1) Michigan will move into the top 10 after a convincing win over Northwestern
Michigan hasn't allowed a point in two games and sport the No. 2 total defense in the country, and Northwestern's offense ranks 89th in scoring and 79th in total offense. The Wildcats also sport the country's top scoring defense, meaning offense will be a premium in this one. However, Northwestern is starting a redshirt freshman quarterback who is making his first career road start in front of more than 30,000 people (first road game as at Duke), and Michigan has a fifth-year senior under center who's playing at home.
This one won't be pretty, but Michigan will win by two touchdowns and shoot even higher up the standings.
2) Maryland will fire head coach Randy Edsall just hours after losing to Ohio State
InsideMDSports is reporting that the Terps are expected to fire Edsall sooner rather than later, and my guess is we might see something similar to what happened with Lane Kiffin at USC when he was fired before he got on the plane home. Players and fans are reportedly fed up with Edsall and don't respect him, which boosters are withholding donations because of the lack of improvement on the field. With a bye week coming for the Terps after they get blown out by a frustrated Buckeyes team, Edsall will be out of a job come Sunday night.
3) Tennessee will upset Georgia
Both the Vols and Bulldogs are reeling following disappointing losses last weekend, and need to get their seasons turned around in a big way. Unfortunately for Georgia, this game is in Neyland Stadium with Vols fans looking for blood and UGA's offense appears to be lost. Expect Tennessee to load the box to limit Nick Chubb like Alabama did last weekend to force quarterback Greyson Lambert to beat them.
He completed just over 40 percent of his passes for 86 yards and an interception against the Tide, and in another matchup against a fast and talented defense that can pressure him with four rushers, he'll struggle to complete passes again.
4) Leonard Fournette will break 300 yards vs. South Carolina
We might even be going light on this one. South Carolina's defense has been one of the worst in the country over the past year and a half, particularly when it comes to tackling. So, what happens when such a crappy run defense meets up with the far-and-away Heisman candidate, LSU RB Leonard Fournette, and his three straight 200-plus yard running games? Pure and utter domination. Also, Les Miles is the kind of coach that won't shy away from using Fournette all four quarters in a blowout win to help bump the kid's Heisman stock up a notch or two.Back to the NCAA Newsfeed