bill-swift - November 8, 2012
For much of the game last weekend it appeared as if the No. 1 team in the nation was going to be knocked off by the LSU Tigers. In the end some late game heroics by Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron proved that a good team doesn't always need the whole game in order to win.
However, what the Tigers may have done is provide a blue print for someone else to take down Alabama. If there is any team that has the talent to do it the Texas A&M Aggies are it. Freshman phenom Johnny "Football" Manziel is the top rusher in the SEC and leads the conference in total offense as well. If 'Bama is not able to contain him the Crimson Tide faithful might be in for a long night!
K-State and TCU could be a better game than you would expect if Colin Klein is not able to go. Head coach Bill Snyder has said that Klein is fine, but has danced around saying just what the injury is. That tells me that there is more than meets the eye here (you Transformers fans catch that?); without Klein the Wildcats become just another average team.
If those games don't interest you there are many more quality match-ups being played. Oregon State and Stanford looks like a good contest and could have PAC-12 title implications. Notre Dame and Boston College always end up playing close games in their young rivalry. The Oregon-Cal game should be a fun one to watch as well; at least Oregon will be entertaining at least.
Hmmm...I wonder if my DVR is going to have enough space...