And then there were five teams with zero losses. Four of them are in the South, after one big upset this week.
Remember the saying, "On any given day, any given school can upset any other"? They did; there was a big party at West Lafayette, Indiana Saturday night and I’m sure well into Sunday. All the bookies are crying in their beer at their losses, along with Ohio State.
Teams are now scrambling for a big bowl game and a big finish for their year.
In the Southeastern Conference
Vanderbilt Commodores versus Arkansas Razorbacks: Arkansas cannot sink the Commodore’s Ship. Vanderbilt by 10.
Florida Gators vs. Georgia Bulldogs, the SEC Game of the week: Who let the Dawgs out? Georgia still in the hunt by 12.
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Missouri Tigers: It's a cat fight in Columbia. Missouri and the Tigers cannot tame the Wildcats. Kentucky by 3.
Tennessee Volunteers vs. South Carolina Gamecocks: Both teams are trying to get into a bowl game. Tennessee lucks out and wins this one by 3.
Texas A&M Aggies vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs: Texas A&M is still knocking on the door and saying, "Let me in the top 25." Aggies by 10.
In the Atlantic Coast Conference
Miami Hurricanes vs. Boston College Eagles, the ACC game of the week: Both teams are trying to show off a bit here, but neither is really ready to be the big winner. Boston College has the opportunity to show that the first few weeks were real and look at them now. Eagles by 7.
Clemson Tigers vs. Florida State Seminoles: From here on out Clemson is on a run with just a bit of help. The Seminoles do help. Tigers by 12.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Louisville Cardinals: Wake Forest needs to "wake" up. With too many ups and downs, it looks like they will miss Halloween. Louisville by 6.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Virginia Tech Hokies: Two engineering schools trying to figure out how to beat each other with math. Sorry, folks — it takes more than brains to beat the brawn of Virginia Tech. Hokies by 12 and sitting pretty for a bowl game.
Duke Blue Devils vs. Pittsburgh Panthers: Trick or treat. Pittsburgh will win by the bag full — 13 points.
The tiebreaker game is Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Penn State Nittany Lions: Could this be a real whiteout with real snow on the ground or should we just stay with the white handkerchief in the stadium? Penn State is looking for a complete whiteout, but it will be the Hawkeyes by 1.
The game to watch is the South Florida Bulls vs. Houston Cougars. This is an enjoyable good game to watch with all the thrills and spills. Houston is trying to thin out the herd (good luck on that). It’s the Bulls by 13.
See you next week!
Bill Everett is a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. He lives in Baker.