When the Buckeyes return home after the their week 1 battle against Navy, they’ll do it against an unfamiliar foe, as Frank Beamer and Virginia Tech will make their first trip to Columbus for the first time in either school’s history.
Frank Beamer has etched himself in the annals of college football coaches history with his unique brand of Beamer ball, hallmarked by great strong defense coupled with awesome special teams play and an offense that will do just enough to win ballgames. Hmmmm… where have we heard that before?
This game will also mark the first time since 2010 (Marshall) that the Bucks will open at home under the lights.
The Hokies are coming off a very disappointing 8-5 2013 season. In Tech’s defense, they did lose games to Alabama, Duke, and finally a 42-12 loss to UCLA in the Hyundai Sun Bowl. Va Tech finished second in the ACC-Coastal division and their loss to Duke inevitably cost themselves a trip to Charlotte and the ACC Championship Game. However, they were able to beat their arch rivals from UVA 16-6 to end their regular season… and we all know how important it is to win the rivalry game.
On offense, Va Tech loses quarterback Logan Thomas (some Hokie fans will tell you that’s not a bad thing) and welcome in Texas Tech transfer Michael Brewer. Brewer will battle 3 other qb’s this fall to see who ends up taking the snaps in Blacksburg.
Tech’s ground game should be better, if only because it would be tough to be worse. The Hokies had one of the most inept rushing attacks in Frank Beamer’s 27 seasons in Blacksburg last year, averaging only 119.8 yards per game. But sophomore Trey Edmunds (675 yards, 10 TDs) is back after suffering a broken leg in the regular-season finale, and 224-pound freshman Marshawn Williams might be the answer to the Hokies’ short-yardage woes. It’ll help if Tech’s underperforming offensive line, which returns five players who started games last year, can come together under Stacy Searels, the unit’s third coach in as many years. Read More
The picks return to the BBC after the interminable bye-week!
The last time we saw our intrepid pickers, Eric had the lead over Mali by two games. During week 6, our players came out with the following records:
Joe D: 4-6, Mali: 7-3, Jim: 5-5, Joe L: 8-2, Eric: 5-5, Chris: 6-4, Robby: 8-2
With his 8-2 record to tie for the lead in the week, Joe L succeeded in surpassing both Eric and Mali for the overall lead heading into the final leg of the season. The totals stand thus:
Joe L: 38-21, Eric: 37-22, Mali: 37-22, Jim: 33-26, Joe D: 31-28, Chris: 17-13, Robby: 13-7
It should be an exciting final couple of weeks!
This week’s games feature a couple of exciting divisional battles, particularly in the Big Ten race, along with a number of other fascinating matchups. Read on to find our picks!
I’m pretty sure that was the worst week of College Football picks for this crew in the five years of it’s existence. Maybe I’m over-exaggerating, but 75% of those who help me out with our Picks were at 0-5 as we headed into the evening on Saturday. Thanks to the Mustangs, I picked up some ground on everyone by a game! Beating those Horned Frogs like there’s no poison in their ummmm.. Bite.
It was Baylor this week that gave everyone a loss on their record. Thanks ESPN and RGIII for selling the hype on the clearance shelf. It was me digging in and looking for legendary 5 buck team.
Truth is Baylor still isn’t elite.
A team that is though is those damn Badgers. A huge win over Nebraska propels them into national contenders. As sick as it makes me to even think about a BCS championship scenerio with that team. What’s more disturbing to the mind? The Badgers holding the glass football, or Bo Ryan dancing on the court.
No Contest. I hate you Bo Ryan.
Anyways, we’re here to break down the games and talk about week six of the college football season. Let’s take a look at Week 5′s results.