TOES’ 2011 WEEK 3 NFL, COLLEGE, HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS
PREVIOUS WEEKS REVIEW/RANDOM THOUGHTS
- due to some unfortunate circumstances I was unable to watch any NFL games sunday, and no internet access, no TV no phone so I never knew who won the Texans game until tues. morning so this week Ive been catching up with replays on the NFL channel so no thoughts on NFL this week
- What Lake Travis’s football team is doing this year is unbelievable. Lake Travis with all the grad losses and player injuries this year to keep winning and not just winning but dominating is something else. Here are the Highlights from Lake Travis Aledo where with a back up QB, no starting RB, Lagasse filled in just fine. Then beat #1 ranked Aledo 62-35 WOW here the highlights
- From this past weekend in the Canadian League (ya I know its canadian league) but you will be hard pressed to find a better hit than this one in any football league WOW check it out!!
- UT barely survived against BYU, If its not Garrett Gilbert quarterbacking, It should be David Ash full time no Case McCoy, UT will learn that, But to just speed up the process hopefully he gets injured, you know nothing serious, just enough to take him out the game broken finger or something, David Ash will get it done. Im still a Gilbert guy he should be the QB as for Case this video here will always stick in my mind when it comes to Case McCoy.
- The Michigan vs Notre Dame finish was the best one of the year so far, and part of the great showing was the fan in the stands at the end of the game
- Here is that same fan after they win with seconds left, It really does look like he is trying to cop a feel on the chinese girl sitting below him lol
- To Check in on the Preseason picks to see who I got winning what district/conference/championship games in High School, College, and NFL here is the link to
HIGH SCHOOL PICKS
WEEK 2: (12-3)
COLLEGE (against the point spread)
WEEK 2: (8-5-2)
NFL (against the point spread)
WEEK 1: (5-9-1) OUCH
SPEAKING OF BETTING I DIDNT HAVE ANY MONEY ON USC/UTAH ON SATURDAY BUT THOSE THAT DID BET ON USC UTAH HAD A SITUATION THAT I HAD NEVER SEEN, CHECK IT OUT
LOST $55 NFL Falcons (+3) vs Bears
LOST $55 NFL Rams (+5) vs Eagles
LOST $55 Arizona (+14) vs Oklahoma St.
OVERALL GAME OF THE WEEK (regardless of level NCAA, NFL, H.S.)
#1 OKLAHOMA SOONERS @ #5 FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES
Saturday September 10th 2011 7pm TV: ABC
OU QB Landry Jones , WR Ryan Broyles, FSU QB E.J. Manuel, K Dustin Hopkins (Clear Lake H.S.)
Understanding that a marquee victory can help clear a path to the BCS title game, Oklahoma has been eying its matchup with Florida State for months.
It has likely been on the minds of the Seminoles for the last year.
In the first test for each program, the top-ranked Sooners travel to Tallahassee for the first time Saturday night to face No. 5 Florida State, which hopes to exact some revenge from last season’s blowout loss in Norman.
It has been 53 weeks since then-No. 10 Oklahoma crushed the No. 17 Seminoles 47-17 in Jimbo Fisher’s second game as coach for Florida State. Landry Jones completed 30 of 40 passes for 380 yards with four touchdowns, and the Sooners amassed an opponent season-high 487 yards against the Seminoles in the first meeting between the programs since the 2001 Orange Bowl.
“They blew us out bad last year,” said quarterback EJ Manuel, who replaced an ineffective Christian Ponder in the second half of that game. “They played great. Last year was their year. We definitely want to go out there and play well this year.”
The Sooners went on to finish 12-2, beat Connecticut in the Fiesta Bowl and end the year No. 6 in the poll.
“We have been hearing about this game all year and all summer,” Oklahoma sophomore defensive back Aaron Colvin said. “It is going to be one of the biggest games of the year, so we need to be ready to play.”
After the humiliating loss in Oklahoma, the Seminoles rallied to win their next five games and finish with 10 victories — their most since 2003.
“Hopefully our team has grown and we’ve gotten better,” Fisher said. “We know our players better, they know us better. They know our scheme better.”
Florida State’s defense has been outstanding this year, yielding 275 yards in opening with two wins, but that has come against inferior opponents. The Seminoles are coming off last Saturday’s 62-10 win over Charleston Southern after beating Louisiana-Monroe 34-0 in their opener.
Stopping Jones and the Oklahoma offense obviously won’t be as easy.
