Table Seven Top 6; NCAA College Football Week 8

It’s week 8, and before we all know it, playoff time will be here.  Let us not rush though, football season goes way too fast as it is.  There are some very interesting matchups this week, and for some of those two loss teams, it’s survival mode.  Three losses only works if you’re Notre Dame or Oklahoma, but I digress.  Welcome to week 8 of the NCAA College Football season and the noozbuffet.com …..

🏈…Table Seven Top 6 🏈

 

  1. (4)OHIO STATE @ NORTHWESTERN- This game between the Wildcats and the Buckeyes will kickoff Friday night, October 18th at 8:30.  Northwestern is 1-4, and Ohio State is 6-0.  Last week Northwestern lost 13-10 against Nebraska, the same Nebraska team Ohio State beat in Lincoln 48-7.  Northwestern is a 28 point underdog at home, which means no one expects them to even come close to winning this game.  They’re at home too!  Oh boy, this could be along afternoon for the Wildcats, but with all the negativity surrounding them, I can say this, they’re one of the only teams to score on that invincible WIsconsin defense.
  2. (12)OREGON @ (25)WASHINGTON- Oregon and Washington will kickoff Saturday afternoon, October 19th, at 3:30.  This is one of three games I’m really looking forward to this weekend.  For some reason, I really like Washington this year, but with two losses already this game is super-duper important.  A must win for the Huskies.  Oregon is 5-1, and they’re in first place in the PAC 12 North.  Washington is 4-2, and they’re in second place in the PAC 12 North.  It’s a PAC 12 rivalry game, and if Washington wins they put themselves right back in the mix of things (at least a 5-2 tie for first place).  Last week the Ducks beat Colorado down 45-3, and since that opening day loss to Auburn, they’ve handled business.  Let us not forget that win against a ranked Cal team two weeks ago 17-7.  Washington was victorious against Arizona last week, they won 51-27.  They lost to Cal and Stanford.  Stanford is the only team Northwestern beat, which means something isn’t adding up here.  Washington is a 3 point underdog at home, but I feel like that’s not enough.  Oregon’s QB Justin Herbert has over 1,600 yards passing, 17 touchdowns, and only 1 interception.  Washington has a stud as well at quarterback, Jacob eason.  Statistically, these teams match up evenly, but it all comes down to Saturday of course.
  3. TEMPLE @ (19)SMU- Temple and SMU play Saturday, October 19th, at 3:30.  SMU is no joke, and they have the ranking (19) and record (6-0) to back that up.  That’s right, they’re ranked 19th, and they’re 6-0.  Undefeated and perfect!  SMU is home this week in Dallas where they’re 7.5 point favorites, and playing fresh off a bye week.  Two weeks ago they had that 3-overtime scare to Tulsa, but they escaped with a 43-37 win.  The Mustangs have been nothing short of exciting this season and they seem to be getting better every week.  They’re ranked 15th overall in total offense with 498 yards per game, but let’s shine the spotlight on running back Xavier Jones for a moment.  Jones is averaging 5.7 yards per carry and he has 12 touchdowns.  With wide receivers Reggie Roberson Jr. and James Proche added to the mix the Mustangs have a very balanced offense.  Temple is another team that’s hot right now.  They’re 5-1, and even though they’re not ranked, they are in first place in the American Athletic East Division.  Last week the Owls had a huge upset over Memphis 30-28, but it was that win earlier in the season against Maryland that got the ball rolling and their confidence up.  On defense, CB Harrison Hand is leading the team with 47 tackles, I don’t know if that’s good with him being a corner and all, but it’s working, and this week Temple will need all the hands they can get.  (I crack me up!)
