Rivalry Weekend

Another big rivalry weekend is upon us and there are some great matchups on tap for Saturday football.

Georgia gets a preview of the big game in the Georgia Dome coming in the SEC Championship when they go to the Dome to play Georgia Tech.  The longstanding rivalry matches the #13 ranked Bulldogs against the #23 ranked Yellow Jackets.  Families all across Georgia will be split between the two watching the game.  Georgia has an opportunity to get a win and carry that momentum into next week’s showdown in the dome most likely against LSU.

SEC Showdown

A showdown is on tap in the SEC this weekend.  Between the hedges, #14 Georgia will face #20 Auburn in what could determine who plays for the SEC Championship.

Georgia could find itself in the SEC Championship game in two ways.  Georgia can clinch the East with wins in its final two SEC games, including a matchup with Kentucky next weekend. If the Gamecocks lose to the Gators, the Bulldogs would clinch by beating Auburn.

College Football Big Matchups

This weekend there are a few ranked/ranked matchups in college football.   One looks like a blowout.  One used to look like a blowout.  And one is a toss up.

The first one is of course #25 Washington at #8 Stanford.  By all accounts, this game should be all Stanford.  Andrew Luck should add even more stats to his already impressive college resume making all those less than successful NFL teams so far this season want him even more.  Luck should have a big game against Washington and Stanford should move to 7-0 on the year without too much trouble.

Big Bowl

This weekend kicks off the big bowls in college football.  The start of the BCS bowls and hopefully some great games.  As much as I am not a fan of the BCS system, I still look forward every year to what I hope will be at least some good games.  More often than not though I find that they turn into blow outs for one side or the other and have a hard time staying interested.  So far this bowl season, we have had many blowouts.  But there have been a few good games so far as well including Lousville vs Southern Miss, Florida Intl vs Toledo, Air Force vs GA Tech, and the upset of Iowa over Missouri.  Let’s look at some upcoming games.

Game On

The NCAA ruled today that Auburn QB Cam Newton is now eligible to play on Saturday and to participate in the BCS National Title game if Auburn wins the SEC championship game.  This comes after Newton was ruled ineligible on Tuesday for violation of amateurism rules.

Today, on appeal, the NCAA ruled that Cam Newton had no knowledge of the pay-to-play scheme that allegedly involved his father and Kenny Rogers as a representative.  The NCAA further ruled that no money changed hands in the attempted scheme.  Newton was ruled eligible after the NCAA said they found no evidence of his participation in the scheme and unless further evidence should come to light, he will be eligible to play Saturday and in any future bowl games for Auburn.

Blue Nightmare

Yes, it is possible that at the end of the season in the national championship game it could be two non-AQ schools duking it out – Boise State and TCU.  As much of a travesty as it would be for traditionalists like myself, it could definitely happen.  All it takes is 1 bad game for the teams ahead of them in the BCS rankings and there you go, two teams who have played in reality 1 ranked team and 11 cupcakes fighting it out to see who’s the best unqualified team to win it all.  It’s a blue nightmare.