View Poll Results: Which BCS Championship matchup do you want to see the most ?

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  • Texas VS Alabama

    3 16.67%
  • Texas VS Penn State

    3 16.67%
  • Texas VS Florida

    4 22.22%
  • Texas VS Georgia

    0 0%
  • Texas VS USC

    1 5.56%
  • USC VS SEC

    2 11.11%
  • USC VS Big 12

    3 16.67%
  • Penn State VS SEC

    0 0%
  • Penn State VS Big 12

    0 0%
  • *Other please list the two teams**This is a public poll**

    2 11.11%
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    As a CU fan, this pains me to say this, but I did not think Dizon was the best LB in the NCAA last year. However, as a Tennessee fan 2nd I am proud to say that Jarod Mayo was the best LB last year. 140 tackles put him at the top of the SEC list for tackles. Mayo made a lot of his tackles behind or around the line of scrimmage, and I have to admit that many of Dizon's tackles were down field, but you have to give credit to his non-stop motor. Either way they were both better than Laurinaitis last year.

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    Final SO CAROLINA 34 NC State 0

    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Steve Spurrier just can't avoid quarterback controversies.

    SEC 1 - ACC 0

    Fast Facts

    South Carolina gets a shut out in its home opener for the first time since 2000.

    South Carolina's offense didn't get going until Gamecocks' coach Steve Spurrier benched starting quarterback Tommy Beecher (0 TD, 4 INT) in favor of Chris Smelley (2 TD, 0 INT).

    Dating back to last season, NC State has now been shut out in consecutive games for the first time since 1956.

    -- ESPN Research
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    South Carolina's coach had intended since April for junior Tommy Beecher to lead the Gamecocks. But after Beecher threw four interceptions in his first start and backup Chris Smelley led three fourth-quarter touchdown drives in South Carolina's 34-0 win over North Carolina State on Thursday night, Spurrier's opened things up under center for next week's Southeastern Conference opener at Vanderbilt.

    "Chris Smelley did come in and play very well. We'll have to wsatch the tape, analyze it to see what in the world happened to Tommy," Spurrier said.

    Spurrier really had no choice, not after the performances of Beecher and Smelley.

    Beecher, a fourth-year junior, completed 12-of-22 passes for 106 yards and those four awful picks. He came out late in the third quarter, the Gamecocks citing a head injury.

    Smelley, a sophomore who started six games last season, looked smooth and confident as he connected on fourth-quarter touchdowns of 20 yards to Dion LeCorn and 13 yards to Jared Cook.

    "I went out there and gave it everything I had," Smelley said. "I'd like to play next week. It's the thing I've been working for. We'll see how it goes."

    Mike Davis and Taylor Rank added rushing touchdown to grow Spurrier's opening-week victory streak to 16 in a row.

    The Wolfpack, shutout 37-0 by Maryland to end last season, were held scoreless in consecutive games for the first time since 1956.

    For Spurrier, it was also the first taste of victory since last October when a 21-15 win at North Carolina pushed the Gamecocks to 6-1 and had him cocky about bigger things ahead.

    Instead, South Carolina collapsed with five-straight defeats, the longest stretch of Spurrier's stellar career.

    And for three quarters, this had to be torture for South Carolina's head ball coach, famed for his quick trigger on bad quarterbacks.

    Beecher was given the job by Spurrier in April despite throwing three interceptions in South Carolina's closing spring scrimmage. Ever since, Spurrier has stood solidly in Beecher's corner repeating the junior would have a chance to go the distance for the Gamecocks this season.

    Beecher looked shaky from the start. He was intercepted by Jimmaul Simmons less than three minutes in, then took the first of his five sacks to end South Carolina's next series.

    Beecher was picked off twice more before the half. Spurrier finally showed his trademark fire, tossing his visor, headset and game notes after Beecher's third interception sailed over receiver Moe Brown and into the hands of Justin Byers.

    Maybe he bit his tongue, or repeated a calming mantra, but Spurrier continued to send Beecher back out in spite of the mistakes.

    Beecher did not come out to talk with reporters.

    Beecher was two interceptions shy of the Gamecocks single-game mark, set by Glenn Morris in a 17-7 loss to Clemson in 1971.

    Lucky for the Gamecocks' their defense was there to clean up the mess.

    The group, headed by new coordinator Ellis Johnson, bottled up the Wolfpack throughout. North Carolina State had just 117 yards and eight first downs through three quarters.

