Who isn't completely jacked that football is back? There are some nice matchups this weekend and a huge non-conference showdown in the Great Northwest. After seeing the impressive list of home and home opponents that Ohio St has set up for the future, it's going to be real interesting as more teams follow suit. Some huge non-conference matchups usually reserved for the Bowl season should become the norm with this new playoff system. Speaking of big games, as long as Wisconsin has McEvoy as their starting QB, they're not much of a contender. We got off to a rough start with a 3-3 opening weekend with a NC on the Idaho vs Florida game. It can only get better, here is Saturday's 6 Pack...
Kansas St -13
We mistakenly thought the Cyclones were improving but last week's dismantling by FCS North Dakota St proved otherwise. Could they be overlooking a ranked opponent for THE game against rival Iowa next week? Plus, per a Clones fan we know, Coach Rhoades sideline mannerisms are becoming annoying and embarrassing.
If you haven't heard of Mizzou's Maty Mauk yet, you will have by season's end.
Our dislike of USC made this easy. The Cardinal are looking to add to a 17 game home win streak. This should be a fun game to watch as a football fan.
Penn St -14
Not sure how Akron plans to slow down Christian Hackenberg, who threw for 454 yards last weekend.
Notre Dame -3.5
Had to include the final scheduled ND-Michigan tilt. Don't they play for the Golden Ukulele or something? Taking the home team with both teams being pretty evenly matched. Who will become the hero?
Mich St-Oregon Under 58.5
The Big 10 needs to start winning some of the high profile matchups as they have dropped behind the Big 12 in strength of conference. Oregon has had some struggles against top notch defenses lately and Sparty's D is pretty stout. Expect Michigan St to slow down the Ducks explosive offense a little. The Ducks will probably win by double figures but the under looks too tempting.
And this weekend's Sunday Chaser... Kansas City Chiefs -3.
Enjoy the games, enjoy the brews, and remember it's only the beginning. There's a lot more to come as the pigskin season rolls on.