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WBN's Games of the Week


That’s right, Wildcat Blue Nation. It’s time to introduce a new segment in which we here at the website highlight the games of the week. The format is simple: I will talk a little bit about some games that I find interesting and give you my take on the match up as well as my picks. You can all join in the fun and laugh at my ineptitude as I will surely not be very good at this. Let’s have some fun anyway.

I will first preview the Kentucky game as well as the Louisville game. I will then pick an SEC game of the week, a non-SEC game of the week, a clunker of the week and one NFL game. Sound like a good time? I knew you would be into this.

Kentucky (1-0) vs. Central Michigan (1-0): Saturday September 10th, 12:00 P.M.

We should not be nervous about this game but we are. The nervousness does not come from the fact that Central Michigan looks imposing, besides they only beat South Carolina State 21-6 last week. We are nervous based on how bad we performed against WKU.

The last time these two played was back in ’06 when the Cats were in the midst of an 8 game winning season. The Chippewas gave that team fits, losing to the Cats 45-36 in Commonwealth. Kentucky needs to come out and have the O-Line impose it’s will in order to regain some confidence. The offense will wake up from it’s slumber and Josh Clemons will be the star of the game.

The UK defense will stifle CMU and scoring will not be easy to come by for the visitors. Cats win 33-9.

Louisville vs. Florida International: Friday September 9th, 7:00 P.M.

There is one college team in America that will be shown up by high school football and that team is the Fighting Dirty Birds of Louisville.

If we think that we may be in for a scare against Central Michigan, then Louisville might be in for a nightmare against FIU. The Panthers are no joke and they have a legit stud playing for them. His name is T.Y. Hilton and he plays receiver for the Panthers. He had 283 all purpose yards in their win over North Texas 41-16.

Louisville better hope their much hyped defense can hold Hilton and quarterback Wesley Carroll. I think they will. Barely. Cards win 27-24

SEC Game of the Week: 12 South Carolina (1-0) at Georgia (0-1): Saturday September 10th, 4:30 P.M.

Georgia was just embarrassed (by those awful uniforms) in their home state on Saturday night against Boise State. They are looking to bounce back against a South Carolina team that just had Heisman candidate Marcus Lattimore run for 112 yards and 3 touchdowns in their win. I don’t think that the Bull Dogs will get a victory against the Gamecocks, who started rolling offensively in the second half.

Mark Richt looked like he was been publicly flogged in front of a sold out Georgia Dome. He is on the verge of losing his team and his fans. This will be another loss for UGA. South Carolina wins 32-20.

Non-SEC (kind of) Game of the Week: 3 Alabama (1-0) at 23 Penn State (1-0): Saturday September 10th, 3:30 P.M.

Talk about college football royalty. Alabama is Rolling up to Happy Valley to take on Joe Paterno and his newly ranked Nitany Lions. Both teams are coming off of blow out wins this past weekend. The National Championship is at stake for the Crimson Tide in a very tough early season road game.

It’s the Big 10 versus the SEC. We all know how that usually comes out. ‘Bama 42-30.

Clunker of the Week: Cincinnati (1-0) at Tennessee (1-0)

Here we have two teams that have lost some serious luster in the past couple of years. Cincy went from a Brian Kelly coached Big East champ, BCS participant team to a team that had to struggle through the worst football conference in history. The Vols went from being Tennessee to being a shadow of one of the most storied programs in the SEC with the firing of Phillip Fulmer, the midnight flight of the Weasel Lane Kiffin and the hiring of Donald Dooley, or Danny Dooley, or whatever that dude’s name is.

Vols win this pillow fight 21-25

NFL Game of the Week: New Orleans at Green Bay: Thursday September 8th, 8:30 P.M.

The Super Bowl Champs will be visited by one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL. The Saints are now without Reggie Bush, a guy that was drafted in the top 10 based on a fantastic college career that never really panned out in the pros. The Saints replaced him with another Heisman winner, Mark Ingram.

The Packers are 100% healthy, something they were not when they won the Super Bowl. The Pack’s defense is one of the best in the league and they will somewhat contain Drew Brees and a potent Saints offensive team. Green Bay wins 42-31.

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