

the blinking landmine will be back next week :)


11 posted on 09/28/2006 4:22:51 PM PDT by MikefromOhio ("...America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated it...")
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To: MikefromOhio

The land mines are a nice touch by the way. Don't change it!


12 posted on 09/28/2006 4:24:30 PM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: MikefromOhio

Thanks for posting MIke.

Florida is out to avenge their first loss last year, when they were also 4-0, to Alabama---a 31-3 pasting.

Those 'Bammers are talking some serious trash on their message boards.

Go Get 'em GATORS!!!


13 posted on 09/28/2006 4:26:48 PM PDT by subterfuge (Do your part to educate a Democrat and keep on FReeping!!)
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To: sean327

what I should do is edit it and make it explode somehow.....

hmmmmm...

I'll leave the solid ones up for this week, but the blinkers come back next week :)


14 posted on 09/28/2006 4:27:02 PM PDT by MikefromOhio ("...America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated it...")
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To: subterfuge

Florida has the offense going well and Alabama hasn't shown much spark recently.

Rivalry games are notoriously tricky in picking, but I think Florida has the momentum going into this game.


15 posted on 09/28/2006 4:30:51 PM PDT by MikefromOhio ("...America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated it...")
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore); aft_lizard; Archie Bunker on steroids; Auntbee; Bad~Rodeo; Bat_Chemist; ...

The thread has been up for something like 30 minutes and we already have an upset alert

At the half:

BYU 10

TCU 3

TCU has the nation's longest winning streak.


16 posted on 09/28/2006 4:34:11 PM PDT by MikefromOhio ("...America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated it...")
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To: MikefromOhio

TCU better get their act together, they need to stay undefeated so the Mountain West will remain the only conference to bust the damn BCS!

Not only am I a New Mexico homer, I'm also a Mountain West homer!!!!


17 posted on 09/28/2006 4:42:34 PM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: sean327

LOL!!!

Never know, if TCU chokes it away, that would put the winner of UTAH - Boise St into the driver's seat...


18 posted on 09/28/2006 4:45:57 PM PDT by MikefromOhio ("...America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated it...")
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To: MikefromOhio
Texas A&M vs. Texas Tech should be a great game this weekend!
Gig 'em Aggies!!!!

Also....the T.O. 911 call has been released and is posted on ESPN.com.
19 posted on 09/28/2006 4:54:23 PM PDT by LA Woman3
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore); aft_lizard; Archie Bunker on steroids; Auntbee; Bad~Rodeo; Bat_Chemist; ...

The fat lady isn't singing yet, but she's warming up

With about 10 minutes left...

BYU 17

TCU 3


20 posted on 09/28/2006 5:02:51 PM PDT by MikefromOhio ("...America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated it...")
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To: LA Woman3

Guns Up Red Raiders! ;^)


21 posted on 09/28/2006 5:18:27 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Go Big 12 Football!)
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To: MikefromOhio

TCU must have let that top 25 ranking get to there head. I dont see them coming back, they just have a defense this year not a really impressive O.


22 posted on 09/28/2006 5:31:09 PM PDT by aft_lizard (born conservative...I chose to be a republican)
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To: aft_lizard

yeah

did you just see that play by Auburn and Carolina?

LOOL


23 posted on 09/28/2006 5:31:56 PM PDT by MikefromOhio ("...America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated it...")
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To: MikefromOhio
Boise St. 28 21 – Utah 17 28. Thought I'd fix that for ya Mike. GO UTES!
24 posted on 09/28/2006 5:32:27 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (Would you like to join the OFFICIAL Oakland Raiders ping list? Sure you would, send me freepmail.)
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To: MikefromOhio

Go Mizzzzou


25 posted on 09/28/2006 5:34:08 PM PDT by demsux
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To: GOP_Raider

LOL

just seein if you are awake :)


26 posted on 09/28/2006 5:34:29 PM PDT by MikefromOhio ("...America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated it...")
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To: All

At the 4th Quarter

BYU 17

TCU 10


27 posted on 09/28/2006 5:35:16 PM PDT by MikefromOhio ("...America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated it...")
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To: demsux

Mizzou is in a nice spot to challenge Nebraska for the Big XII North


28 posted on 09/28/2006 5:35:34 PM PDT by MikefromOhio ("...America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated it...")
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The curtains are opening and that fat lady is stepping up to the center of the stage

BYU 24

TCU 10

12 minutes to go in the 4th Quarter.


29 posted on 09/28/2006 5:40:40 PM PDT by MikefromOhio ("...America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated it...")
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To: MikefromOhio; All
Here's the funny thing about this game for me personally.

I'm a Ute fan, but I live in Boise. I bought season tickets this year, so I have a five hour drive in one direction to go to Ute games. I finally got my season tickets sent to me the last week of August--after I had ordered them in June--and I'm all stoked about this.

...Until I sat in my seat for the first home game against Northern Arizona. My giddyness turns to bitterness like *that*. Why you ask?

Take a look of this pic of the north endzone of Rice Eccles Stadium, where my seat is located:

That black "box" you see in the foreground is the play clock. Guess where my season ticket is? Yep, N25, Row 2, Seat 9 DIRECTLY BEHIND THE FRICKIN' PLAY CLOCK!! Thank God it only set me back $75 for the whole season.

30 posted on 09/28/2006 5:44:02 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (Would you like to join the OFFICIAL Oakland Raiders ping list? Sure you would, send me freepmail.)
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To: MikefromOhio
The curtains are opening and that fat lady is stepping up to the center of the stage

The female byU student asks for seconds--sorry that was too easy.

