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NCAA Football Week 6: Denarius Moore or less

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Decent matchups this weekend, but first...

    ...lingering butthurt from TCU's Gary Patterson about SMU's June Jones' comments.



    Cal @ Oregon on Thursday night

    Boise @ Fresno on Friday night

    Then Saturday, the Red River Shootout where the Sooners will bitchslap Bevo on behalf of all former and future Big 12 members,

    Missouri @ KSU should be more entertaining than

    Florida @ LSU

    while Auburn @ Arky features the what-coulda-been bowl

    and I'm most interested in Coach Orange Pants taking on Skinny Fulmer, which will prove to be a good measuring stick for both Tennessee and Georgia.
  2. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Cal @ Oregon should be fun.

    A&M at Tech should be entertaining as well.

    Auburn @ Arkansas will be the highest scoring of the three. Neither one of these two could stop you with a gun and a badge.
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    A&M-Tech wil have all the civility of a prison riot.

    Game is at night and in Lubbock.
  4. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Tech barely got past Nevada and Kansas. A&M should kick some ass.
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    A&M should have beaten OSU & Arkansas too.

    Better Aggie teams have been beaten in Lubbock. And Tech fans absolutely hated A&M before they bailed for the SEC. This is A&M's last trip to the South Plains. It'll be an ugly crowd.
  6. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Tech did squeak by Nevada. 45-34 over Kansas. I watched all of the KU game, and it was never in doubt. Even after spotting RCU 20 in the first, this Doege kid is the real deal Lucille.

    I'll say 45-35 Tech.
  7. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Plus: there is a hatred for the Tannehill kid too. Daddy was a qb at Tech. The players will probably be a little more mellow yellow with Tommy there instead of the pirate...........but aqb is right.......Lubbock at night is scary enough.....get 60,000 of those lunatics together in one place to watch football and drink for 12 hours....eureka.
  8. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    LSU at home vs. a freshman QB spells rout.
  9. Gehrig

    Gehrig Active Member

    If were talking game of the week I'd imagine #15 Auburn AT #10 Arkansas would have to be up there on that list. The Razorbacks started off the Texas A&M game with incredibly poor execution (i.e. missed tackles, lack of a running game, very poor pass protection, etc.) which led A&M to jump out to an 18-point lead at the half, once again. But Arkansas' players, especially on defense, realized that they are much better than that and proceeded to shut the Aggies down, holding them to only a field goal in the second half. The Razorbacks sloppy first half performance was evident with 14 penalties for 112 yards. Ofcourse it didn't help Arkansas' defense entering the game without either starting defensive ends (senior DE Jake Bequette and junior DE 'Tank' Wright) and a starting defensive back (senior CB Isaac Madison) -- this would be tough for any team considering two of the three replacements for these injured players are true freshman. After the Alabama game, two senior captains took the initiative to call a player-only meeting (these two captains were QB Tyler Wilson and WR Jarius Wright). And what better way to inspire your teammates with your leadership than to shatter school records. QB Tyler Wilson completed 30 of 51 passes for 510 yards and 3 TDs (which was the 5th highest single-game performance in SEC history). Oh yeah, and WR Jarius Wright tied the school record for single-game receptions with 13 and single-game yardage with 281 yards (notably attaining over 220 yards in the first half alone). So you could safely say that Arkansas got their mojo back after being dominated in Tuscaloosa by the best team in the nation, and just in time as they return home to Fayetteville on Saturday to face the Auburn Tigers.

    Auburn has continued to exceed expectations this season despite being a very young team overall. The Tigers' only loss this season is suddenly not looking too bad either as #8 Clemson has just downed three top-25 teams consecutively. The reigning BCS champions will have another tough road test at Arkansas, especially as the Razorback's youthful offensive line continues to improve with RB Dennis Johnson and RB Broderick Green getting back in the groove after early-season injuries (Green was expected to injury-redshirt due to a 'season-ending' ACL injury, yet through incredible heart and determination managed to be cleared and debut for the first time this season last week). One of Auburn's biggest assets in the matchup against Arkansas will be RB Michael Dyer (a Little Rock native no less). The Tigers are likely to be missed standout WR Emory Blake, listed as questionable due to a 3rd quarter knee injury suffered in the win at South Carolina. We should expect to see Arkansas DE Jake Bequette and CB Isaac Madison return, which will be a tremendous boost to a defense that has been struggling but improving without them and the other lost starters. It should also be interesting as we didn't see much action in the A&M game from Arkansas WR Joe Adams, one of the most explosive players in the country. You could bet on Adams unleashing his tremendous talent/speed as the Razorbacks look to win their first conference game this season.

    Although I do think this game could be very close as Auburn has proved that they have the heart to play it out through the 4th quarter, I'd still bet on the Razorbacks winning this one as they'll likely be perfect at home this season. Arkansas defense will be boosted by the return of crucial starters, and this defensive unit plays VERY well with a fired-up Fayetteville crowd behind them. The Razorbacks are riding high with the momentum of an incredible comeback victory over a talented Texas A&M team that was obviously well aware of their second half meltdown against Oklahoma State, yet the Aggies couldn't do anything to avoid it happening again as Arkansas played up to their potential to finish the game. I fully expect Arkansas' D to step up and perform like they did in the second half against A&M by playing fast and physical, tackling high, executing at the line of scrimmage, and forcing turnovers. There's no doubt that the Razorbacks' plethra of offensive weapons will provide the biggest challenge Auburn's defense has faced this season, although they've continued to improve each week -- holding RB Marcus Lattimore to only 66 yards on 17 carries with the Gamecock's only TD of the game. So #15 Auburn @ #10 Arkansas has some definite Game of the Week potential.
  10. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Georgia Tech is only a two touchdown or so favorite over Maryland this week. That Maryland defense is awful. They had more trouble stopping a Towson team playing a backup QB than the score indicated. Tech is going to run for 600 or 700 yards and the game will probably be over by the 2nd quarter.
  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    When did the Unibomber start writing about sports?
  12. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Watch for flying tortillas.
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