Monday, September 26, 2011

Week 4 (2011) Analysis

Well this week I was 11-9 on predictions and 53-27 for the season thus far. It only gets harder from here really. That being said there were a few games that had some surprises as things begin to shake out a little bit.

Perhaps the biggest surprise was the beat down that Temple gave the Terps. I was expecting an Owl victory but certainly not a blow out. Temple is the real deal.

Kansas State held on to beat the Hurricanes and that was at least somewhat surprising.

The Cajuns are 3-1 thus far and that is a huge surprise. Some "professional" analysts picked them to have a perfect winless season. The win over a very good FIU team was quite a surprise and a boon to the program.

North Texas' victory over Indiana was somewhat stunning. Not that the Hoosiers are any good, but the Mean Green is a bad football team. Perhaps McCarney is doing the job he was hired to do.

Which college D1 team is the worst? I would submit it would be between New Mexico and Memphis. The Lobos' admin has sacked the HC in the first major firing of the season. If I were the Memphis gang I would give Porter another year to at least get to .500.

The Aggies lost to a good Cowboy squad. It is nice to see the folk at Kyle Field go home a bit disappointed. How will the Aggies fare the rest of the year? Well, they should reach a bowl game but playing for the Big XII Championship is likely out of the question. Arkansas comes calling next week and will likely give them their second loss.

USC is irrelevant no matter what the do. A rogue program and another HC with character issues. Imagine that. They were "upset" Saturday in what is likely the first of quite a few.

Notre Dame squeaked by against a lower level Big East team. They may luck out with Purdue next week.

LSU (or Alabama) perhaps deserve the number one spot thus far. Both teams took to task some pretty good ball clubs over the weekend and the Sooners had a struggle with a very average Mizzou squad. That being said, at least one of these teams will be in the BCS "Championship" Game.

I will have the week 5 predictions out shortly.

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