    The closest the Wolfpack came to scoring was Josh Czajkowski missing a 49-yard field goal attempt.

    South Carolina linebacker Eric Norwood recovered a botched shotgun snap at the Wolfpack 9 right before halftime that led to Ryan Succop's 29-yard field goal and a 3-0 lead.

    Then on the Wolfpack's second play after halftime, Carlos Thomas stepped in front of a Daniel Evans pass for an interception at the North Carolina State 9. Four plays later, Davis lept into the end zone.

    That was more than enough points to hold off the Wolfpack.

    North Carolina State coach Tom O'Brien said his staff would have to reevaluate what they'd done so far and make corrections. "Basically, a tough start. The game was fine until the last series we fumbled the ball at the half, the first series of the second half, we let it gete away from us," he said. "From there, it seemed to go downhill."

    Afterward, Johnson got a gameball from Spurrier. "I thought we played OK. It's not time to start breaking out the champagne or anything," Johnson said.

    Davis finished with 101 yards, the senior's fourth career game of at least 100.

    The game's most frightening moment came when Wolfpack freshman Russell Wilson, starting his first game, was carted off the field. Wilson was motionless as he was strapped to backboard and rolled onto a cart. He extended his thumbs upward to acknowledge the cheers of the players and fans at Williams-Brice Stadium.

    North Carolina State officials announced Wilson had a grade-three concussion and was doing well after going to the hospital. He was scheduled for more tests.

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    Final STANFORD 36 Oregon State 28

    Stanford, CA (Sports Network) - Toby Gerhart ran for 147 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Stanford Cardinal to a 36-28 victory over the Oregon State Beavers in the season opener for the Pac-10 foes.

    Tavita Prtichard threw for 91 yards and a score for Stanford (1-0, 1-0 Pac-10).

    Sammie Stroughter made 12 catches for 157 yards and two touchdowns in the loss for Oregon State (0-1, 0-1), which also got 13 catches for 151 yards from Shane Morales. Quarterback Lyle Moevao threw for 404 yards in defeat.

    The first quarter was rather uneventful, as strong defense on both sides prevented any scoring.

    Surprisingly, a defensive struggle quickly turned into an offensive shootout in the second half. Oregon State got on the board first with a 27-yard field goal by Justin Kahut.

    Stanford responded with 10 unanswered points. First, Gerhart plunged into the end zone on a two-yard run, and Aaron Zagory followed with a 41-yard field goal.

    Oregon State tied the game at 10-10 with a 55-yard touchdown pass from Moevao to Stroughter.

    Stanford jumped back on top with a 46-yard touchdown scamper by Gerhart, but a four-yard touchdown pass from Moevao to Morales made the score 17-17 at intermission.

    In the third quarter, the Beavers grabbed a 20-17 lead on a 23-yard field goal by Justin Kahut.

    Stanford's Zagory answered with a 42-yard field goal to tie the score, and the Cardinal took a 22-20 lead less than a minute later on a safety.

    Back-to-back touchdowns in the fourth quarter certainly helped the cause for Stanford. Pritchard tossed a 15-yard scoring pass to Anthony Kimble, and Bo McNally returned an interception 34 yards for a touchdown.

    Trailing 36-20, Oregon State got another touchdown from the connection of Moevao and Morales. The ensuing two-point conversion attempt was successful, making the score 36-28 with three minutes left.

    The Beavers had the ball deep in Stanford territory in the closing minutes. Wideout Darrell Catchings stretched for the end zone with the ball in his hands, but he was stripped and the ball bounced into the end zone and out of bounds. As a result, the referee declared a touchback, sealing the victory for Stanford.

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    Final (23) Wake Forest 41 BAYLOR 13

    ACC 1-1 B12 0

    http://statistics.ncaafootball.com/m...nal/W20709.htm
    Waco, TX (Sports Network) - Riley Skinner went 27-of-36 passing for 220 yards and three touchdowns to lead 23rd-ranked Wake Forest in a 41-13 romp over Baylor in the season opener for both schools.

    Riley Skinner, Wake Forest
    http://www.walterfootball.com/draft2010QB.php
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 200.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.78.
    Projected Round (2010): FA.
    7/24/08: This guy just wins. He's 19-6 as Wake Forest's starting quarterback. Unfortunately, that means little in the NFL. Jason White, Ken Dorsey, Eric Crouch and Chris Leak all won too.


