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College Football Picks: Week 3

September 18, 2009

Week 3 Final: 14-2

Week 2 Final: 11 – 4

Week 1 Final: 10 – 4

Hey Football Fiends –

Here are my CFB picks for week 3.  I don’t expect USC to even miss a beat with Aaron Corp in at QB in place of the aaron-corp-pictures-2injured Matt Barkley. Corp is a mobile QB and it will be great to see how our offense operates with him under center.

I’d love to see Florida and Texas lose of course. Texas, especially. (old grudges die hard and all). I just don’t think it’s going to happen. The game I am least confident about is Oregon-Utah. Oregon barely squeaked out a win last week vs Purdue and, of course, lost to Boise State in the season opener. Utah, on the other hand needed until the 4th quarter to pull ahead of San Jose State and win.  I’m going with Oregon because all things considered, they’ve played better teams so far this season and will be more prepared for what Utah will bring than Utah’s competition thus far has prepared them for the Ducks at Autzen Stadium.

Boise State over Fresno State

Mississippi State over Vandy

Oregon over Utah

USC over Washington $^%^*$()*$^#%@%%@ Corp was AWFUL. The D needs Taylor Mays. More thoughts later, MAYBE. I need to go punch something first.

UCLA over Kansas State

VA Tech over Nebraska

Notre Dame over Michigan State

Florida over Tennessee

Cal over Minnesota

UCF over Buffalo

Oklahoma over Tulsa

Kentucky over Lousiville

BYU over FSU

Georgia over Arkansas

Texas over Texas Tech

Stanford over SJSU

-Your Gridiron Goddess

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College Football Picks – Week 2

September 11, 2009

Week 2 Final: 11 – 4

Week 1 Final: 10 – 4

Hey Football Fiends!

Another weekend, another full slate of college football games. My Trojans travel to Columbus to take on the Buckeyes at the Horseshoe. Honestly? I am not worried at all. USC will beat them with their speed.

USC over Ohio State

Penn State over Syracuse

Stanford over Wake Forest

Tennessee over UCLA

Georgia over South Carolina

Oregon over Purdue

Notre Dame over Michigan

Oklahoma State over Houston

LSU over Vanderbilt

Utah over San Jose State

Oregon State over UNLV

South Florida over Western Kentucky

Florida over Troy

TCU over Virginia

Pitt over Buffalo

-Your Gridiron Goddess

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PAC 10 PREVIEW: ASU Sun Devils

August 31, 2009

Hey Football Fiends!

My good friend Pat Rajsky has agreed to preview his beloved ASU Sun Devils for us.

PAC 10 PREVIEW: ASU Sun Devils

by Patrick Rajsky

asu-logoSo there I was, at Arizona State University, on a glorious November afternoon in sunny Tempe, AZ in 1988. My main focus for that afternoon was staying in the bar as long as possible, yet arriving at the game in time for kick off. My other goal was to not lose the shirt I bought from some kid in my dorm.  We were playing USC, and the shirt exclaimed, in large red letters on a white background, “Rodney Peete is Devil Meat.”

Three hours later, I was staring at the scoreboard that read USC 50, ASU 0.  (Gridiron Goddess says: And it should not surprise any of you that I mock Pat’s Devils for this 21 year old game TO THIS VERY DAY) Somehow, the shirt migrated to the bottom of a rag pile in my parent’s garage.

Fast-forward to 2009—my good friend, the Gridiron Goddess, asked me to preview the Upcoming ASU football season. This requires me to write for the first time in 18 years, so bear with me.

Coach Dennis Erickson leads the team for his third year at ASU. Coming off a disappointing 5-7 year in 2008, there is no place to go but up.

New starter Danny Sullivan leads the Sundevil offense, which according to Coach Erickson, shall consist of “spreading people out and running the short passing game.” This is a new system and it will take some productive practices to keep the ball moving.

Wide Receivers Chris McGaha and T.J. Simpson lead the way in the new system. Running Backs Dimitri Nance and Keegan Herring will try to improve on last year’s lackluster running game. Place Kicker Thomas Weber is a Grazo Award finalist for the county’s top kicker.

The defense is anchored by a strong linebacking group led by Mike Nixon. It will be an improved defense, but Erickson is worried about the depth.

ASU’s 2009 schedule begins with a home game against Idaho State, followed by Louisiana-Monroe. Hopefully these two “wins” will prep them for an away game down south against Georgia. Later in the schedule we play three tough games in a row against Cal (N.12), USC (N.4), and Oregon (N.16).

In this fan’s opinion, I believe 7-5 season would be respectable. If all else fails, a win on November 28th against the Arizona Puddycats would get me through the off season with a smile on my face.

Go Devils!