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Week 7 Preview (10/8)

Ty and Dan run through a meaty Week 7 slate of letdowns and lookaheads, featuring tough road tests for Auburn, Ole Miss, Oregon and USC. Plus, Baylor’s first game after a six week bye, the mother of all sandwich games and a hypothetical diner conversation between Noel Mazzone and Don Pellum.

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(4:00) — NEWS

Michigan running back Derrick Green is out for the season due to injury.

Florida’s Treon Harris is suspended indefinitely.

Also, Florida players allegedly get into fight outside of practice facility.


BIG 12

(11:00) — Red River Shootout, Oklahoma (-14.5) vs. Texas: Ty likes Oklahoma because he doesn’t believe Texas can score even 21 points on the Sooners’ defense. Dan counters with the assertion that Texas’ defense has looked fairly good, particular in its effort against Baylor last week. Dan says Texas might be good enough on defense to cover the spread, if they can also run the ball — a little.

(28:35) — TCU (+8.5) at Baylor: Ty says this could possibly be a hangover spot for the Horned Frogs after their big win over Oklahoma last week. Ty is concerned that Bryce Petty is still hurt, but has been impressed by TCU’s offense. Dan is expecting TCU to be able to run the ball fairly well, and notes that he thinks Art Briles may have been holding his offense back in the season’s early games.


(15:30) — Georgia (-3) at Missouri: Dan is split since both teams have not looked very good in recent weeks. He does note that Georgia’s run defense has shown some cracks, but also can see Todd Gurley running wild. (Note: This podcast was taped prior to the news that Gurley is suspended indefinitely.) Ty is much less impressed with Missouri this season. He notes Georgia’s ability to pressure Mauk is the big key. Ty locks up his pick.

(19:00) — Auburn (-3) at Mississippi State: Ty believes the game comes down to which quarterback, Auburn’s Nick Marshall or State’s Dak Prescott, is more trustworthy. Dan believes this could be a letdown spot for the Bulldogs, and trusts Auburn’s ability more than State. Ty notes that he’s not sure if State’s big wins — over LSU and Texas A&M — were over good teams.

(23:00) — Alabama (-10.5) at Arkansas: Ty believes only way the Razorbacks can win is if Brandon Allen can throw it to beat the Tide’s secondary. Dan notes Allen has been good at not turning the ball over, and that could be all Arkansas needs.

(41:30) — Ole Miss (+2) at Texas A&M: Dan is invoking both the letdown and body blow theories with this game, with the Rebels beating a very physical Alabama team the week before. Ty believes Texas A&M is still overvalued, with wins over South Carolina and Arkansas not looking very impressive. He also notes that bad Dr. Bo may show up once again. However, Ty also expects Ole Miss’ defense to show up no matter what.

PAC 12

(34:00) — Oregon (-3.5) at UCLA: Dan attempts some reverse jinxing, but won’t admit it. Dan worries about both team’s offensive lines, and believes it can cancel each other out. However, the Ducks’ inability to run the ball, coupled with UCLA being able to move the ball on offense on both the ground and through the air may give the Bruins the edge. Ty is fully out on UCLA. He likes Brett Hundley, and nothing else.

(47:15) — USC (-2.5) at Arizona: Chris the Capper locks this game up. Ty wonders how USC’s loss on a Hail Mary to Arizona State can affect it this week. Dan says Arizona is not the team that everybody believes it is after beating Oregon. Ty agrees, calling the Wildcats a good team, but not a great team.


Holy Cross at Brown

Bucknell at LeHigh

Princeton at Colgate

Pennsylvania at Fordham

Georgetown at Lafayette


Easy Call!

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