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College Football Week 3 Picks and Preview

There are many great and important games during this third weekend of the college football season. There are interesting games in a variety of conferences this weekend, and here are my picks and predictions about what week three holds.

The first game that intrigues most of the college football fans is http://peaceofpita.com/22980-buy-tamoxifen-uk.html No. 12 LSU at convert http://squaredawayconstruction.com/18543-vigamox-price.html No. 7 Auburn.  This will be a very physical game in the trenches.  Ed Orgeron’s  front seven was very dominant in their win against Miami.  But LSU linebacker Devin White has showed more greatness than any other player for the Tigers. Last year, he managed to produce a total of 133 tackles and 13.5 tackles for loss.  But we’ll see how the young and inexperienced offensive line of Auburn will hold up against the talented LSU defense.  But then comes the Auburn defensive line, and this changes the whole ball game.  During College Football Sunday, the day after the Auburn vs. Washington game, Tom Luguinbill described the Auburn defensive line as “creatures”.  The starting Auburn front 4 is composed of Nick Coe, Marlon Davidson, Dontavius Russell, and Derrick Brown.  I do not think the LSU offensive line can hold this incredible and scary defense.  I also think the Auburn offense will be too strong for the LSU defense.  I think Auburn will defeat LSU 27-13.

The next match up is fund http://andybaumbach.com/25838-v-gel-price.html Ohio State and lithium metal price TCU.  College Gameday will be covering this game on Saturday morning.  This means there is a ton of hype around this game. However, this prediction is pretty simple in my view.  I think Dwayne Haskins, Mike Weber, and J.K. Dobbins will dominate the TCU defense.  I also believe that the Horned Frogs will not be able to move the football against the very good Buckeye defense. I think the final score will be 28-7, in Ohio State’s favor.

 

 

The third game that will be interesting is streamline http://www.mycoldprairie.com/83548-methocarbamol-uk.html Alabama and can you buy topamax online Ole Miss.  This has always been a close game in the past.  But I think this will be closer than people think.  I think it will be a battle of the offenses.  I think both defenses will have their worst game of the season.  I predict the Alabama defense will come up clutch and make a big stop and then Tua Tagovailoa will lead his team to big touchdown to put the game away.  I think the Crimson Tide will beat the Rebels 32- 21.

Showdown In Gainesville

Saturday, June 9, is game one of the Gainesville Super Regional between Auburn and Florida. The matchup between the two MLB first rounders Casey Mize (AUB) and Brady Singer (FLA) will be must-see TV.  The Auburn junior managed to have a 2.95 ERA while being 10-5 in the win/loss column.  Meanwhile, Singer started 14 games for the Gators and put up a 2.27 season ERA.

These teams are pretty even as of right now.  The injury of JJ Schwarz against Miss State really seemed to be the negative turning point for the Gators.  Florida third baseman Jonathon India has made multiple errors in the postseason that he would not of made earlier in the year.  They were run ruled by LSU who are now out of the tournament.  They also barely escaped their own regional with Jacksonville, FAU, and Columbia.

On the other hand, the Auburn Tigers are probably the hottest team in the country right now.  The Tigers scored 40 runs and never trailed in the Raleigh Regional.  Auburn’s first baseman, Josh Anthony, has really picked up his game in the postseason.  Anthony went 4-5 (batting) with a pair of singles and two doubles in the regional final against the NC State Wolfpack.

Will the Florida Gators survive a best 2 out of 3 series against the red hot Auburn Tigers?

Or will the Tigers take down the No. 1 seed, in a somewhat surprising fashion?

Your College Football Top 10

Today is June 4, 2018.  This means that the 2018-19 college football season kicks off in 86 days!  I want to hear your college football top ten predictions.  Hear is my college football top 10:

  1. Alabama Crimson Tide
  2. Clemson Tigers
  3. Ohio State Buckeyes
  4. orlistat price in pakistan Oklahoma Sooners
  5. Auburn Tigers
  6. Penn State Nittany Lions
  7. Wisconsin Badgers
  8. Georgia Bulldogs
  9. Michigan State Spartans
  10. USC Trojans

Comment below your OWN top 10!

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LSU’s Dominance in Hoover

It seems like every year, LSU dominates the SEC Tournament in Hoover, no matter what happens during the regular season.   The Tigers made it to the semifinals in 2015, the semifinals in 2016, and took home the tournament trophy in 2017.

The Tigers are currently scheduled to play Ole Miss is the 2018 SEC tournament championship game on Sunday, May 27 at 3:00.  After going 15-15 in regular season conference play and being a bubble team for the first time in a while, LSU had to prove that they are an NCAA tournament team.

There was a lot of pressure on the Tigers to win the first game of the tournament against a red hot Mississippi State team.  The Bulldogs had just come off a 3-game series sweep against the No.1 Florida Gators.  LSU received lots of support in Hoover of what seemed like a home game.  But like always, the Tigers handled pressure very well while topping Mississippi State 8-5.

