Oregon Archive

Three to Watch: Friday Special

I don’t want to offend Saturday. The day has been so good to all of us for so long, but Saturday will take a backseat to Friday this weekend. The traditional college football day features plenty of good games, but today you get quality over quantity with three fantastic football games; and that’s excluding the Backyard Brawl, which gets started at noon on ABC. The BCS contenders take the main stage today, each facing a different challenge. Get the leftover turkey on ready alert, clear your schedule, and settle in for three straight football games. Auburn at Alabama, 2:30 et CBS- The 2:30 start time will help you get whatever you finish whatever you need to accomplish before disappearing for the day. One of the most highly anticipated Iron Bowls in recent memory isn’t a bad way to start things off. Alabama is ranked just outside the top ten, but most would agree they’re of top ten caliber and you’d have to go back to 1994 since both Auburn and Bama were ranked in the top ten coming into their rivalry game. You already know the cast of characters for this one. Cam Newton and DT Nick Fairley for Auburn, Mark Ingram, Trent Richardson, and Julio Jones for Bama. The

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The Parlay is BACK!

WE HAD A WINNER!!!!!!!!!!! Last week, thanks to sportsbook, I was unable to pick up the OVER on the Temple/Akron game, which in turn helped me go 3 for 3 on my parlay.  YOU KNOW IT!  Also won the MICH over pick, even though they lost.  Illinois will most likely have their way with them this weekend (notice the sad face in the picture), just as every team has this year.  Here’s looking to a much better defense in 2011.  Let’s get on to the picks! Illinois +3 (57,5)@ Michigan: OMG.  How could I ever pick against Michigan!?  Well, it hurts,  but I gotta do it.  Michigan has yet again lost another defensive back to injury.  J T Floyd is out for the rest of the year with an ankle issue.  Bring what is the 117th WORST passing defense to another level of “Fu@k my face” to any opposing offense.  Thankfully, Illinois is big into rushing the ball (24th).  Wait, Michigan has the 57th worst rushing defense.  Wow.  That isn’t so terrible next to 117.  Sorry MICH   If you win I will be happy, if you lose, I will be kinda happy.   Illinois +3  (I also have this @ILL +3.5 as a separate

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Over/Under: Stanford at Oregon

When Stanford goes to Oregon in a battle of unbeaten top ten teams, it will mark what is the most anticipated Pac-10 match-up in years. Hyperbole? Maybe, but not for me. I haven’t been this pumped for a west coast tilt since….ummm, yeah. Have you seen Oregon’s offense? First in the nation in points scored, fourth in rushing yards, first in distracting jerseys. The Cardinal have been pretty impressive themselves, and not just in rubix cubery. That 35-0 win over UCLA looks damn good after the Bruins surprise-sex’d Texas last week. Enough jibber-jabber, let’s get to some numbers that will decide this game. 8PM ET, ABC, by the way. Andrew Luck Turnovers, O/U 1.5 Luck threw his first two interceptions of the season last week against Notre Dame, amassing half his total from last season as well. Stanford can run the ball very well, but it’s balance that makes the offense work, so Luck will be tasked with putting the ball to the air and will be trusted to avoid the fate of Steven Threet. The Arizona State QB was picked off four times last week contributing in large part to the Oregon win. The Cardinal will have to take care of the ball this week

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