Now that the Oklahoma lost (the third #1 team to lose in 3 weeks) it’s wide open for Boise State to move into the top 2…or not. Auburn (as you know by now) has leaped up to number one in the country. If you’re Boise State you can’t get worked up about what’s happening. There are teams beating better teams than the teams you’re facing, but that’s old news. The problem is the teams above you are undefeated. Even with that considered, you can’t get worked up. Look it doesn’t matter who is ranked one or two until the season is over.
The most impressive thing I saw last weekend was Cameron Newton‘s passing ability. It’s probably an indictment on me more than it is a complement. I don’t watch Auburn because they’re not exciting and i don’t think they’re that good (by the way, still don’t think they’re that good). However Cam Newtown has great talent, and he could be a starting quarterback in the NFL next year.
There’s not many selection this weekend, so there’s no need to tease my game of the week. My game of the week is Michigan State v. Iowa.
Michigan State better bring their fake punts to Iowa this weekend. They will need everything in their arsenal to beat The Hawkeyes. Although Michigan State is undefeated, they’re often not talked about. I think this weekend will be a great opportunity for the Spartans to establish themselves as championship contenders. If they beat Iowa this weekend, don’t be surprised if they are ranked 3rd in the BCS (“Boise brace for impact”). On the other hand you have the Iowa Hawkeyes. Last week they were handed their second loss of the season by Wisconsin. With that loss they are probably out of the hunt for the Big Ten title. The only way for them to keep a glimmer of hope of winning the Big Ten, is to win out the rest of the season. Iowa has everything to lose Saturday. I’m not buying Michigan State stock. They win sloppy games with trick plays. That’s a sell in my book. If you include the fact that Iowa has a home field advantage, I don’t see the Spartans winning.
Iowa wins, 18 – 31
-Kortney Shane Williams
Comedian and Writer