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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
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  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?

SEC: What team will…

1. What team will have the quarterback with the most passing yards?  My answer: Jarrett Stidham,  Auburn

2. What team will have the quarterback with the most rushing yards? My answer: Nick Fitzgerald,  Miss St

3. What team will go undefeated in the SEC?  My answer: Auburn Tigers- The Iron Bowl winner will be the only undefeated team in the SEC.

4. Which team in the SEC east and which team in the SEC west could surprise everyone and win their division? My answer: East- Kentucky  West- Texas A&M

5. What SEC team(s) will make the 2017-18 College Football Playoffs? My answer: Alabama and Auburn

Please comment your opinion/answers to these questions.  Stay tuned for my next post. Thank you!

Surprises in the Supers

Have you thought about the upsets in the 2017 NCAA baseball regionals?  Some examples are Missouri State, Davidson, and Sam Houston St.  Some people might say that it was not a surprise that Vanderbilt won the Clemson regional.  But Clemson had a very talented team.  Who do you think was the biggest surprise in the regionals or made the best run?

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