Daily Archives: September 6, 2008

Under review

I’ll have the DVR cranked up today to follow the day’s doings after I get back from Athens.  Rather than make predictions (which I stink at), I’ll give you a list of questions I’ll be looking for answers to.

  • West Virginia at East Carolina. Is East Carolina’s defense that decent, or was Virginia Tech’s offense that bad?
  • Southern Mississippi at Auburn. I’m a little surprised by the point spread on this one.  Fedora has a pretty good offensive mind.  I think the Golden Eagles score more than many think, which makes this a test for the Tony Franklin offense to live up to the hype – with a quarterback who isn’t particularly mobile and is coming off a dead arm in the preseason.  Should Auburn really be a 17.5 point favorite?
  • Mississippi at Wake Forest. On a smaller scale, this is the same sort of matchup we saw in the ‘Bama-Clemmins game, except this time the ACC team has the better coach.  Do the Rebs make a game of it?
  • Miami at Florida. No, with a quarterback getting his first start in a road game at the Swamp, this one won’t be particularly close.  But how’s Percy Harvin’s heel?
  • Stanford at Arizona State. Will this game be closer than many people thought before the season it would be?
  • Georgia Tech at Boston College. How does Paul Johnson’s offensive scheme look in its first real test of ’08?
  • San Diego State at Notre Dame. San Diego State is cannon fodder.  How much will the media overreact to a Notre Dame win?
  • Texas A & M at New Mexico. The Aggies lost at home to Arkansas State.  Now they’re going on the road to play a tougher opponent.  Could the Mike Sherman era start out 0-2?
  • Cincinnati at Oklahoma. The Bearcats have proven pesky against top 10 teams lately.  Can they stay with the Sooners?
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