I think Miami is overrated. They looked imperious against a woeful Pitt team. They beat Clemson by nine. Clemson turned the ball over six times. Mark Stoops has Florida State’s defense looking solid since the loss to Oklahoma. They are averaging five sacks per game and can pressure Jacory Harris. He doesn’t need pressure to make mistakes. I like FSU to cover the spread, possibly win outright.
Florida-LSU could be a BCS elimination game for Florida. Two great defenses, two underwhelming offenses. LSU has the X-factor for themselves, plausible Heisman-candidate Patrick Peterson. They also have the X-factor for Florida, Les Miles’ game management. Sensing an ugly 13-9 game. Florida is better, but LSU has an advantage on special teams.
USC is either in free-fall, or playing up to rational expectations. Stanford and has the fourth-best scoring offense in the country. USC’s defense is amenable and down for anything, like an ASU coed. They have not figured out their schemes. They can’t tackle during practice. Jim Harbaugh is not a USC fan. This should be a Stanford rout. Set the over/under on “What’s Your Deal?” mentions during the telecast at 1,753.
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