College Football Notebook (11/10)

I’ve generally accepted that the number zero is amazingly characterizing! In the realm of sports, as in land, it’s about “area, area and area!” A zero in the right-hand section of the won-misfortune standings is something awesome, while one in the left-hand segment, isn’t exactly great!

As school football enters its stretch run, anybody distantly connected with the game is very much aware that USC, Texas and Alabama (recorded arranged by the group’s BCS rankings), stay the country’s solitary unbeaten groups. Notwithstanding, there a couple of different groups with a zero in that right-hand section, with regards to gathering standings.

West Virginia of the Big East, handily dealt with Cincinnati on Wednesday night, moving to 5-0 allied play. The Mountaineers actually have games staying on November 24 versus Pittsburgh (in Morgantown) and on December 3 at South Florida. The Mountaineers had the Big East title in their grip a year ago however lost at home to Boston College 36-17 and at Pittsburgh (16-13), to complete the year. The current year’s group gives no indications of collapsing except for one won’t ever know

TCU has effectively secured the MWC title, in its first year in the alliance. The Horned Frogs handily dispatched of Colorado State last Saturday (33-6), securing the school’s first altogether gathering title since winning the SWC crown in 1958. At 7-0 in the MWC, the Horned Frogs (29-point top choices!) need just beat UNLV in Fort Worth on Saturday, to complete at 10-1 by and large and 8-0 allied play. Amusingly, the group’s just misfortune in 2005 came against an old SWC rival, SMU. Only multi week in the wake of opening the season by winning 17-10 in Norman versus the Sooners (as very nearly four-TD longshots), TCU lost 21-10 at SMU, a group that is only 3-6 on the year.

At any rate one of school football’s seven leftover meeting unbeatens HAS to lose this end of the week. Boise State and Fresno State of the WAC (both 5-0), meet Thursday night on ESPN. Boise State entered the WAC in 2001 and in that absolute first year, finished Fresno’s 17-game home series of wins with a 35-30 triumph as a 16-point dark horse. Subsequent to losing at La Tech sometime thereafter, Boise started a gathering series of wins that is arrived at 31 games! During that run, the Broncos are a great 21-10 ATS.

In spite of the way that Boise claims that long gathering series of wins and have beaten Fresno in every one of the four gatherings since joining the meeting (winning by a normal score of 41-21 and goings 4-0 ATS), ufabetคืนค่าคอม the Bulldogs are strong top picks (in excess of a TD) in Thursday’s down. Fresno State is doubtlessly a real pro, as the Bulldogs are 38-5 SU at home since 1998 and enter their confrontation with the Broncos at 7-1 (just misfortune at 8-1 Oregon, 37-34) and positioned No. 20 in the AP (current BCS positioning is 22).

The champ of Thursday’s standoff will probably win-out the remainder of the path in gathering play yet it’s no ‘lock.’ Boise gets a simple game at home versus Idaho however should play at La Tech (7-1 SU at home since 2004). Concerning Fresno, subsequent to venturing out to USC on December 19 for a non-meeting game, the Bulldogs should go to Reno, where Nevada has gone 9-2 SU and ATS in its last 11 home games. Fresno completes the season with a game against La Tech at home.

Returning to the country’s best three groups, USC faces the one school that is given them the most difficulty the most recent couple of years. USC takes a 31-game series of wins into its game at Cal this Saturday, just as a 14-game street series of wins and a 21-game Pac-10 series of wins. Cal was the last group to beat USC, 34-31 in triple-OT back in 2003. Cal nearly beat the Trojans a year ago in Los Angeles losing 23-17 and in 2003, losing 30-28. Including some more dramatization along with everything else, a USC win will tie Cal’s Pac-10 record series of wins of 22 straight, set from 1947-50. USC is a 18 1/2-point top pick and will close the year with home games against Fresno State and UCLA (Trojans have won 25 straight in the Coliseum).

Texas, the country’s No. 2 group, goes for its seventeenth consecutive success this Saturday in Austin against Kansas. While both Texas and USC have dominated matches by comparative edges, Texas outscores its adversaries 48.3-14.3 with USC outscoring its rivals by a normal of 49.9-20.6, the Longhorns are 8-1 ATS while the Trojans are only 4-5! Texas is a 33-point top pick over Kansas and completions its ordinary season with a visit to College Station, where the Longhorns face the disillusioning Aggies. The feasible rival for Texas in the Big-12 title games is Colorado, a group the Longhorns beat in Austin 42-17, back on October 15.

While few think either USC or Texas will stagger down the stretch, the country’s No. 3 group, Alabama (however only 3-6 ATS), gets itself a home ‘canine’ (in addition to 3) this Saturday to No. 5 LSU. Since losing WR Tyrone Protho, the Tide have scored only ONE TD in their last three SEC games. Nonetheless, Alabama claims the country’s No.1-positioned scoring safeguard (8.2 PPG) and shouldn’t be tallied out of any game. In the event that Alabama escapes against LSU, the Tide play Auburn in the “Iron Bowl” on December 19 in Auburn. Alabama’s probable SEC title game rival (if the group makes it that far) is either Georgia or Florida.

The SEC saw Auburn go 12-0 a year ago however get avoided with regards to the BCS title game and it appears to be likely that Alabama could complete 12-0 out of 2005 and furthermore get forgotten about. USC expanded its lead over Texas in the most recent BCS standings and Texas’ lead over Alabama is SUBSTANTIAL! BCS history says that the two groups positioned first and second in the underlying BCS survey of the period (this year it was USC and Texas), have NEVER proceeded to meet in that year’s BCS title game. In any case, USC and Texas have effectively made BCS history in 2005, as similar two groups have at no other time been it is possible that a couple in every one of a season’s initial four BCS standings. Possibly USC and Texas are bound to meet in Pasadena?

Adorable LOSERS

I can’t close without posting the winless groups, the ones with the zero in some unacceptable area! Sanctuary is 0-10 (4-6 ATS) in 2005 however gets the week off prior to shutting its season December 19 at Navy. New Mexico State is 0-9 (2-7 ATS) and is home to Nevada, where the Aggies are 9 1/2-point dark horses. Wild ox, additionally 0-9 (5-4 ATS!) is at Kent State and the Bulls may really get an opportunity. The not-so Golden Flashes are only 1-8 themselves in 2005 yet are supported by about a TD. Note: Buffalo likewise claims the country’s longest current street losing streak with 22 straight misfortunes.

Rice (0-8 SU and 1-7 ATS) in 2005 and proprietors of the country’s longest current losing streak at 14, plays its Homecoming game this week against 2-6 Tulane. The Owls are really a ONE-POINT top pick! Could it be? Incidentally, including Buffalo, New Mexico State and Rice (Temple is playing this year as in Independent), there are as yet 13 schools which are as yet winless in meeting play entering this present end of the week’s activity.


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