  4. (17)ARIZONA STATE @ (13)UTAH- This game will kickoff at 6 o’clock Saturday evening, in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Utah is a 13.5 point favorite at home against the Sun Devils.  Currently, both teams are 5-1 and share first place in the PAC 12 South Division.  After this week, there will only be one true first place team, and that’s what makes this game so exciting.  Last week Utah beat Oregon State 52-7.  They’re averaging 467 yards per game in total offense, and QB Tyler Huntley is completing 75% of his passes.  His backup is completing 100% of his passes (yeah man, he’s 6 for 6).  Utah’s defense is led by stud linebackers Francis Bernard (64 tackles, 2 int’s) and Devin Lloyd (67 tackles, 3 sacks).  Both of them have touchdowns off of interceptions.  I think Arizona State will play much better than a lot of people expect.  They beat Washington State last week 38-34, but they caught my eye with an early season win over Michigan State, and again when they beat Cal 24-17.  Senior WR Brandon Aiyuk can make plays at 6’1 and 210 pounds.  He has 651 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns.  Running back Eno Benjamin is averaging 4.2 yards per carry.
  5. (16)MICHIGAN @ (7)PENN STATE- Kickoff is scheduled for Saturday night, October 19th at 7:30.  Penn State is home at Beaver Stadium where they’re 9 point favorites.  The Michigan Wolverines are 5-1 right now, and last week they beat Illinois 42-25.  Two weeks ago they beat Iowa 10-3.  We know Michigan has a very good defense, especially against the pass.  On offense, Zach Charbonnet is averaging 4.2 yards per carry, and WR Nico Collins is still the go-to-guy, but now we’re seeing Sophomore WR Ronnie Bell come to life.  Michigan’s only loss this season was to undefeated Wisconsin, a team Penn State is lucky not to have on their schedule.  If Michigan wants to be successful this week they’ll have to limit mistakes and turnovers, and play the type of game they played against Iowa (with a little more offense going on).  Last season Michigan won this game 42-7, and they’re 4-1 in their last 5 games against the Nittany Lions.  Penn State is 6-0, and they beat Iowa last week 17-12 on the road.  That was big, and it sets the stage for this game against Michigan.  I think 9 points is a lot in this game, and I know Penn State is ranked 7th in the country, but c’mon.  Iowa was the first game they played all season.  Penn State is still unproven at this point, in my opinion.  If they beat Michigan this week, okay.  Then we got something.
  6.   (3)CLEMSON @ LOUISVILLE- This game is scheduled for Saturday, October 19th, at 12 o’clock in Kentucky.  Clemson is undefeated (6-0), and they’re in first place in the Atlantic Coast- Atlantic Division.  Louisville is 4-2, and they’re in 2nd place in the same division.  Once again, we have another game where it’s a first place team playing a second place team in a division, but sometimes we lose sight of that with records and national rankings.  The National Championship stage has become so big, it sometimes overshadows these conference and divisional struggles that are really the essence of college football.  It seems like Louisville shouldn’t even be in the ball park with Clemson because the Tigers are ranked 3rd in the Nation, but here they are in second place.  For Louisville, I know their goal is first place in the division, which means they’ll be playing like they have something to play for this weekend.  Lask week Louisville beat Wake Forest 62-59. and they’re averaging 489 yards per game on offense.  That’s 23rd in the country.  RB Javian Hawkins has 111 carries for 622 yards (103 yards per game).  Clemson beat Florida State last week 45-14 for their 6th win, and as much as I would like to see an upset, I don’t think it’s going to be this week.  Clemson is ranked 31st in rushing offense and 18th overall in total yards.  Trevor Lawrence does throw interceptions, but Clemson is a solid team.  Hey, they are 3rd in the Country.  As a matter of fact, they’re like the only team that keeps winning but keeps going down in the rankings.  Huh?

