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2014 College Football - Weeks 12-14

December 9, 2014   9:51 pm

Thanksgiving and vacation conspired to keep me away from here. How did my teams finish their seasons?

11/15 Results
Tennessee Volunteers 50, Kentucky Wildcats 16 (W)
New Mexico Lobos 21, Utah State Aggies 28 (L)
#9 Auburn Tigers 7, #15 Georgia Bulldogs 34 (L)
#1 Mississippi State Bulldogs 20, #5 Team That Shall Not Be Named 25 (L)

11/22 Results
Tennessee Volunteers 21, #20 Missouri Tigers 29 (L)
Colorado State Rams 58, New Mexico Lobos 20 (W)
#14 Auburn Tigers 31, Samford Bulldogs 7 (W)
Western Carolina Catamounts 14, #1 Team That Shall Not Be Named 48 (L)

11/29 Results
Tennessee Volunteers 24, Vanderbilt Commodores 17 (W)
Colorado State Rams 24, Air Force Falcons 27 (L)
#15 Auburn Tigers 44, #1 Team That Shall Not Be Named 55 (L)
New Mexico Lobos 36, Wyoming Cowboys 30 (W)

These 3 Weeks: 5-7
Final: 30-26 (.536)

Above 500, but nowhere close to where I’d hoped. However, all three of my primary teams are going bowling, which is way better than last year, so I don’t know that I can complain. Tennessee will be taking on Iowa in the Taxslayer Bowl on January 2nd, Colorado State meets former Mountain West foe Utah in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on December 20th, and #19 Auburn gets #18 Wisconsin in the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day. (As if I needed another reason to crave cheese fries!)

See you next year!

2014 College Football - Weeks 10 and 11

November 9, 2014   2:37 pm

Quite a swing over the past two weeks. Week 10 saw the first 4-0 week this season; week 11 saw us nearly give it all back. I’m also glad that I picked a replacement game rotation, because I missed some off weeks when I was putting the schedule together back in September.

11/1 Results
Tennessee Volunteers 45, South Carolina Gamecocks 42 (W)
Colorado State Rams 38, San José State Spartans 31 (W)
#3 Auburn Tigers 35, #4 Ole Miss Rebels 31 (W)
New Mexico Lobos 31, UNLV Rebels 28 (W)

11/8 Results
New Mexico Lobos 49, Boise State Broncos 60 (L) (Tennessee off)
Colorado State Rams 49, Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors 22 (W)
#3 Auburn Tigers 38, Texas A&M Aggies 41 (L)
#16 LSU Tigers 13, #5 Team That Shall Not Be Named 20 (L)

These 2 Weeks: 5-3
Cumulative: 25-19 (.568)

Colorado State is #23 in today’s AP rankings - nice job, Rams! Enjoy your week off. Next week, Tennessee looks to pull within a game of bowl eligibility against Kentucky; Auburn visits a smarting and likely fired-up Georgia; and - uh, how should I put this - HAIL STATE!

2014 College Football - Weeks 8 and 9

October 28, 2014   9:11 pm

A busy two weeks for me, a crummy two weeks for my #1 team, a great two weeks for my #2 team, and a weird on week for my #3 team. Throw in some questionable officiating, and you’re pretty much up to speed.

10/18 Results
Tennessee Volunteers 3, #3 Ole Miss Rebels 34 (L)
Colorado State Rams 16, Utah State Aggies 13 (W)
New Mexico Lobos 31, Air Force Academy Falcons 35 (L)
#21 Texas A&M Aggies 0, #7 Really Mad 1-Loss, 1-Barely-Win Team 59 (L)

10/25 Results
Tennessee Volunteers 20, #4 Returning Turncoats 34 (L)
Colorado State Rams 45, Wyoming Cowboys 31 (W)
#5 Auburn Tigers 42, South Carolina Gamecocks 35 (W)
Troy Trojans 13, South Alabama Jaguars 27 (L)

These 2 Weeks: 3-5
Cumulative: 20-16 (.556)

With the first playoff rankings released this week, one of the games next week is #3 Auburn vs. #4 Ole Miss; that should be a good one. Tennessee visits Columbia to see if they can give Steve Spurrier an L, while Colorado State has the opportunity for some separation in the Mountain West if they can beat San José State on the road.

2014 College Football - Weeks 5 and 6

October 4, 2014   10:42 pm

I realized that, when I went to write up today’s games, that I hadn’t ever written up last week’s games. Hours later, I’m still steamed over the officiating in the Tennessee / Florida game. If you can block in the back, flagrantly hold, tackle a receiver so you can intercept the ball - you just might win. However, tempering my steam are the results of the other games on my slate. This was two tough weeks in a row for Tennessee.

