21 Michigan vs 22 Michigan State:
It is the battle of the Paul Bunyan Trophy. These teams just don’t like each other, they hate each other. What makes this rivalry game even more special is that the winner basically wraps up the Big Ten Legends division. It is the Wolverines offense vs the stifling defense of the Spartans. Michigan has one of the most unpredictable quarterbacks in the country, Devin Gardner. Somedays he looks like he is a Heisman candidate and other days he looks like he could be on the scout team. In Michigan’s impressive wins, Gardner’s QBR has been almost perfect, but in the Penn State game, which they lost, his QBR was horrible. The Spartans are also have some problems. Michigan State has the worst offense in the Big Ten conference and maybe in the country. They say defense win championships. Defense will win this game, but it is not the defense you are thinking of. Michigan’s defense will step up and beat old Sparty big.
Prediction: Michigan 28 Michigan State 10
18 Oklahoma State vs 15 Texas Tech:
This game will be a old Big 12 shootout. Two teams that know how to spin the ball. The Red Raiders suffered their first loss of the season last week, vs Oklahoma. The Cowboys have finally found a run game. This will be a high flying, high scoring game. I think Tech will bounce back from their loss, but having a solid run game is what will decide this game. Oklahoma State will upset Texas Tech.
Prediction: Oklahoma State 48 Texas Tech 45
7 Miami vs 3 Florida State: One of the biggest rivalries in college football is finally back to what it used to be. In Vegas they have the Hurricanes as a 21 point underdogs. That is just disrespectful. The Canes have not played their best football in the past two weeks, but when it is a rivalry both teams always play better. The Canes have played down to their competition as well as up to their competition. They have to play exceptional to even have a chance to stay with the Noles. For Florida State, they have a very special freshman at QB. Jameis Winston has been more then perfect. He is only a freshman and he is already second in the Heisman trophy race and is leading his team to what could be a national title. Famous Jameis is amazing but he is also human. Duke Johnson will run the ball all over the Noles. It’s all about the U. I pick Miami to shock the world and ruin any hope Florida State has to got to the national championship.
Prediction: Miami 24 Florida State 21