Metroplex teams were 2-1 in week 2, with only the Mean Green dropping their game. This week, they’ll probably go 2-1 again, with UNT losing.
There are several other big games around the country this week, as big name schools have gotten most of their powderpuff games over with.
#23 TCU vs. Louisiana Monroe (1pm Saturday 9/17, Televised on the Mountain)
TCU righted the ship last week with a 35-19 victory over Air Force. They’ll look to continue the trend against an athletic, but most likely overmatched, Louisiana Monroe team. Look for the Warhawks to take some shots downfield against a pretty weak TCU secondary.
Tanner Brock and Ed Wesley will once again be out for the Frogs, but Kenny Cain and Matthew tucker filled in admirably last week, and should be able to do so again.
Prediction: TCU-42, Louisiana Monroe-17
North Texas @ #2 Alabama (6:30pm Saturday 9/17, Televised on FSN)
Prediction: Alabama-56, North Texas-3
SMU vs. Northwestern State (7pm Saturday 9/17, Televised on FSN)
SMU hung on to beat UTEP in a game that shouldn’t have been as close as it was. Three Mustang turnovers kept the Miners in the game until late, when SMU returned a UTEP fumble for a touchdown.
This week, the Mustangs should be able to score early and often.
Prediction: SMU-41, Northwestern State-10
Other games to watch:
#3 LSU vs. #25 Mississippi State (7pm Thursday 9/15, Televised on ESPN) Prediction: LSU-31, Mississippi State-20
#21 Auburn @ Clemson (11am Saturday 9/17, Televised on ABC) Prediction: Auburn-23, Clemson-20
#15 Michigan State @ Notre Dame (2:30pm Saturday 9/17, Televised on NBC) Prediction: Michigan State-35, Notre Dame-27
#16 Florida vs. Tennessee (2:30pm Saturday 9/17, Televised on CBS) Prediction: Tennessee-24, Florida-17
Syracuse @ USC (7pm Saturday 9/17, Televised on FX) Prediction: USC-27, Syracuse-17
Utah @ BYU (8:15pm Saturday 9/17, Televised on ESPN 2) Prediction: Utah-28, BYU-27
Game of the Week:
#5 Florida State vs. #1 Oklahoma (7pm Saturday 9/17, Televised on ABC)
Florida State has two things going for them in this game against the Sooners.
1. They’re playing at home. The crowd (and the players) remember the beatdown OU handed them last year in Norman. Revenge is at the front of everyone’s mind.
2. They’ve played two games to OU’s one. Granted, both were against incredibly inferior opponents, but that’s just one more game the ‘Noles have had to tune up on both sides of the ball.
I expect a few quick turnovers by OU along with an unstoppable FSU offense to help the Seminoles seal the deal.
Prediction: Florida State-30, Oklahoma 23