Thursday, October 20, 2011

This Weekend's Games of Interest

Boise State (6-0) vs. Air Force (3-3) ~ 2:30pm Saturday on Versus
-In what strangely could end up being a Big East conference game as early as next year, the Broncos host the Falcons for their first showdown as MWC rivals. Remember how badly the Frogs beat Air Force on the road? Remember how badly the Frogs were playing at the beginning of the season? Yeah, this game isn't going to be close.

Colorado State (3-3) at UTEP (3-3) ~ 7:00pm Saturday
-Here's another game that could be a conference game in the future, if the head-scratcher of a merger between the MWC and CUSA ends up happening. At 3-3, the Rams have a decent shot at reaching a bowl game this year- but with TCU and San Diego State still looming on the schedule, they need to pick up win #4 in the city that gave us some of our crazier readers.

San Diego State (4-2), Wyoming (4-2) and UNLV (1-5) are all idle this weekend.

TCU non-conference opponents:

SMU (5-1) at Southern Miss (5-1) ~ 7:00pm Saturday on CBS-College
-I have to say, I've been impressed with the Mustangs. They've got a tall task in front of them this weekend, though, with an equally hot Southern Miss squad that has historically been a tough out at home (and Frog fans would know...). With this game going up against Game 3 of the World Series, you have to wonder how many people will actually be watching.

BYU (5-2) vs. Idaho State (2-5) ~ 2:00pm Saturday
-Don't look now, but the Cougars have won 4 in a row following their 54-10 nightmare against Utah on September 17th. BYU QB Riley Nelson looks like he may have found a new favorite target in 6-4 sophomore WR Cody Hoffman, who hauled in 9 passes for 162 yards and a score in the Scientologists' win at Oregon State last week.

Louisiana-Monroe (2-4) at North Texas (2-5) ~ 4:00pm Saturday
-The Warhawks had dropped their two games following the loss at TCU, but got back into the win column with a 38-10 road victory over perennial Sun Belt favorite Troy last week. Kolton Browning threw for 275 yards and 3 TDs- an effort that, if replicable, should be enough to take down the Mean Green. Sorry, Jub-Jub.

Portland State (3-3) vs. Williamette (3-3) ~ 7:00pm Saturday
-Two weeks in a row, two heartbreaking losses for Portland State against teams from Montana. The Vikings led Montana late in the third quarter last weekend, but allowed 14 unanswered points and ended up falling, 30-24. This week they've got Williamette, a DIII school in Salem, Oregon. Raise your hand if you've ever heard of Williamette. LIAR!

Baylor (4-2) is idle this weekend.

Texas Tech (4-2) at Oklahoma (6-0) ~ 7:00pm Saturday on ABC
-As is the case with the SMU game, I wonder how many Red Raider fans will be watching this game while Game 3 of the World Series is going on. I'm not sure how much of a chance Tetch would have against the Sooners in Norman if they had Eric Stephens- but without him, I'm thinking this one might be over early.

Oklahoma State (6-0) at Missouri (3-3) ~ 11:00am Saturday on FX
-I'm not going to say the Cowboys are vulnerable to an upset, but I do think the under-the-radar Tigers have a surprising performance in them somewhere. They did take down the Sooners in Columbia last year, after all. Keep an eye on this game, even if Missouri doesn't pull of the upset, I think it'll be entertaining.

Kansas State (6-0) at Kansas (2-4) ~ 11:00am Saturday on FSN
-Whoa, Bill Snyder's got those Wildcats playing some football again! I'm not sure how long this streak will last, other than I know it'll last through the weekend because Kansas is terrible. How many other people switched over to the KSU-Tech game last Saturday during the Rangers game and saw that KSU's QB is named "C. Klein" and said made some kind of awkwardly-worded Back to the Future joke?

Texas A&M (4-2) at Iowa State (3-3) ~ 2:30pm Saturday on ABC
-Really? This game is on ABC? I can't wait to be in the Big 12! Despite their two early season losses, I've always felt like this is a good Aggie squad. Iowa State can score some points and will hang tough in a close game, all the more reason for A&M to put them away when they inevitably get out to a big lead in the early going.

Texas (4-2) is idle this weekend


FrogHorn07 said...

look at the start times of those games... kinda makes you not want to be in the Big 12-10-9.

Rotten Arsenal said...

LL, unless you want another Back to the Future reference, might want to clear out the SMU-UCF game from last week.

Rotten Arsenal said...

"San Diego State (4-2), Wyoming (4-2) and UNLV (1-5) are all idle this weekend."

At least with Wyoming & UNLV, some might say they are idle even when they play a game.

Frogger98 said...

Just read the mid-season report on SI. Under bold predictions:

Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore, en route to yet another perfect regular season, achieves passing perfection against TCU's suddenly porous defense. Playing almost the whole way -- unlike in so many of the Broncos' blowouts -- Moore completes all 27 passes for 312 yards and four touchdowns. Afterward, the Heisman finalist still goes unrecognized in airports.

Read more:

I just cannot believe that anyone would predict a 100% completion day against TCU's defense. Not that TCU has a great D this year, but still.

Travis said...

Oh how Gary "Mother Fuckin'" Patterson loves him some bulletin board material. I have a strange feeling about that game...

BTW, we are only the "second best" squad New Mexico has on their remaining schedule. Early prediction:
Frogs 59 (Evans 1-1 FG, 8-8 PATs)
Wolf Pups 6

Frogs never punt!

FrogHorn07 said...

I am going to put Boise on upset alert, Petersen did not give Air Force any more attention in practice than he did any other team (Patterson give them extra time in the Spring and Summer). And the triple option is tough on the defense, watch for them to be out of place and Air Force to spring some big plays.

EdK said...

I think Air Force is going to make it a game for three quarters, maybe pull an upset if BSU has some costly turnovers.

I'd love for BSU to lose ... the extra pressure would be off the Frogs when they meet in Boise and may level the blue playing field.

Sir Wesley Willis said...

I can see Boise sleep walking a tiny bit in this one, but I highly doubt it's enough to keep this one within 20 points. If Notre Dame treated Air Force like they did, the poor Falcons don't have much hope. Would be really awesome if they pulled it off though, for sure.

Also, how is Tech a 29 point underdog? I mean, OU is really good, but Tech isn't THAT bad are they? I love it, but it seems way high.