A beautiful sunny Friday morning to you all from Columbus….we are once again the CENTER of all things college football. If you ever thought that OSU (Either GOOD or BAD) didn’t drive college football news before—you certainly do now!
So…Are You Ready for Some football?
I know I am. It’s time to start some action ON the field instead of OFF the field.
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Since most of the summer has centered around OFF the field we haven’t talked much about ON field. Let me say this, trust me, my inside sources tell me THIS TEAM is loaded. I find it funny all “the experts” -(Sarcasm)…all summer had OSU #1 in the Big Ten…but now its “not cool” to pick them to win the Big Ten because of what happened off the field…That’s COOL…as a matter of fact it’s AWESOME…as senior captain Parris Campbell said “This team has some anger built up”
So, let’s get to some REAL games this weekend…
Friday Night Special…
Colorado State @ Colorado
A shout out to the only Colorado grad/fan I know Randy Schoedinger…who celebrated a significant birthday this summer…and for that reason I am starting the season off by picking this game. The Rams of CSU couldn’t stop Hawaii last week and with tough road games coming up in the next two weeks they NEED this win badly. The Buffs have won the last three in this series and Colorado in the last couple years have started to rebound into a solid team. Their defense will be too tough in this one—take the Buffs—Colorado- 37 CSU-20
Appy State @ Penn State
It has been 11 years since Appy State shocked Mi##igan in the “Little House”—and you ask, “What significance does that have to do with this game?”—actually NOTHING (LOL)…I just like reminding Wolverine fans! Many “experts” are picking the Nittany Lions to win the Big Ten East—humm guess we will see later. Appy State is actually a solid football team, winning 30 games over the past three years. Penn State lost a lot last year not only on offense but eight starters on Defense. Closer than Vegas thinks…Penn State- 40 Appy State- 21
Texas @ Maryland
Last year in Austin Maryland pulled off the stunner as they lost two quarterbacks in this game. Maryland with their off-field problems is a mess right now. Texas Tommy…or should I say Tommy Strip Club? Okay the Buzz originally had this as my UPSET special of the week and if Texas loses here Austin will not be a happy place. Look for an offensive shoot out. In the end though Texas makes more plays on offense… Longhorns- 42 Maryland- 37
Washington @ Auburn
What an opening game in “Hot-Lanta”. Most people think if Washington loses here the Pac-12 might not have a team that can make the playoffs. Washington’s Jake Browning is as good as there is in the country, but he will be challenged by a tough Auburn defense. Washington will struggle running and it will be Browning having a big game if they are to win. Big game…Chris Peterson Washington’s coach always seems to have a trick play at the right time. Tight game, Huskies will be ready… Washington- 30 Auburn- 27
The Buzz also likes….usually in this area we pick the blowouts but with so many teams playing teams they shouldn’t be playing, well there will be many…Couple games to watch UC @ UCLA in Chip Kelly debut…at least Fickell gets to coach in THE Rose Bowl but take the Bruins- 45 UC- 27….Oklahoma without Baker Mayfield rolls Florida Atlantic (Who still has Lane Kiffin so that will be fun to watch)—Oklahoma- 48 FAU- 20
UPSET Special of the Week
WVU @ Tennessee
Everyone is on the WVU bandwagon, and more importantly on Will Grier for the Heisman. This might be the most talented WVU team since…wait for it…Rich Rod! I do think WVU is going to be good—but they have been reading all the hype all summer. A little over confident? I like the Vols…Tennessee- 35 Mounties- 28
Game of the Day…
M##higan @ Notre Dame
LMAO…Okay you guys got me. I know you have been waiting on this pick since all week. You know how much I LOVE both teams (LMAO). After a 4-year hiatus these teams meet again. Pressure on Jim Harbaugh? Can’t beat Ohio State, Can’t beat his little sister (MSU) and if he loses to ND?—OUCH. Brian Kelly who built his reputation on spread offense and high scoring has a team that can’t score and plays tough defense.
Can I pick BOTH teams to lose?…Okay, okay Mi##igan-27 ND- 20
Real Game of the Day
Oregon State @ Ohio State
At 12N…all Distractions will be gone…off field problems gone…time to play some football.
Pent up frustration? You bet…New QB? Yep…Young team?…Here’s one for you. Ohio State released their 2-deep on defense and they have ZERO…that’s right ZERO Seniors. This is a young BUT talented defense especially the D-line.
Offensively, the bar has been set (in my opinion) a little high for Haskins…I mean former QB Stanley Jackson is talking Heisman—RELAX STAN. We don’t need that type of pressure.
Ryan Day (without Urban and JT Barrett)—lets open up the offense. We have weapons AND speed everywhere. NO MORE QB runs…well unless Tate Martell is in the game. Look for a ton of young players to step up, again this team is young but…well it’s gonna be a fun year.
GREAT to have Football back…The Buzz is excited for what it to come this season…lets buckle in and enjoy my sources tell me you are going to like this team.
In the end Ohio State gets all their frustration out on the Beavers…
Buckeyes- 51 Oregon State-13.
Here’s to (1-0)…Here’s to our Annual “Day Before The Home Opener” Golf event…(which I’m heading to right now!)–
Proud to be a Buckeye…Go Bucks