 

How about that list?  I’m really looking forward to the Michigan game.  Penn State is still undefeated, and Michigan only has one loss.  Temple and SMU will be a banger.  SMU is on fire, and luck is on their side right now, but don’t sleep on Temple.  Alright, I hope everyone has a wonderful day.  It’s thursday, but the weekend is almost here.  Don’t forget to check back this afternoon a 3 o’clock for our Feature Game Analysis.  🔥🔥🍕🏈🏈🏈👍👍

Feature Game Follow Up; NCAA College Football Week 7

I hope everyone slept last night, and I hope we didn’t lose too much money on this one.  Table Seven is now 3-2-1 versus the spread.  Welcome everyone!  It is the day after college football week 7, and this thang here is our Feature Game Follow Up.  What the heck happened?

MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS @ (8)WISCONSIN BADGERS

It’s unfortunate that it had to come under these circumstances, but after the seventh week of college football, we know for sure Wisconsin is a very, very good football team.  They’re almost a little old school with a balanced methodical offense, and a tough ass defense.  LOL, we said it was almost impossible to score on them, but c’mon Michigan State!  Damn!

So offensively for Wisconsin, Jack Coan was 18-21, with 180, and a touchdown.  He didn’t fumble, and he didn’t throw any interception.

Here’s the stat I loved; 26 carries with 80 yards and 2 touchdowns.  Those stats belong to Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor, and what do they show?  They show a commitment to the running game.  Twenty six carries?  LOL, that’s Ron Dayne shit right there!  Loved it!

Seriously though, it shows WIsconsin was committed to running the football and controlling the clock, which is what you do when you have a running back you believe in, and a defense no one can score on.

The Badgers had 402 yards of total offense yesterday.  WR Quintez Cephus had a 19 yard TD catch that brought the score up to 14-0 in the second quarter, and Kendric Pryor (MAN THAT GUY IS FAST!) had that 66 yard touchdown run in the fourth.

Wisconsin played a smooth clean game.  They had one penalty.

I’m an Ohio State fan, but look out Big 10.  Wisconsin is for real.

Michigan State had 5 penalties yesterday that cost them 40 yards.  They were also held to 149 yards of total offense, 30 of those were rushing.  QB Rocky Lombardi was 5-14 with 66 yards.  Wow!  He also threw 2 interceptions, and one was returned for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Yes, Wisconsin did have a defensive touchdown yesterday.

It wasn’t all bad for Michigan State Yesterday, they were losing 17-0 all the way until the fourth quarter.  They even faked a punt on fourth down, and I thought for sure extending that drive would lead to a touchdown, but it didn’t.  Wisconsin had a 21 point explosion in the final quarter that put this game away and made it look like a blow out.  The Spartans hung in there, but honestly, Wisconsin is on another level right now.

Okay everyone enjoy your Sunday, and thank you for logging in to read our Feature Game follow Up.  I hope you went your own way yesterday when it came time to laying the cash down because we were off, big time with Michigan State +10.5.  We’re now 3-2-1 versus the spread.  See you all Thursday.

Feature Game Analysis, NCAA College Football Week 7

It was a team from Michigan last week that we rode to victory.  That team was the Wolverines, and with that win, we improved our record to 3-1-1 versus the spread.  This week, it might be that other team from Michigan that takes us to 4-1-1.  It’s NCAA College Football Week 7, and this is our Feature Game Analysis.   💲🔥🎊🏈💰

MICHIGAN STATE @ (8)WISCONSIN

This is an afternoon game, 3:30pm, Saturday, October 12th.  Wisconsin is home and favored by 10.5.  Up to this point, Wisconsin is another perfect Big 10 team.  They’re 5-0 and had a huge win over ranked Michigan.  In addition, they shut out South Florida, Central Michigan, and Kent State.  In five games they’ve given up 29 points.

On paper, they look impressive, and currently, they hold the number eight ranking.  Last Saturday, Michigan State lost 34-10 to Ohio State, who is arguably the best team in the country.  Once again, we saw another display of what not to do when playing top teams like the Buckeyes, and by that I mean turning the ball over.  Michigan State cannot turn the ball over this week.  No fumbles, and no interceptions, and if they can accomplish that they’ll put themselves in a very good position to win this game in Camp Randall.

Arizona State is the other team Michigan State lost to.  At the time, MIchigan State was ranked 18th, but to their credit, the Sun Devils came to play and won the game 10-7.  Arizona State (4-1) is very good this year.

Badger QB Jack Coan is consistent and productive.  He completed 85 passes out of 114 attempts, which means he completes about 75% of his passes.  He has thrown for almost 1,000 yards and 7 touchdowns.  Junior RB Jonathan Taylor is averaging 149 yards per game, and he has 12 touchdowns.  Wisconsin definitely has balance on offense, and their defense is almost impossible to score on.  Right now, sophomore linebacker Jack Sanborn is leading the team in tackles with 40,  He also has three sacks.

Michigan State will not come out moping this weekend.  Expect them to be prepared.  They’ll be fired up and ready to play.  Next week they have a bye, and then they host Penn State, and this bye couldn’t have come at a better time.  They have no distractions, so if they can focus on Wisconsin and only Wisconsin, they can win.  Will they?  I don’t know.  Can they?  Yes, they can.

Feature Game Winner

Wisconsin Badgers

Feature Game Winner Versus the Spread 

Michigan State Spartans +10.5

Okay my friends, there you have it.  We are picking the Wisconsin Badgers to win this game at home against the Michigan State Spartans, but it will be the Spartans who cover the spread and take us to 4-1-1.  Have a great weekend, and don’t forget check back Sunday morning at 11:00am for the Feature Game Follow Up.