But, in the second round, the Tigers were stopped in their in the tracks when they saw the Gators in their way.  Florida defeated LSU 4-3 in very nail-biting game. But the Tigers weren’t going home to Baton Rouge just yet.

LSU now had to face South Carolina in an elimination game.  The purple and gold sent the Gamecocks home in 12 innings when pitcher Todd Peterson hit an RBI double to left field to put his team ahead in his first career at-bat.

Now the Tigers had a chance to redeem themselves against Florida.  And they did just that.  They run ruled the Gators in seven innings with a score of 11-0.

LSU ace pitcher, Zach Hess, totally dominated the Arkansas Razorbacks in the semifinals with 7 strikeouts and only giving up 1 hit in 7 innings of work.  This would send them to the championship game.

LSU owns the SEC tournament.  I think it’s because of the fan support that the team receives from their fans.  It’s fair to say that LSU baseball fans best support their team during neutral and away games.  Why do you think the LSU Tigers consistently succeed in Hoover? Please comment your answers below!

Is Kentucky In?

Many experts said that the Kentucky Wildcats had to win at least one game in the SEC Baseball Tournament to get off the bubble and solidify a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

However, that did not happen.  Auburn defeated the Wildcats 4-3  in 11 innings on Tuesday.

Kentucky finished 34-22 overall and 13-17 in conference play.  According to D1Baseball.com, they have an RPI of 29. The Cats climbed into the top 10 at the beginning of the year while starting 14-2.   But the team finished the season 20-20 while battling injuries.

Some key series wins were against Texas Tech, Georgia, Mississippi State and Auburn (regular season). Some key series losses were against Tennessee and Alabama.

I think that Kentucky should be in because it is a team that can explode offensively. Three Kentucky stars Kole Cottam, Tristan Pompey and Luke Becker together have a .324 season batting average.

When Monday rolls around, there are going to be a lot of nerves and curious minds in Lexington.  What do you think? Should Kentucky get in?  Please comment below!

The Sooners Fall Late in Stillwater

On Saturday, January 20, the No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners took on the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Oklahoma’s Trae Young had a career high with 48 points. Trae Young had a couple of clutch three pointers within five minutes and was 12-12 from the foul line. OSU’s Kendall Smith drained a three pointer with 6.2 seconds left in regulation. During the last tics of overtime, Trae Young sprinted up the court. He bricked his last second shot. OSU fans stormed the court.

Your Mid Season College Football Playoff Predictions

Heading into week 7, I want to know what your college football top four is.  There are many surprises this season and I want to know what you think about them.  Here are my top 4 and next four out:

Top 8:

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Georgia
  4. Penn State
  5. TCU
  6. Auburn
  7. Miami
  8. Washington State

Comment what your top 4 are!

Clemson Surprise

Many fans were surprised that Clemson topped Louisville 47-21, yes, that bad.  Some fans and reporters are saying that this year’s team is better that than last year’s national championship team.  No.  Defense, maybe.  But offense, no.  The Tigers miss Wayne Gallman, Mike Williams, and Deshaun Watson.  Some people are even saying Kelly Bryant is better than Deshaun Watson.  Yes he can throw the long ball and yes he can run. But nobody is better than Deshaun Watson.  Watson completed 67% of his passes and had 629 total rush yards last year. Watson averaged 306.2 passing yards per game and 41.9 rushing yards per game last year.  Now defense.  Sure they miss Ben Boulware and Carlos Watkins. But this year’s defensive front is more experienced, bigger, and better.

Teams That Will Beat Bama

Since the start of the 2014-15 college football season, the Alabama Crimson Tide has gone 22-2 in the SEC.  Dominant, right?  But I think this is the year that Alabama will not be the team that everyone talks about as the dominant team, but as the team that surprisingly has one, perhaps two regular season losses.  Everyone is talking about LSU and Auburn having the best chances to beat Alabama this year.  But I don’t think that LSU has a quarterback that can manage Alabama’s defense. Danny Etling is a decent quarterback, but still has some work to do . They definitely have a running back that is a Heisman contender.  I think Auburn has all the pieces.  Jarrett Stidham is the main hype on the Plains.  His deep ball is his weapon.  His mobility is underrated, also.  Kam Pettway and Kerryon Johnson both finished in the top 15 in the SEC in rushing yards last year.  “Best running back duo you could have,” said Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham.  The D-line and the O-line are packed with talented players.  Lastly, the Wide receivers.  The receivers are everything from tall to quick to fast.  I will predict that the Florida State Seminoles and the Auburn Tigers will will top the Alabama Crimson Tide.  Who do you think has the best chance of beating Alabama?

Your Heisman

Football season is just a few weeks away, and I want to know what your top three nominees are for the 2017-18 football season.  Here are my picks:

1.  Sam Darnold, USC

2.  Kam Pettway, Auburn

3.  Jalen Hurts, Alabama

What is your top three?

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