September 29, 2011 |
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each week, the Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games: MORNING Air Force (1-1) at Navy (2-1) 9 a.m., Channel 2 The Big East is reportedly trying to lure schools with catch phrases like, "Be all you can be" and "You won't ever be stationed in Syracuse. " No. 14 Texas A&M (2-1) vs. No. 18 Arkansas (3-1)
October 30, 2010 |
Boise State sat home Saturday while the six other undefeated schools hit the road. Only two of the home teams hit back, but it was exciting enough to raise a few cackles and reduce to five the pool of unblemished candidates ? setting up what could be a November, December and maybe January to remember. Michigan State and Missouri, undefeated until Saturday, were routed at Iowa and Nebraska, (dis) respectively. The kings, for now, remain seated and in command. USC gave No. 1 (in the polls)
August 29, 2012 |
Usain Bolt with the wind at his back couldn't get us to this season fast enough. Louisiana State's inability last January to cross midfield until the fourth quarter against Alabama seems like an eon ago with the heavy months that followed. Penn State's creepy story polluted the pond. What a pleasure, relatively speaking, to focus on scandals that involve only boosters (Miami), systemic academic fraud (North Carolina) and phony recruiting-service practices (Oregon). The games start Thursday with first-year UCLA Coach Jim Mora taking his team to the stadium at Rice where in 1962 John F. Kennedy promised to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade.
September 30, 2012 |
Five things to watch this week in college football. 1. Louisiana State had better hope after Saturday night's lethargic home win over sub-division Towson that it was just caught looking ahead to next weekend's huge Southeastern Conference showdown at No. 10 Florida. That now makes two straight bumpy outings for LSU, which dropped in the polls after a 12-10 win at Auburn. 2. West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, who threw for 656 yards and eight touchdowns against Baylor, should get a much stiffer test when the Mountaineers make their Big 12 Conference road debut in Austin.