Every week CN's staff will pick the outcomes of five meaninful games in the world of college football. A running tab will be kept throughout the season and plan on guests pickers as well along the way. Check out this weeks picks right here at CN.
Deace – CN Founder
Toledo @ Iowa State - Iowa
it will be close.
State @ Miami -
doesn't win at Miami unless it has Charlie Ward or Warrick Dunn in the backfield.
USC...but this game will also be a lot closer than people think.
the Bears win this game the rest of the schedule is pretty
Notre Dame @ Georgia Tech -
Notre Dame...although Calvin Johnson should abuse the Irish secondary and pad
his NFL highlight tape for the 2007 draft.
Chris Williams – CN
Iowa State –
The Clones offense struggles early but they come from behind in the
2nd half to win 31-21.
Lorenzo Booker has a huge game and the Noles pull of the slight upset on the
road…28 – 21 FSU.
This one isn't nearly as close as everybody thinks it will be…USC 38 Arkansas
too tough at home for a non-USC Pac 10 team…31-17 Vols
@ Georgia Tech –
The Irish get a scare early, but come back to win by two touchdowns in the
2nd half. 35 – 21 Notre Dame.
Blum – CN Columnist
Toledo @ Iowa State- Iowa
State - The good guys have too many weapons for the
Rockets. They go for 35 plus and coast home, thanks to some big plays by the
linebackers. ISU 38 Toledo 21
Florida State @ Miami- Miami - One thing we can count
on is a few fisticuffs and over-zealous celebrations. Miami 24 FSU
USC @ Arkansas -USC - Athletes all over the
place for the Trojans. Arkansas has nowhere near the firepower to
overcome. Plus they have John David Booty under center, which will lead to sly
comments like, "Booty shakes free and fires a bomb." This could be fun. Yes, I
still belong in middle school. USC 31 Arkansas 21
Cal @ Tennessee – Tennessee, Oh Rocky Top, Oh Rocky Top, welcome
back to the national scene. UT 27 Cal 21
Notre Dame @ Georgia
Tech- Notre Dame
- Notre Dame is receiving a little too much hype. Heck, ISU beat 2 more ranked
teams than the golden-domers last year. But, do you really want to pick Chan Gailey over Charlie Weis? I don't either. Notre Dame 35 GT 27
Vander Sanden – CN Ambassador/Former ISU Team Captain
Toledo @ Iowa State - ISU...Iowa State has a lot to prove to it's fans that
there will be no excuses for a young defense. ISU 31- Toledo-10
FSU @ Miami - Miami 24- FSU- 10 FSU will struggle once again versus
a stacked Miami
USC @ Arkansas - USC
28- Ark 14 USC is looking to replace LenDale White, Reggie Bush, and Matt Leinart...Look for USC to start slow, then get into a rthym.
Cal @ Tennessee - Tennessee 38- Cal 17 Tennessee looks to make their name on the
national map this year.
Dame @ Georgia Tech – Notre Dame- 34- GT-10…Notre Dame comes with a
strong performance letting the national know why they are the top team to look
Jack Whitver – CN Ambassador/Former ISU Team Captain
Toledo @ Iowa State - Iowa State
offense too much for Toledo. Todd Blythe has a field day as ISU wins
FSU @ Miami - FSU starts national title talk
with a 24-14 win in Miami.
USC @ Arkansas - USC too fast and athletic for
the Razorbacks. Trojans 38, Razorbacks 10.
Cal @ Tennessee - Tennessee uses huge home field advantage to
pull off a close one, Vols 24 Cal 21.
Notre Dame @ Georgia
Tech - Brady Quinn starts his Heisman campaign as the Irish win 31-17.