Jones completed 35 of 47 passes for 375 yards with a TD in the Sooners’ only game of the season, a 47-14 win over Tulsa on Sept. 3, and he’s averaging 376.0 yards with 17 touchdowns and six interceptions in his last six games — all wins. He needs 113 yards to pass 2008 Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford’s total of 8,403 for No. 1 on the school’s career passing list.
“We can’t concern ourselves with the hype,” Fisher said. “You go do what you know and play the game.”
Florida State has the advantage of playing the rematch at Doak Campbell Stadium, where it has won 10 of 11, but Oklahoma benefits from having time off since defeating the Golden Hurricane.
Oklahoma has been No. 1 in each of the first three polls and is the first team to hold the top ranking 100 times since the poll began in 1936. The Sooners, who get top defensive tackle Stacy McGee and starting receiver Kenny Stills back after both served suspensions in the opener, are hoping to hold on to the top spot and get back to the BCS title game for the first time in three years.
“This is just a steppingstone to the national championships, where every team in the country wants to get to,” Colvin said. “So, we have to win games like this in order to play the best.”
Fisher understands the importance but doesn’t want his team putting too much stock into the game.
“It’ll be a measuring stick,” he said. “It’s not the season, but it can be a great building block.”
Manuel has passed for 581 yards with six touchdowns and two interceptions in the first two games, but the ground game hasn’t overwhelmed.
James Wilder Jr. leads the Seminoles in rushing with 76 yards — which all came in one quarter — and Fisher has made some adjustments to the offensive line to help get the running game in gear.
“It’s a work in progress,” Fisher said. “We’ll get better.”
The Seminoles have lost five straight to Oklahoma since winning the first meeting in 1964, but the teams have only played twice since 1981.
This will be the Sooners’ first road game against a top five non-conference opponent since they were ranked third and lost 23-7 to No. 5 Southern California in 1988
|#Dustin Hopkins K Clear Lake H.S.||#16 so.WR Jaz Reynolds, Eisenhower H.S.|
|#27 sr. DB Sam Proctor, Pearland H.S.|
|OTHER TEXAS PLAYERS||#44 fr. DE Nathan Hughes, Klein Oak H.S.|
|#57 so. Holmes Onwukaife LB Austin Cedar Park||#52 fr. LB Kellen Jones, St. Pius H.S.|
|#16 so. Will Secord QB (backup) Frisco Wakeland||#76 sr. OT Jarvis Jones, Lamar Cons. (LSU tran)|
|#87 fr. TE Max Stevenson, Klein Oak H.S.|
|#90 jr. DE David King, Stake Jesuit H.S.|
FLORIDA STATE: 14
HIGH SCHOOL GAME OF THE WEEK
DESOTO EAGLES @ STONY POINT TIGERS (round rock)
FRIDAY SEPT. 16th 2011 Reeves Stadium Round Rock
Curtis Riser Desoto OT (Texas Commit)
Desoto despite losing a 4 year starter Ryan Polite at Quarterback to graduation, is rolling right along and has dominated opponents so far this year, Cedar Hill a couple of out of state teams, Stony Point is replacing the majority of its starters from last year I think two or three are returning. Its a home game for Stony Point, But I dont think it will matter Desoto lost 2 games last year, Both of those were to Stony Point. Desoto comes out with revenge on their mind and hammers Stony Point bigtime.