    Ben Wooster caught six passes for 90 yards and a score for the Demon Deacons (1-0), who are coming off a 9-4 mark last season that included a Meineke Car Care Bowl win over Connecticut.

    Chip Brinkman had 29 yards receiving on three catches, but two of those went for scores. Josh Adams and Brandon Pendergrass each had 14 attempts rushing and a touchdown.

    Robert Griffin completed 11-of-19 passes for 125 yards for Baylor (0-1), which opened the Art Briles era with a loss. After a 3-9 finish last season that included a season-ending eight-game losing streak, Baylor brought in Briles to replace head coach Guy Morriss.

    Kirby Freeman also saw time at quarterback and went 4-of-11 for 31 yards and was intercepted twice. Griffin ran 11 times for 29 yards and a touchdown, while Jacoby Jones added a rushing touchdown.

    Wake Forest wasted little time in getting on the scoreboard. The school had advantageous field position after a Baylor punt went just 14 yards to the Bears' 36-yard line.

    Skinner helped get the ball down to the 23, where Sam Swank booted a 40-yard field goal with 12:19 remaining. Baylor then went three-and-out, giving the Demon Deacons the ball back on their own 38. Skinner completed five passes on the 12-play drive, including a 12-yard scoring strike to Brinkman at the front of the end zone that the receiver caught with a defender on his back.

    The touchdown gave Wake Forest a 10-0 lead midway through the quarter, and the school bridged the first and second stanzas with another scoring drive. Pendergrass capped the 11-play march with a pair of three-yard runs, boosting the Deacons' lead to 17-0 less than a minute into the new frame.

    Baylor's Dwain Crawford recovered a Wake Forest fumble -- by Marshall Williams, on a run after the catch -- at the Demon Deacons' 44, and the turnover led to Baylor's first points. The Bears' rushing attack propelled the drive, as Griffin went for 22 yards to bring the ball to the Wake Forest 12, and Jones pounded it into the end zone from there to make it a 17-6 game, following a failed kick.

    But Swank added a 42-yard field goal in the final minute, and Wake Forest led 20-6 going into halftime.

    The visitors started to pull away in the third quarter. Skinner completed an eight-yard score to Brinkman midway through the stanza, then found Wooster for 43 yards all the way to the end zone several minutes later. That strike put Wake Forest up 34-6 with 3:04 left in the third.

    Griffin found the end zone on a five-yard run to open the fourth-quarter scoring, but a turnover helped the Deacons score later in the frame. Crawford this time was the fumbler, on a punt return, giving Wake Forest the ball on the Baylor 10. Two plays later, Adams ran four yards for the touchdown to complete the game's scoring.
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    Conference Vs Conference Leader Board

    SEC 1-0

    ACC 1-1

    B12 0-1

    Big 10 0-0

    Big East 0-0

    Pac 10 0-0

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    Final (23) Wake Forest 41 BAYLOR 13

    Final SO CAROLINA 34 NC State 0

    If I miss any during the coarse of the next couple weeks please note and post...I would like to keep a running tally up until the BCS title game..Not tracking the MAC,Conference USA,Mountain West,Western Athletic Unless the school is ranked like BYU at this time for istance....Which has a Pac 10 match up next week ...


    Games to be recorded in the coming week Aug 30-Sep 1 please list if I miss any...

    Have comments about the games and Players to scout and watch for the draft ..

    Also have predictions on these games ?

    I would love to keep a running tally if I thought I could get the praticiption..
    Ie more then 3 members ...

    Syracuse at Northwestern, Big East Vs Big 10

    (3) USC at Virginia, 3:30 PM Pac 10 Vs ACC

    Oklahoma State at Washington St, 3:30 PM Big 12 Vs Pac 10

    (24) Alabama at (9) Clemson, 8:00 PM SEC Vs ACC Great Battle

    Michigan State at California, 8:00 PM

    (20) Illinois at (6) Missouri, 8:30 PM Big 10 Vs Big 12 Great Battle

    Kentucky at Louisville, 3:30 PM SEC Vs Big East

    (18) Tennessee at U-C-L-A, 8:00 PM SEC Vs Pac 10


    My only comment due to time restraints at this time is ...The SEC Vs ACC match up ...If the Tide beat the predicted best of the ACC this year...That will say a lot to me as far as the strength of the SEC and the multitude of the power house schools it has ...

