Sunday, February 3, 2008

Games to Watch: 2/3/08

Wake Forest @ NC State (ACC): This is a huge game for both squads. Wake Forest is 3-3 in conference and has beaten some decent teams, but they need to start winning away from home to make their case for a bid. NC State picked up some big wins in the non-conference schedule, but they cannot afford to lose another home game and drop in 2-5 in ACC play.

North Carolina @ Florida State (ACC): The Seminoles have lost 5 of their last 6 to fall to 2-5 in conference play. If they want any chance at an at-large bid they need a big time win, and UNC is the only marquee team left on the schedule. If they don't win this game, their at-large hopes are all but over.

Wisconsin @ Minnesota (Big 10): Minnesota has been doing just enough to remain on the bubble, and needs to make a move if they want to go dancing. They already blew their chances to pick up big wins against Indiana and Michigan State, so this is a make-or-break game for the Golden Gophers. Wisconsin is safely in the field and is mainly playing for seeding at this point.

Northwestern @ Indiana (Big 10): Yet another cupcake for Indiana to feast on. At this point Indiana is mostly a victim of their weak scheduling. They don't have any bad losses, but they don't have any quality wins either. We'll learn more about Indiana next week, but they should have no problems winning this one.

And of course, New England Patriots vs. New York Giants (Super Bowl XLII): You've all heard hours of pre-game analysis of this game by now, so I won't bother. Just suffice it to say I think New England wins big.
Score Prediction: New England 41, New York 17

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