STONY POINT: 14
TOMBALL COUGARS BYE WEEK, @ Westfield next saturday
HIGH SCHOOL PICKS
|WEEK 3 PICKS||WEEK 2 PICKS||WEEK 2 RESULTS|
|1. Desoto over Stony Point 48-14||1. Magnolia West over Willis 44-38||1. Magnolia West 24-21|
|2. Lake Travis over Kerrville Tivy48-21||2. Tomball over Mayde Creek 21-20||2. Tomball 24-14|
|3. Cy Falls over Cy Creek by 7||3. Aledo over Lake Travis 17-14||3. (L) Lake Travis 66-28|
|4. Woodlands over Tyler Lee by 10||4. Cy Ranch over Jersey Village||4. Cy Ranch 38-31|
|5. Langham Creek over Jersey Village||5. Kinkaid over 2nd Baptist||5. Kinkaid 62-15|
|6. North Shore over Kingwood by 30||6. Brenham over Lamar||6. Brenham 21-10|
|7. Waller over Foster by 3||7. Westfield over FB Travis||7. Westfield 27-21|
|8. Longview over Lukin by 1||8. The Woodlands over Strake Jesuit||8. The Woodlands 40-10|
|9. Cy Ridge over Cy Springs by 17||9. Klein Forest over La Porte||9. Klein Forest 19-10|
|10. 2nd Baptist over Cypress Chr. By 14||10. Pearland over Memorial||10. (L) Memorial 17-14|
|11. Cy Fair over Cy Woods by 3||11. Cy Falls over Cy Woods||11. Cy Falls 28-12|
|12. Katy over West Brook by 17||12. Cy Fair over Cy Lakes||12. Cy Fair 40-13|
|13. P.A. Memorial over Aldine by 14||13. North Shore over Klein Oak||13. North Shore 28-12|
|14. Westfield over Hastings by 20||14. Clear Springs over Cinco Ranch||14. (L) Cinco Ranch 38-33|
|15. Channelview ovr Friendswood by 1||15. Dekaney over College Park||15. Dekaney 41-14|
|SEASON TOTALS 30-15||Week 2 TOTALS 12-3|
COLLEGE GAME OF THE WEEK
#6 STANFORD CARDINAL @ ARIZONA WILDCATS
SAT. SEPT. 17th ARIZONA
Andrew Luck Stratford High School Nick Foles Austin Westlake High School
While Stanford has proven it can complement Heisman Trophy candidate Andrew Luck with a running game, Arizona is struggling with its rushing offense. Luck has put up big numbers against the Wildcats in the past heading into Saturday night’s matchup in Tucson for the sixth-ranked Cardinal in the first Pac-12 game for both teams.
Last year’s Heisman runner-up has six touchdowns and one interception for the season after he matched a career high with four touchdown passes and 290 yards in last Saturday’s 44-14 rout at Duke.
Still, it was a running game that outgained the Blue Devils 205-30 on the ground that proved equally vital to creating balance for the Cardinal (2-0).
“The running game, I thought, was great,” coach David Shaw said. “I thought it was good from start to finish. We were hitting four, five yards a chunk early on. We were just waiting for the breakout run.”
Arizona (1-1) can only envy those kind of numbers. The Wildcats rank last in the conference with 58.0 rushing yards per game after being limited to 41 last Thursday in a 37-14 loss at then-No. 9 Oklahoma State.
“Our inability to run the football offensively leads to kind of a 7-on-7 game,” coach Mike Stoops said. “Until we run the ball effectively, that’s good, we move the ball, we get yards, but we can’t be a complete football team.”
Keola Antolin carried 13 times for 22 yards while Ka’Deem Carey had six rushes for 19.
It put more pressure on Nick Foles, who completed 37 of 51 passes for 398 yards and one TD. Foles leads the Pac-12 with 810 passing yards, but knows the offense is too one-dimensional.
“You have to be able to run the ball,” Foles said. “We have running backs capable, we have the ability to run it and we’ll figure it out. When we start to run the ball the passing game will open up even more. I feel confident in our passing game but we have to start running it better.”
The passing game, however, could receive a boost if Juron Criner returns. Criner was the Pac-10’s top receiver last season, but underwent an appendectomy Sept. 5.
It’s unclear if he will play for the Wildcats, who began a challenging three-game stretch against ranked opponents with No. 12 Oregon set to visit next week.
Stanford, meanwhile, has shown no offensive vulnerabilities as it rides a 10-game win streak — the fourth-longest in school history. The Cardinal have produced 101 points this year to tie No. 10 South Carolina for the FBS’s fourth-highest total.
Luck will return to the scene of his most prolific passing game, a 423-yard effort two years ago in a 43-38 loss. He completed 23 of 32 passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns in last season’s 42-17 home win over the Wildcats.
Foles, meanwhile, has a 68.7 completion percentage and 663 passing yards in those matchups for Arizona.
That’s why the running game is even more essential in this matchup, and Stanford has a decided edge.
“The bottom line is, they had 11 on the field and we can only block 10,” Shaw said. “So someone’s got to be unblocked. We’re trying to challenge the running backs. You’ve got to make somebody miss or break the tackle.”
The Cardinal rank second in the nation in rushing defense, allowing 28.5 yards per game.
