I’ve heard throughout the week that this slate of games is weaker than most weeks. A good friend of mine always says, “the worst beer I ever drank was simply divine” (same goes for pizza and sex). That’s the way I’m looking at this weekends games. There are nearly 40 weekends a year that have a lot worse match ups than what we’re dealing with.
The top Heisman contenders weekends might look something like this.
Braxton Miller and Geno Smith don’t think this an easy week, as Miller travels to East Lansing and Smith plays in West Virginia’s first Big 12 game against a ranked Baylor. In fact these two probably know that these are the games where they can legitimize their Heisman résumés.
Aaron Murray is hoping to have his breakout week against Tennessee the same way EJ Manuel did against Clemson last week.
De’Anthony Thomas and EJ Manuel are probably going to just go out and put up as many yards and touchdowns as they can in the first three quarters of their games against Washington State and South Florida respectively.
Collin Klein on his bye, will probably be hitting tackling dummies all weekend and preparing his Heisman acceptance speech (probably).
Stepfan Taylor will be watching game tape from his teams loss to Washington last night and will probably be wondering how the Huskies did to Stanford what the Cardinal did to USC two weeks ago.
Jonathan Franklin and Le’Veon Bell both know that they need huge games to get back in the Heisman conversation. Bell has to take on the formidable Buckeyes of Ohio State in a must win game for Michigan State, while Franklin plays against an also ran in Colorado. Their competition might be starkly different but their games will have to look very similar, and very impressive to get people talking again.
David Ash heads up to Stillwater to play Oklahoma State. He’ll probably be very efficient and help Texas win the the game and no one will notice.
Games to Watch
All of them dammit because it’s college football season and it’ll be over before you know it.
Arkansas at Texas A&M
Tennessee at Georgia
Ohio State at Michigan State
Texas at Oklahoma State
Oregon State at Arizona
The Ryder Cup
Love the Olympics and the World Cup? If so then you should be watching Ryder Cup, it’s the best golfers in the world competing for their country. The Ryder Cup is just about the only thing that can tear me away from college football in September. I LOVE GOLF!
Check this out form the morning session