    Also gang keep it clean if we can ..No I'm not a mod and I know that we all love our schools and the players ....I have been reading heated college threads about the schools for the last 3 years...I would like this to be the best year to date as far as college discussion..We cant get anywhere beating each other up ...
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    (20) Illinois at (6) Missouri, 8:30 PM Big 10 Vs Big 12 ...

    Key Players ....

    QB - Chase Daniel, Missouri
    http://www.walterfootball.com/draft2009QB.php
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 223.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
    Projected Round (2009): 4-5.
    2007: Chase Daniel's 6-foot frame really hurts him. Plenty of small quarterbacks have succeeded in the NFL, so that doesn't mean Daniel will be a bad signal caller; it just means he won't get drafted as high as he should.

    One attribute that will help Daniel is his scrambling ability; he's quick and has shown that he's capable of picking up yards on the ground. In terms of passing, Daniel completed more than 50 percent in every single game. He ended his 2006 campaign with three interception-less games. He threw for 240 or more yards 11 times, finishing with 3,527 yards, 28 touchdowns and just 10 picks.

    Jeremy Maclin**, Missouri
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 199.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.33.
    Projected Round (2009): Top 25 Pick.
    5/22/08: If Jeremy Maclin can run a 4.29, you better believe he'll be off the board by the pick No. 15. He has a chance to do it, though if I had to bet, I'd say low 4.3.

    2007: Jeremy Maclin set the NCAA freshman record for all-purpose yardage. A dynamic return specialist, Maclin also had 1,055 receiving yards, 375 rushing yards and 13 total touchdowns in 2007. He'll be a red-shirt sophomore in 2008, so he'll be eligible for the 2009 Draft.



    CB - Vontae Davis, Illinois
    http://statistics.ncaafootball.com/m.../schedule.aspx
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 200.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.39.
    Projected Round (2009): Top 10 Pick.
    5/17/08: There's a chance Vontae Davis could surpass Malcolm Jenkins. In his two seasons at Illinois, Davis has registered 128 tackles, five picks and 14 passes broken up.

    2007: One of the top players at his position in the 2010 class, Vonate Davis has incredible speed for a big corner. He made an immediate contribution as a true freshman. Through four games in 2007, Davis has two blocked punts.

    QB Juice Williams, Illinois
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 233.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.67.
    Projected Round (2010): 5-6.
    7/24/08: There's no question Juice Williams will be playing at the next level. It's just a matter of which position he'll play. Williams is a threat at Illinois because of his dynamic rushing ability, but his mediocre completion percentage and touchdown-to-interception ratio say otherwise of his ability to be a quarterback in the NFL. Seriously, you can't go 7-of-15, 145 yards and two picks against Ball State.


    WR-Arrelious Benn*, Illinois
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 214.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.46.
    Projected Round (2010): Top 25 Pick.
    7/26/08: The Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Arrelious Benn led the Fighting Illini with 54 catches and 676 yards. He was consistent all year, registering at least four receptions in 11 of his 13 games.

    DE Derek Walker, Illinois
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 272.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.74.
    Projected Round (2009): 3-4.
    2007: Derek Walker has a habit of getting to the quarterback, but he also missed some action in 2006 with an ankle injury.

    Thoughts and Prediction ....

    What a great way to start off the season I applaud these two Schools for playing tuff competition

    It was great game last year and without really knowing unless a fan of the school,conference that both these teams would have title implications...Can Ron Zook take his next step with Illinois and win a tough out of conference game..He put a win against Ohio St in his pocket last year...How long can Missouri hold on to a top 10 spot it all begins here...I thought Missouri finished strong last year..Beating the SEC "But" can they knock off Oklahoma and Texas from the B12 Mountain ...


    Prediciton...

    I go with the upset here .... Revenge/payback from last year ... I think Illinois will handle the spread much better this go around and both teams will come out flat ...Taking away from Missouris potent attack .... I think Juice will be the key scrambling ...


    Score

    Illinois 28 -Missouri 21

    I will post about more games and would be week 1 upsets ....

    I would like to see what games you guys have an eye on opening week ...

    Support your team !
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    [QUOTE=LarryDean;2295000][B][SIZE="5"][COLOR="Black"]Michael Oher [QUOTE]

    I just read a book about this kid. What a remarkable story! The book is called The Blind Side.

