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NCAA Preview for Week 5

Thursday Night Game:

Southern Mississippi at Boise State: Both teams are 2-1. Southern Miss lost to Tennessee and Boise lost to Washington. Boise State will win this game on the Blue Turf. Ian Johnson will run for a TD and the Broncos will beat the Golden Eagles 24-14.

Friday Night Game:

West Viriginia (5) at South Florida (18)

This game is going to be the best matchup of the week. Both of these Big East teams are undefeated. WVU is 4-0; USF is 3-0. Steve Slaton and Pat White will try to get revenge on the Bulls. South Florida beat the Mountaineers 24-19 last season in Morgantown. The Bulls will not beat WVU in this game because of NOEL Devine. This WVU freshman will help White and Slaton defeat South Florida in Tampa. Noel Devine, the freshman RB will become a household name after this game. WVU beats USF 31-27. For a great article on Noel Devine’s past, Read: http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaaf/news;_ylt=AicTqGlyQ.7nyjqoTWTQtFQU1bYF?slug=ap-t25-wvirginia-devinesroad&prov=ap&type=lgns

Saturday Games:

Ohio State (8) at Minnesota

The Buckeyes prove once again that they deserve to be in the Top Ten. OSU is 4-0; the Golden Gophers are 1-3. QB Todd Boeckman and WRs Brian Robiskie and Brian Hartline demolish Minnesota’s secondary. Watch for LB James Laurinaitis to have a big game for the Bucks defense. Adam Weber, Minnesota’s QB will throw at least one interception in this game. Minnesota’s only threat: Jay Thomas, who has a kick return for a touchdown this year. The Ohio State puts up 41 points on the Gophers. Buckeyes win 41-10.

California (6) at Oregon (11)

These two Pac-10 teams are both 4-0 overall and 1-0 in conference play. Both teams have high octane offenses. Dennis Dixon, Oregon’s QB, has 11 TD passes and no interceptions. He also has 4 rushing TDs on the season. Both defenses have 6 interceptions. Look for turnovers to be the difference maker in this game. Last season Cal crushed Oregon 45-24. The Ducks will be looking for some revenge in Eugene. Oregon wins a close game due to a turnover by Nate Longhshore. Final score 42-39 Ducks win at home.

USC (1) at Washington

This game will be will closer than people think. USC is 4-0; Washington is 2-2, losing the last to games to Ohio State and UCLA. Tyrone Willingham will have his team ready for Pete Carroll’s Trojans. The Huskies QB Jake Locker needs to have the game of his life in order to beat Southern Cal. The redshirt Freshman will have a good game, but the speedy Trojan defense will be able to contain him inside the pocket most of the game. USC wins 42-24.

Auburn at Florida (4)

The Tigers are 2-2 on the season; Gators are 4-0. Tim Tebow will perform very well and lead his team to victory. Florida wins 31-17.

Air Force at Navy

This battle of the Service Academies will be an entertaining game. The Falcons are 3-1; the Midshipmen are 2-2. Air Force’s key win this season was against TCU, 20-17. This game will be full of rushing attacks and good defenses. Both QBs will do horribly. Air Force wins a close game 14-10.

Maryland at Rutgers (10)

The Terps are 2-2, The State University of new jersey is 3-0. The Scarlet Knights’ Ray Rice and Maryland’s Keon Lattimore will have a rushing battle going on all game. Rice wins and so does Rutgers: 35-24.

Top 25 Team with the Best Chance to be Upset:

Wisconsin Badgers (9). Michigan State Spartans go to Madison for this Big Ten matchup. Both teams are 4-0. If the Spartan defense can stop the rushing of PJ Hill, Michigan State has a good chance to win this game. Also, if State QB Brian Hoyer repeats his performance from last week (4 TD passes and no interceptions), I think the Badgers will lose. MSU wins 31-28.

Random Comments of the Week:

1. Good for you, Jim Tressel(Don’t Let Your Boys Solicit Prostitutes):
“It’s a great disappointment for our Buckeye football family, and we are very concerned for Antonio,”

http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaaf/news?slug=txohiostatehenton&prov=st&type=lgns

2. Congratulations Cincinnati Bearcats: You are 4-0 and ranked 24. First time since 1967 that your school has been nationally ranked. Coach Brian Kelly is in his first year with the team.

3. Ben Olson will start at QB this week for the UCLA Bruins. The Oregon State Beavers play host to the Bruins this week in a Pac-10 conference matchup.

4. Ohio State’s defense has been exceptional so far this season. The Buckeyes have only let up 20 points this season. OSU’s defense has shut out both Akron and Northwestern. Keep up the good work. James Laurinaitis leads the team in interceptions.

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