College Football

Viewing Guide for the Overhype Weary

For those of you have lived under a rock since mid-September, there is a little game this week that has some significance on the National Championship picture. That little game? Ohio State takes on Michigan. Sure, it’s been covered from every angle, and no, I’m not going to waste more time on covering the game. Instead, here are a few games that you might have not heard about this week.(21) Maryland vs. (20) Boston College (Noon)

The ACC Atlantic Division race will be paired down to two after the Eagles and Terps meet at Chestnut Hill. Maryland comes into Satruday’s game on a huge winning streak, but their last two games were only wins by a combined two points. The Terps were successful in adding onto Virginia Tech’s game plan of dominating Clemson’s run game in their 13-12 win in Clemson. Last week, they held off Miami 14-13. The Terps loose this game, and Wake Forrest will be taking the field against Georgia Tech in three weeks. Win, and next week will be a divisional championship game.

Meanwhile, Boston College still has a lot to play for. They are still mathematically in the race to win, if there was a three-way tie. However, it’s more likely they are just playing for bowl position and trying to become a spoiler. They failed two weeks ago, when Wake Forrest won by a touchdown over the Eagles. Look for this to be one of the better games of the day.

(15) Auburn vs. Alabama (3:30)

If you live in the south, there is no other game that should be on your TV. The Iron Bowl is one of the south’s traditions, along with being a very good football game. Just think about the players who have played in this game. Joe Namath, Bo Jackson, Kenny Stabler, Shaun Alexaner, and even more have taken the field in late November, to determine the kings of Alabama.

Auburn watched their national title hopes go down the drain last week with a loss to Georgia at home, and look to take things out on Alabama. Watch for Kenny Irons to run wild over a mediocre Crimson Tide defense, and the War Eagles should roll, but it’s the history and the pageantry that makes it a must-see game.

(19) Virginia Tech vs. (14) Wake Forest (7:00)

Wake is poised to take on Maryland for the ACC Atlantic division title next week, but they cannot afford to look past Virginia Tech. The Hokies are mathematically eliminated from playing for the ACC title, but they still have visions of a good bowl game in their heads. Both teams are coming off wins, and are looking to improve the overall ACC position heading into the bowl season. There is a lot riding on this game, as well as the Boston College game, so expect both teams to come out swinging.

(17) Cal vs. (4) USC (8:00)

You better believe that the winner of the Ohio State/ Michigan game will be watching this one closely. Southern Cal is slated to head into the number two spot after Saturday, assuming they can win against the Golden Bears. For the Trojans, they are now in their hard part. Cal this week, followed by Notre Dame then UCLA. Many so-called experts say that USC will only win two out of the three, taking them out of the national picture.

With that being said, this is also the “Pac-10 Title Game”. Cal and USC both have one conference loss coming into this game, and the winner would own the tiebreaker. Nate Longshore has a lot to prove, as does John David Booty. However, it will be the ground game that makes the difference here. The number two spot will be up in the air for a while, but the winner of this game will at least go to the Rose Bowl.

There you have it, some of the important games not being played at the Horseshoe this week. Enjoy the football, and maybe, we’ll be one step closer to knowing who will be playing for the National Championship

By matt Jordan

Matt is an in-studio producer for three radio stations in a six station cluster. He has produced and co-hosted three sports talk shows, with one of them becoming number one in the market. He also is a play by play announcer for the Florence Redwolves, who play in the Coastal Plain League, the nation's hottest College Summer League. He is in his fourth season. He also was the PA Announcer for the Florence Phantoms indoor football team.

In his spare time Matt enjoys reading, writing, playing RTS video games, debating on religion, and good music. He is currently writing a play, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2009. Matt also writes for Medusa's Kiss magazine.

One reply on “Viewing Guide for the Overhype Weary”

a couple errors Isn’t it ‘Namath’ not ‘Namith’?

Wake Forest, not Forrest.

And at the end, “…will be playing for the National Champions” ^^^Did ya forget ‘hip.’?

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