After last week's hiatus, we pick up with this weekend's action and our latest round of predictions.
Week nine predictions: 6-4
Season to date: 75-27 (.735)
Baylor over Kansas. It's hard to name a more electrifying college quarterback in recent memory than Robert Griffin III. He sometimes reminds me of Cam Newton and sometimes of Vince Young. Yet, the thing that distinguishes RGIII is his passing accuracy, especially while on the move. Baylor's track squad masquerading as a football team, which put up 697 total yards last week against Missouri, will score points in bunches--BU by 22.
Missouri over Texas. In what might be considered a mild upset, I like Missouri at home over the surging Longhorns. This match-up featurese the top two rushing teams in the Big 12. Missouri by three.
Kansas State over Texas A&M. How will KSU react after last week's classic loss at Oklahoma State? Leave it to Bill Snyder to get his team up off the mat and prepared for another quality foe. KSU by four.
Oklahoma State over Texas Tech. It's hard to figure this Texas Tech team out. It's not hard to figure out Oklahoma State--number two in the country and on track to play in the national championship game. OSU by 14.
Arkansas over Tennessee. The Hogs roll at home by 17.
Boise State over TCU. This game isn't as meaningful as in years past and TCU will struggle on the blue field in Boise. Broncos by 12.
Florida State over Miami. This in-state rivalry game features two teams who have not lived up to pre-season hype. FSU, at home, will win by a touchdown.
Nebraska over Penn State. The story in Happy Valley is about everything other than this football game, a match-up between traditional powers. It's hard to imagine Penn State being able to find focus to actually play a game. NU will win big by 14.
Game of the Day: Stanford over Oregon. Stanford must beat the Ducks to stay in contention for a national championship game shot. Oregon is one of the hotter teams in the country right now. In a close one, Andrew Luck and his mates will win late, by four, at home.