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Gridiron Goddess’ Week 2 CFB Picks

September 7, 2010

Final Stats 13-3

Football Fiends!!

How INSANE was that Boise State-Virginia Tech game?! It exemplified all the reasons I LOVE College Football so much!!!!

Anyway, for week 1 I went 15-1!!!! Who fucked it all up for me? Those damn bRuins from Westwood, of course!!! I should have known!! Damn my Pac-10 loyalty!!!

The Gridiron Goddess Official CFB Week 2 Picks:

USC over UVA

WVU over Marshall

GA Tech Over Kansas

UGA over So Carolina

Wake Forest over Duke

Florida over South Florida

LSU over Vanderbilt

Iowa over Iowa State

Cal over Colorado

Oklahoma over Florida State

Notre Dame over Michigan

Ohio State over Miami (FL)

Oregon over Tennessee

Washington over Syracuse

Alabama over Penn State

Stanford over UCLA

-Your Gridiron Goddess


Big Ten Recap: Bye Bye Forcier?

September 5, 2010

by Oh No Romo

Michigan 30 – UCONN 10- Saturday’s game seemed to be all about Denard Robinson. The quarterback ran for almost 200 yards and passed for 188 yards. It’s safe to say that Robinson will be taking on the starting quarterback role for the rest of the season.

However, while a window opened for Robinson, the door slammed shut on Tate Forcier. Word out of Ann Arbor is that Forcier is transferring out of Michigan. Forcier reportedly said “all you need to know is I’m out,” as reported by However, latest word from Forcier’s father is that the QB will be staying in Ann Arbor.

If this move were to happen, Forcier wouldn’t be the first quarterback to transfer out of Michigan (see Mallet, Ryan).

Forcier came on strong early last season, guiding the Wolverines to a 4-0 start. Only in the game against Eastern Michigan did Forcier have a QB rating under 100 and threw less than 20 passes.

Despite the losses for Michigan last season, Forcier’s numbers weren’t terrible. His worst game by far was the four interception performance against Ohio State. Is Forcier to blame? Is he to blame when the defense gave up 23 of 39 touchdowns in their last five games, including six against Wisconsin?

Robinson might be the more ideal fit for Rich Rodriguez’s offense, though. Even UCONN coach Randy Edsall thought of Pat White when talking about Robinson.

There’s no telling what will come next in the Forcier drama. I have no idea what to expect from Michigan, but they better get ready for Notre Dame next week.

Notre Dame 23 – Purdue 12- Wow Robert Marve can launch the ball! But he threw two picks! You can’t do that if you’re going to be a Purdue quarterback. Notre Dame though, seemed a bit fresher under their new head coach Brian Kelly. I don’t think they miss Charlie Weis in South Bend.

Ooh and Mike Mayock did great as NBC’s new Notre Dame analyst. He’s done a terrific job with the NFL Network, doing a better job rating prospects than a certain helmut-haired aficionado. He was more enjoyable to listen to than his counterpart on the day, Matt Millen. Keep up the good work, Mike!

Penn State 44 – Youngstown State 14- This was close at halftime, but the Nittany Lions pulled away. Oh and they started a true freshmen quarterback in Robert Bolden, thus proving me wrong in the preview. I can be an idiot sometimes. Next up is Alabama for Penn State!

Iowa 37 – Eastern Illinois 7- Who needs Brandon Wegher! Adam Robinson rushed for three touchdowns in the first half of the Hawkeyes victory. More than anything else, this is a warm-up game as they take on Iowa State in the annual CyHawk game.

Northwestern 23 – Vanderbilt 21- While I’m happy that the Wildcats pulled off the win, there’s no doubt the questionable personal foul call against the Commodores ended in Northwestern’s favor.

It’s an ugly way to win, but still a win nonetheless. So I’ll take the win, but the Wildcats can’t be having this close of games.

Missouri 23 – Illinois 13- And that’s another loss for Illinois over Missouri. That’s six straight for Missouri over the Illini. FIRE RON ZOOK ALREADY!!!! This team is well on their way to a 1-11 season. This is going to be a painful year if I have to watch Ron Zook on the sidelines wearing Illini Blue and Orange this season!


Week 1 CFB Picks

September 2, 2010

Football Fiends!

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!!!! College football is back and with it, Gridiron Goddess’ CFB Picks. Straight Picks, no spread (tho I might do both as the season progresses, we’ll see). The first couple of weeks there will appear to be a lot of gimmes, given certain school’s propensities to schedule FCS and/or cupcake teams (Georgia, I’m looking at you).  However, it was just 3 years ago when Michigan opened their season with a stunning loss to Appalacian State. So anything can happen. (That said Louisiana-Lafayette and Appalachian State are about as different as Florida and Wazzou, for instance.)

Gridiron Goddess’ Week 1 College Football Picks

USC over Hawaii

Miami over Florida A&M

Nevada-Reno over Eastern Washington

Arizona over Toledo

Penn State over Youngstown State

Iowa over Eastern Illinois

Georgia over Louisiana-Lafayette

Mizzou over Illinois

Oregon over New Mexico

UCLA over Kansas State

Notre Dame over Purdue

Cal over UC Davis

Virginia over Richmond

Stanford over Sacramento State

Wisconsin over UNLV

Boise State over VA Tech

-Your Gridiron Goddess