Monday, November 11, 2013

CFB Roundup: Nov 9

Loved Ga over App St…Agree. Georgia / Appalachian State: At halftime so many Georgia fans were irate because the Dawgs weren't blowing out the Mountaineers. The fans forget that App State is a quality program, certainly no cupcake, who beat Michigan just a few years ago. By late in the third quarter they should've been happy with the 38-6 score. Murray didn't even have to play in the fourth quarter. Things look good for next year: Hudson Mason looked great, even surrounded by second-team players. He engineered a 95 yard touchdown drive. The Bulldog defense only allowed two early field goals, though App State missed at least two more. Hopefully the defense can continue their good work against Auburn.

Loved Aaron Murray…Agree. Another record-setting day.

Hated Missouri over Kentucky…Agree. I'm not crazy about Kentucky football (basketball is ok), but I wished Missouri would lose for Georgia's sake.

Loved Auburn over Tennessee…Agree. Volunteer fans are obnoxious. Now Auburn has the big head going into the Georgia game. Auburn does look tough, but their QB isn't the best.

Hated Texas A&M over Miss St…Disagree. I'm not a fan of Miss State, though Dan Mullen seems like a good guy. But it will be ok with me for A&M not to be any good once Manziel and their coach leave College Station.

Loved Vandy over Fla…Disagree. Georgia needs Florida to do well now so Muschamp will stay on as coach, so Georgia can keep winning. Plus I'm no fan of Vandy. Ugly uniforms. The Vandy QB is ranked 90th in the nation and has a prissy non-football name: Austyn Carta-Samuels. I do hope Tennessee beats Vandy.

Hated Seattle over Atlanta…Agree. What amazes me is that after every loss all the Falcons fans are shocked – "A new low!" they say. Real fans shouldn't be surprised that with the year the Falcons are having that they can't beat one of the best teams in the conference. Last year when things were great the Falcons lost to Seattle. The Falcons won't win as long as they keep adding high-priced playmakers and sign bargain-basement offensive linemen. They need to parlay their high draft pick into two or three real good offensive linemen.

Loved Mississippi over Arkansas…Agree.

Loved Central Florida over Houston…Agree. Great game, though UCF missed several chances to blow the game open. Co-worker Chris woke up early Saturday and drove down to Orlando for the game, then drove back to Atlanta on Sunday. Right now she's looking up the targeting rule on the internet. If UCF wins out they'll go to the Orange Bowl. If not they could play in the Fiesta or Sugar Bowl.

Loved Va Tech over Miami…Agree. The Hokies win helps out GT, though its highly unlikely the Jackets will make it to the ACC Championship Game.

Loved Alabama over LSU…Agree. Great game. The Tide have solidified their hold on the number one spot in the rankings. Doesn't look like anyone is going to beat them.

Loved AJ McCarron…Agree. Funny after the game when AJ patted Saban on the butt. Looked like AJ's girlfriend didn't get too dolled up for the game. Funny that they showed her Hardees commercial during the game – where she takes off the number 10 Alabama jersey and eats the burger.

Saturday I watched ESPN College Gameday, then the Georgia game. Bob Neal is an OK announcer – I have always liked him. But his sidekick was terrible – whoever he was. During the game I drove Ceil over to my office to pick up Will's Jeep. Normally I might run an errand or two while I was out, but I wanted to get back to watch football. After the Georgia game ended I watched Texas A&M / Mississippi State while I did laundry.

At 7 pm I flipped over to Central Florida / Houston, but when the Alabama / LSU game came on Ceil didn't want me changing channels.

Hopefully Bama and FSU can win out so they can face each other in the championship game. Other bowl projections from the experts:

Orange: Clemson vs. Oregon.
Fiesta: Baylor vs. Central Florida. I'd like to see O'Leary shut down Baylor.
Sugar: Auburn vs. Wisconsin or Fresno State
Gator: Georgia vs. Iowa or LSU vs. Minnesota
Outback: Missouri vs. Nebraska or Michigan State
Belk: Georgia Tech or Duke vs. Houston
Chickfila: Georgia vs. Virginia Tech or Georgia Tech vs. Texas A&M. The Hokies have already played in the Georgia Dome once this year, but this would be the most prestigious bowl they could get to. The Aggies could easily hang 60 on the Jackets. Better for Georgia Tech to go to the Belk Bowl.

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