Pigskin Prophet: Editor's Note Edition
|Thursday, September 13, 2018, 4:31 PM- -|
Don’t let a little rain distract you from this weekend’s slate of games. There are some good ones and some bad ones, and one thing I can assure you is that the 1969 ACC Champions will not lose on Saturday.
Unless they do.
South Carolina canceled its game against Marshall and declined the Thundering Herd’s gracious offer to play in lovely Huntington. The Gamecocks said, “it doesn’t mean more in Huntington and decided to cancel instead of moving the game to another state.
The smaller schedule doesn’t mean there aren’t some interesting contests to look at and we will get started without further ado. And remember, it’s all in fun until it isn’t and snowflakes melt. Or something like that.
BOSTON COLLEGE AT WAKE FOREST
A friend of mine in Winston-Salem tells me that a local hotel has been overrun by hundreds of Boston College fans, who came down in sweatshirts and large coats, carrying hockey sticks. Instead of hockey, however, they found good old September heat and a town that doesn’t like hockey. Once they realized it was a football game and NOT hockey, they left and went back home. All 14 Wake Forest fans showed up at the airport to see them home. BOSTON COLLEGE 34, WAKE FOREST 27
GEORGIA ST AT MEMPHIS
I don’t how Georgia St. is doing this, because they play at Clemson Saturday (Editor’s Note: They don’t. It’s Georgia Southern). MEMPHIS 38, GEORGIA ST. 13
GEORGIA ST. (EDITOR’S NOTE: IT’S GEORGIA SOUTHERN) at CLEMSON
Georgia St. (Editor’s Note: Georgia Southern) travels up the highway from Atlanta (Editor’s Note: Statesboro) to take on a Clemson team that survived a trip to Aggieland last week. The Prophet made the trip to Kyle Field, which is huge, something my therapist tells me is because they lack size elsewhere and are trying to make up for it (kinda like why Francis Marion on our site drives a Monster Prius). As for Georgia St. (Editor’s Note: Georgia Southern), they will take on a bunch of angry Tigers who want to atone for the mistakes last week made in College Train Station. This one won’t be close as the Clemson defense shuts down the Georgia St. (Editor’s Note: Georgia Southern) offense. CLEMSON 48, GEORGIA ST. (Editor’s Note: Georgia Southern) 9
FLORIDA ST. AT SYRACUSE
Willie Taggart might have to change his name to BoxCar Willie soon if things don’t turn around in Tallahassee (cause people might put him on the next train out of town). The Noles make the trip to Central New York, which doesn’t have a hurricane but has seen several feet of snow. The Noles get to play in the downtown garage that is the Carrier Dome, which has no A/C and is as loud as Logan Thomas was tall. Can the Noles rebound from a disastrous two weeks and knock off the Orange? No. Yes. Maybe. I am not sure. FSU 27, SYRACUSE 24
GEORGIA TECH AT PITTSBURGH
Pawwwl Johnson and his crew play in Ketchup Stadium against Pitt. Pawwwl and his crew need a win in the worst way after last week’s defensive debacle at South Florida, but won’t find it easy against the folks who make condiments. Georgia Tech’s defense is beyond bad, so expect this to be a back-and-forth affair, complete with cut blocks and lineman rolling around on the ground. Could Tech be 1-2 with Clemson coming to Atlanta next week? Yes. Yes they will. PITT 34, GT 31
LSU AT AUBURN
LSU and Cookie Monster (don’t ever change, Ed Orgeron) get a big early-season test when they travel to the Great Plains of American to take on Gus Calzone and the War Eagles/Chipmunks/Tigers. This one figures to be a good old-fashioned SEC West slobber-knocker (or, as Ed would say, MUBGTS TIGAHS!). The close games go to the home team or the team with the best QB, and that is Auburn. AUBURN 24, LSU 20
OHIO ST. AT TCU
This Buckeye offense is for real, even if it doesn’t have Urban Meyer covering up all its mistakes (Ouch. Too soon?). We all love what Gary Patterson has done at TCU, and he’s been known to win a big game or two each season and this is the perfect opportunity for the Horny Toads to jump into the College Football Playoff conversation. These Buckeyes won’t allow it. OHIO ST. 37, TCU 26
USC AT TEXAS
The Real USC makes its way to Austin for a tilt with ole StripClub Tom Herman and an angry bunch of Longhorns. Herman was brought in to make a difference, but so far it looks more of the same thing we saw under Mack and Charlie – a lot of talent but a lack of a winning culture. The Trojans are another blueblood program in need of a win, and they’ll get it this week from the Horns, USC 31, TEXAS 20.