- I suffered my 1st Friday night loss when San Diego State upset Air Force
- Virginia Tech and Wake Forest played to a 0-0 tie after regulation, setting up the exciting doublt OT 6-3 for the Demon Decons. Wow have to feel bad for the fans who paid to watch that game...and for you poor Ohio State fans, that one hurt!
- Iowa State, I am sorry I have ever had faith in you. You have burned me numerous time....no idea why I had such a soft spot for the Cyclones this season but I really did expect better than a winless Big 12 campaign
- Ole Miss - TOLD YOU SO!!!
Overall: 42 - 19 (69%)
It's Vanier Cup time! The equivalent of the CFB Championship in the US, the Vanier Cup is the culmination of the college football season in Canada. It is time to crown our national champion.
Of course, I went with both underdog picks last week...and came up short. Manitoba almost pulled off the upset in Montreal but couldn't finish at the end of the game and find the end zone, sending the Vanier Cup hosts to the final. McMaster looked dominant in their win over Mount Allison. I really thought Mount Allison would put up a stronger fight in this game. The game itself was a bit underwhelming, given the high-octane game between Montreal - Manitoba earlier in the day. Nonetheless, we have the best teams in the country hitting the field on Saturday to crown a champion.
Montreal (7-1, 3-0) over McMaster (7-1. 3-0) - Montreal really showcased their offense last weekend. I was questioning whether they could go blow for blow with a strong offense and they proved me wrong. We already knew the Carabins defense was going to be strong and probably the difference in carrying this team forward, but the offense really stepped up and put the points on the board. McMaster, on the flip side, I thought played stronger on defense last weekend than I expected. I thought the McMaster would be the high scoring offense last weekend and struggle on defense. Both teams pulled a bit of a flip flop on my expectations....and it was great to see. Those results really make this Vanier Cup a bit of a toss-up. In year's past, there always seemed to be a clear favorite but I don't see it this year. I can easily see both of these teams walking out of Montreal carrying the trophy back to the respectful schools. I think an ultimate difference here is going to be the game being hosted in Montreal. McMaster has not faced as hostile and rowdy of a crowd as they will on Saturday. McMaster has the luxury of hosting the Mitchell Bowl last weekend in Hamilton. Montreal has proven to be unstoppable at home, defeating previous #1 Laval at home and besting Manitoba last weekend in the Uteck Bowl. Montreal has more to prove in this game. They have often been considered the little brother to Laval in Quebec. It is time for them to step up and be the big dog on campus! I expect a close game but I expect the home-town Montreal fans to be leaving the stadium with a giant smile on their faces. Montreal over McMaster 31-27