Thursday, August 28, 2008

Get Gamm - Week One

In the blink of an eye, summer is gone and college football season is upon us. The only bad news is that the crooked sticks will soon give way to shovels and snow blowers. But, rather than mope about it, let's just fire up another season of Get Gamm. I've been busier than ever the past six months, but I will get the games up here weekly. Sometimes I might not have much commentary, but that's life - right?

Without further ado...

Akron at Wisconsin - The Big Ten is usually full of these MAC match-ups in week one, but this is one of just two. Wisconsin has some questions and Akron is decent, but the Badgers don't lose games like this at home. Wisconsin 38 - Akron 13.

Coastal Carolina at Penn State - Not even worth my time. A glorified scrimmage. Penn State 48 - CC 7.

Maine at Iowa - Ferentz gets to go against an old employer. A good warm up for Iowa. Iowa 30 - Maine 6.

Syracuse at Northwestern - One of the better games in the Big Ten this weekend. I like the 'cats to be able to score, and score often. Northwestern 42 - Syracuse 37.

Western Kentucky at Indiana - see Coastal Carolina at Penn State! Indiana 41 - WKU 17.

Youngstown State at Ohio State - um, see ... never mind, you get the idea. Ohio State 52 - YSU 3.

Utah at Michigan - this will be a real test for Michigan. Some how, some way, the maize and blue get it done. Michigan 24 - Utah 23.

Northern Illinois at Minnesota - can the Gophers make progress? This is a must win, right out of the gate. Minnesota 31 - NIU 17.

Illinois vs. Missouri - great game of the week part 1. I picked Illinois to win this in my preview, but can they overcome the loss of Mendenhall? Illinois 34 - Mizzou 31.

Michigan State at Cal - great game part 2. Best opening road test for the Spartans in years. Questions in the air on both sides. I like Michigan State to be good this year, but this is a tall task. Cal 27 - Michigan State 23.

6 comments:

Dan Meyer said...

Since this is Week 1, few if any comments.

Akron 8 at WISCONSIN 31

Coastal Carolina 3 at PENN STATE 27--Might be decent as a BASKETBALL game.

Maine 10 at IOWA 27

Syracuse 10 at NORTHWESTERN 21

Western KY 21 at INDIANA 31--May be an early indicator of whether Lynch can maintain last year's energy.

Youngstown State 7 at OHIO STATE 31

Utah 14 at MICHIGAN 20--Rodriguez narrowly escapes a trap game.

Northern Illinois 14 at MINNESOTA 24

Michigan State 28 at CALIFORNIA 35-- a real feather for Dantonio if the Spartans prevail.

Illinois 20 at MISSOURI 34--Biased pick? (Doctorate from Mizzou, Master's from Purdue)

Phats said...

WISCONSIN 41 akron 21

PENN STATE 55 coastal carolina 3

IOWA 35 maine 14

NORTHWESTERN 28 syracuse 21

INDIANA 21 western kentucky 17

OHIO STATE 49 youngstown 13

MICHIGAN 28 utah 24

NORTHERN ILL 31 minnesota 28

MISSOURI 31 illinois 24

CAL 35 michigan state 21

Don't mention snow please :) Not ready to start talking about that

Dan Meyer said...

Week 2 Picks:

Eastern Illinois 6 at ILLINOIS 45 - Noticeable difference between Mizzou and this week's opponent.

Eastern Michigan 7 at MICHIGAN STATE 38 - Spartans also get an easier opponent this week.

Marshall 10 at WISCONSIN 34 - Visitors turned into Blundering Herd at Camp Randall.

Miami (OH) 14 at MICHIGAN 27 - Not a walk in the park, but RichRod gets his first Wolverine win.

Northern Colorado 9 at PURDUE 55 - The Boilers' only cake walk this year.

Ohio 10 at OHIO STATE 42 - No solace for Solich.

Florida International 3 at IOWA 41 - Ferentz has taken some scheduling tips from the Badgers and Hoosiers.

Oregon State 13 at PENN STATE 38 - Pac 10 bottom feeder makes only slightly greater impact at Happy Valley than last week's opponent.

Murray State 10 at INDIANA 28 - Hoosiers win Kentucky state championship - if they beat the Wildcats.

NORTHWESTERN 20 at Duke 14 - I would reverse this two years from now, Cutcliffe will be a good coach for the Blue Devils.

Minnesota 27 at BOWLING GREEN 35 - Falcons flying high; Brewster headed in right direction but with a long way to go.

BruceS said...

Week 2 (I missed week 1)
Illini 54 EIU 13
MSU 48 EMU 14
Wisc 42 Marshall 17
UM 30 Miami,OH 10
Purdue 52 N. Colo. 6
tOSU 48 Ohio U. 13
Iowa 28 FIU 20
PSU 37 OSU 17
IU 35 Murray St. 16
NW 42 Duke 20
Minn 21 BGSU 24
GO GREEN

mayo170 said...

Eastern Illinois 6 @ Illinois 44 Eastern Michigan 13 @ Michigan State 37
Marshall 6 @ Wisconsin 38
Miami (Ohio) 13 @ Michigan 31
Northern Colorado 6 @ Purdue 54
Ohio 3 @ Ohio State 47
Florida International 6 @ Iowa 41
Oregon State 16 @ Penn State 27
Murray State 10 @ Indiana 48 Northwestern 35 @ Duke 29
Minnesota 29 @ Bowling Green 25

Buckeye Nation said...

Eastern Illinois 10 @ Illinois 38 Eastern Michigan 13 @ MSU 34
Marshall 13 @ Wisconsin 31
Miami (Ohio) 14 @ Michigan 31
Northern Colorado 10 @ Purdue 41
Ohio 0 @ Ohio State 42
Florida International 10 @ Iowa 38
Oregon State 16 @ Penn State 20
Murray State 13 @ Indiana 37 Northwestern 31 @ Duke 34
Minnesota 27 @ Bowling Green 31