Table Seven Top 6, NCAA College Football Week 7

Welcome!  The NCAA College Football season is in it’s seventh week, and there are so many fantastic games scheduled.  It was difficult picking just six, but we did, and as always, NoozBuffet is serving up something….well, here it is.

The Table Seven Top 6

NCAA College Football Week 7

  1. (7)FLORIDA @ (5)LSU- Obviously, this will probably be the game getting most of the coverage this week, and rightfully so.  For Florida, it’s another undefeated opponent.  Game time is scheduled for 8 o’clock Saturday night, October 12th at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  The Gators are 6-0 and in first place in the SEC East.  LSU is 5-0, and they’re in first place in the SEC West.  Yes, Florida is on the road again this week, and yes, they’re playing another undefeated team, but I don’t think they give a crap after last week’s road win over (12)Auburn.  LSU had a big win of their own on the road earlier this season against Texas, but Florida, by far, will be their toughest opponent yet.  Offensively, the Tigers are ranked 3rd in the country with 571 total yards per game.  Impressive!
  2. USC @ (9)NOTRE DAME- Kickoff is 7:30pm, Saturday evening in Indiana.  USC is unranked, on the road, and they’re 11 point underdogs.  After last week’s loss to Washington, the Trojans are feeling the urgency, and now it’s a must win against a very good opponent.  Notre Dame is 4-1, and they recovered well after that 23-17 loss to (3)Georgia with a win over (20)Virginia.  Anything can happen in this game, and that’s why we picked it.
  3. (10)PENN STATE @ (17)IOWA- The kickoff is scheduled for 7:30pm, Saturday evening at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa.  Both teams have been looking forward to this game, and it would’ve been that much sweeter if both teams were still undefeated, but it’s Penn State that comes into this game perfect.  Iowa lost to Michigan last week 10-3.  The Hawkeyes were outstanding on defense, but their offense was hit with the turnover bug and couldn’t get it going.  Things must change for Iowa this week as they’re 3 point favorites at home.  If they can rediscover that mistake-free version of themselves we saw earlier this season, they should be alright.
  4. FLORIDA STATE @ (2)CLEMSON- This is an afternoon game scheduled for 3:30, and Clemson is a 27 point favorite at home.  The Seminoles are 3-2, and both losses were to ranked teams, unfortunately, they haven’t beaten anyone that good in comparison.  Florida State’s RB Cam Akers is decent, and they have two guys who can play QB, but will that be enough?  I wonder.  As good as Clemson is, and I’m not taking anything away from them, but I can’t see them going undefeated.  Trevor Lawrence is very good, but he’s a sophomore, and for that alone I expect them to lose at least one game.  North Carolina almost pulled it off, but a questionable coaching decision at the end of the game prevented them from mixing it up with Clemson in overtime.  It could be Florida State that actually does it.  UPSET ALERT!
  5. MICHIGAN STATE @ (8)WISCONSIN- Michigan State is 4-2, and Wisconsin is 5-0.  The kickoff for this game is scheduled for 3:30pm, at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison Wisconsin.  Classic!  Michigan State was on the radar until last week’s loss to Theeee Ohio State University, and the Badgers, who are ranked eighth in the country, just seem to keep rolling along.  Last week Wisconsin beat Kent St. 48-0, which was nothing more than a good tune up for this week’s game against the Spartans.  We’re still at a point in the season where teams are needing to prove themselves, and other than that win against Michigan, has Wisconsin actually been tested?  Michigan State would love nothing more than a win this week, and after rolling around with perhaps, the best team in the country, at least they know where they stand and what they got.  UPSET ALERT!
  6. (1)ALABAMA @ (24)TEXAS A&M- Saturday afternoon, October 12th at 3:30pm, the number one team in all of the country, Alabama, will take the field in an all out battle against Kellen “keep calm” Mond and the Texas A&M Aggies.  I don’t really know too much about Alabama except for the fact that they’re undefeated (5-0).  We’ve done a lot of research about Texas A&M and even featured them once this season, so I know how important it is for QB Kellen Mond to protect the football and extend drives on 3rd down.  Last week Texas A&M beat Arkansas 31-27.  Their two losses come at the hands of two of the Nation’s best, Auburn and Clemson, so if you want to mention battled tested, the Aggies are it, and now facing Alabama.  Alabama might be 5-0, but they haven’t played a ranked team yet.  On the road this week against a scrappy Texas A&M team who has already gone toe to toe with the best, well, this could be a dangerous situation for the Crimson Tide.

