Friday, October 12, 2012

Boomer's Urban Renewal: BCS implications in Week 7

Two more years! Two more years!
Playoff bound in 2014.
Come Sunday night, college football will reveal it's 1st BCS Standings of the 2012-13 season. Depending on what happens over the weekend, they could look very similar to the polls heading into the weekend, or the complete opposite. Teams with wins this weekend, like: Alabama, South Carolina, West Virginia, Notre Dame, Florida, and Kansas State could find themselves a top the BCS Standings or close to it. However, a lose this week won't necessarily knock that team/teams out of contention, it would put them at the end of the line heading into the following week and weeks to come. During the BCS era, it's always been said, that if you are going to loss one, do it early. It's also the time of year once the BCS Standings are release for fan bases across the country to state their reasoning on why they should be one of the top two teams, and eventually ends with someone always getting left out of the party. Mid-October, the best part of the season in college football, when on any given week any team is capable of winning a statement game and/or pulling off an upset, no one saw coming. Enjoy, what looks to be another entertaining/interesting Saturday afternoon of college football. RIP Beano Cook (1931-2012)

Games to keep your eye on in Week 7: (Complete Week 7 Schedule)

#15 Texas vs. #13 Oklahoma (NOON, ABC) *Game played at the Cotton Bowl* Dallas, Texas
  • Another edition of the Red River Rivalry, as both teams come in with one-loss in the Big 12. Since 2004, both teams have split the series with four wins a piece, with OU winning the past two meetings by a combined score of 83 to 37. 
#1 Alabama at Missouri (3:30, CBS)
  • The Tigers in their 1st season playing "Old/Grown Man Football" has not gotten off on the right foot. With an 0-3 mark (outscored 91 to 45) so far in SEC play, the Tigers welcome #1 Alabama Crimson Tide to Columbia, MO. At this point, Mizzou supporters have to be asking, "Why'd we leave the Big 12?"
#17 Stanford at #7 Notre Dame (3:30, NBC) *College Game Day, Live from South Bend, Indiana*
  • The Fighting Irish continue their "comeback" tour, when they host the Cardinal on Saturday afternoon. The Cardinal offensive attack will provided a stiff test vs. the Fighting Irish defense, who come into this game holding opponents to just 7.8 ppg (2nd in the nation).
#8 Ohio State at Indiana (8:00, BTN)
  • The Buckeyes look to improve to 7-0, for the 1st-time since 2007, when they go on the road for just the 2nd time this season and face the Hoosiers under the lights. Indiana has dropped 10-straight & 22 of 23 Big Ten games.
#3 South Carolina at #9 LSU (8:00, ESPN)
  • The SEC not making it easy on South Carolina. After a blowout victory a week ago at home over Georgia, the Game Cocks look to keep the positive vibes going when they travel down to "Death Valley" to take on the Tigers. The Tigers have won four-in-a-row in this series, with the last coming back in 2008, Tigers winning 24 to 17 at South Carolina. The Game Cocks last win on the road in this series was way back in 1994, a 18-17 victory.
#22 Texas A&M at #23 Louisiana Tech (9:00, ESPNU) *Game played in Shreveport, LA*
  • Once slated as the season opener for both teams, it got postponed during hurricane season. Now, with both teams ranked in the Top 25, with a combined record of 9-1, it's looking a little more exciting then a season opening snoozer.
Buckeyes Game Preview vs. Indiana

Aww, I don't have much to say about this one, then you better not be the team that IU ends their Big Ten losing streak against. Braxton & Co. roll up another big crooked number on the scoreboard in this one. Funny fact, I was in attendance for 2009 meeting, the last time this game was played in Bloomington, ironically under the lights. Proudly stood in the middle of the Hoosiers student section with my Buckeye jersey on, and watched the Buckeyes roll to a 33 to 14 victory.

Weekend Game Picks (Last Week 4-2, Overall 26-10) Bonus Pick: 4-2

Oklahoma booms Texas

Alabama rolls Missouri

Notre Dame keeps it going over Stanford

LSU upsets South Carolina

Ohio State hammers Indiana

LA Tech upsets Texas A&M

*Bonus Pick*

Monday Night Football (8:30, ESPN): Peyton-led Broncos beat River-led Chargers, in a AFC West clash on MNF.

  • Broncos move into a 1st place tied with the Chargers, as both teams sit at 3-3 in another mediocre season in the AFC West.