Thursday, September 27, 2007

Week 5 Spotlight

The Staples have the overall lead back! Lets hope to continue the momentum.

Charlie Weis' Stomach Staples starting line-up:

QB- Nate Longshore- Yeah Pac-10 defenses! Longshore and Cal get to go against the Oregon Ducks and their less than stellar defense. While Longshore has only passed for 215 yds/game, he has 5 TDs against only 2 INTs. Oregon gives up more than 400 yards a game on defense and Longshore gets to throw to maybe the best receiver in the Pac-10, DeShaun Jackson.

QB- Colt McCoy- Last week, Colt went for 333 yards and 3 TDs. Texas finally opened up their offense and let McCoy attack downfield. With the awesome weapons he has to work with, he should have gaudy stats the rest of the year if the aggressive play call continues.

RB- PJ Hill- Hill is rushing for 128 yds/game and has crossed the goal line 7 times. Michigan St. is giving up 200 yards on the ground and Hill looks to continue racking up his own yards. Hill is going to have a big game with 150 yards and 2 TDs.

RB- Jamaal Charles- Charles is the leading rusher in the Big 12, and has rushed for 100 yards in 3 of Texas' 4 games. He would have easily last week, but the starters were sat for the final 1.5 quarters. Even when big holes were not showing up in the line, Charles got his yards. Now that the line is opening things up more, Jamaal looks to continue his dominance.

WR- Limas Sweed- Limas got to go downfield and look what happened. Sweed racked up 139 yards and 2 TDs against Rice. I am betting on the fact that Greg Davis will continue to use Sweed like he should (as the best deep threat in the nation). Let's hope the offense stays open.

WR-DeShaun Jackson- Maybe the most explosive player in the nation. Jackson looks to shred a weak Oregon defense as Nate Longshore picks apart the secondary. With Jackson, you must look out for his special teams play as well. The Pac-10 is always nice to great offensive players.

O- Oregon- Oregon's defense forces it to score a lot of points. Fortunately Dixon and the Duck offense has yet to be stopped this year. Dixon is the best dual threat QB in the nation right now and the Ducks are hitting their offensive stride. Luckily, they are paying the Cal Bears who are soft on defense.

D-Rutgers- The Rutgers D is only allowing 215 yards a game. They haven't played the best competition yet, but the Scarlett Knight defense is strong and will give Maryland all they can handle. The Terrapins have never been an exciting, dynamic offense and will probably continue to be so on Saturday.

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