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Old October 14th, 2016, 09:44 AM   #1
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Arrow #1 Alabama @ #9 Tennessee, 3:30p, CBS; #2 osu @ #8 Wisconsin, 8p, ABC

With M idle, thought I'd create a thread for two games that M fans will have great interest in.

My take is that both Alabama and osu will win. Bama wins something like 35-20. osu will win in a low scoring, close game. jtb is the difference. I'll go with 24-17.
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Old October 14th, 2016, 09:52 AM   #2
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A little history on what used to be one of the biggest rivalries in college football...

(Roger Shultz is friend of mine, his son goes to school with my 14 year. He is a hell of a nice guy and a bit of a nut)

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2...s_neyland.html
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Old October 14th, 2016, 09:57 AM   #3
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Bama has issues in the secondary. We play bump-and-run man 85% of the time. An accurate QB gives us fits as our CBs bite on double moves from the speedier WRs a bit too much for my liking.

The offense has two true frosh starting: at QB and G. We have flashes, but way too much bogging down.

Throw in a hostile Neyland crowd and we could easily lose. I'm an eternal optimist, so I will say 34-33, good guys.

Ohio State wins by 14-18 points or more. 28-10 sounds about right.
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Old October 14th, 2016, 09:58 AM   #4
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Bama by three TDs.
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Old October 14th, 2016, 10:05 AM   #5
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Bama by 3 TD's sounds correct. Tenn won't have the comeback magic this week.
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Old October 14th, 2016, 10:06 AM   #6
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Bama wins easily.

Bama 38
Tenn 13
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Old October 14th, 2016, 10:07 AM   #7
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Oh my god at these predictions. Peyote or heroin?
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Old October 14th, 2016, 10:25 AM   #8
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I don't think Wisconsin can do much of anything on offense against Ohio State. Unless their defense and special teams manage to give them a bunch of short fields, Wisconsin can't stay in this one.

Ohio State 24, Wisconsin 6.

I think this Alabama team is going to drop one, but I think Tennessee's a little too erratic and banged up to pull this one off. It wouldn't surprise me if this one's close all the way, though.

Alabama 31, Tennessee 20.
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Old October 14th, 2016, 10:28 AM   #9
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I wouldn't say this is thread or sticky-worthy.
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Old October 14th, 2016, 10:48 AM   #10
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neither contact will be close.
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Old October 14th, 2016, 11:16 AM   #11
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Yeah, I think both favored teams will roll. Maybe the home field helps keep Wisky in it for a half.
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Old October 14th, 2016, 11:23 AM   #12
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OSU's offense is finicky. Their defense will win the game for them but wisconsin's defense can keep it very close if they keep forcing turnovers.
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Old October 14th, 2016, 11:28 AM   #13
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Bucknutz 33 Bucky 13

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Old October 14th, 2016, 11:36 AM   #14
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I guess it doesn't feel like one of those games that could be close enough to be determined by 2/3 key plays. I think Wisconsin may be overrated a fair bit. That defense did tighten up on us in the second half, but in the first half Michigan really took it to them. On the first TD drive the just won every single play at the LOS. That was an 80-yard drive in which they never had a third down.
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Old October 14th, 2016, 12:58 PM   #15
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I think Wisconsin is going to give oiho some fits. Their bye week couldn't have come at a better time to regroup after the loss in AA in which they played admirably. Their defense will give oiho problems and its in Madison. Its going to be a good game.

I think Alabama will handle Tennessee fairly easy especially if they get down early like they normally do. Speaking of which I don't think I can ever recall a team like Tennessee having to mount all these comebacks. I'd have a heartattack.
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Old October 14th, 2016, 01:07 PM   #16
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Tennessee has the talent to combat Alabama but not the composure. Like Arkansas, no matter how well you move the ball, you can't hope to even stay close to them if you turn the ball over.
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Old October 14th, 2016, 01:09 PM   #17
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The Vols are pretty banged up
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Old October 14th, 2016, 01:45 PM   #18
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The Vols have Mike Debord.
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Old October 14th, 2016, 02:20 PM   #19
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Bama has satan.. vals have no chance
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Old October 14th, 2016, 02:37 PM   #20
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Saban does not amass long win streaks that you would expect when you consider his overall record. His longest win streak ever was 19 games. One more win and he ties that mark. In other words, we're due.

Since at Bama....

2007-2008: 13 games
2009-2010: 19 games
2010-2011: 9 games
2011-2012: 13 games
2012-2013: 15 games
2014: 8 games
2015-2016: 18 games, and counting.
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