College Football’s 2nd Week Could Be a Real Dud – No Top 25 Teams Clash, and There Are 24 More “Cupcake” Games

This weekend could be the least interesting of the major college football season. No Top 25 teams clash and there are 24 more “cupcake” games (1-A schools racking up an “easy” victory over a 1-AA school that comes calling for a big payday).

Sure, there are a few games of interest, but none that are really important.

Both Missouri and Texas A&M get their first league opponent since joining the SEC–#7 Georgia visits Missouri, and #24 Florida visits Texas A&M.

Nebraska travels to UCLA to face first-year Bruin Coach Jim Mora. Good luck, Jim. You could do us all a favor by upsetting Nebraska, a 5.5-point favorite on–the-road. I’m not a Bruin fan, but I plain dislike Nebraska.

#18 Oklahoma State put an 84-0 whipping on hapless AA Savannah State last week, and the Cowboys roll into Arizona this week to test first-year coach Rich Rodriguez and his Wildcats. It should be interesting for Oklahoma State, not Arizona.

Some think #13 Wisconsin will not beat Oregon State when the Badgers meet the Beavers at home. Last week Wisconsin was croaking and choking its way through a 26-21 win over AA Northern Iowa. Both of these teams are noted for smash-mouth football, so expect a few fights, and maybe even a brawl if the Beaver Believers start throwing bottles from the stands.

And then there is the case of Steve Sarkisian and his up-and-coming Huskies going to LSU to meet the #2 team in the nation and its Tigers. Sark’s dawgs are going to need some real bite to fend off LSU’s defense. While I like Washington’s quest for more success, I think Tigers eat dogs for lunch. LSU is a 24-point favorite, so maybe a few hardy Husky souls will bet a little on the line.

Even the AP Top 25 Poll did not move much the 1st week. Alabama took the top spot from Southern Cal with a 41-14 win over the then #8-ranked Michigan Wolverines, which dropped to #19 after losing.

Michigan State climbed from #13 to #11 by knocking off #24 Boise State, 17-13, and the Broncos dropped right out of the poll.

Get the snacks and the brewski, it’s time for the kickoff of Week #2.

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