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WBN Games of the Week: The Valley of Death


Yeah, that’s Tiger Stadium, aka Death Valley, where the Wildcats will visit the #1 team in the country on Saturday. Let’s not dwell on this.

Kentucky (2-2) at 1 LSU (4-0): October 1st, 12:21 PM

The Tigers have now faced three ranked teams; two of them on the road and one of them on a neutral field. They defeated all three quite handily. They have one of the fastest, biggest, meanest defenses that I have ever seen in my life. LSU is only allowing 14 points a game. UK is only scoring 17.

Their offense isn’t designed to score loads of points, but it is more than serviceable behind a monster offensive line that sets up a great running game and play action pass.

For Kentucky to win…heck, I don’t know what Kentucky would have to do to pull an upset here. Whatever they do, they will have to play perfect football. More than perfect football. The Cats are reeling and reaching at the moment, not good traits facing the best team in football in their house. Hopefully the early start will catch the Tigers being a little sluggish.

Tigers over the Cats: 47-17

Marshall (1-3) at Louisville (2-1): October 1st, 3:30 PM

The Dirty Birds have to be feeling pretty good after beating Kentucky on the road. Now they welcome a bad Marshall team into the Pizza Oven for a real barn burner (sarcasm detected) on Saturday.

It’s looking like the Cards will be starting their freshman phenom Teddy Bridgewater over the injured Will Stein. Card fans are beyond happy about this since they think ole Teddy Bear is the best QB since Joe Montana. The fact remains that he is a true freshman and he will make freshmen mistakes.

The Thundering Herd has one win on their schedule against Southern Mississippi, the team Louisville barely beat in the prestigious Beef O’Brady’s Bowl last season. Marshall also held Virginia Tech to only 7 second half points last week. Could they give the Cards some trouble? Yes they could. They have played a much tougher schedule and anything can happen considering Louisville’s youth.

But the Cards win. 20-13

SEC Game of the Week: 3 Alabama (4-0) at 12 Florida (4-0): October 1st, 8:00 PM

After the Gators whip up on Kentucky, they are rewarded with a visit from the Crimson Tide led by none other than two time national champion Nick Saban. Florida can flash some serious speed on offense, they are 9th overall in rushing, and have a good defense, 4th overall in points against.

But let’s look at their competition thus far: Kentucky, Florida Atlantic, UAB, and they only beat a mediocre Tennessee team by 7 points.

‘Bama rolls in having taken down #23 Penn State on the road and #15 Arkansas at home. The Hogs brought a great Bobby Petrino offense into Tuscaloosa and left with just 14 points on the board. The Tide’s defense is #2 overall and their offensive numbers are in the top 25 in points for and rushing.

Florida is about to get a wake up call. John Brantley is not very good, Chris Rainey is dinged up and Jeff Demps will see guys that can run with him on the field.

‘Bama wins 27-14

Non SEC Game of the Week: 8 Nebraska (4-0) at 7 Wisconsin (4-0): October 1st, 8:00 PM

I am not normally a fan of Big 10 football but this has all the makings of a great game. Nebraska is a traditional football powerhouse that is trying to make it’s way in a new conference. Wisconsin is a team that is seemingly unbeatable at Camp Randall.

Nebraska still does what Nebraska has always done (besides the Bill Callahan era) and that is run the football. The Huskers are 8th in the country on the ground. They haven’t played a very tough schedule thus far and have won every game handily.

So have the Badgers. They have the #3 defense but, like Nebraska, haven’t faced much of a challenge yet. This will be the first true test for each team and it comes in an all important conference kick off.

Badgers get it done at home 24-17

Clunker of the Week: Rutgers (2-1) at Syracuse (3-0): October 1st, 12:00 PM

I forgot to do the Clunker last week, so I have an extra stinky game for you this week,

Nothing gets your blood pumpin’ like some Big East football, right? Syracuse is fresh off of stealing a game from Toledo in overtime by the Big East refs calling a bad field goal good and handing the game to the Orange.

Rutgers sucks. The end.

Orange (?) 12-10

NFL Game of the Week: New York (2-1) at Baltimore (2-1): October 2nd, 8:20 PM

The NFL games this week are kinda crappy but this game should be a good one. The Jets are coming off of a loss at Oakland and their blustering head coach is having a war of words with the legendary Joe Namath. Namath seems to think that Rex Ryan pumps his team’s ego up too much and it makes them soft. I just think that the Jets have a crappy quarterback, no running back and a bad defensive line.

The Ravens have looked like a Super Bowl contender two out of the three games they have played. They laid an egg (hahahahaha) against the Titans in week two. This team goes as Joe Flacco goes. Flacco looked like an MVP in weeks one and three and looked like a dunce in week 2. The Jets will throw some tough schemes at the third year QB but it won’t be enough.

The Ravens make Namath hate Ryan even more and make Edgar Allen Poe proud by winning 27-13.

That’s all tonight. Check back on Monday to check out how I did.

Go Cats. Play well against LSU. Please.

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