Walah!  (You like that magic humor?)  Out of so many, here are the six games we’re keeping in sight this week.  We hope you enjoy these games and every other one you might be interested in.  It’s going to be another great week of college football.  Don’t forget to check back here, at https://noozbuffet.com this afternoon at 3:00pm for our Feature Game Analysis, as we give you our pick of the week, straight up and versus the spread.  Table Seven is looking for win number 4 this week as we hope to improve our record versus the spread to 4-1-1! 🏈💰💰💲🔥🔥

NCAA College Football Week 6; Feature Game Follow Up

That’s right!  We did it again.  🎇🎆🤑  Table Seven is now 3-1-1 versus the spread, and we knew something fishy was going on after we saw Michigan give another point, but we locked it in at 3, and let em roll.  💲🔥💲🔥  We also picked Michigan to win this game and they did.

(14)IOWA @ (19)MICHIGAN

Q- Okay!  How do you shake off an early season loss to a team that’s still undefeated (Wisconsin) and prove to the NCAA world of college football that you’re for real and that loss was a fluke?

A- You beat the undefeated, 14th ranked team in the country (Iowa) at home.

I almost have to laugh because if you read the feature game analysis, you kind of knew, or at least had an idea that I was unsure about this game.  Statistics, consistency, and defense were pulling me towards Iowa.  I knew Iowa hadn’t really faced a top notch school yet, but they were playing good football-mistake free football.

On the opposite side of that, this was a must win for Michigan, especially after that loss to Wisconsin.  It was more than statistics and their performance up to this point.  For Michigan, it was now.  It was, no fu**ing way is Iowa gonna come to Ann Arbor and beat us.  So, with Michigan playing at home, I believed they would do what they needed to do to win this game.

Everything Michigan had to do to win this game, they did, but what’s really interesting is that they didn’t have to do too much of it.

What do I mean, you ask.  Well, we said if they couldn’t throw the ball against Iowa they were going loose, and as inconsistent as Shea Patterson has been, Nico Collins would save the day.  All that happened within the first seven minutes of the game.

Michigan’s first drive resulted in a punt.  On Iowa’s first possession, RB Mekhi Sargent fumbled and turned the ball right back over to Michigan, but Iowa’s defense is no joke.  They kept Michigan from scoring deep in their own territory, and the Wolverines settled for a three.  Moody kicked the field goal and Michigan was up 3-0.

Iowa’s next series resulted in another punt, and when Michigan got the ball back, Patterson went deep to Collins for a 51 yard gain, and Charbonnet ended up running it in for 7.  That was all of Michigan’s 10 points in 10 -3 win.

Remember how consistent Nate Stanley has been?  He also had a streak going; 136 attempts without an interception.  Michigan’s defense, which was ranked 3rd against the pass coming into this game, picked him off three times.  Nate Stanley was 23/42, he threw for 260 yards, and 0 touchdowns. 

That’s a tremendous effort by the Wolverine defense.   

The Hawkeyes didn’t do much to help themselves either.  They had eight penalties that cost them 60 yards, and they turned the ball over four times.  In a low scoring game that becomes a defensive struggle, protecting the football is ultra important.  The team that makes less mistakes usually wins, and this game was no different.  Iowa didn’t protect the ball.

Iowa’s defense played really well.  Michigan RB Zach Charbonnet had 13 carries, 42 yards, and a touchdown.  Quarterback Shea Patterson was 14 for 26 with 147 yards.  He was intercepted once and didn’t throw a touchdown all day.  Nico Collins was even bottled up and held to three catches.

Oh yes, a classic Big 10 rivalry game indeed; low scoring, good defenses, and a battle for field position.  With then dust settled, it was Michigan 10, Iowa 3.  Michigan is now 4-1, and they’re back on the radar.

This loss was Iowa’s first, they’re also 4-1.  Next week undefeated Penn State (5-0) is coming to town.  Uh oh!


Elsewhere….

(12)Penn State beat Purdue 35-7.  Texas Tech upset (21)Oklahoma State 45-35.  There was a huge win in Gainesville as (10)Florida beat (7)Auburn 24-13. Florida is now 6-0.  Cincinnati upset (18)UCF 27-24.  Cal was unsuccessful in their attempt to avenge last weeks loss.  Cal 7, (13)Oregon 17,  (4)Ohio State beat (25)Michigan State 34-10.

