Posted: 9/1/2011 1:50:43 PM
For those of you new to my thread, I'm a big Temple football fan and have had a good record with their picks in the past. I also like to dabble with the rest of the card. I'd like to think im semi-respected around here as I don't have any haters...just much love.
With regards to the Owls tonight against Villanova, there's a lot of questions. Obviously, the QB position is a focus with Mike Gerardi starting most likely. I'm a fan of Chris Coyer or Juice Granger but they'll go with Gerardi. Granger is a kid who will put a little more athleticism into the position. No Chester Stewart tonight who violated team rules. Bernard Pierce and Matt Brown are back...well until Pierce gets hurt again. The WR's and TE's are solid while the Line will be good too.
Defensively Temple lost Jarrett and Wilkerson but still has big time talent in Adrian Robinson. I'm hoping the new defense doesn't consist of the secondary giving cushions and forcing receivers to have to work. Last year was a joke at times.
Villanova has a lot of holes and a lot of new players on their team. If Temple can shut down Norman White then they will be able to hold the Vilecats down.
I think Temple wins tonight. I'm hoping it's not a nailbiter because it shouldn't be. Coach Addazio gets a win and the cover....Temple 24 Vilecats 13
UK/WKU Over 51 -- I just don't think the Hilltoppers can slow the Wildcats down. This one could be a fun one.
Cuse/Wake Under 49.5 -- Neither offense amazes me. I know Wake's defense was bad but I just see a lot of running in this one and a lot of ball control.