Thursday, December 21, 2006

Memphis on my mind...

You may remember that LOHD wrote a blog about Kevin Kolb (pronounced "cob") who is the QB at Houston. {It can be read here.} He was my sleeper pick for the Heisman but we all know how that turned out. But he still puts up big numbers and the offense is much like Texas Tech. Highest score wins. So the USC defense and offense will have their hands full for the game but the main thing is not to give up like they did vs Mizzouri last year.

Kolb is the real deal...His career statistics are insane -- 12,578 passing yards; 82 touchdowns; 60-percent completion percentage. He has claimed nearly every school passing record. His 49 consecutive starts rank fourth all time among Division I quarterbacks, behind some familiar names: Georgia’s David Greene (52), Rivers (51) and Marshall’s Chad Pennington (51). Kolb is the C-USA career leader in total offense with 13,424 yards, good for fourth on the NCAA all-time list. After throwing 15 interceptions last season, Kolb has thrown for 27 touchdowns with three picks for the NCAA’s second-best touchdown-to-interception ratio.

Here lies the obstacle to USC claiming victory in Memphis.

If Fred "I pulled my hammy" Bennett, Stoney and the Captian can step up and not allow a big play then USC should win this game. And just knock the passes down....too many tip passes caused us some "L's" this past season. Also put pressure on Kolb....i.e blitz. If Nix and the 'D' allow Kolb to stand around in the pocket and pick his targets it could be a long evening with Memphis blues. With that said the offense has to put up numbers too....big numbers which I know Spurrier can do.

So with all that being said....who is going to Memphis to watch the game?

5 comments:

Moose said...

I have heard Beale street is alot of fun, but Memphis is a dark town, if you know what I mean.

dark like that night in Nashville when J-rod was yelling Nickel every 10 seconds.

Ritch said...

moose you going? I will be there.

Moose said...

We are going to the mountains instead, Memphis is a long drive that I have done to many times. I would rather watch it on the tube, and drink cold beer

JR said...

ahh the great game of greater tennessee state national comunity technical insitute vs southern deep fried A-n-T tennesse valley state gambling colonial college university.... all the nickels... what an exciting evening white karioke in back and ghetto hip hop j timberlake kfed in the front... the hurricane what a place....

Moose said...

Tennessee Tech watermelon seeds vs. South Alabama A&M churches chickens, playing in the annual Jackson, smith family union Bowl