Monday, November 06, 2006

Week 11

The biggest upset of the past week? It had to be Central Michigan. Oh, the Chippewas won the game, but they failed to cover the all-important spread. Central Michigan was the last of the unbeatens, having covered the spread in every game until the Owls' superhuman effort put the first blemish on the Chippewas' official record, which of course is kept in Las Vegas. Four teams are now 8-1 against the number: Brigham Young, Nevada, East Carolina and, of course, Central Michigan. Let us remind you that Texas finished No. 1 in Vegas last year, and the Longhorns also won that BCS thing, whatever that's worth. So if Ohio State harbors thoughts of winning the title, the Buckeyes are going to have to improve on their 8-2 mark and hope for a little luck. That brings us to this week's games and Doc's Sports, which has all the numbers. Action begins Tuesday, with Toledo visiting Northern Illinois. Skip to Thursday's biggie: Louisville at Rutgers. This is one of only three competitive games in the watered-down Big East, and Louisville needs to win for a shot at the BCS title game. Also on Thursday: Buffalo at Akron and Wyoming at Brigham Young. Friday brings us Western Michigan at Central Michigan and Texas El Paso at Alabama Birmingham. Among the gems Saturday: Miami at Maryland; Wake Forest at Florida State; Nebraska at Texas A&M; Tennessee at Arkansas; South Carolina at Florida; Texas Tech at Oklahoma and Oregon at USC. Please pay a visit to our friends at Doc's.

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