I'm 0-3, so last week I called in a Guest Editor, Jeff Wood. A long time field correspondent, we brought Jeff in to make the call to break the snap. It didn't happen, and the MBOC is off to the worst start in it's prestigious 10 year history. To some extent, I'm wonder if we should go for a Hearts type strategy and 'Shoot the Moon'. LOL.
But think of it this way......we can still go 9-4 if we go on a FATTY run right now. There are some great games going on this weekend as we start getting out of the cupcake games and into the meat of the season. This is traditionally where the best have come anyways. If you've lost money in the first 4 weeks of the season, it's time to sit up and take notice because this is where it counts.
Looking at the schedule day, there's a lot to choose from. The Gameday matchup in East Lansing, Michigan pits Sparty vs. Ohio State. It's going to be a great game. Ohio State has an offensive weapon in Braxton Miller (not to be confused with Tony Braxton). He runs, he throws, and he can juke defensive lines with the best of them. But Sparty is a very experienced Defensive Line. Devin Smith is going to try and run the ball, along with B. Miller trying to do some pocket scrambles, and they're going to have a tough time. If Michigan State can tighten up the D, it's going to cause Ohio State to have to go to the air. If they can get it done in the air, they win this game, but it's a road game in East Lansing....not an easy place to play.
Another big game today is the Otis Kimzey special. Oregon State marches into Tucson to play the wildcats. The MBOC was not an early believe in Oregon State and they have helped deliver 2 of the 4 losses to the blog. Oregon State is looking LEGIT. They aren't running the ball or putting up a lot of points, but their D is monstrous, holding two top 25 teams to under 30 points COMBINED. Look for Oregon State to pick up this game against my beloved Zona.
This week, there were many submissions for the Linkedin Babe of the week. Final nod goes to Elizabeth Thorson over at Microsoft. Elizabeth attended Western Washington University and graduated with a degree in Marketing. She has worked at Nordstrom (plenty of babes have started their career at Nordstrom) but spends her time these days at the evil empire....er....Microsoft doing work with their digital media production. Thanks for the forward Tim S. of Seattle, WA....and Congrats Elizabeth.
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In the first true test of the week, Texas hits the road to battle against Oklahoma State. In the first few weeks, Texas has offensively dominated their opponents on the field. David Ash has already thrown for 7 touchdowns and 700+ yards in the first few outings. The offensive line has done a great job protecting him against the rush only allowing 2 sacks in these first 3 outings. Their schedule is about to get a lot tougher in the coming weeks, as they face West Virginia next week, followed by Oklahoma & Baylor in the next two weeks. The mental preparation starts today against Oklahoma State. They have two primary offensive weapons in running backs Malcolm Brown & Joe Bergeron. These RB's are split pretty evenly with 3 touchdowns and 300 yards a piece in the first few weeks. Look for Texas to get it done on the ground today.
Oklahoma State is passing and scoring like no other team in the country so far this year. They put a ridiculous 84 points against Savannah State in week one. But they lost to a solid Arizona team in week #2, and beat Louisiana Lafayette in week #3. Today will be the first true test for the #1 offense in the country. J.W. Walsh will get the nod for the start and will be looking for two primary WR targets in Joseph Randle and Jeremy Smith. Both receivers have had an active opening part of the season netting 4 touchdowns a piece.
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Oklahoma State faces a tough Texas defensive squad that is 28th in the country in points allowed. Their CBs are strong and will be able to put the pressure ono both Randle and Smith in this game. The line on the game is Texas by -1.5, on the road, but Texas wins this close game by 7.
This is the week that the MBOC hits 'the turn'. You can lay a bet on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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