California at Ohio State: Urban Meyer likes his quarterback. Braxton Miller is fourth in the nation in rushing, and just outside the Top 40 in passer rating. Ohio State’s elite defensive line recruits should get some playing time due to injuries. The Bears lost to Nevada at home and needed a 30-point fourth quarter to beat Southern Utah. Cal’s AD claims Tedford is not on the hot seat. We’ll check back in after they start 1-5.
Wake Forest at Florida State: The Seminoles play their first big boy football game, sort of. The debate seems to be whether they’ll win by three or four touchdowns. Florida State’s defensive front should be unyielding. We’ll see whether they have the offense to beat opponents and the discipline not to beat themselves. Nikita Whitlock being out is bad news for Wake.
TCU at Kansas: The Horned Frogs are making their Big 12 debut. So are Charlie Weis and his gaggle of transfer players. We’re not quite sure what to expect from TCU, though we expect their days of dominance may be over. We are quite sure what to expect from Kansas, who have already lost to Rice. Dayne Crist has thrown more interceptions than touchdowns and completed just 52 percent of his passes.
Virginia Tech at Pitt: Neither team has shown it can play offense. We’ll take Pitt with the points and the ugly.
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