College Football Preview - Week 3
Written by Curt Popejoy on 09/17/2010
So, week 3 is upon us and there are a few early conslusions I have come to.
There are only about ten really good teams in the country, and about 30 really average ones. I suspect by the end of the season, there will be about 4 really good teams.
The University of North Carolina is a grease fire, and they are only the beginning. Thanks to the that big dope Reggie Bush, and slightly smaller dope A.J. Green, these big programs are going to get treated like a hot girl trying to board an air plane. You are going to get over searched and feel pretty violated when you are done. I have spoken on this topic before, so I won't go into it, but honestly, all this venom for the NCAA because these idiots knowingly broke the rules. You want to whine about the rule? Go ahead, but don't use that as the basis to defend these guys.
Ah, but onto happier thoughts. We get another great weekend of college football. Not a huge heaping bowl of elite matchups, but still 3 really good games, that I can't wait to see.
One note. Rarely will you see this preview up for the Thursday night game, unless the matchup is just too good not to talk about.
For Appetisers the Iowa Hawkeyes who travel to Tuscon to go after the Arizona Wildcats. Great matchup of 2 ranked teams fighting for respect not only within their conferences, but on the national stage as well. Both teams are 2-0 from playing some soft gooey cupcakes the first two weeks. We'll see if either team is any good this weekend. I happen to love parts of both of these teams. Iowa DE Adrian Clayborn is one of the best defensive lineman in the nation, and unlike most of the rest, isn't suspended, so big ups to Clayborn. For Zona, QB Nick Foles and that passing offense is so fun to watch. It could be that the balance Iowa has on offense that will be the difference. I am on the Wildcat bandwagon this year, and just always think that Iowa is always a little overrated. Give me the Wildcats in a shootout and Nick Foles will shine.
For the maincourse we have the Air Force Academy traveling to Norman to play the Oklahoma Sooners. On paper, this game probably won't wow everyone. But you have to look at the Sooner defense in the big picture of the season. As great as they were against Florida State, they were that bad against Utah State. And I am a little biased that I love the triple option offense, so I am very curious to see if Oklahoma's athletes on defense are ready for a long day. Pack a lunch guys. Biggest edge the Sooners have is home field. They just don't lose much in Norman. I think it'll be an entertaining game, and a lot of fun to watch, but OU pulls away late.
Dessert in this little 3 course meal is No. 12 Arkansas traveling to Georgia. Now, I know that Georgia isn't ranked, and A.J. Green isn't playing, but it's still a Georgia home game, and they are in a perfect position to play spoiler on the Razorbacks. Razorback QB Ryan Mallett has been dominant, albeit against mediocore talent, and even in a down year, the Bulldogs have players. So, am I calling for the upset? Not a chance. I know Arkansas has lost something like 6 in a row against the Bulldogs, but that was then. Mallett will carve them up for big numbers, but Georgia will try and keep it close.
A few future headlines for Sunday.
KU really isn't that good as they fall to Golden Eagles
Terrelle Pryor strengthens Heisman case with huge performance against Ohio
Denard Robinson maintains stranglehold on the Heisman, and the Universe as he feasts on Minutemen
Jake Locker still a product of media hype, not production as Cornhuskers roll the Huskies.
Roll Tide! Return of Mark Ingram means big things for Alabama
Gators make narrow escape from Rocky Top
The Cameron Newton show comes to ESPN Gameday
Longhorn D slams the door on Red Raider offense
Last Edited: 09/16/2010