Friday, November 16, 2007

Week 12 Spotlight

The Cleaning Crew took back control in Week 11, and the Staples need to make something happen quick if they hope to erase the 59 point deficit by the end of the year."

- Brian Brohm is third in the nation in passing yards per game, and is about the only bright spot for Louisville this season. They are going to score, and he's going to get his yards. They put up 31 points last week against a good West Virginia defense, so they will do their thing against anyone. For as good as the Louisville offense is, their defense is that much worse. That is why dual threat quarterback Matt Grothe of South Florida should have a huge day throwing the ball and running the ball against Louisville.

- West Virginia has a big game this weekend at Cincinnati. They need a win to stay in the Big East Title race. When it comes to big games, the Mountaineers give the ball to Steve Slaton and let him carry them to victory. Look for him to have a big day. Another runner that will have a big day is big Anthony Dixon of Mississippi State. The Bulldogs have been a huge surprise in the SEC this season and Dixon has run for over 1,000 yards this season. Going against an Arkansas defense that doesn't really play any, the Bulldogs should be able to pound the football all game.

Wide Receivers
- When you have a team that has a system that produces insane numbers like Texas Tech's passing attack, the players involved will benefit. However, when you get talent in those systems the results are eye popping. Michael Crabtree has been having one of those years and he is good for over 100 yds, and a few touchdowns per game. Another big target that has had a big year is Aaron Kelly at Clemson. He has emerged as the go to target for quarterback Cullen Harper, and look for Kelly to have a big day against Boston College.

- West Virginia's offense is going to give Cincinnati problems this weekend. A team that can normally stop the run well, the Bearkats haven't seen anything like Steve Slaton and Pat White. Coming off a poor performance last week against Louisville, look for West Virginia to bounce back in a big way. Penn State travels to Michigan State this weekend, with the Nittany Lions looking to lock up a new years day bowl. It should be cold, with a chance of rain and snow, which will make it a low scoring Big Ten affair. Also, I'll be at the game, so I need something to cheer for.


Maryland (5-5)
Florida State (6-4)

#7 Ohio State (10-1)
#21 Michigan (8-3)

#23 Kentucky(7-3)
#9 Georgia (8-2)

Mississippi State (6-4)
Arkansas (6-4)

Duke (1-9)
Notre Dame (1-9)

Penn State (8-3)
Michigan State (6-5)

#17 Boston College (8-2)
#15 Clemson (8-2)

#6 West Virginia (8-1)
#22 Cincinnati (8-2)

Louisville (5-5)
South Florida (7-3)

#4 Oklahoma (9-1)
Texas Tech (7-4)

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