Washington knocks off #8 Stanford in Seattle, 17-13.
SoCal's Picks for this week's games.
#1 Alabama 27, Ole Miss 3
#2 Oregon 46, Washington St. 21
# 3 LSU 59, Towson 0
# 4 FSU 47, USF 13
# 5 Georgia 33, Tennessee 16
# 6 South Carolina 31, Kentucky 9
# 9 West Virginia 34, # 25 Baylor 30
Oklahoma State 26, # 12 Texas 20
# 20 Michigan State 22, #14 Ohio State 20
# 15 TCU 45, SMU 24
# 17 Clemson 31, Boston College 21
Arizona 24, # 18 Oregon State 20
# 19 Louisville 35, Southern Miss 10
# 22 Nebraska 36, Wisconsin 20
# 24 Boise State 38, New Mexico 16
NC State (3-1, 0-0 ACC) at Miami (3-1, 2-0 ACC)
The Canes showed alot of heart coming back from 17 points down to win it in OT against Georgia Tech last week. This week, they are playing a real underrated NC State team. Glennon is the best dropback passer we've faced this season and our achillees heel has been pass defense. I expect the first two drives we'll play conservative coverages to see whether someone in the front four...besides Chickillo can get a pass rush. We havent gotten any pass rush this entire year, although NC State is missing some starting linemen. After that, I expect heavy blitzing, its the only way, otherwise he'll carve up our back seven, which is missing star LB Denzel Perryman for another game. Offensively, Miami will run the ball and work the play action game. If we're forced to dropback pass alot, we'll get eaten up. Amerson is an All America candidate and will probably shut down Philip Dorsett. After losing Malcolm Lewis for the season last week, Allen Hurns and Rashawn Scott will have to step up. This is a big, big game for Miami...probably even bigger than the Notre Dame game next week, because its an actual ACC game and we have a chance to go to 3-0 in ACC play. The NC State secondary will be tough to throw on though (evan apart from Amerson, its a talented and veteran group) and I think our defense will have some serious issues stopping Glennon.
NC State 31, Miami 23
Last edited by SoCalBronco; 09-27-2012 at 10:42 PM..