Ty and Dan to make their picks for a long list of rivalry games in Week 14, including the Iron Bowl, the Egg Bowl, the Civil War, and Ohio State-Michigan, before devolving into an in-depth conversation about Thanksgiving side dishes.
Thanksgiving Eve (11/27)
Dan and Ty fire up their bi-coastal tendencies with Dan broadcasting from his childhood bedroom in California. They dive right into the games.
Texas Tech at Texas: Chris the Capper calls in to select the Longhorns. Dan and Ty also take Texas to gather another Big 12 victory.
Ole Miss at Mississippi State: Ty’s favorite rivalry game name is the Egg Bowl and he takes Ole Miss. Dan disagrees and goes clanga’ clanga’, taking Mississippi State.
Oregon State at Oregon: Dan gives a description of Corvallis for non-Oregonians. Ty doesn’t really like anything about Oregon State, but thinks they eek out a cover. Dan expresses concern with Oregon’s injuries and its performance in two of the last three games. Dan thinks Oregon eeks out a cover.
Washington State at Washington: Ty likes Washington because he’s more confident in Bishop Sankey running the ball against the Cougar defensive front than he is about anything Washington State does. Dan also likes Washington to make Steve Sarkisian eight-win-Steven.
Florida State at Florida: Dan thinks the Florida defense could play well enough to cover the spread, but thinks Florida State still blows the doors off. Ty also believes it will be a blowout.
Duke at North Carolina: A win by the Dukies puts them in the ACC championship. Ty locks up the Tar Heels at home and Dan agrees, mitigating Ty’s lock by locking it up himself.
Ohio State at Michigan: Michigan has failed to crack the 200-yard offense mark in three of the last four games. Ty likes Ohio State big, thinking they’ll go out and try to bury them for style points. Dan disagrees, saying Michigan stops the run well enough that it’ll be close unless Braxton Miller throws for 400 yards.
Alabama at Auburn: Dan thinks this game will be similar to the LSU game and Alabama will separate itself in the second half. He also points out that Auburn hasn’t faced a top SEC passing defense and doesn’t think that Nick Marshall can pick apart the Tide defense. Ty agrees and isn’t confident that Nick Marshall can throw the ball well enough to win. Ty retroactively locks up Alabama.
Clemson at South Carolina: Clemson has a BCS bid on the line with this game, while South Carolina is doing more scoreboard watching with Missouri. Ty thinks this one comes down to whether or not Clemson can protect Tajh Boyd. He takes Clemson to cover. Dan locks up the Gamecocks citing South Carolina’s rested pass rush and the difficulties the Tigers could have getting the run going.
Notre Dame at Stanford: Dan takes the points, not really sure what’s on the line for Stanford seeing as it’s already in the Pac-12 title game. Chris the Capper takes Notre Dame plus the points. Ty jumps on the Irish, saying he’s pleasantly surprised by the run game, as well as the offensive line in protecting Tommy Rees. He does express concern for Notre Dame’s special teams, but picks the Irish to cover.
Texas A&M at Missouri: Dan thinks there’s a possibility for the wheels to come off A&M following a demoralizing loss on the road and a reeling defense. He likes the Missouri defensive front to hang with Johnny Football and thinks James Franklin gets into a rhythm. Dan locks up the Tigers. Ty says Missouri has the blueprint to beat A&M after watching LSU do it last week. He also mentions how one-dimensional the Aggies are as their game plan is to have Manziel outscore the opponent. Ty also takes Missouri.
UCLA at USC: Don’t look now, but USC is playing for its 10th win and for Ed Orgeron. Both guys take USC. Dan likes the USC defensive front against the UCLA run game and also expresses concern for UCLA’s pass defense and getting sucked in on the Trojans’ play action.
Iowa at Nebraska: Ty feels nothing about this game and takes Iowa. Dan says last year’s iteration of this game was the ugliest game of the year and takes Nebraska.
Minnesota at Michigan State
Baylor at TCU
Georgia at Georgia Tech
Penn State at Wisconsin
Arizona at Arizona State
Patriot League lightening round
The Guys close out by talking about their Thanksgiving plans and get into a Thanksgiving side debate.