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Week 1 Games to watch

Posted on: September 2, 2009 6:31 pm

These are the games that college football fans should watch. Some things are my opinion based on what I know, so please do not bash me.

Oregon at Boise St

This is probably the biggest game for this team that is looking to bust the BCS. Oregon has a powerful running back in LeGarrette Blount, but they need to the QB to play solid.  The offensive line and defensive lines need to replace some stars, but the linebackers are studs. Kellin Moore is a solid QB and could be in for a breakout year, but will Avery and Harper be able to make up for the loss of Ian Johnson? The Broncos have an experienced OL, but the DL is less experienced than last year. Three of the top tacklers are gone, but the DB crew is solid. The edge goes to Boise State, as this game is on the Blue Turf and their past history to upset BCS teams.

Alabama vs Virginia Tech

Alabama has big holes with RB Glen Coffee and QB John Parker Wilson gone, as well as Andre Smith on the O, and now. Julio Jones and Mark Ingram now face the possibility of being suspended.  On the other side, Va Tech returns Tyrod Taylor and their top running backs and receivers. Both Alabama and Virginia Tech need to win this game if they are entertaining thoughts to be in the national title game. I give the edge to Va Tech for this game because of the returning QB and returning playmakers.

Oklahoma State at Georgia

Both teams are coming off solid seasons, and are looking for more success this year. Georgia has a powerful offensive line coming back, but their three top playmakers from last year are gone However, Oklahoma State has their playmakers returning, and both Hunter and Robinson could be in the Heisman race. Fortunately for Georgia, this game is at Athens. The edge goes to Oklahoma State because of their experience and available playmakers.

Oklahoma vs BYU

The biggest question for the Sooners is their offensive line, which they need to replace four starters. However, they do have Bradford and all of their running backs returning, so there is no lack in playmakers. The defensive line will also be extremely stout. BYU has Max Hall and Harvey Unga returning, but the receivers and OL has some key losses. The D-line should be the best in the MWC, as well as experienced linebackers and defensive backs. BYU is also looking to bust the BCS and perhaps even contend for the national title, but they need to beat Oklahoma for them to be even considered. This game is at a neutral field, and I give the edge to Oklahoma because of their top-notch talent and superior depth.

Navy at Ohio State

This is only the fourth meeting between these two teams. Navy is going to be strong on both the offensive and defensive lines. However, they are much less experienced at the skill positions, so they must take care of the ball to even have a chance at this game. Fortunately, they have an experienced players behind the front four, although is less in the DB area than the LB area. The Buckeyes could have a better offensive line, but that remains to be seen. They do have B10 freshman of the year in Terrelle Pryor, and the offense has a lot more speed overall than last year, though it is surely less experienced. The defensive line will be obviously stout, but the linebackers need to replace stars and the CB Jenkins is gone. The edge goes to Ohio State because of the home field advantage and superior talent.

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