Friday, October 17, 2008

NCAA Football: As Temperatures Begin to Chill -- Rivalries Heat Up

The first chill of fall hits much of the country this weekend as the big conference showdowns and some fine Top 25 matchups heat things up. We’re following six games this weekend. Here they are.

First, ACC upstart, Wake Forest, visits conference rival Maryland as a one point favorite. They’ll be a wake in the forest when Maryland with its nasty defense prevails for the win. In other ACC action, George Tech visits a disoriented Clemson having just fired its coach. In the wake of this confusion, Tech is favored by 2 ½ points and should prevail.

In the SEC, #22 Vanderbilt visits Georgia #10. Georgia is favored by 14 ½ points and will likely prevail. Georgia has too many weapons to not clobber Vanderbilt, an SEC program on the rise.

Action is hot in the Big 12 this weekend. First #16 Kansas visits #4 Oklahoma down 20 points by the Vegas guys. Kansas will be the spread, but Oklahoma will want to come back after last week’s loss to Texas and win the game.

#11 Missouri visits #1 Texas who is only favored by 6 points. Texas will take care of business in this game on both counts.

Finally, in the Big Ten, #12 Ohio State visits East Lansing to face #20 Michigan State. This one belongs to the Buckeyes who will be tuning up to try to provide the big bump in Pops Paterno’s trek to an undefeated season.

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