It's been a solid few weeks for my predictions, I picked Cal over Oregon and also predicted Ohio State would knock off previously undefeated Wisconsin and that they did in fine fashion. Braxton Miller torched the Wisconsin secondary throwing for over 350 yards and 4 touchdowns. The Buckeyes now lead the B1G Leaders division. The other game going on in the B1G conference was Michigan hosting the Nittany Lions. The Wolverines let Penn State hang around until late in the 3rd quarter and a drive to start the 4th eventually put the Nittany Lions to bed, Michigan got back to their winning ways with the 48-20 victory. In the Pac12, Trojan fans were haunted thinking they were going to fall to the Utes two years in a row. USC jumped out to a 17-7 halftime lead and things were looking smooth until Utah came flying back with 17 unanswered in the 3rd led by running back Kelvin York. USC trailed 24-17 going into the final quarter but the Trojans had the last laugh with a touchdown with 32 seconds remaining to knock off Utah 38-31. We warned Cal last week about that Colorado team. They gave USC a fit and USC is a much more talented team. The Bears were able to continue their hot streak however with a 20-17 victory. The Buffaloes hung close but they went to the 4th trailing by 3 and the 4th was a defensive battle allowing the Bears to escape Folsom Field with the victory. Coach sonn & his Oregon Ducks were scared for the trip to Seattle and they had all the reason to. The Ducks struggled in the first half with the Husky crowd but lit up the scoreboard in the 3rd to eventually take a 28-14 lead and hang on for a 28-21 win. In the SEC, Auburn gave the Razorbacks a run for the money and had things tied up at half, even led late in the 3rd but a big 4th quarter from TE Austin Tate and QB Brandon Allen gave Arkansas enough fuel for the fire and were able to keep their perfect record with the 34-26 win in Fayetteville. We had another close battle in Columbia, and I don't mean South Carolina. The Crimson Tide traveled into Missouri and fought off a tough Tiger team. The two squads went back n forth for all 4 quarters but the Tigers could only match field goals with touchdowns and fell to the Tide 35-26. This week, we finally have most of our teams playing, we're getting into the heart of conference play and things are going to start taking shape. Florida is coming off a bye week but they're carrying momentum after the huge win over previously #10 LSU. Arkansas had a scare with Auburn and will probably need to play a little better to fend off the Gators. The Tide will hit the road again and head into one of the biggest, loudest and toughest stadiums in the country in that of Neyland Stadium. The Volunteers have had a solid season, the fans, coaches & plays all hate their rival Alabama. The Tide will need to be ready to play. In the B1G, Wisconsin has had this one circled since last year. The Badgers were fresh off a loss to Purdue last season when they traveled into Iowa and fell to the Hawkeyes. The scenario is similar again as Wisconsin is fresh off a loss to Ohio State and they'll be in Iowa City for the second straight year. Can the Badgers get the revenge or will they suffer two years in a row. Last year coach AJ Hart MN put an end to the Michigan State win streak. Spartan QB Kurt Cousin's and his senior class had won 4 straight for the Spartans which was the first time that had ever happened against the Wolverines. Coach Hartman put an end to that last year which was a big first year win for the coach. He's taken a little bit of a knock this year with the youth on his squad but they are the home team, the Wolverine faithful will be behind him, let's make it 2 in a row Michigan!... The Illini got a big win over Ohio State then took a week off to prepare for the gauntlet they call Minnesota , Illinois loves to play close games against inferior opponents but with Heisman candidate Donovonn Young I don't see the Gophers hanging around in this one. The Buckeyes will climb the polls and host Nebraska this week. I don't see the Buckeyes having any issues with the Huskers...none at all. Out West we have some solid match ups....Utah is hitting the part of the schedule with opponents they flat pissed off last year. The Trojans got their revenge last week and now it's Oregon's turn. However, prepare you're anus sonn , they had a running back go over 200 yards last week and his name wasn't John White IXVIXIXIX. The Trojans will host Arizona State who's just flat out not that good. They've had their battles when they play above their talent level & expectations and then they've performed some flat out duds. With them being on the road, I think the Trojans will get great playing time for their 2nd & 3rd stringers. Coach ryalaman gets to play his old team, he know's what to prepare for except the talent will probably play 10x better then they did when he was the coach. EA will getcha. Grab your sticks, not your dicks and get these games done! Quick advance plz! QB Jacoby Brissett: 