Friday, September 28, 2007

Three Games to Watch Outside of Chestnut Hill

Let's see if I call another good few games this week in my "Non-East Coast Bias" version of 3G2W.

Kansas State at #7 Texas Saturday, 3:30 p.m., ABC. To this point, the Longhorns have looked mediocre and that includes pre-season Heisman tout Colt McCoy. Although he has the perfect name to fit into Texas, he may not have the receivers which may have always been a problem under Mack Brown, only we never knew because Vince Young could keep a defense in check on an Onside Kick. Don't forget last year's game in Manhattan, either. UT needs a good start to the Big 12 season, especially going into that game with O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A, so they better come out early and score first and fast. If they even let K-State have a sniff in this game, I think it could spell trouble.

#6 California at #11 Oregon Saturday, 3:30 p.m., ABC. Come on, the way I built up the Pac-10 this year, do you really think I'd miss this one? I mean, the BC game is only available to those who apparently negotiated their DSL contracts in Swedish (No no, thank you ESPN360.com), so the afternoon is free for a double dip of these two great games. By the way, take the over in this one, because my bet is that only Longshore can stop Longshore and only Dixon can stop Dixon. For the record, I'm selling Dixon as a Heisman candidate, because if Joey Harrington was the last best quarterback in Oregon, you have low expectations. I have a feeling that DeSean Jackson will finally break out this week against the Ducks, and all the trickery in the world will only be keeping it close.

#24 Arizona State at Stanford Saturday(ish), 10:08 p.m., Sunday morning highlights. Another first year coach off to a great start with a pretty decent team in a great conference. But the Sun Devils haven't won in Palo Alto in about 10 years. Something's gotta give, and my guess is that it'll be a giant tree that goes down. ASU by two scores.

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