Weekly Fix

Perhaps after Nebraska's devastating loss to Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game, you've throttled back on your enthusiasm for college football this season.  Then again, some of us are so hooked on college football that we watched not only Army-Navy last weekend but also Georgia Southern and Jackson State play.  The bowl season kicks off tomorrow with the New Mexico Bowl and Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (what's that trophy look like?).  Here's a bit of a preview, for those that can't resist.

 

New Mexico
At 1 pm ET on EPSN you see Arizona against Nevada.  The Wildcats, now coached by former Michigan and West Virginia coach Rich Rodriguez.  Nebraska fans should find RichRod's zone read offense highly watchable.  Nevada's pistol offense can be pretty compelling as well.  Both teams had their struggles defensively.  So this could be a real barn-burner.  No, the stakes aren't that high for the two 7-5 teams, but you could do a lot worse than this one.

Spudtastic
This MAC-WAC matchup at 4:30 ET on ESPN gives you Toledo against Utah State.  Before you scoff, recall that 10-2 Utah State is actually ranked above Nebraska by both the Coaches and AP.  A victory over Georgia would probably enable the Huskers to leapfrog the Aggies, but if NU has any hope of holding onto a ranking in defeat then they probalby need teams like Utah St. to lose.  Toledo's not expected to win the game even though they've got some nice offensive weapons at quarterback, running back and receiver that could give Utah State a challenge.  The Aggies played good defense for most of the year but they could find they have their hands full with the Rockets.

Not your dream set of bowls, though for a cold mid-December Saturday not too bad either.

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Hows this for a weekend fix.. DJ Singleton has committed to play for the SKERS and will be a january guy.. Last year he was one of the top S prospects in the country and chose Wisconsin over us and a bunch of others but had to spend a year in prep school.. This is a tremednous DB pick up and helps cover the loss of Rose, who commited to BAMA.. NO surprise there.. GO BIg RED , WELCOME IN MR SINGLETON!!

Cook.

Yeah my bad.. Wouldnt want to lose rose… Cook sorry guys it was a ong day yesterday

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