Another week of college football is in the bag.  I hope everyone enjoyed their college football saturday, it was a good one.  Table Seven is now 3-1-1 versus the spread!🎆🎇 We picked Michigan -3 to cover and yes, they did.  We also picked Michigan to win their game against Iowa, and yes, they did.  We’re excited, and we hope you are as well.  Don’t forget, every Thursday morning at 6 it’s the Table Seven Top 6, and then in the afternoon at 3:00pm, it’s the Feature Game Analysis.  Follow us.  Like us.  Win money with us!

 

 

Feature Game Analysis; NCAA College Football Week 6

Hello!  What’s up err’body?  I hope you enjoyed reading the Table Seven Top 6 this morning.  This here is our Feature Game Analysis.  Our NCAA College Football Week 6 game of the week is (14)IOWA at (19)MICHIGAN.

 

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(14)IOWA @ (19)MICHIGAN- Saturday, October 5th at 12:00, the Hawkeyes and the Wolverines will get after it, and Michigan is the favorite at home by 3 points.  Iowa would like to extend their winning streak to five games and remain undefeated this season.  They would also like to break into the top 10 Nationally.  That’s what they would like to do, but wait a minute.  Where the heck did Iowa crawl out of?  Out of nowhere apparently, but they are ranked 14th, and they’re undefeated (4-0) so we must give some credit where it’s due.

Iowa’s best win this season was that 18-17 game against Iowa State.  Iowa St. was ranked at the time.  Last week Michigan beat Rutgers 52-0, but Iowa also played Rutgers in their second week and won 30-0.  Hawkeye QB Nate Stanley is very consistent, and he doesn’t turn the ball over.  He has thrown for 965 yards and 8 touchdowns thus far.  WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette has big play potential as does Tyrone Tracy Jr., but they’ll have to work extra hard this weekend against a Michigan defense that’s ranked 3rd against the pass.

In the backfield, Iowa looks to Mekhi Sargent to carry the load, which he has proven himself capable, but 5′ 11″ 223 pound senior Toren Young is a battering ram averaging over 7 yards per carry.

Michigan is 3-1, but they really need to shake off that 35-14 loss to Wisconsin.  It’s unfortunate that that game came in the first week of the season, but what can we do.  Wisconsin is still undefeated, and so far, that was Michigan’s only real test.  Since then, well, they beat Rutgers and Middle Tennessee State convincingly, and struggled in an overtime win against Army.  A win is a win though I guess.

We do know Michigan’s QB Shea Patterson has been picked off twice, and he’s only completing 59% of his passes.  He should get some help from WR Nico Collins.  Collins is a big boy who’s averaging 21 yard per catch.  He also has 2 touchdowns this season.

Iowa and Michigan to me, is one of those classic Big 10 games.  Today it’s Big 10 East versus Big 10 West, but still the same.  Michigan, in my opinion, is inconsistent and unproven, but they’ve shown flashes of some very good things against some not so good teams.  Playing at home must give them some advantage.  Iowa, although they haven’t played some of the better teams in the conference yet, seem to be very consistent and mistake free.  They also have a very good defense.  It’s ranked 10th against the run and 5th overall.  If Michigan can’t throw the ball against Iowa they will not win this game.  Straight up!  I think Iowa will play some really good defense this week, and offensively, they have enough to keep Michigan off balance.  I really want to say Michigan is going to win this, but I don’t know.

Feature Game Winner

Michigan

Feature Game Winner Versus The Spread

Michigan -3

There it is.  We think playing at home will give Michigan the edge in this game versus Iowa.  We also think Michigan will cover the 3 point spread and bring us to 3-1-1 on the season.  We hope you enjoy this game and all the others this weekend.  Thanks for reading, and don’t forget to log on to https://noozbuffet.com Sunday, October 6th, for the Feature Game Follow Up!

 

Table Seven Top 6; NCAA College Football Week 6

Welcome friends to the Nooz Buffet Table Seven Top 6.  This is where we share our top six NCAA College Football games to watch.  Just a reminder, it is week 6, and as we continue to get deeper into the season, we’re going to see who’s who.  Now, lets see what’s what for this week.

