CFB Week 1

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Posted: 8/30/2012 12:40:24 PM
BYU -12

Lots and lots of people drinking the Mike Leach kool-aid. Not sure I'd be so eager to back a guy in his first game on the road with a new offense who he himself has admitted he's not sure what to expect in this game. Last I checked offense was not the problem at WSU as they put up 30 PPG last season and already had the 9th ranked passing offense. Their defense still sucks and Mike Leach is not a guy who is going to fix that right away.

BYU is a very talented and very underrated team. By all accounts this is one of the best defenses they will field in quite some time. They are deep at RB and receiver and have a veteran senior QB who the team loves. There are a couple questions on the offensive line but with WSU returning just two of their front 7 it shouldn't be a huge issue. Yes, Wazzu has Wilson at receiver but BYU has two really good receivers in Hoffman and Apo and they take their 6'4 frames up against two 5'10 and 5'11 corners. BYU has not traditionally had the offense needed to blow teams out but with the talent on hand and the new uptempo approach they are implementing they may finally have what it takes to finish teams.

I'll take the more talented, bigger, and physical team on both sides of the ball against a flashy offensive team with a new scheme and a soft defense to win by 2 TD's at home any day.


I usually bet 80%+ dogs in CFB (and shitty ones at that) except for week 1. Looking at several big favs to lay the smack down on Saturday although I will be on one dirty dog.

GL.


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Posted: 8/30/2012 1:13:33 PM

Love seeing you on BYU.

One game that stood out to me was ND -15.5. They have no excuse not to win that game by at least 24 points.  GL Mac.

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Posted: 8/30/2012 2:44:38 PM
Good stuff Mac. BOL this season.
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Posted: 8/30/2012 3:05:36 PM

Best of luck andy.......

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Posted: 8/30/2012 3:16:46 PM
Best of Luck 
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Posted: 8/30/2012 3:30:51 PM
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Posted: 8/31/2012 7:40:03 PM
Continuing the Week 1 Fav theme.


Stanford -24


Last year was the type of season where just about everything broke right for SJSU. They had a lot of experience and caught a lot of teams in truly terrible spots thus a bad team looked somewhat respectable at 5-7. Their 5 wins were a non-cover over New Mexico State, a win over Colorado State after CSU won in OT as a 13 point dog, a win over Hawaii when Hawaii was a road fav playing it's second straight road game after beating La Tech on the road as a big dog, a win over Fresno the week after Fresno won as a dog in Hawaii, and a win over Navy when Navy was a road fav the week after winning at SMU as a big road dog. They also covered against Utah State after the Aggies won as a dog in Hawaii and they covered in a huge flat spot for UCLA. Obviously SJSU is not going to win this game but there is a perception this was a decent team last year that wouldn't back down and can compete as underdogs. But my question is are they really or did they simply have a great ride and catch almost everybody in bad spots? I bet this team often last year and I'd say it's the latter.Now a team that IMO had a very fortunate ride has lost their QB, RB, has new starters on the O-line and lost 7 defensive players. This team could be in trouble in this spot.

Yes, Stanford lost Luck, some O-linemen, and receivers but let's keep in mind this team is very deep and very good at RB and their new QB was a highly-touted Harbaugh recruit who can also run. Defensively the Cardinal are very good as they return 6 of a front 7 that was great against the run last season and were 4th in the country in sacks. I think SJSU could have a real tough time scoring with a new QB/RB against one of the best defensive fronts in College Football. SJSU's defense is also still and should be run on all night. Keep in mind as well that Stanford has pulled in deep recruiting classes in the last 3 seasons and while inexpierience may catch up with them in conference play against similar types of talent, it is against lesser teams that the superior athletes can step in a play well.

GL.
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Posted: 8/31/2012 9:45:42 PM
If the juco qb is as good as advertised then this could be a competive game. I've read some things where he's going to be a big time player with all 4 returning starters at wide receiver. Stanford might have a game on their hands tonight and their coach is excellent. GL as always.
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Posted: 9/1/2012 12:56:21 AM
Stanford isn't just going through the motions, this team has legit issues. Namely their QB sucks. The reports were correct this kid at QB for SJSU can really play. Rooting for the outright win here, SJSU would be up already if they don't keep shooting themselves in the foot.


Saturday:

Notre Dame -14 (-111)

Texas -19 (1st half)



May be on one more later. GL.
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Posted: 9/1/2012 12:58:29 AM
gl to see back good luck this season
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