Friday, November 29, 2013

Behind Enemy Lines on Thanksgiving Weekend

Yo this Nicky and we’re on one of those rolls again as the Rams easily covered us on Sunday and Oklahoma State didn’t need any of the lumber on Saturday, that makes 3 in a row for us so let’s keep the mo’ going on Thanksgiving weekend. On Saturday I like Stanford (-14.5) to easily handle Notre Dame at home. Stanford is 17-2 its last 19 and playing tough competition. A stingy defense that allows only 19 points per game against much more potent offenses than they will see Saturday and a rushing game that should be able to move the ball at will against ND that almost gives up 200 ypg. Most importantly, a loss allows Oregon to take the Pac-12 North title and that is simply not going to happen on “The Farm”. I also like Clemson (-4) going into South Carolina to take on the Head Ball Coach and the Gamecocks. South Carolina has never had a streak of five consecutive wins over Clemson. The favored Gamecocks may well find themselves in the position of trying to protect a lead throughout a tough second half against a Clemson team that's not only trying to prevent such history but also has a BCS bowl berth of their own on the line. Simultaneously, the Gamecocks may well also be in the position of learning with increasing dismay that one of the best teams in Missouri history is pulling away from visiting Texas A&M as the game wears on in "Columbia West." That's the chowda' I'm Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

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12-5 college for the year, 9-3 in pro. If you have comments, questions on a game, or need injury and weather reports, list your question in the blog for answers. ‘Nikki the Fish’ in the Player’s Club chat room every Wednesday.