Saturday, October 21, 2006

The Friday Tailgate

Play Tusk! Picks Against the Spread
Record: 11-6 (2-4)

Game 1: Texas -6 @ Nebraska
Winner: Nebraska

Game 2: UCLA +13.5 @ Notre Dame
Winner: Notre Dame

Game 3: Iowa +13.5 @ Michigan
Winner: Michigan

Game 4: Rutgers +6.5 @ Pittsburgh
Winner: Rutgers

Game 5: Georgia Tech +7 @ Clemson
Winner: Georgia Tech

Hometown Teams

Go U Northwestern! Michigan State -8.5 @ Northwestern
Winner: Northwestern

Shoulder to Shoulder! Colorado +14 @ Oklahoma
Winner: Colorado

Fight on! Bye Week
Winner: FIGHT ON!


Game of the Week: Texas @ Nebraska
With Texas among the top national title contenders with a loss, this game could either boost them to the top of that list or end their hopes altogether. A win for Nebraska could push them towards the Top 10 and give them a substantial lead in the Big 12 North. With the game being in Lincoln, and with so much on the line for both teams (a second loss...), this game should be very competitive.

Upset Watch: Washington @ California
Well, this game looked like much more of an upset before Washington's senior QB Isiah Stanback went out with a season-ending injury. However, the Huskies are still better-than-average, and have a defense that could be capable of shutting down this Cal running attack - especially if Cal looks past this game.

Heisman Watch: Marshawn Lynch vs. Washington
Well, Troy Smith is still the leader for the Heisman, but he should tear up Indiana this week. So out of the rest of the Heisman candidates, Marshawn Lynch has the best opportunity to put on a show this week and push his name towards the front of the list. If Lynch has a great game, he will solidify himself among the top 3, with the others being Troy Smith and Steve Slaton - while keeping his team in the running for the Pac 10, and an outside shot at the title game.

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