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Charles Davis previews some of the best college football matchups in Week 8
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First that's week there's only one place to start. That's the beat CS rankings they're coming out and are half -- a -- opening kick off. The FDC get the top two spots and the -- Oklahoma get three and four and then there's Boise State in position for its third BCS bowl game appearance. Not a computer polls don't care much for with spots at the airport according to the humans and then according to the computer ranking. Arkansas and or get the highest ranked won lost -- That's proper things stand out for you after seeing these BCS rankings come out. There should be celebrations. Occurring in the SEC and the big twelve when you look at top the top four because both of those groups have teams they can just hold serve. But there's LSU Alabama coming -- the SEC or Oklahoma Oklahoma State. Play in the last game of the season the big twelve. They were punched their ticket that people should be upset right now. The Big Ten with the -- of the ACC -- -- the pac twelve -- scampered all undefeated teams and never forget Boise State coming up the Mountain West Conference. Right now the way it appears -- none of them have an opportunity get up to water till. As long as one of those teams is of those teams are undefeated SEC in the big twelve. All right let's get to the biggest game that this week starting with number one LSU hosting number twenty Auburn both sets of Tigers have interesting quarterback situation. LSU has had to that's rotating Derrek Lee and Jordan Jefferson under center while Auburn has seen -- that and -- -- -- mark quit mostly. We'll get his first career start. You know we've been struggling offense the last couple weeks and I think that's secret. I feel like. When you spark there I feel like. In the second half of the Florida game Clint came Manning and Davis gave a somewhat of a sport you know when we need it. And I think he's earned the right for the opportunity to start so -- we start in Baton Rouge Saturday. -- -- -- thrown just nine career passes so what hope does He have going up against LSU's athletic defense. Jill experienced quarterbacks don't have much hope going gets LSU's defense and for young Clint -- this is going to be a difficult proposition obviously your first start. In Baton Rouge for the team bad designs on a national championship and I spent all season long hurting other offenses. What he's going to need to do to live his running game Onterrio McCalebb Michael Dyer they'll need to step up because the number one thing but -- we can do. Drove the ball in the pocket they can run the ball rolled up the ten down the brought. He may have a chance for success but I highly doubt it. Well it seems like the only thing that could trip up LSU is looking ahead to their next game against Alabama how does coach less miles keep this team focus on. This week. But they did try to play to their standard you hear this all the time from coaches don't worry about who the opponent is don't play to their level play to our standard right now L issues standard -- a team playing for a national championship. Not just the SEC title they continue to do that. Roberts got their work cut out for that LSU has won every game this year by double digits are right next up a huge gain in the -- then number six -- Wisconsin looking very they Ensberg only regular season -- last year the badgers lead the nation over fifty points per game on offense. While the spartans defense that number -- The overall. Obviously Michigan State is a very aggressive defense that bring pressure. From there we're all over the field and and I do know this I think our guys up front -- America tight ends anybody that's called an action to protect Russell's gonna probably do it. To their. Highest capabilities of scrimmage Saturday because they know how important is. What Charles Russell Wilson has been amazing how an affair against this Michigan State defense. I think coach bill -- just identified it. The offensive line the tight ends. The running backs everyone has called in to play to try to protect them when they throw the football and -- the good things they do is run the football themselves to very physical up front. Monte ball had sixteen touchdowns already this year. They run the football to their capabilities. That would help cut down on the pass rush against Russell Wilson. Not mark Antonio tells his players to play -- -- and angry. And there were a couple of borderline dirty hits against Michigan and I game is there such thing as playing too physical. No there's never such things point two physical there's a thing as playing. Over the line -- think of playing two penalties so I don't worry about that. What Michigan State you can never be too physical on defense but didn't hit late and get penalties yes. They want to do is -- Bobby Bowden stuff out there. What is it the one play to the echo of the whistle play it all the way through makes the team that your players understand just how physically you walk. But not cross the line that would penalties will hurt them in field position. All right well these are two of the last three unbeaten teams at conferences like and we could see them meet again for the first ever Big Ten championship game. How about the battle for the pac twelve north division Sanford has won fourteen straight game best in the eighth and while watching and have scored at least thirty points. And every game this season a lot of credit goes to new quarterback -- right. Learning the ropes with the media. Who is reviewing game lead which was your future in his first year. Jarvis who's been. We're gonna work. Just like those were actually do those little holes this -- -- thankful it is to play tough. Yeah. Scholarship that scholarship and had. Careful what you say can't kid us ducking -- but -- stepped in for Jake Locker when He went off to the NFL. Well what is He bringing to their offense. Well we just all part of it just yelled Lucy was how He understood area came off a yeah a little bit of a mistake with the media but nothing to kill the -- just bounced back very easily. He doesn't let much get him down. Nice arm. Great mobility in and out of the pocket and this team gravitate towards his personality that smile is -- in that team follows him. What ever He wants to go up four touchdown passes last it would have four different guys this guy gets it done. And for Stanford Andrew -- gets it done and He gets the lion's share of attention but how some praise for the cardinal. Yet it's physical as we talk about Stanford always want to be on offense they were with Toby Gerhart and pounding the football. Did that weigh on defense to -- scope one of the most bet what a better players they have. Hurt out for the season but how about the aptly named chase Thomas and linebacker in the team that tackles for loss and sacks and scampered. Number two against the run in the country giving up less than sixty yards per game that's pretty impressive. I'm not even know at this game I'll be competitive. After off Stanford last nine wins have all come at. At least 25 points outs are right next. That aspect of the game of the week. Oklahoma State at number fourteen yes and with a -- number three Oklahoma coming in December they essentially control their own destiny. -- -- go and -- this season against great teams but all of them were on the road. -- where you want me. And nice tribute to our players our team and our organization and where we've gotten. At this point. But ultimately the only thing that really matters for this year. Not for Oklahoma State and we're going for the next ten years but for this year the only thing that matters is. Where were at first we could see him. What are the Cowboys at number two offense in the country but do they have enough defense to compete for a national championship -- an excellent. Question -- that's all anyone talked about in the pre season and so far this Cowboys defense has shown up each and every week. Last week against Texas Texas scored 26 points but not all of them came it's a defense of the safety given up there's a big return give it a kick -- return given up so those don't go against the defense they're playing well Jimmy black it was a -- -- big twelve -- -- -- third week last week. Had two sacks or tackles for loss nine tackles. He did well from the defense a bad position and they turned the ball over or their offense they're plus minus margin very impressive one the best ones in the country. Well on the other side about what is Brazil have to do to slowdown Brandon -- and company. Well the person they need to do is take care of the football on their side of it James Franklin their quarterback Hendry Joseph the running back wanna get the ball to TJ -- with the slot. Make sure they keep that offense off the field as much as possible the second thing is defensively they stuff -- the in the run game I know we talk about Oklahoma State. And throwing the football the big gash you with the run game which opens up the throwing throwing lanes for brand and -- -- crew. It's a tough assignment for the Missouri Tigers you know they're working on it right now. At and it is the F second game of the week and that means Charles I'll be there are a lot of Gus Johnson. That report Cowboys visit the tiger festivities Begin at noon eastern and 9 AM Pacific.