College Football Trends & Tribulations


The college football season is still very young, with most teams having two games under their belts with at least ten more to follow. We’ve already seen some very good match ups between top tier teams and have witnessed a number of upsets. Every season has its surprises, disappointments and wonders, but one thing remains constant this year: Alabama remains the team to beat.

The following are some of our comments about the 2010 college football season so far:

Virginia Tech — Some analysts had the Hokies on the BCS list when the year began, but Virginia Tech has proven they just don’t belong. After battling Boise State valiantly in the first game of the season before losing, they showed that a strong FCS team in James Madison was better than they are. Looks like the Miami Hurricanes will need to represent the ACC this year.

Big East — What a shame that this conference just doesn’t have a single team worthy of a BCS invite. Still, someone will represent a conference which desperately needs a statement making win. Pitt will have that chance on Saturday when they play host to the Miami Hurricanes.

Boise State — The Broncos’ opening season win against Virginia Tech has proven that they are Top Ten material BUT the Hokies subsequent play is casting doubt once again that Boise State deserves its #3 ranking. The Broncos can’t do anything about what other people say or teams do (except when they play them directly), but if they go undefeated this season, then the BCS chatter will rise accordingly.

Air Force — Navy has won the Commander-in-Chief’s trophy for seven consecutive years, but this year’s Falcons team looks strong enough to wrest that honor away from the Midshipmen. Off to a 2-0 start with a strong win over BYU, the Falcons play Oklahoma next. Don’t look for the Sooners to lose, but Air Force could offer up some fireworks of its own in this non-conference tilt.

Houston — Andre Ware was the arm behind the Cougars run and shoot offense two decades ago. Today, Case Keenum is leading Houston, having already thrown five touchdowns and for 553 yards in his first two games of the season. Keenum is recovering from a mild concussion sustained against UTEP on Friday night and may need to sit out this Saturday’s game at UCLA. No matter, Cotton Turner will take over and has Bryce Beall, Michael Hayes and Patrick Edwards to lead the charge.

As far as games go this weekend, the only Top 25 match up comes late Saturday night when the #9 Iowa Hawkeyes travel west to take on the #24 Arizona Wildcats. We’re expecting a nail biter with that game decided late.

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