Luck needs two touchdown passes to move past Jim Plunkett’s 52 for third place on the school’s all-time list behind John Elway and Steve Stenstrom
TOES PICK: STANFORD 35 ARIZONA 28
COLLEGE PICKS (against the spread)
TOES’ TOP 15 BETS (not in any kind of order)
|WEEK 3 PICKS||PREVIOUS WEEKS PICKS||PREVIOUS WEEKS RESULTS|
|1. Miss St. (+3.5) vs LSU||1. Arizona (+13.5) @ Okla St.||1. (L) Arizona 37-14|
|2. Illinois (-1) vs Arizona St.||2. Alabama (-10) @ Penn St.||2. Alabama 27-11|
|3. Florida (-9.5) vs Tennessee||3. South Carolina (-3) @ Georgia||3. (Push) South Carolina 45-42|
|4. UNLV (+17.5) vs Hawaii||4. Oregon (-26.5) vs Nevada||4. Oregon 69-20|
|5. Arizona (+9) vs Stanford||5. Purdue (-1) @ Rice||5. (L) Rice 24-22|
|6. Army (+5) vs Northwestern||6. Stanford (-21) @ Duke||6. Stanford 44-14|
|7. Auburn (+3.5) @ Clemson||7. Tulsa (-12) @ Tulane||7. Tulsa 31-3|
|8. Notre Dame (-5) vs Michigan St.||8. TCU (-1) @ Air Force||8. TCU 35-19|
|9. Utah (+5) vs BYU||9. listed south carolina twice accident||9. (Push) South Carolina 45-42|
|10. Ohio (-3) vs Marshall||10. UNLV (+14) @ Washington St.||10. (L) Washington St. 59-7|
|11. Ohio St. (+3) vs Miami FL.||11. Ball St. (+20.5) @ South Florida||11. South Florida 37-7|
|12. Iowa (-4) vs Pitt||12. Kansas (+4.5) vs N. Illinois||12. Kansas 45-42|
|13. Penn St. (-7) vs Temple||13. Notre Dame (-3) @ Michigan||13. (L) Michigan|
|14. Ball St. (-4.5) vs Buffalo||14. N.C. State (-1.5) @ Wake Forest||14. (L) Wake Forest 34-27|
|15. Houston (-6.5) @ Louisianna Tech||15. Georgia Tech (-11) @ M. Tenn St.||15 Georgia Tech 49-21|
|SEASON STATS ———>||A-T-S RECORD 18-10-2||WEEK 3 A-T-S (8-5-2)|
NFL GAME OF THE WEEK
ATLANTA FALCONS vs PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
SUNDAY SEPT. 18th 2011 7pm Georgia Dome TV:NBC
Eagles QB Michael Vick, CB Nnamdi Asomugha, Falcons QB Matt Ryan, WR Julio Jones
NFL PICKS no particular order
|WEEK 2 PICKS||WEEK 1 PICKS||WEEK 1 RESULTS|
|1. Chicago (+6.5) @ New Orleans||1. New Orleans (+4.5) vs Green Bay||1. (L) Green Bay|
|2. Jacksonvillle (+9) @ NY Jets||2. Baltimore (-2) vs Pittsburgh||2. Baltimore 35-7|
|3. Buffalo (-3) vs Oakland||3. Oakland (+3) @ Denver||3. Oakland 23-20|
|4. Arizona (+4) vs Washington||4. San Diego (-8.5) vs Minnesota||4. (L) San Diego 24-17 (-7) no cover|
|5. Seattle (+14) @ Pittsburgh||5. NY Jets (-5) vs Dallas||5. (L) NY Jets 27-24 (-3) no cover|
|6. Carolina (+10) vs Green Bay||6. NY Giants (-3) @ Washington||6. (L) Wasthington 28-14 straight loss|
|7. Tampa Bay (+3) @ Minnesota||7. Indianapolis (+9) vs Houston||7. (L) Houston 34-7 (-27)no cover|
|8. Dallas (-3) @ San Francisco||8. Seattle (+5.5) @ San Fran||8. (L) San Fran 33-17 (-16) no cover|
|9. Houston (-3) @ Miami||9. Arizona (-7) vs Carolina||9. (PUSH) Arizona 28-21 TIE|
|10. San Diego (+6.5) @ New England||10. Buffalo (+6) @ Kansas City||10. Buffalo 41-7|
|11. Cincinnati (+3.5) @ Denver||11. Atlanta (-3) @ Chicago||11. (L) Chicago 30-12 (-18) no cover|
|12. Atlanta (+2.5) vs Philadelphia||12. Tampa Bay (-1.5) vs Detroit||12. (L) Detroit 27-20 straight loss|
|13. NY Giants (-6) vs St. Louis||13. St. Louis (+5) vs Philadelphia||13. (L) Philly 31-13 (-18) no cover|
|14. Indianapolis (+2.5) vs Cleveland||14. Cincinnati (+6.5) @ Cleveland||14. Cincinnati 27-17 straight win|
|15. Kansas City (+8) @ Detroit||15. New England (-7) @ Miami||15. New England 38-24 (-14)cover|