2010 College Football Week 5 Cheerleader Edition
The college football season is starting to shape up as the weeding out process continues this weekend with a number of top 25 match-ups around the nation. When all is said and done, there will be some seriously disappointed fans as they witness dreams of a national championship blow away like Dust in the Wind – CUE WILL FERRELL!
#7 Florida @ #1 Alabama
When the University of Florida Gators play the defending national champions Saturday they’ll be in for a rude awakening. It wouldn’t be surprising to see the #1 Crimson Tide of Alabama roll over the #7 Gators. Like Texas, the Gators will drop far in the polls after they lose.
#21 Texas @ #8 Oklahoma
#21 Texas may end up in an unfamiliar position after they face #8 Oklahoma Saturday in the Red River Rivalry—out of the top 25. Garrett Gilbert has played well at times, but still looks like an inexperienced first year starter. The defense has kept them in games when the offense sputtered. It will take an interception free performance from Gilbert along with a strong showing by the defense for Texas to get by the Sooners. Any loss besides a barn-burner in OT will push them from the top 25.
#11 Wisconsin @ #24 Michigan State
When #11 Wisconsin enters Spartan Stadium to take on the #24 Michigan State Spartans they will be in for the toughest challenge they have faced this season. They appear to be a real offensive force with the 10th best rushing attack and the 15th best scoring team in the nation, but those are both inflated ranks due to the 70-3 game against Austin Peay last weekend. Michigan State’s 10th ranked rushing defense will put the Badgers to the test. The Spartans have played better than expected this season. If they happen to lose and drop out of the top 25, they’ll most likely be back within a few weeks.
#22 Penn State @ #17 Iowa
The Big Ten may see another team drop out of the top 25 after #22 Penn State and #17 Iowa are done playing at Kinnick Stadium. Joe Pa has had to work in some new players at key positions, namely quarterback; so far Robert Bolden hasn’t done too bad. Their defense has kept them in a lot of games, but against a fairly good Iowa offense they will need more help from Bolden and the offense. I love me some Joe Pa, but just don’t think the Nittany Lion offense is good enough to compete against the best defense in the nation. Iowa will win this one without too much trouble.
#9 Stanford @ #4 Oregon
Saturday night’s contest is between #9 Stanford and #4 Oregon. Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck is proving to be a Heisman contender, leading the Cardinal to a 4-0 start including a dominant win over Notre Dame last weekend. Oregon has a stable of capable running backs led by sophomore LaMichael James, but their stats are grossly inflated due to two insanely lopsided games against New Mexico and Portland State. The Cardinal will need Luck to have some, well—luck, and keep the Ducks off the field. Stanford is a much more balanced and talented team. While I expect to see a good fight, Stanford should come out on top.