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The College Sports View: David May Battle Goliath For Title

September 3, 2010 under College Football, Uncategorized

Boise State Might, Finally, Have a Chance

By Eddie Mayrose

After years of controversy regarding the BCS exclusion of Mid-Major conferences from consideration for the BCS Championship game, Boise State, the poster child for successful, smaller programs with title aspirations, looks to have its fate in its own hands.  Ranked as high as #2 in major College Football polls as well as #1 by CollegeSportsView.com, the Broncos seem to be in a position to have a perfect season rewarded.

Led by legitimate Heisman hopeful Kellen Moore, Boise brings as much talent and depth to the table as any of the elite programs.  Head Coach Chris Petersen is as innovative as any coach in the country, they play an up-tempo style on both sides of the ball and their blue field, (Smurf Turf) is just plain cool.  Everything is in place for the Broncos to stake their claim to the College Football throne, if they can just get past Week One. Click here to read more.. »

Ahead of the Point Spread: Rife With Opinions

September 3, 2009 under College Football, Point Spread
For 2009, we’ll be bringing you the weekly musings and analysis of  ryno rifeCollegeSportsView’s good friend, Mr. Gil Lock of Ryno Rife Sports. Gil is somewhat of a guru in the world of sports handicapping, searching out point spreads that are incorrectly valued and schools with large numbers of returning players that are “good big guys”. He keeps things simple, has a good knowledge of the game and likes to avoid long walks. He’ll let out the leash from time to time on a high risk/reward play but, for the most part, he finds the best method for success is to put the early muscle on your best picks and go from there with the house money.

N.C. State – 5 over South Carolina. A revenge game for the Wolfpack after a 34-0 beating at the hands of the Gamecocks to open 2008.  I love Russell Wilson’s athleticism at quarterback and the fact that State has a stud returning at FS, (Javon Walker), who could have a field day against South Carolina, who led the nation in INT’s thrown last year.  The ‘Cocks have an inexperienced QB playing behind an equally green O Line and the game is in Raleigh.

Virginia Tech +6 1/2 over Alabama. I love Tech’s QB Tyrod Taylor, who won’t be splitting the position anymore, and I don’t like that “Bama’s QB, Glen McElroy, is a new starter.  In early season matchups between top teams, the defenses are usually ahead of the offenses; making the game come down to special teams.  The Hokies have had the best specials in the nation since Frank Beamer showed up and will use “Beamer Ball” to keep it close.

Oklahoma State -5 1/2 over Georgia– Oklahoma State is just too strong, with QB Zac Robinson and WR Dez Bryant among the best offensive players in the nation.  Georgia must replace two top NFL picks in Matt Stafford and Knowshon Moreno and travel to Stillwater.  I might actually like the ‘Dawgs if this matchup was later in the season but I think it’s a little too much for them to handle in Week 1.

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