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Friday, November 19, 2010

SKOHR's Weekend Picks: College Football

This is a huge weekend in College Football.  In some cases it is the last weekend of real conference games before the bowls are determined.  Let's take a look at all the exciting games to keep your eye on over the weekend.

-#7 Wiconsin at Michigan -ESPN
A week after putting up a ridiculous 83 points on Indiana the Badgers take their #7 national ranking up to Ann Arbor to face Rich Rod and his sieve like defense.  I'm not a gambler but the over under in this game could reasonably be 150 if the Wolverine's QB Denard Robinson is fully healthy.  Watch for freshman RB Montee Ball of Wisconson to step right in for injured star John Clay again this week.

-#6 Stanford at Cal
After a missed field goal kept them from upsetting the #1 ranked Oregon Ducks at home last week, look for the Cal Bears to bring everything they have when Stanford visits this weekend.  Expect this year's possible #1 overall NFL draft pick, QB Andrew Luck to keep his hot streak going and lead this Cardinal team to another victory in hostile territory as he has been doing all season long.

Game of the week
-#9 Ohio State at #20 Iowa
Iowa has been embarrassed after losing the last 2 weeks.  This will be the final home game for many of Iowa's top players including DE AdrianClayborn and QB Ricky Stanzi.  Expect their defense to get after QB Terrelle Pryor in a Big-10 battle that will have huge BCS implications.  If Iowa pulls out the upset, Wisconsin could very well be in the driver's seat for a Rose Bowl berth.

-#16 Virginia Tech at #24 Miami
Virginia Tech has really turned things around after losing their first two games of the year to Boise St. and James Madison.  They bring their streak of 8 wins down to Miami to face the healthy QB Jacory Harris and their breakout WR Leonard Hankerson.  Hankerson is currently tied with former Hurricane Michael Irvin for the Miami record most TD receptions in a season at 11.  It should be a great matchup with the Hokies always stellar DBs.

-#8 Nebraska at #19 Texas A&M
Great game of match-ups here.  Nebraska's playmakers RB Roy Helu Jr, and Freshman QB Taylor Martinez will have to get past tackling machine OLB Von Miller and a formidable Aggie run defense.  While the A&M QB, Ryan Tannehill, was a starting WR just two weeks ago.  He will get to face possibly the best pass defense in college football which includes standouts CB Prince Amukamara and DT Jared Crick.

As always, enjoy the games!

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