    Oher didn't play football at all until he was a junior in high school. Now, he's arguably the best OT prospect in the country!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatlander Fan View Post
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    Heres who they got .... Lets make some predictions

    Aug 30 - at Missouri, W
    Sep 6 - vs. Eastern Ill, W
    Sep 13 - vs. UL Lafayette,W By this time they will be ranked 20-14
    Sep 20 - Open
    Sep 27 - at Penn State, 8:00 W
    Oct 4 - at Michigan, 3:30 W
    Oct 11 - vs. Minnesota, W
    Oct 18 - vs. Indiana, W
    Oct 25 - at Wisconsin, L
    Nov 1 - vs. Iowa, TBA W
    Nov 8 - at Western Mich, W
    Nov 15 - vs. Ohio State, L
    Nov 22 - at Northwestern, W

    10-2 8-2
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    Quote Originally Posted by LarryDean View Post


    Heres who they got .... Lets make some predictions

    Aug 30 - at Missouri, W
    Sep 6 - vs. Eastern Ill, W
    Sep 13 - vs. UL Lafayette,W By this time they will be ranked 20-14
    Sep 20 - Open
    Sep 27 - at Penn State, 8:00 W
    Oct 4 - at Michigan, 3:30 W
    Oct 11 - vs. Minnesota, W
    Oct 18 - vs. Indiana, W
    Oct 25 - at Wisconsin, L
    Nov 1 - vs. Iowa, TBA W
    Nov 8 - at Western Mich, W
    Nov 15 - vs. Ohio State, L
    Nov 22 - at Northwestern, W

    10-2 8-2
    The Michigan game is going to be tough, but overall I like what you're saying. I think the Michigan and OSU games could go either way, depending on who comes out with the most energy. The Illini definitely have no reason to fear the Buckeyes after last year's game.

    BTW, Zook was on the news last night talking about Benn and how he doesn't think he gets nervous before games, just excited. Benn is a beast! Hope he stays another season after this one, but if he rocks the Big 10 again, who knows...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatlander Fan View Post
    .The Illini definitely have no reason to fear the Buckeyes after last year's game.
    No doubt that was a great win for Zook last year....

    It is a part of the Big 10 being able to beat Michigan and Ohio St... IS HUGE...I gladly tip my hat when it happens...

    I dont see them getting by Camp Randall and you know I cant predict the Buckeyes to lose...

    Quote Originally Posted by Flatlander Fan View Post
    .Benn is a beast! Hope he stays another season after this one, but if he rocks the Big 10 again, who knows...
    Omg he is ..I think he will be a household name at the end of this year and one of the top prospects in the country at WR ...

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    Maybe I read too much about Missouri compared to Illinois, but I see no way this Illinios team without Mendenhall will beat an MU team with the same offense and a better defense. The hype around MU's camp had been how the defense had outperformed the offense multiple times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GridironChamp View Post
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    Good to see ya GridironChamp ....

    Get this football season under way and I cant wait to read your opinions of the draft from a non Broncos point of view...Missouri got a great ranking to start the season with if they take care of buisness..Boy they will be sitting pretty after the USC-Ohio St game ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarryDean View Post
    Good to see ya GridironChamp ....

    Get this football season under way and I cant wait to read your opinions of the draft from a non Broncos point of view...Missouri got a great ranking to start the season with if they take care of buisness..Boy they will be sitting pretty after the USC-Ohio St game ...


    Oh yeah, last night was so great to see REAL meaningfull football going on... Even if all but the Stanford/Oregon St. game was purty mellow.

    Oh yeah, as long as we get by Illinios, which I think we should, we will lookin nice and fresh after that big game. Im on the edge, I cant tell if I should expect alot from MU or if I should expect a solid season. I hear alot of good stuff coming from camp so Im leaning towards a really good season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GridironChamp View Post


    Oh yeah, last night was so great to see REAL meaningfull football going on... Even if all but the Stanford/Oregon St. game was purty mellow.

    Oh yeah, as long as we get by Illinios, which I think we should, we will lookin nice and fresh after that big game. Im on the edge, I cant tell if I should expect alot from MU or if I should expect a solid season. I hear alot of good stuff coming from camp so Im leaning towards a really good season.
    Care to place a little cp wager on the game tomorrow?? Maybe a final score in the loser's sig line??
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