9/27 Results
Tennessee Volunteers 32, #12 Georgia Bulldogs 35 (L)
Colorado State Rams 24, Boston College Eagles 21 (W)
#5 Auburn Tigers 45, Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 17 (W)
New Mexico Lobos 24, Fresno State Bulldogs 35 (L)

10/4 Results
Tennessee Volunteers 9, Florida Gators 10 (L)
Colorado State Rams 42, Tulsa Golden Hurricane 17 (W)
#5 Auburn Tigers 41, #15 LSU Tigers 17 (W)
#11 Ole Miss Rebels 23, #3 Team That Shall Not Be Named 17 (W)

These 2 Weeks: 5-3
Cumulative: 15-9 (.625)

Next weekend, Tennessee hosts Chattanooga, Colorado State visits Nevada, Auburn gets a crack at Mississippi State, and Arkansas hosts the former #3 team. The recap for next week will not be posted on Saturday, because Colorado State’s game is past my bedtime. :) See you next week!

2014 College Football - Weeks 3 and 4

September 21, 2014   2:51 pm

Thanks to two driving Saturdays, I didn’t catch much college football. I did catch some of Thursday’s Auburn / Kansas State game, and it was a good one. However, I’ll dispense with the commentary and just see how I did over the past two weeks.

9/13 Results (AKA “Yay for the Mountain West!”)
Tennessee Volunteers 10, #4 Oklahoma Sooners 34 (L)
Colorado State Rams 49, UC Davis Aggies 21 (W)
Air Force Falcons 48, Georgia State Panthers 38 (W)
Southern Miss Golden Eagles 12, #3 Team That Shall Not Be Named 52 (L)

9/20 Results
New Mexico Lobos 38, New Mexico State Aggies 35 (W)
#14 South Carolina Gamecocks 48, Vanderbilt Commodores 34 (W)
#5 Auburn Tigers 20, #20 Kansas State Wildcats 14 (W)
Florida Gators 21, #3 Team That Shall Not Be Named 42 (L)

These 2 Weeks: 5-3
Cumulative: 10-6 (.625)

Special thanks to my 3 replacement games for all being winners. This next week, Tennessee visits a Georgia team that they hope used up all their points this past week, Colorado State visits a strong Boston College team, Auburn hosts Louisiana Tech, and New Mexico hosts a Fresno State team with a similar record. See you next week!

2014 College Football - Week 0

August 22, 2014   10:47 pm

It’s back! 4 teams each week, looking for a winning record; last year, I went 23-33, for a .411 average. New this year, I will set a default line-up for fill-in teams for off weeks or conflicts. First alternate is the University of New Mexico Lobos, and second alternate is the Air Force Academy Falcons. When both of those are unavailable, I continue my willy-nilly picking of replacement teams. This year, the teams are:

  • The University of Tennessee Volunteers - Coming off a nice first-year effort, #Team118 is looking to add their bricks to the “brick by brick” rebuilding that Butch Jones began leading last year. The schedule is pretty tough this year; three opponents are in the preseason top-10, and six are in the top 25. Wins will certainly have to be earned. (September 20th: UNM over New Mexico State Aggies)
  • The Colorado State University Rams - Jim McElwain enters his third season as head coach on a high note, with a late-game victory in the New Mexico Bowl to end last year. However, CSU graduated a cadre of seniors who had played together for several years, and the second team is now the first team. While none of their opponents on the schedule are ranked in the top 25, their path to a bowl invitation will be an uphill journey. (September 20th: South Carolina Gamecocks over Vanderbilt Commodores)
  • The Auburn University Tigers - I’m switching the third team this year, bringing in the favorite team from the “in-law” side of my family. Gus Malzahn sets out to show that last year was not a fluke, and with the personnel he has returning, he has a good chance of showing just that. Ranked 6 in the preseason polls, they have six top 25 teams in their schedule, plus the #2 team in the Iron Bowl. Auburn could win its way to a rematch with Florida State, but they will have to do just that - win. (September 13th: AFA over Georgia State Panthers)
  • As per tradition, any team that can give Lame Kitten an (L). That team is a switch this year as well.
    • August 30 - West Virginia Mountaineers
    • September 6th - Florida Atlantic Owls
    • September 13th - Southern Miss Golden Eagles
    • September 20th - Florida Gators
    • September 27th - Off (UNM over Fresno State Bulldogs, played September 26th)
    • October 4th - Ole Miss Rebels
    • October 11th - Arkansas Razorbacks
    • October 18th - Texas A&M Aggies
    • October 25th - Team #1 (Troy Trojans over South Alabama Jaguars, played October 24th)
    • November 8th - LSU Tigers
    • November 15th - Mississippi State Bulldogs
    • November 22nd - Western Carolina Catamounts
    • November 29th - Team #3 (UNM over Wyoming Cowboys)

Let the games begin… next week!

2013 College Football - Weeks 12-14

December 8, 2013   5:36 pm

The regular season is now complete, so let’s see if the final 3 weeks got me to .400. Colorado State ended its regular season at 7-6, and becomes the lone bowl-eligible team of the three I follow here.

