Well goodness gracious people could I have stunk up the blog even more with my football predictions over the last two weeks. Again the goal here is to get back to .500; however much of a daunting climb that may be. I also would like people to know that I’m not an expert and that as an individual I’m learning where everything falls into place like everyone else. Let’s start with a nonconference clash.
Michigan State at #22 Notre Dame
(3-0, 0-0 away)
(22) Notre Dame
Notre Dame bounced back with a win against Purdue after losing 41-30 to Michigan. Michigan State is a little erratic at the quarterback position with Connor Cook as the starting quarterback, but Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees has made his fair share of mistakes as well. The Fighting Irish didn’t beat Purdue by much as they only won by a 31-24 margin last week. MSU’s defense also concerns me because as of right now it’s the nation’s best defense. Call this my upset of the week.
My Pick: Michigan State
#23 Arizona State at #5 Stanford
(23) Arizona St
(2-0, 0-0 away)
(2-0, 1-0 home)
Arizona State surprised a lot of people when they upset Wisconsin last week, but this time however they go to a national powerhouse in Palo Alto. I could make the case for an upset if ASU was playing at home, but Stanford should handle their first major test of the season with flying colors. It doesn’t help that the Sun Devils have lost 5 of their last 6 road trips to Stanford.
My Pick: #5 Stanford
Kansas State at Texas
(2-1, 0-0 away)
(1-2, 1-1 home)
Both of these programs have made headlines during the first few weeks of college football, but for very negative reasons. Kansas State lost in a shocker to North Dakota State to open their 2013 season while Texas has suffered back-to-back losses to BYU and Ole Miss. As embarassing as the Wildcats opening loss was, I feel more confident with them considering they’ve had to correct the ship with two straight wins while Texas has struggled recently. There may be some changes coming in Austin.
My Pick: Kansas State
My Record: 6-9
Hopefully I turn it around this week and get back to .500. It’s still a work in progress.
Stay classy everyone!