  1. (18)UCF @ CINCINNATI- This game will be played Friday night at 8 o’clock.  Cincinnati is an underdog at home.  On September 7th they had a big loss to the Buckeyes 42-0, but they’ve played well since.  Last week they defeated Marshall 52-14.  If you remember, UCF had that one point heartbreaker loss to Pitt 34-35.  Last week they showed up for their game against Connecticut.  Right now, UCF is 4-1, and they need every win they can get in a ranking system that’s not very friendly.
  2. (14)IOWA @ (19)MICHIGAN- Kickoff is scheduled for Saturday afternoon at 12:00.  Michigan is the home favorite here, and they’re 3-1 overall.  The Wolverines look for running back Zach Charbonnet to continue being productive.  He’s averaging 4.5 yards per touch and 3 touchdowns this season.  Iowa, whoa!  Where did you come from?  Iowa is 4-0 and ranked 14th.  Their biggest win this season was against rival Iowa St.  The Hawkeyes have a trio of running backs that bring something to the table, but Mekhi Sargent seems to be “the guy” with 54 carries and 2 touchdowns.  This a huge game for both teams, as Iowa would like to remain undefeated and break into the top 10.  As for Michigan, they need to prove they can play with the big boys.  They lost the only test they’ve had so far, 35-14 against Wisconsin.
  3. PURDUE @ (12)PENN STATE- Here’s another game that kicks off Saturday afternoon at 12:00.  Penn State is (4-0) undefeated and a big time favorite at home in Happy Valley.  QB Sean Clifford is completing 66% of his throws, and he has accumulated 1,179 yards and 9 touchdowns.  He also has a rushing touchdown, but whatever.  Purdue is 1-3, and their only victory was a 42-24 win against Vanderbilt.  They really don’t have much going on in the backfield, and arguably, the better QB Jack Plummer isn’t getting enough playing time.  Any offensive issues could be magnified this week against a Nittany Lion defense that gives up just under 10 points per game.  Something is funny here though.  We think Penn State will overlook this game against the 1-3 Boilermakers in anticipation for next week’s banger against undefeated Big 10 rival Iowa.  Purdue might just catch the Nittany Lions with their pants down.
  4. (7)AUBURN @ (10)FLORIDA- This is a huge game scheduled for Saturday afternoon at 3:30 in Gainesville, Florida.  Believe it or not, Florida is a sight underdog at home.  Yes, they are.  Both teams are undefeated with five wins.  There isn’t much to talk about here from a statistical standpoint because after this game is played we’ll know a whole lot about who’s for real and who’s not.  Whoever it is, will be 6-0 and a serious contender for the National Championship.  Let’s just put it that way.
  5. (25)MICHIGAN STATE @ (4)OHIO STATE- Game time is Saturday evening at 7:30 in Columbus, Ohio where the Buckeyes are favored at home by about 3 touchdowns.  Ohio State is undefeated (5-0) and blowing teams out.  Seriously, they win big.  (I’ve been a fan since 1996, just saying) Last week they beat Nebraska in Lincoln 48-7.  Michigan State is no slouch though, and history tells us the Spartans will be prepared to play a mistake free game.   They only have one loss this season, and that was to a very good Arizona State team.  Michigan State is ranked 25th nationally, but their defense is ranked 7th overall.  This game will be closer than we think.
  6. CAL @ (13)OREGON- This will be a Saturday night game, and kickoff is scheduled for 8:00.  Oregon is 3-1 and favored at home.    Duck’s QB Justin Herbert is completing just about 75% of his passes.  He has also thrown 14 touchdown passes!  On the receiving end, Johnny Johnson III has 22 catches and 264 yards.  TE Jacob Breeland is also very good.  It’s going to be interesting to see how Cal comes back after losing to Arizona State last week.  They were ranked 15th, but hey, where’d they go?  Come back Cal!  Remember this is the same Cal team that gave Washington their only loss.  Oh, I forget to mention, Cal’s starting QB Chase Garbers could possibly be out for the season.

There you have it!  This weeks top 6 NCAA College Football Matchups, and of course, this is our opinion.  Don’t forget to check back this afternoon at 3:00 for our NCAA College Football Week 6 Feature Game analysis.  We’ll tell you who we think will win straight up and who will bring in the money as we attempt to go 3-1-1 versus the spread.  Thank you for reading and have a wonderful day.


 

 

NCAA College Football Week 5 Feature Game Follow Up

Our attempt to go 3-0-1 versus the spread this weekend was crushed in USC’s 14-28 loss to Washington.  We caught the line at 10, but obviously, that wasn’t enough.  Table Seven is now 2-1-1 versus the spread. 


