Tuesday, November 14, 2006

In need of some black magic...

USC (5-5, 3-5 in SEC) needs some "help" to get to a bowl it seems right now. Having losses in the last four games to ranked opponents by a total of 21 points. It seems that having 6 wins may not be good enough this year....we need 7.

Georgia's 37-15 win over Auburn hurt the Gamecocks bowl hopes in two ways. First, it guaranteed a winning record for the Bulldogs (7-4), who would get the nod over USC if the Gamecocks finish 6-6.

Also, it might have cost the SEC its best shot of sending two teams to BCS bowls. Auburn's loss means that the conference will finish with only one 1-loss team. That could leave nine schools jockeying for the SEC's eight guaranteed bowl slots.

Kentucky (6-4) beat Vanderbilt Saturday to become bowl eligible and eliminate the Commodores from bowl consideration. Kentucky could get to seven wins by beating Louisiana-Monroe next week.

With the move to the 12-game schedule this year, bowls are prohibited from selecting 6-6 teams if there are schools with winning records available.

Our next game is by no means a push over. Middle Tennessee coach Rick Stockstill, a USC assistant from 2004-05, is closing in on a Sun Belt championship in his first season (looks like they will play Troy for the championship). Assured of their first winning season in five years, the Blue Raiders losses have come against three teams ranked in the top 25 -- Maryland (24-10), Oklahoma (59-0) and Louisville (44-17). Then we get to play Klempson, this game is of the type where records do not matter and it is arivalryvalary game. The South Carolina vs. Clemson game will have a noon kickoff on Saturday, Nov. 25 and will be televised either by ESPN or ESPN2.

Again, I am thinking the glass is "half full" and good things are going to happen. Not to mention didn't Spurrier saw after losing to clemson last year that "SC will never lose to clemson again with him as coach......"

Only time will tell......


stinky said...

the MTSU is not a easy game...ole rick is doing good things up there...good thoughts from LOHD this week..

Anonymous said...

great read....and yes we need 7 wins!!!