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Old 09-06-2014, 10:13 PM
 
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Nebraska has 2 easy games (FAU, McNeese) before travelling to Fresno State, then back in Lincoln for the game against Miami. Fresno is no pushover, and I am surprised USC blew them out the way they did. Maybe Fresno doesn't have as good a team as they have in recent years, that remains to be seen, but they are usually one of the top non-power conference teams in the country. A lot of pundits are calling it a trap game, and it definitely could be.
They should be able to take care of Miami. Miami hasn't been the same since the players aren't paid as well anymore. Although, I will be at the game, which usually means a Nebraska loss.
Nebraska needed last-minute heroics to beat McNeese State. McNeese. State. Somewhere, Tom Osborne must be shaking his head.

It's pretty much my conclusion that no Big Ten teams will be in the final four. The conference as a whole looks awful. Michigan whiffed against Notre Dame. At least Michigan State lost to a good Oregon team.

So I'm thinking the entirety of the Big10 is overrated. Just ugliness everywhere you look. Unless there's a serious turnaround, it's a notch above Conference USA. On a good day.

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Old 09-06-2014, 10:19 PM
 
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Old 09-06-2014, 11:02 PM
 
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Big 10 is getting it handed to them in these national nonconference games. Nice to see Michigan get blanked. McNeese has talent, but Nebraska has fallen a long way.

A&M may be better than I thought.
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Old 09-07-2014, 06:54 AM
 
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I really thought that this was the year the Big 10 would undergo its renaissance. Not to be, I guess. They're struggling just to avoid being labeled the next Big East.
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Old 09-07-2014, 07:01 AM
 
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I think the SECW will be a total dogfight. While Bama and LSU seem to have taken a step back based on Game 1 performances, TAMU, Auburn, and Mississippi State all look very strong. Of course, it's really hard to gauge an entire season from one game. If anyone gets out of the division with no losses, I'll be amazed.

On the other hand, Georgia looks to be the class of the SECE. Before we have a coronation, however, remember that Clemson is a team that's notorious for epic collapses. Most hot-and-cold team ever.
A little less confident about Mississippi State after they gave up 34 points to UAB. Ole Miss, on the other hand, looks legit. A&M has clearly had the best performance among all SEC West teams so far - not even close. That said, facing Alabama and LSU's defenses will be entirely different tests for their young QB. Johnny Football, for all of his greatness, only won 1 out of 4 games against those teams and he got shut down in the 2nd half of that lone victory. Will be interesting to see how A&M fares this time. Their team in general looks to be better all the way around, so it won't be about just one QB.
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But after losing the B1G's 2-time MVP for the season, is that a surprise? The real surprise for this Ohio State fan is how dreadful the O-Line is. Braxton would have had trouble putting up last season's numbers behind this season's O-Line.
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:31 AM
 
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But after losing the B1G's 2-time MVP for the season, is that a surprise? The real surprise for this Ohio State fan is how dreadful the O-Line is. Braxton would have had trouble putting up last season's numbers behind this season's O-Line.
See, I've heard this argument and I don't think it holds water. Sure, the loss of a stud quarterback in the pre-season is a big hit. But a mature, well-coached program should have lots of weapons and definitely shouldn't be reliant on one player to make things happen. What' s more, Braxton rang up those gaudy numbers over some seriously anemic competition.

Here's the thing. Every year, the media bangs the Ohio State drum really loudly and, every year, Ohio State falls on its face. Aside from beating Miami umpteen years ago, it hasn't done much since. It was torched by Florida and LSU in two national championship games and can't even make it to the big show with an incredibly anemic schedule.
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Old 09-07-2014, 04:26 PM
 
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Old 09-08-2014, 10:04 PM
 
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SEC is the best
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Old 09-09-2014, 02:08 PM
 
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Big 10 has moved ahead of the SEC as the most overrated conf.
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