I will admit that Week 6 will not be able to compete with the matchups and firepower that the College Football Stratosphere put together in Week 5. But these games will be pretty intense.
Here are my thoughts on the major matchups:
Alabama at South Carolina: This will be a flat-out SEC brawl. Two of College Football’s best and most respected coaches lock horns at the season’s midway point. Saban’s defending National Champion Crimson Tide has been “rolling” along, and is feeling especially good after handing Florida a devastating thrashing. South Carolina is no slouch though. The Gamecocks finally showed some chinks in their armor last week in a very tough road loss to Auburn. You better believe that South Carolina will be looking to redeem itself in a big way and shock the Tide. Even with the best freshman in the country, Marcus Lattimore, it will not be enough as Alabama cruises to their 3rd consecutive win against a top 20 ranked opponent. I will admit that I thought Bama would falter during this brutal 3 game stretch. I was wrong. Bama by 10 on the road.
Michigan State vs Michigan: This is the first year in a while that both of these teams are major contenders in the Big Ten, and on the national scene. These are both outstanding football teams that are looking to stay undefeated. Well this is the game that will separate the boys from the men. The pretenders from the contenders. The whole state of Michigan should be into this one. Michigan State is coming off of an outstanding performance against a very good Wisconin team in which they held Wisconsin star running back John Clay, out of the endzone. Michigan on the other hand demonstrated their amazing offensive attack, along with their lackluster defensive attack. Can Michigan’s rushing attack run all over Greg Jones, and the outstanding Spartan defense? Can Michigan get a stop or two against a solid Spartan offense? Will Denard Robinson continue to show why he is towards the top of all the expert’s Heisman Lists at this point? The difference in this game will be Michigan’s inability to stop the Spartan’s on crucial 3rd downs. I got this one going down to the wire in a shootout fashion. Look for the Spartans to come out of the Big House victorious by 3.
LSU at Florida: These are two of the SEC’s most storied programs in recent memory. Two teams that really hate each other for a plethora of reasons. But on this night, all arguments will be settled on the field. LSU comes in undefeated, but lacking much to desire offensively. Florida is coming off a crushing defeat to Alabama in which they were embarrassed on national television. Can LSU’s amazing swarming defense hold the Gators under 14 points? If not, chalk this one up as a loss. I got the Gators having just a little bit too much offense for the Tigers and taking this one at home by 7 in a very ugly game. If this game were in Baton Rouge, I would be picking the Tigers.
Florida State at Miami: Talk about one of the best and most historic rivalries in College Football. These two programs do not like each other. And for obvious reasons. They fight year in and year out for 2nd place in the state of Florida (behind the Gators) and for numerous recruits. The Seminoles have looked awesome this year except against their one big time opponent, Oklahoma. Miami has looked very solid this year other than in the 2nd half against the Buckeyes a few weeks back. These teams appear somewhat evenly matched on paper. But my edge goes to Jacory Harris and the Hurricanes. Jacory must find a way to cut down on his very unnecessary throws that end up being INTs. But, they are playing in front of a home crowd, and have one of the most athletic defenses in the entire country. Ponder and the Seminoles will put up a fight, but will lose by 6 in the end on the road.
So there you have my Week 6 picks for College Football. It should be a great weekend. Make sure to get out and support your teams.
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