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    Oregon State at Arizona

    Remember when Arizona forced six turnovers in a road win against the Beavers last year? Remember when Michael Johnson had three interceptions, one returned for a touchdown? But also remember that the Wildcats gave up a stunning 654 yards of offense? That’s more yards than my unsuspecting buddy Mike gave up yesterday in his first game of Madden this year, a 93-16 loss for house-mopping duties.
    Oregon State 24, Arizona 20

    Roman Veytsman
    assistant sports editor

    What are the chances the Wildcats win this game? Here’s a better question: What are the chances Syndric Steptoe or Anthony Johnson’s at quarterback when the final whistle blows? With an experienced Kris Heavner under center, this Arizona team will have no problem winning, but with a Step or an AJ calling the snaps, this game would be 1,000 times more exciting, just because you’d have no idea what the hell’s going to happen each play.

    Arizona 16, Oregon State 10

    Ryan Casey
    assistant sports editor

    Let’s see: Oregon State has beaten Idaho, Washington and Eastern Washington. That sounds about as impressive as who the Wildcats have beaten. Wait, they lost to Washington, I must have repressed that memory. Tuitama’s out and morale is kind of low fanwise, but I think Arizona will still pull it out. Hey football team, don’t do it for you, do it for the crazy fans who still believe in you. It is Family Weekend.

    Arizona 27, Oregon State 10

    Allison Hamila
    staff writer


    No. 5 Texas at No. 17 Nebraska

    Both the Longhorns and the Cornhuskers are 6-1 and give up 13 points a game. The difference: Texas is 11-2 in games decided by seven points or less, while Nebraska is 4-6 since 2001. Still, how happy do you think Bill Callahan is that he’s not coaching the Raiders anymore? At least he can take solace that no one will mistake him for Art Shell when he loses to Texas.

    Texas 40, Nebraska 28

    Roman Veytsman
    assistant sports editor

    Good game. But I hate the Cornhuskers. Nebraska may have corn-fed farm boys but – and it pains me to say this, because I’m not too fond of the state of Texas either – everything’s bigger in Texas.

    Texas 77, Nebraska 0

    Ryan Casey
    assistant sports editor

    Both teams have a 6-1 record and one team in that Big 12 Conference will remain unbeaten in conference play. I’m feeling Nebraska, but it’s going to be a close one. Nebraska one-ups Texas in total, passing and rushing yards so far this season, yet both teams have failed when playing highly ranked teams, Nebraska with No. 3 USC and Texas with No. 1 Ohio State. And plus, I just hate Texas’ colors.

    Nebraska 20, Texas 17

    Allison Hamila
    staff writer


    Miami at Duke

    This game shouldn’t even be played because of the way Miami disgraced college football last week. The goons at the U make soccer hooligans look like the Rugrats. Even though Duke could be the worst team in college football, the U is the college version of the Portland JailBlazers, the Cincinnati Bungles and the Gridiron Gang combined into one, and it’s missing 13 suspended players. Duke is the pick in a shocker after which Larry Coker and Donna Shalala will spend 30 days in jail to be closer to the team.

    Duke 14, Miami 13

    Roman Veytsman
    assistant sports editor

    Duke’s student section can’t help them this game. Oh that’s right, neither can the 13 suspended Hurricanes. (Is it just me, or did the NCAA mandate that refs’ jerseys look like prison uniforms just to mock Miami?) Maybe J.J. Redick will swoop in from the NBA and play savior. Then again, he probably won’t, and even if he did, he’d probably bring Adam Morrison with him. And they probably wouldn’t be of much help. What’s that? Yeah, you’re right, I didn’t even say anything about this game.

    Miami 24, Duke 9

    Ryan Casey
    assistant sports editor

    Duke has lost every game this season and Miami is on a three-game winning streak. I think that momentum will fuel them to win in Durham too. Unless by some miracle Duke can stop sucking, which is highly unlikely. I’m thinking blowout.

    Miami 42, Duke 13

    Allison Hamila
    staff writer

    Louisiana Tech at Utah State

    What else can you say about two teams who are 1-5 other than they’re bigger losers than Screech from “”Saved by the Bell.”” No, not the lovable nerd, but the man who’s now making celebrity sex tapes. “”It is a game that you have to say for both teams is a must-win game for us with the situation we are in,”” Utah State head coach Brent Guy said in his weekly press conference. At this point, it’s not must win, it’s please, not another loss.

    Utah St 7 Louisiana Tech 7(We’ll make a rule exception for ties in this one)

    Roman Veytsman
    assistant sports editor

    In what could be the matchup of the year, the 1-6 Aggies travel to Ruston, La., to take on the 1-5 Bulldogs in the powerhouse Western Athletic Conference. Tech, which features the nation’s 118th-best defense, will have to slow USU’s high-powered offense – oh wait that’s right, they suck, too, ranking 118th. Hey, at least it’ll be better when Tech has the ball, (110th on offense versus 108th on defense). Yep, this’ll be a barn-burner.

    Louisiana Tech 3, Utah State 0 (7OT)

    Ryan Casey
    assistant sports editor

    Utah State has won one game this season, against Fresno State, and Louisiana Tech against Nicholls State. I’m not going to pretend like I even know anything about these two teams, so I think I will just pick Louisiana Tech because it has home-field advantage and just lost its Homecoming game to Idaho last week. The Bulldogs are probably upset about that still and will use it to their advantage.

    Louisiana Tech 21 Utah State 7

    Allison Hamila
    staff writer

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