A beautiful Friday morning to you all from Columbus….the Buzz out early this Friday as our annual “Golf Before The Home Opener” is just a few hours away from starting this afternoon.
Officially week #1…yes, I know we had week “0” last week (LOL). While we haven’t learned a ton yet, we do know the Pac-12 should start getting ready for basketball because their football is BAD. Really Bad.
Big weekend ahead so let’s get right too it.
Wisconsin @ South Florida (Friday Night Special)
By Wisconsin standards the Badgers had a disappointing year in 2018. Now they travel to Tampa to take on USF. After starting (7-0) last year the Bulls lost their last six games and were terrible against the run—uh oh can you say a heavy dose of Jonathan Taylor & Wisconsin offensive line! Last time I checked USF still had Charlie Strong as their coach? All I need to know. Close for a while but Wisky too strong as they continue to pound the undersized Bulls…Badgers-35 Bulls- 17
Middle Tennessee @ Mi##igan
2017 experts…”Mi##igan is back, they are going to be in the CFP playoffs and beat Ohio State…2018 experts…”Mi##igan is back, they are going to be in the CFP and beat Ohio State…This Year (2019)…”Mi##igan is back and they 100% will beat Ohio State this year” Well that game is three months away so we will see later. Coach “Khaki” opens at home against MTS. Can you say Appy State?…Just kidding Mi##igan opens the season in grand fashion. Wolverines- 45 Middle Tennessee- 13
Miami of Ohio @ Iowa
Every year it seems like Kirk Ferentz and Iowa struggle against a non-conference opponent. This year they replace seven starters on defense and the Redskins (oops Red Hawks) bring in a talented offense. Miami plays both Iowa and Ohio State during their non-conference schedule- brutal. I have a feeling this game is going to be close for a long time but in the end the Hawkeyes pull it out…closer than the experts think Iowa- 30 Miami- 23
Notre Dame @ Louisville (Monday Night Special)
The Irish travel to Louisville on Monday night to finish up the first weekend of football. And, they come in (of course) with high expectations. Louisville is bad, their defense is absolutely terrible, and their coach only wants to ride motorcycles with co-eds. The Irish have Ian Book returning as one of the top QBs in the country. New Irish team…New expectations…A new Butch prediction…NAH, upset…Louisville- 31 Notre Dame- 27
Look for Alabama to open defensive of their National title…oops sorry the “Tide got ROLLED last year by Clemson for the title (LOL), but Bama rolls Duke (55-10)…also Oklahoma opens the season at home and blasts Houston…Sooners- 52 Cougars- 24
Upset Special of the Week Northwestern @ Stanford
Yes, I know this game is at Stanford…but three points I would like to make. First, (See above) the Pac-12 is bad, 2nd Stanford’s head coach always gets conservative in big games & 3rd Northwestern has some pretty good skill people- Northwestern- 27 Stanford- 23
Game of the Day 1- Oregon vs Auburn (Dallas)
I was actually leaning Oregon in this game earlier in the week, great QB in Justin Herbert- experienced offensive line. Then I remembered Washington traveled to play Auburn last year in Atlanta and lost (Pac 12 vs SEC). Auburn’s defensive line also is really really good. The Ducks need to make a statement and let the college football world know they are back. This should be a good game but Auburn wins with a late FG…Tigers- 30 Ducks-27
REAL Game of the “Day” FAU @ Ohio State
Lane Kiffin brings his Owls into the ‘Shoe for the opening game. I love to make fun of Lane, but not sure I can this weekend- as I feel sorry for him.
The Buckeyes are looking to make s statement in the first game of the post Urban Meyer era. The defense wants to show that last year was not the norm and with new techniques they can play fast.
Justin Fields wants to prove to EVERYONE he is the real deal and you know Day is going to want to be creative in his first game.
This one isn’t even close…Butch & Paul’s tailgate re-opens early and the Buckeyes take NO prisoners in this one. In the end Ohio State has too much…Buckeye’s- 60 FAU-17
I want to dedicate today’s Buzz to my and all of your friend– Stu “Big Boo” “Doc” Jones. This will be the first tailgate in the last three decades that Stu will not be with us- and Doc, while I know you are looking down and having a cold one- “Last Call” just will never be the same (RIP)
Here’s to OUR Buckeyes starting (1-0)
Proud to be a Buckeye