31 posted on 09/28/2006 5:49:19 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (Would you like to join the OFFICIAL Oakland Raiders ping list? Sure you would, send me freepmail.)
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To: MikefromOhio

Isn't anyone watching the Gamecocks giving Auburn what for?


32 posted on 09/28/2006 5:49:42 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Every single day provides at least one new reason to hate the mainstream media...)
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To: GOP_Raider

LOL

$75 for the entire season?

Wow.


33 posted on 09/28/2006 5:55:12 PM PDT by MikefromOhio ("...America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated it...")
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To: Pharmboy

Oh I'm watching it....

South Carolina is competitive, but I don't think they have the horses to get it done.


34 posted on 09/28/2006 5:55:44 PM PDT by MikefromOhio ("...America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated it...")
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore); aft_lizard; Archie Bunker on steroids; Auntbee; Bad~Rodeo; Bat_Chemist; ...

The longest winning streak in the nation is done.

BYU 31

TCU 10

About 6 minutes left in the 4th Quarter.

Now West Virginia and Ohio State own the longest winning streaks at 11 games.


35 posted on 09/28/2006 5:56:36 PM PDT by MikefromOhio ("...America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated it...")
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To: GOP_Raider

Oh man, no wonder those season tickets became available.

Least they could to is put a TV monitor on the backside.


36 posted on 09/28/2006 5:58:19 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: MikefromOhio

If SC can figure away to get a TD they may be able to hange for awhile.


37 posted on 09/28/2006 5:59:41 PM PDT by aft_lizard (born conservative...I chose to be a republican)
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To: aft_lizard

yeah...

This game could be quirky for several reasons...

Spurrier is there

It's the ESPN Thursday Night game and we haven't had a weird one yet

There is something about South Carolina games in general


38 posted on 09/28/2006 6:02:44 PM PDT by MikefromOhio ("...America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated it...")
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To: MikefromOhio

Yep, it's a general admission season ticket with about a dozen or so friends because we all wanted to sit together and also have it be cost effective. The red seats in the pic require a donation to the Crimson Club--the U of U's athletic booster club--on top of the price of the season ticket.

Does seem kind of crummy that I am driving five hours one way to sit in an obstructed view seat like this, but I suppose you get what you pay for.


39 posted on 09/28/2006 6:02:57 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (Would you like to join the OFFICIAL Oakland Raiders ping list? Sure you would, send me freepmail.)
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To: GOP_Raider

yeah...

Ohio Stadium has that problem on the A deck underneath the C deck. Sometimes there is a support beam in your view.


40 posted on 09/28/2006 6:04:42 PM PDT by MikefromOhio ("...America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated it...")
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To: MikefromOhio

Nice TD throw...


41 posted on 09/28/2006 6:04:43 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Every single day provides at least one new reason to hate the mainstream media...)
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To: MikefromOhio

I m ready for a top 5 upset, maybe I can watch one tonight.


42 posted on 09/28/2006 6:07:15 PM PDT by aft_lizard (born conservative...I chose to be a republican)
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To: Pharmboy

yeah that was a good drive


43 posted on 09/28/2006 6:09:37 PM PDT by MikefromOhio ("...America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated it...")
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To: aft_lizard

maybe maybe...

we have a top 20 upset already


44 posted on 09/28/2006 6:09:50 PM PDT by MikefromOhio ("...America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated it...")
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To: Dog Gone
Least they could to is put a TV monitor on the backside.

That would be a nice idea. I went to the Spring Game in March where the seating was wherever the hell you wanted and sat on the west side in the chairbacked red seats. I said to myself "Damn, these are great seats." Then I found out how much I'd have to pay for them and decided to sit in general admission. Oh, well.

45 posted on 09/28/2006 6:11:36 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (Would you like to join the OFFICIAL Oakland Raiders ping list? Sure you would, send me freepmail.)
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To: MikefromOhio

I just heard that my Mets lost Pedro Martinez due to a calf injury for the entire post season. Yikes--this was supposed to be our year...


46 posted on 09/28/2006 6:19:08 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Every single day provides at least one new reason to hate the mainstream media...)
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To: Pharmboy

yeah that's not good.

Pedro was going to be your 3rd starter in the postseason...now you have to put in a guy like Maine or someone who hasn't exactly been there before.


47 posted on 09/28/2006 6:28:43 PM PDT by MikefromOhio ("...America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated it...")
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To: MikefromOhio

S. Carolina is looking good, but the "pundits" keep harping about how tired their defense is. They don't look too tired to me..:)

Wonder if after the game, if Auburn wins (and I'm sure they will), they'll get trashed by the post game commentators, like Ohio State did last week, for not blowing out the competition.


48 posted on 09/28/2006 7:04:54 PM PDT by LisaMalia (GO BUCKEYES!)
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To: LisaMalia

I doubt it...

Having watched the OSU game 3 or 4 times (TIVO is wonderful), I'm glad I missed that first half because of the wedding.


49 posted on 09/28/2006 7:26:10 PM PDT by MikefromOhio ("...America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated it...")
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To: MikefromOhio
The first half was rough, but our defense pulled it out. And since our lack of defense has been talked about, ad nauseum, by the press, I would think we would have gotten a bit more kudos for their impressive performance.

On the other hand, I've given up on the Buckeyes getting any breaks from the MSSM.
50 posted on 09/28/2006 7:33:00 PM PDT by LisaMalia (GO BUCKEYES!)
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