It's Turkey Day -- and also a good day to make some football predictions. Instead of wasting time, let's just get down to it:
University 27 - Parkersburg 24 - This game has turned into more of a battle between the MSAC and the NCAC than University and Parkersburg. University finds a way to continue on. I was surprised they were able to win last week...I won't pick against them this week.
USC 42 - Arizona State 28 - Arizona State could put forth a claim to play in the BCS Championship Game if they win out. But a down USC team will put an end to ASU's dreams this week. Call it the Pete Carroll Factor.
Missouri 0 - Kansas 17 - Mark Magino eats the Tigers before the game begins. Not nice...but watch out.
Arkansas 27 - LSU 20 - LSU has bluffed their ways through several games this season. Watch for the Razorbacks to play loose in this one and end LSU's hopes for the BCS game.
And now, without further hesitation, the two games I will attend this weekend:
WVU 42 - UConn 17 - Time for West Virginia to have a break out game. And it couldn't come at a better time. WVU clinches the Big East Title, a BCS berth and a probable shot at a national title (if LSU loses).
East Fairmont 31 - St. Albans 20 - Why not? East Fairmont's offense hasn't been strong the past few games but look for L.T. and the boys to open it up against St. Albans. Sure, it's going to be in the mud down there but mud slows down both sides. The East defense has been nothing short of remarkable lately. If this game is within reach at halftime, look for East to turn it up in the 4th quarter again and lead to parade of fans to Wheeling Island Stadium for a rematch to avenge their 13-14 loss to University.