11/16 Results (3-1)
#10 South Carolina Gamecocks 19, Florida Gators 14 (W)
Colorado State Rams 66, New Mexico Lobos 42 (W)
#7 Auburn Tigers 43, #25 Georgia Bulldogs 38 (W)
#4 Stanford Cardinal 17, USC Trojans 20 (L)

11/23 Results (0-4)
Tennessee Volunteers 10, Vanderbilt Commodores 14 (L)
Colorado State Rams 0, Utah State Aggies 13 (L)
New Mexico Lobos 28, #15 Fresno State Bulldogs 69 (L)
Colorado Buffaloes 29, #23 USC Trojans 47 (L)

11/30 Results (3-1)
Tennessee Volunteers 27, Kentucky Wildcats 14 (W)
Colorado State Rams 58, Air Force Academy Falcons 13 (W)
New Mexico Lobos 17, Boise State Broncos 45 (L)
#22 UCLA Bruins 35, #23 USC Trojans 14 (W)

This Period: 6-6
Cumulative: 23-33 (.411)

The season isn’t over, but it’s all over now but the bowl-ing. I’ll probably change teams 3 and 4 up for next year. Teams who want to win, I’m now accepting donations to cheer for your rivals.

2013 College Football - Week 11

November 9, 2013   6:43 pm

After last week, any wins would be a win. This week, we got 2. Colorado State put one away in the 4th quarter, and is now 1 win away from bowl eligibility; nice job, Rams! New Mexico also got their first conference win by defeating Air Force in a Friday night game. Sadly, Tennessee was not able to handle #9 Auburn; there didn’t seem to be an aspect of the game where Auburn didn’t have the edge.

11/9 Results
Tennessee Volunteers 23, #9 Auburn Tigers 55 (L)
Colorado State Rams 38, Nevada Wolfpack 17 (W)
New Mexico Lobos 45, Air Force Falcons 37 (W)
California Golden Bears 28, USC Trojans 62 (L)

This Week: 2-2
Cumulative: 17-27 (.386)

I missed a second off week for Tennessee; while I would replace it with Auburn (vs. Georgia), I already have that game picked because Colorado State plays New Mexico. Stanford (vs. USC) is also already on the schedule as well, and Air Force is also off. So, all my standby picks are already used! I guess I’ll pick South Carolina over Florida. See you next week.

College Football 2013 - Week 10

November 5, 2013   6:50 pm

This was a horrible week for my chosen teams. Tennessee got outmuscled by then-#9 Missouri, San Diego State outlasted New Mexico, Colorado State fell short against Boise State, and Oregon State let me down too.

11/2 Results
Tennessee Volunteers 3, #9 Missouri Tigers 31 (L)
Colorado State Rams 30, Boise State Broncos 42 (L)
New Mexico Lobos 30, San Diego State Aztecs 35 (L)
Oregon State Beavers 14, USC Trojans 31 (L)

This Week: 0-4
Cumulative: 15-25 (.375)

Next week, Tennessee again gets to play the #9-ranked Tigers when Auburn comes to town, while Colorado State hosts a sub-par Nevada squad, and New Mexico plays host to the Air Force Academy on Friday night. If ratings ring true, we should end up at 2-2; but, as they say, that’s why they play the games.

2013 College Football - Week 8

October 19, 2013   11:39 pm

This was the best weekend for college football yet, at least considering the teams for which I cheer. Tennessee now knows it can win, getting a great home win over South Carolina by showing what they learned two weeks ago against Georgia; and Colorado State went up the road a bit and hung 52 points on division-leading Wyoming. In other games around the SEC, ranked teams fell to lower or unranked teams; #24 Auburn won over #7 Texas A&M, Vanderbilt pulled off a last-minute win over #15 Georgia, and Ole Miss topped #6 LSU. Meanwhile, with #14 Missouri defeating #22 Florida, I’m left wondering if the overall strength in the SEC is working to its national detriment; with today’s losses, #1 Alabama is now the lone team to finish this BCS era with the SEC’s current win streak intact. They certainly seemed to be back on their game against Arkansas. I guess this year’s bowl season will have to answer the comparative question.

Well, enough speculative babbling. With no further ado…

10/19 Results
Tennessee Volunteers 23, #11 South Carolina Gamecocks 21 (W)
Colorado State Rams 52, Wyoming Cowboys 22 (W)
New Mexico Lobos 10, Utah State Aggies 45 (L)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish 14, USC Trojans 10 (W)

This Week: 3-1
Cumulative: 14-18 (.438)

This week’s celebration won’t last long. Tennessee tries to add to their lone SEC win in Tuscaloosa against #1 Alabama, with the added stakes of ending the SEC’s run at BCS titles. I’m thinking we’ll probably have more people cheering for us next week than any other team does! Colorado State heads down to the land of luaus to take on a struggling Hawaii team looking for their first win of the season. New Mexico is off, so we go from cheering for Notre Dame to cheering for their Air Force Academy opponents, and Utah gets their chance to deal another Trojan loss. The CSU game is late, so we’ll wrap it up next Sunday.