"Roughing the Passer - A PK Frazier Novel"

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Friday, October 11, 2013

WEEK 6 COLLEGE FOOTBALL RECAP

I'm a little late with the recap this week, as I've been devoting time to market and find an agent for my book. Anyway, it was bound to happen. The upsets in the Big Ten just didn't materialize. Perhaps I should stick to games south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Teams that impressed me Saturday were, of course, Baylor, which I think started the basketball a little early against West Virginia; Florida, which seems to be getting its offensive act together and could give Georgia a fight in the SEC East; Auburn, which is coming on under coach Guz Malzhan; Virginia Tech, with some increased offense to move to 5 - 1 after that opening defeat to Alabama; and I hate to say it, but Notre Dame as the Irish held off Arizona State.

Last Week: 18 - 7

Overall:  106 - 25

Texas (2-2) 30 @ Iowa St. (1-2) 24:  Correct. 31 - 30. The Longhorns were lucky that a couple of late calls went their way.

(12) UCLA (3-0)  34 @ Utah (3-1) 24 :Correct. 34 - 27.

(7) Louisville (4-0)  58 @ Temple (0-4) 10: Correct. 30 - 7.

(25) Maryland (4-0) 27 @ (8) Florida St. (4-0) 34: Correct. 0 - 63. Ouch, Terrapins. Talk about getting put in y our place.

(20) Texas Tech (4-0) 37 @ Kansas (2-1) 21:Correct. 54 - 16.

Illinois (3-1) 31 @ Nebraska (3-1) 28:  No. 19 - 39. The Huskers were impressive as QB Taylor Martinez continues to sit with an injury.

Michigan St. (3-1)  17 @ Iowa (4-1) 27: No. 26 - 14. Where did that Spartan offense come from?

Georgia St. (0-4) 3 @ (1) Alabama (4-0) 49: Correct. 3 - 45.

North Carolina (1-3) 17 @Virginia Tech (4-1)  24: Correct. 17 - 27.

(3) Clemson (4-0) 34 @ Syracuse (2-2) 23: Correct. 49 - 14. The Tigers continue to roll toward that big showdown in Death Valley East with Florida State.

(6) Georgia (3-1) 35 @ Tennessee (3-2) 24: Correct. 34 - 31. OT Another squeaker the Bulldogs.

Georgia Tech (3-1) 27 @ (14) Miami (4-0) 26: No. 30 - 45. The Hurricanes have a Nov. 9 date with Va. Tech circled on the calendar for sure.

Kansas St. (2-2) 20 @ (21) Oklahoma St. (3-1) 38: Correct. 29 - 33. Not sure if the Cowboys are as good as the preseason hype.

(23) Fresno St. (4-0) 51 @ Idaho (1-4) 31: Correct. 61 - 14. Come on, now.

Minnesota (4-1) 27 @ (19) Michigan (4-0)  24: No. 13 - 42.  The Wolverines awoke from their non-conference slumber.

(2) Oregon (4-0) 52 @ Colorado (2-1) 27:Correct. 57 - 16.

(10) LSU (4-1) 34 @ Mississippi St. (2-2) 24: Correct. 59 - 26. It's tough to be in the SEC West.

TCU (2-2) 20 @(11) Oklahoma (4-0) 28: Correct. 17 - 20.

Arkansas (3-2) 24 @ (18) Florida (3-1) 20 : No. 10 - 30. The Hogs still have a way to go, but they might pull an upset yet.

(24) Ole Miss (3-1)  38 @ Auburn (3-1) 31: No. 30 - 22.

Kentucky (1-3) 17 @ (13) South Carolina (3-1) 30: Correct. 28 - 35. The Gamecocks are missing Clowney.

(22) Arizona St. (3-1) 37 vs. Notre Dame (3-2) 34: No. 34 - 37. Right score, wrong teams.

(4) Ohio St. (5-0)  30 @ (16) Northwestern (4-0) 27: Correct. 40 - 30. Closer than the score.

West Virginia (3-2) 28 @ (17) Baylor (3-0) 31: Correct. 42 - 73. Okay, I'm a Bear believer now.

(15) Washington (4-0) 28 @ (5) Stanford  (4-0) 34: Correct. 28 - 31. This one was as good as advertised. Washington is back and they're forreal.