USC lost by 14 to Washington, are you shocked?  Washington does have a good team this year, but I thought for sure USC was going to come closer than 14.  Senior WR, Michael Pittman Jr. did have a touchdown, but he was the only one the trio that did.  Turnovers really ruined USC’s chances as quarterback Matt Fink threw three interceptions.  With this win, the Huskies improved their record to 4-1.  The Trojans are now 3-2, and this is their second loss on the road.


In general, it was an amazing weekend of college football!  The Tar Heels played an outstanding game against the number one team in the country, Clemson.  The game was a 14-14 tie in the fourth quarter until Clemson scored and took the lead for the first time in the game.  Then, North Carolina came right back and scored.  The score was 21-20, Clemson was winning by one point.  The Tar Heel coaching staff decided to go for the 2-point conversion, and QB Sam Howell was stuffed short.  The game ended 21-20, Clemson won, and I’m still trying to figure out for the life of me, why the decision to go for two?  Why?  Why would you play your ass off for four quarters against the best team in the country, and then gamble the game away at the very end?  It didn’t make sense to me, it really felt like UNC just gave Clemson the game.  They could’ve kicked the extra point and battled it out in overtime.  Obviously, if they converted, it would’ve been the best call ever, but c’mon.  If you don’t need two, you don’t go for two.


Michigan beat Rutgers 52-0, and that’s exactly what Michigan needed to do this week.  Wisconsin looked terrible in their throwback uniforms, but the odd look brought them good luck in their game against Northwestern.  It was a 24-15 win for the Badgers.  Kellen Mond led Texas A&M to a 31-27 victory over the Razorbacks, and Arizona upset number fifteen California 24-17.  Earning respect on the field was our call to Notre Dame this week, and they answered by beating (18) UVA 35-20.


Alright my good friends.  Week five has come and gone, and the overall picture of who’s who in NCAA College Football is starting to come into focus.  We picked Washington to win their game against USC, and they did, but we also picked USC to cover the 10 point spread, and they didn’t.  That’s okay though, it’s early.  The upset this week definitely goes to Arizona in their win over Cal, and we’re happy to send some respect in Notre Dame’s direction for beating (18)UVA by fifteen.  Don’t forget to check back Thursday, October 3rd, for the Table 7 Top 6, and our Week Six, NCAA College Football Feature Game Preview.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.   

Table Seven NCAA College Football Feature Game Analysis; Week 5

Welcome everyone to our NCAA College Football Feature Game Analysis.  Yes, it is the fifth week of the season already.  Our pick is the game between the USC Trojans and the Washington Huskies.


This game will be played Saturday afternoon at 3:30 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington.  Washington is a 10 point favorite.

The USC Trojans have wins this season against Fresno State, Stanford, and (19)Utah.  Their only loss was in overtime to BYU 30-27, but they did bounce back well against Utah.  All three of USC’s wins were captured at home, but they’re on the road this week.  The Trojans can and will throw the ball as they’re ranked 30th in the league.  They have a playmaker at WR.  Senior, Michael Pittman Jr. is 6’4 and 220 pounds.  He’s averaging over 100 yards per game and has 3 touchdowns.  Senior, Tyler Vaughns, and Junior, Stephen Carr are also two very productive receivers that compliment Pittman.  I’m sure that loss to BYU was something unexpected, but don’t expect the Trojans to make a habit of losing games on the road.

Washington is also 3-1.  They lost by 1 measly point on the road to (15)California, but they had no problems beating BYU on the road.  That was a 45-19 win for the huskies.  Washington’s QB Jacob Eason is a 6’6 junior who’s completing 73 percent of his passes.  He has almost 1,100 yards in the air and 10 touchdowns.

This game is your traditional CIvil War of the PAC-12.  Saturday, September 28th, it’s the Trojans versus the Huskies.  It’s North against South.  It’s going to be hard, close, and electric.  Neither team expects to lose, but of course, one will.


  Feature Game Of The Week Pick

Washington

Feature Game Pick Versus The Spread

USC +10


Okay y’all!  We pick Washington to win this game at home, but we think USC will cover the 10 point spread.  This week we attempt to go 3-0-1 versus the spread, and we can’t wait.  Have a wonderful college football Saturday, and enjoy all the games.