WEEK 7 NFL, COLLEGE, HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS
PREVIOUS WEEKS REVIEW/RANDOM THOUGHTS
I guess I’ll start off with the Tomball game, great crowd and that about the only thing you can say good about it. I still dont see why Tomball didnt put in some Temporary bleachers behind the endzone! The crowd was way to big for that stadium. People standing in the isles, and Tomball people had to go over to the Collins side that was overflow as well. So I have no clue as to why there was no temporary bleachers set up. The Woodlands had the smarts to do it for their game against Lufkin over 11,000 in a soldout stadium Friday. If Tomball people dont like being viewed as a sub par program do the little things that other schools do. Average people who dont have kids playing or in band arent going to go to the games if its a hassle or impossible to find somewhere to sit, not that going to 42-0 games is enticing either but the sitting arrangement didnt help the cause.
As for the game itself The energy from the big crowd from it disappeared bout 4 seconds into the game as the opening kickoff was fumbled and Klein Collins turned it into a TD, Then a couple of drops and ONE 1st down the whole game. I dont know if this was much of a let down as compared to a wake up call, Its not going to get any easier, as this was the 1st game of 4 in a row of the teams in my preseason picks to make the playoffs in this district. But anyways here the a video of the highlights or lowlights from the game Friday Its a handheld camera so its not very good but you can see how large the crowd is on the Tomball side, and really that was the only thing worth seeing
Is there anything Andrew Luck cant do!!! WOW BIG HIT!!!!
Woodlands vs Lufkin was yet another classic battle from a SOLD OUT , Woodforest Stadium, and unlike Tomball, The Woodlands had the smarts to put in Temporary Bleachers behind the endzone. Lasco returned from injury with a vengeance. Rushing for over 160 yards and a couple of TD’s Which was good to see because at the state 7on7 tourney over the summer that Lufkin team was really talking trash about what was going to happen to him, when they played this season. Lufkin was a lil short handed with their star RB being out with an injury But with the talent they have the couldnt have been much drop off. But watch the highlights below
Good to see LSU win with two Texans and I consider them Houston players cause they are close QB Jarrett Lee (Brenham, H.S) and Terrence Tolliver (Hempstead. H.S.) both on the game winning play and how bout that fake field goal!!
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OVERALL GAME OF THE WEEK
#18 Wisconsin Badgers vs #1 Ohio St. Buckeyes
7pm Saturday October 16th Camp Randall Stadium Wisconsin
Just like last week with South Carolina vs Alabama, The number one ranked team is going into hostile territory. And another upset is a real possibility Here is the write up from espn.com
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State Buckeyes have waltzed through their first six opponents on the way to becoming No. 1.
With a game on Saturday at No. 18 Wisconsin, staying there will be much harder.
“It’s good to be No. 1, but if we don’t play like it every week, then all the hype will be for naught,” linebacker Brian Rolle said.
Not everyone believes the Buckeyes deserve to be No. 1. Critics point out that by the middle of October, the Buckeyes have played exactly one game away from their home stadium. Also, they haven’t tackled anyone currently ranked in the Associated Press Top 25. (Miami was 12th at the time they lost in Columbus to the Buckeyes, but has since plummeted out of sight.)
At the same time, Ohio State fans are up in arms that mock Bowl Championship Series rankings a week before the first BCS list is released has the Buckeyes fifth. That is due to being downgraded by computers that take a dim view of the Buckeyes’ (lack of) strength of schedule (Marshall, Ohio, Eastern Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Miami) and drop them way down below the TCUs and Boise States of the world in that category.
But a lot of the questions and doubts about Ohio State (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) and its rise to the top spot in the polls should be answered this week when the Buckeyes head for Madison, Wis.
The Badgers (5-1, 1-1) are good and particularly good at home. They’ve gone 40-4 at Camp Randall Stadium since the start of the 2004 season. What’s more, the game is at night, allowing an already rambunctious student section to get even more fired up for the big showdown. The Badgers have won 25 of their last 28 night games.
Linebacker Ross Homan said, “Playing there is so tough. You have to battle through a lot.”
An environment like that intimidates some opponents and energizes others.
“I remember we went to Wisconsin my sophomore year,” Rolle said, reflecting on the 2008 game. “It was ridiculous. I believe that student section is the best in the country.”
The product on the field isn’t bad, either.
Led by senior quarterback Scott Tolzien and tailbacks John Clay and James White, the Badgers are physical and tough and rank fourth in he Big Ten in total offense at 450 yards per game. It’ll be a huge test for Ohio State’s defense in particular.
“They know what they’re heading into,” Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said.
Buckeyes quarterback Terrelle Pryor shared Big Ten offensive player of the week honors with Clay, passing for a career-high 334 yards (24 of 30, 3 TDs) in a 38-10 rout of Indiana. Wisconsin is a red-letter game for him and his teammates.
“Without a doubt,” he said. “It’s always circled on the calendar — especially when it’s at Camp Randall. Every Big Ten game is a challenge. The last time I was there, it was a great experience for me.”
Pryor was a callow freshman, making just his third collegiate start, at Wisconsin in 2008. He led the Buckeyes on two fourth-quarter scoring drives, capped by his own 11-yard touchdown sprint around left end with 1:08 remaining, to end Wisconsin’s 16-game home winning streak, 20-17.
The game also means a lot to Wisconsin, which has only lost to No. 13 Michigan State two weeks ago. One more defeat and the Badgers will be pretty much out of the Big Ten title hunt.
“It’s going to be a huge step up (in competition), just because year in and year out, those guys are the best of the best,” Tolzien said. “They’re super talented and really well coached and physical and all those things that great teams are. We’re going to have our hands full, and we truly need to really lock in.”
Pryor has never forgotten the crowd as it danced, leaped and swayed in unison to the “Jump Around” song heading into the fourth quarter.
“The place JUMPS,” he said with a grin, shaking his head.
It’s the kind of atmosphere — “Jump Around” is performed by the aptly named House of Pain — that No. 1 teams have to get used to on the road.