Lot To Like With Locker, Washington
Expect a few upsets Saturday, including Washington beating Ohio State
Sept. 13, 2007
By Roland Williams
Special to CSTV.com
Roland Williams is a football analyst for CSTV and CSTV.com.
One of CSTV's newest analysts, former Syracuse tight end Roland Williams will breakdown a few of the nation's best games every Thursday and give you his guaranteed winners.
No .1 USC at No. 14
Keys To The Game: I played for Bill Callahan with the Oakland Raiders so I know the guy has a pulse and wants to win. He's got a good group of guys with him in
In order for
X-Factor: Sam Keller. He needs to come in and do something impressive, play consistent and not throw interceptions like he did in his last start against the Trojans -- in 2005 with Arizona State where he threw five picks, four in the second half -- they have a great chance to be successful against the Trojans.
Prediction: USC, 42-24. I'm looking for the Trojans to blow this game out.
Keys To The Game: It starts with the Georgia Tech defense. They've been outstanding, only giving up 17 points, the fewest they've allowed in their first two games since 2002. But the Eagles are also good defensively, forcing 11 turnovers in a couple of games. Boston College has the strength at quarterback with Matt Ryan while Taylor Bennett hasn't been great, barely throwing the ball in the first two games.
X-Factor: Taylor Bennett. I don't think BC is going to let Tashard Choice eat them up. Tech has out-rushed opponents by almost 300 yards per game so far so the Eagles should force Bennett to beat them through the air.
Keys To The Game: Word on the street is that everyone doesn't believe Mr. McFadden can carry the Razorbacks over
X-Factor: Marcus Monk. If he shows up, then that provides a huge lift for the Razorbacks. He's their big-play receiver and all-time leader in touchdown catches.
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