75/138, 1313 Yards, 11 TD, 3 INTHB Mack Brown: 64 Att, 331 Yards, 3 TDWR Andre Debose: 465 Yards, 5 TDOLB Darrin Kitchens: 14 Tackles, 7 TFL, 2 Sacks, INT, FF QB Brandon Mitchell: 64/113, 1275 Yards, 14 TD, 6 INTHB Knile Davis: 133 Att, 737 Yards, 10 TDWR Javontee Herndon: 21 Rec, 606 Yards, 3 TDMLB Beau Hancock: 40 Tackles, 18 TFL, 4 Sacks HB Jalston Fowler: 26 Att, 182 Yards, TD (W 35-26 vs Missouri) QB Jeremy Little: 16/22, 253 Yards, 2 TD, INT (W 48-20 vs Penn State)- 12 Att, 62 Yards, TD QB Braxton Miller: 24/29, 368 Yards, 4 TD (W 38-26 vs Wisconsin) WR Jared Abbrederis: 8 Rec, 210 Yards, 2 TD (L 38-26 vs Ohio State) MLB Beau Hancock: 10 Tackles, Sack (W 34-26 vs Auburn) WR Philly Brown: 9 Rec, 173 Yards, 2 TD (W 38-26 vs Wisconsin) Legit stat's this week, just an extra Top Performer instead of this. -------------------- Rankings ------------------- -------------------- Conference Standings -------------------- @The ShoeColumbus, OH They first met in 1955 & 1956 and then never faced off again until 2011. Ohio State is 3-1 all-time against the Huskers including last year's win in 2012. The only loss was in 2011 under interim coach Luke Fickell. @TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN Illinois & Minnesota have been playing since 1898 and Illinois won 11-10. Then they lost 7 straight. After the 2012 victory, Illinois is riding a 3 game winning streak over the Gophers but they still trail in the all-time record 34-29. @Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA First met in 1894 where Wisconsin won 44-0. The Badgers and Hawkeyes have went back and forth for over 140 years. After the embarrassing loss in 2012, Iowa took the all-time lead 43-42 and the longest streak was a 20 year stretch dating from 1977 and lasting until 1997. The only hiccup in that stretch was a 10-10 tie in 1984. @Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI Started in 1898 and have since met 104 times. Michigan has dominated this series and leads 68-32 all-time but recently the Spartans have had the most success. After winning 6 in a row the streak ended in 2008 and up until 2012 the Wolverine's hadn't tasted victory over their rival. @ Memorial StadiumColumbia, MO First met in 1952 and last met in 1985 but they've only met 7 times. Cal leads 4-2 and 1 tie amongst the two schools with Cal winning the last two games in 1985 and 1977. @Autzen StadiumEugene, OR Not a lot of history but more then most. Utah has only been in the Pac-12 for two years and in the 26 meetings, Oregon leads 18-9. After last years debacle in Salt Lake City, Oregon will look to seek revenge. @The ColiseumLos Angeles, CA They've met yearly since 1990 and a total of 28 times. The Trojans aren't dominant in the series like everyone probably thinks but they do have a 19-10 record over the Sun Devils. USC started a streak in 2000 that went 11 straight before ending in 2011. In 2012 USC got back to their winning ways over Arizona State. @Stanford StadiumStanford, CA They've only met once and it was in 1992. A game called the "Pigskin Classic" in Anaheim, CA. Stanford won 10-7... great story huh ? @Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN These two powerhouses have met 93 times, and Alabama leads 49-37. Tennessee hasn't been good in quite some time and the last close game was in 2009 when big Terrance Cody busted through to block a last second field goal attempt by Tennessee. The longest streak was 11 games from 1971 to 1981 but currently the Tide have won 6 in a row over the Volunteers. @Memorial StadiumColumbia, MO First met in 1952 and last met in 1985 but they've only met 7 times. Cal leads 4-2 and 1 tie amongst the two schools with Cal winning the last two games in 1985 and 1977. @Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN Vanderbilt has only beaten South Carolina 4 times in the 21 meetings they've had. When they win, it's back to back. It's a weird match up. South Carolina won 7 straight before losing back to back in 1998 & 1999. They won 7 straight again and then lost back to back in 2007 & 2008. They Gamecocks are currently on a 3 game streak so maybe it'll be another 4 years before Vanderbilt wins. (Can I just hope they win in real life tonight?) @Donald W. Reynolds Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR Florida & Arkansas don't face off as much as people might think. They last met in 2009 and since 1982 they've only played each other 9 times. Florida lost the first ever match up in 1982 and hasn't lost since as they hold a 8-1 record against the Razorbacks.... 24 - 17 31 - 24 27 - 24 17 - 34 .............................. 21 - 38 Crazier things have happened but I just see this Arkansas squad being too complete. If it was in Gainesville I would suggest a little different out come but Florida is another year from being really competitive. If the Gators can not turn the ball over and score like they've been it'll be a shootout. The scoreboard might break. For Arkansas, they just need to do what they've done all season.