College Football Notebook (11/10)

I’ve generally accepted that the number zero is amazingly characterizing! In the realm of sports, as in land, everything’s about “area, area and area!” A zero in the right-hand section of the won-misfortune standings is something excellent, while one in the left-hand segment, isn’t all that great!

As school football enters its stretch run, anybody distantly connected with the game is very much aware that USC, Texas and Alabama (recorded arranged by the group’s BCS rankings), stay the country’s solitary unbeaten groups. Nonetheless, there a couple of different groups with a zero in that right-hand section, with regards to gathering standings.

West Virginia of the Big East, effectively dealt with Cincinnati on Wednesday night, moving to 5-0 in association play. The Mountaineers actually have games staying on November 24 versus Pittsburgh (in Morgantown) and on December 3 at South Florida. The Mountaineers had the Big East title in their grip last year however lost at home to Boston College 36-17 and at Pittsburgh (16-13), to complete the year. The current year’s group gives no indications of collapsing except for one won’t ever know

TCU has effectively secured the MWC title, in its first year in the association. The Horned Frogs effectively dispatched of Colorado State last Saturday (33-6), securing the school’s first out and out gathering title since winning the SWC crown in 1958. At 7-0 in the MWC, the Horned Frogs (29-point top picks!) need just beat UNLV in Fort Worth on Saturday, to complete at 10-1 by and large and 8-0 in association play. Amusingly, the group’s just misfortune in 2005 came against an old SWC rival, SMU. Only multi week in the wake of opening the season by winning 17-10 in Norman versus the Sooners (as right around four-TD longshots), TCU lost 21-10 at SMU, a group that is only 3-6 on the year.

Somewhere around one of school football’s seven excess gathering unbeatens HAS to lose this end of the week. Boise State and Fresno State of the WAC (both 5-0), meet Thursday night on ESPN. Boise State entered the WAC in 2001 and in that absolute first year, finished Fresno’s 17-game home series of wins with a 35-30 triumph as a 16-point dark horse. Subsequent to losing at La Tech sometime thereafter, Boise started a gathering series of wins that is arrived at 31 games! During that run, the Broncos are a noteworthy 21-10 ATS. เกมสล็อต roma

Notwithstanding the way that Boise possesses that long gathering series of wins and have beaten Fresno in each of the four gatherings since joining the meeting (winning by a normal score of 41-21 and goings 4-0 ATS), the Bulldogs are strong top picks (in excess of a TD) in Thursday’s down. Fresno State is doubtlessly an expert, as the Bulldogs are 38-5 SU at home since 1998 and enter their standoff with the Broncos at 7-1 (just misfortune at 8-1 Oregon, 37-34) and positioned No. 20 in the AP (current BCS positioning is 22).

The champ of Thursday’s confrontation will probably win-out the remainder of the way in meeting play yet it’s no ‘lock.’ Boise gets a simple game at home versus Idaho however should play at La Tech (7-1 SU at home since 2004). Concerning Fresno, in the wake of venturing out to USC on December 19 for a non-gathering game, the Bulldogs should go to Reno, where Nevada has gone 9-2 SU and ATS in its last 11 home games. Fresno completes the season with a game against La Tech at home.

Returning to the country’s best three groups, USC faces the one school that is given them the most incredibly inconvenience the most recent couple of years. USC takes a 31-game series of wins into its game at Cal this Saturday, just as a 14-game street series of wins and a 21-game Pac-10 series of wins. Cal was the last group to beat USC, 34-31 in triple-OT back in 2003. Cal nearly beat the Trojans last year in Los Angeles losing 23-17 and in 2003, losing 30-28. Including some more dramatization, a USC win will tie Cal’s Pac-10 record series of wins of 22 straight, set from 1947-50. USC is a 18 1/2-point top pick and will close the year with home games against Fresno State and UCLA (Trojans have won 25 straight in the Coliseum).

Texas, the country’s No. 2 group, goes for its seventeenth consecutive success this Saturday in Austin against Kansas. While both Texas and USC have dominated matches by comparative edges, Texas outscores its rivals 48.3-14.3 with USC outscoring its adversaries by a normal of 49.9-20.6, the Longhorns are 8-1 ATS while the Trojans are only 4-5! Texas is a 33-point top choice over Kansas and completions its normal season with a visit to College Station, where the Longhorns face the disillusioning Aggies. The possible adversary for Texas in the Big-12 title games is Colorado, a group the Longhorns beat in Austin 42-17, back on October 15.

While hardly any think either USC or Texas will stagger down the stretch, the country’s No. 3 group, Alabama (however only 3-6 ATS), discovers itself a home ‘canine’ (in addition to 3) this Saturday to No. 5 LSU. Since losing WR Tyrone Protho, the Tide have scored only ONE TD in their last three SEC games. Nonetheless, Alabama possesses the country’s No.1-positioned scoring guard (8.2 PPG) and shouldn’t be counted out of any game. In the event that Alabama escapes against LSU, the Tide play Auburn in the “Iron Bowl” on December 19 in Auburn. Alabama’s logical SEC title game rival (if the group makes it that far) is either Georgia or Florida.

The SEC saw Auburn go 12-0 last year however get avoided with regard to the BCS title game and it appears to be probable that Alabama could complete 12-0 out of 2005 and furthermore get forgotten about. USC expanded its lead over Texas in the most recent BCS standings and Texas’ lead over Alabama is SUBSTANTIAL! BCS history says that the two groups positioned first and second in the underlying BCS survey of the period (this year it was USC and Texas), have NEVER proceeded to meet in that year’s BCS title game. Be that as it may, USC and Texas have as of now made BCS history in 2005, as similar two groups have at no other time been possibly a couple in every one of a season’s initial four BCS standings. Possibly USC and Texas are bound to meet in Pasadena?

Adorable LOSERS

I can’t close without posting the winless groups, the ones with the zero in some unacceptable area! Sanctuary is 0-10 (4-6 ATS) in 2005 however gets the week off prior to shutting its season December 19 at Navy. New Mexico State is 0-9 (2-7 ATS) and is home to Nevada, where the Aggies are 9 1/2-point dark horses. Wild ox, additionally 0-9 (5-4 ATS!) is at Kent State and the Bulls may really get an opportunity. The not really Golden Flashes are only 1-8 themselves in 2005 however are supported by about a TD. Note: Buffalo additionally possesses the country’s longest current street losing streak with 22 straight misfortunes.

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