I haven't written anything in the last week because I've been disheartened. Colt McCoy is going to win the Heisman and Flori/Bama is going to play Texas for the title. Very staid and boring. I've missed predicting games and I haven't done a Heisman column in two weeks now. It's getting down to it now. I don't have time to go through and check my results from last week but here are my thoughts on today's games:
No. 5 Cincinnati at No. 15 Pittsburgh - Pitt has a chance to ruin a lot of good feelings for Cincinnati and tat's what they'll do.
No. 21 Houston at East Carolina -I think Keenum is ranked 7th in the last Heisman Pundit poll, which is fitting because it's his number but stupid because he's been the most consistently awesome player in the country this year.
No. 23 West Virginia at Rutgers - West Va is certainly capable of the letdown but I think they'll prevail. Time to start the Devine Heisman '10 campaign.
Fresno State at Illinois - Juice Williams, Aurelious Benn and Zooker will never walk the sidelines for Illinois again. Don't know if Mathews is playing for Fresno State but I hope not. Concussions are the worst.
San Jose State at Louisiana Tech - Great game. Really worrying about this one. Might be cancelled for lack of interest.
New Mexico State at No. 6 Boise State - WAC title game. BSU should aim high because they could get up to #4 after this. On the blue carpet they should be good for 70.
Arizona at No. 18 USC - I didn't realize USC is #18. Wow, this is a weird season. They should be #25 if anything.
No. 1 Florida vs. No. 2 Alabama* - I'm confiding in you, nobody that reads this stuff I write, because my UF fan/friends wold all be mortified to hear it from my mouth. The Gators are going to destroy the Tide. Tebow is going to bomb them and Ingram's sham Heisman campaign will have no steam left. Bama won't be able to throw to open up rushing lanes and Nick Saban will have to wait until next year. Any voters that haven't submitted their Heisman votes yet will be really pressed on the Tebow issue. Otherwise they already voted for McCoy. It will end up close, though.
No. 19 California at Washington - Huh? Oh. Yeah, somebody will win this game. /gets out dartboard, red for UC-B, black for U-Dub...
Florida Atlantic at Florida International
No. 3 Texas vs. No. 22 Nebraska* - My onest expectation is Texas to win in a 12-0 snoozer. You know who should enjoy this game? Ndamukong Su's agent. It will make his job easier. McCoy will play like trash but win.
No. 10 Georgia Tech vs. Clemson* - Why is Ga Tech #10? They lost to Miami and Georgia. And, now, Clemson.
South Florida at Connecticut - I want both teams to win but can't trust USF in the cold.
Wisconsin at Hawaii - Go Rainbow Warriors! Are Wisconsin & Hawaii rivals now or is this the Big 10 Championship?