Godless College Football Thread

Blah, blah, blah…#1 LSU vs. #2 Alabama.

Yes, Alabama’s at home – but they’re missing their starting quarterback.  That’s too much against LSU.  I give it to LSU by 10 points.  Now, it’s possible Les Miles will engage in some stupidly risky play-calling.  If that happens, all bets are off.

For the record, Les Miles is the luckiest, most over-rated coach in the history of college football.  Just needed to get that out.

Ok, now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk about a second top-10 match up (yes, the SEC has four teams in the top 10) on Saturday that has flown under the radar: #9 South Carolina vs. #7 Arkansas.  South Carolina has some problems.  Like almost every other SEC team they’re without their usual starting quarterback after he got booted from the team.  They’re also without their starting superstar running back Marcus Lattimore.  So South Carolina will have shit for offense.

However, Arkansas defense has been really lackluster lately, and their insanely talented offense has, frankly, been under performing.  Granted, it’s the SEC, but still.  I keep waiting for Arkansas’ to come out and jump on a team early, racking up a gajillion points like they’re supposed to, but it just hasn’t been happening.  The last four games Arkansas has struggled and needed late surges to pull out a victory.  Vanderbilt should’ve beaten Arkansas last week and practically gave the game away.  Despite their injuries, South Carolina will not do that.

Not gonna lie.  Even though the game is being played in Arkansas and the hogs are a 6 point favorite, I’d be very hesitant to bet on them here if I weren’t blinded by my loyalty.  Since I am, Arkansas wins a thriller by 3.

Now for the upset pick.  You may recall that last week I totally called Georgia Tech over #5 Clemson.  Let’s be honest – that was a pretty decent call.  ;)  This week, the Texas Longhorns have weaseled their way back into the top 25.  Look for Texas Tech to boot them right back out.

Enjoy your football, heathens!

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • tripencrypt

    Quoting JT “Yes, Alabama’s at home – but they’re missing their starting quarterback. ” No, they are not missing McCarron.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001810260510 Ralph Oswald

    Les Miles may be lucky, by some measure, but think about this: All of the previous teams he’s coached had holdovers from the teams that Nick Saban recruited. All of those teams struggled under ML’s tutelage. Yes, the first one won a BCS title, but that was Saban’s team; wholly built by Nick, and yes they struggled under ML.
    The team you see on the field tonight will be made up completely of young men taught and led by LSU’s present head coach. They work smoothly and quite efficiently at dismantling other teams– on both sides of the ball. Coach Miles will have to share the limelight with only his own players when he collects another BCS trophy in January. I’m not a college football fan and really not a Tigers’ fan, being a transplanted yankee, but I do know what I see. And I see that Mile’s is fielding the best team in collegiate football today and possibly the best college team ever, even my beloved Pitt Panthers when they were coached by Johnny Majors and Jackie Sherrill. Go PITT!

  • Michaelyn

    Jayhawks are playing Iowa State today. I know nothing about Iowa State…but we’re only losing by 3. (We’ve scored once already!) So Rock Chalk! I’m hoping for just one more win because after this we play Baylor, Texas Tech and Mizzou. Let’s be honest…we’re not winning after today.

    Oh, and fuck Texas.

  • John Eberhard

    The Hawgs receivers dropped three wide open passes that would have gone for touchdowns and missed two field goals that should have been made. At the half, outside of penalty yards given to them by the Razorback defense, South Carolina had 49 yard of total offense.
    49. For the half.
    The score could easily have been 71 to 14 for the game. Really.