We have already made it to Week 3 (time is flying by) and it seems like we have our first official “boring” weekend because there are no high ranked teams going head to head. That doesn’t mean there aren’t any great match-ups taking place, so with that being said, let’s take a look at some of the important games taking place this weekend.1. UF vs. UT – University of Florida Head coach Urban Meyer is tired of all the arrests saying:
“I try to evaluate everything about our program. I’m real upset about that. After a while, enough’s enough. If there’s something that we can improve on, we’re certainly looking into that. It’s like if our graduation rate stinks then we gotta improve that. If there’s other issues in a program, that’s our job to get it better. It’s people making stupid mistakes, that’s something we gotta correct.”
John Brantley and the offense are struggling. Do the Tennessee Vols possibly have a chance at home? Probably not, as the Vols’ offense has been just as bad. As much as it pains me to say this, I like the Gators to take this one on the road.
2. Arkansas vs. Georgia – This marks the first time that Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino returns to the state of Georgia after his abrupt departure from the Atlanta Falcons in 2007. In last year’s meeting, Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett threw for over 400 yards, IN A LOSING EFFORT! The Bulldogs are at home after a tough loss on the road to the South Carolina Gamecocks last week. The Razorback offense may be too much for the young defense of the Bulldogs and the Bulldogs offense can’t keep pace with the Razorbacks. Look for the Razorbacks to take this on one the road.
3. Clemson vs. Auburn – A good ACC / SEC battle here. Auburn has been tested early and often with two tough opponents to open the season, while Clemson has gone the easy route and played two home games against North Texas and Presbyterian College, winning both games hands down. I think Auburn quarterback Cam Newton will prove too much for the Clemson Tigers and Auburn wins this important home game.
4. Boise St. vs. Wyoming – Boise St. travels to Wyoming to take on the Cowboys. Wyoming put up a valiant effort against the Texas Longhorns before succumbing to all the Texas talent and I suspect there will be more of the same here. Unfortunately for Boise St., this opponent is another step AWAY from potentially playing in the National Championship game.
5. UMASS vs. Michigan – The Minutemen of UMASS come to the “Big House” to take on one of the hottest offenses in the country. Michigan should have no problem with this game, but it will be interesting and fun to see what kind of big numbers early Heisman front runner, quarterback Denard Robinson, puts up this week.
Alright ladies and gentleman, let’s enjoy another weekend of football!