by Beau Bishop
Listen to Beau’s “Kegs & Eggs” show every Saturday morning during college football season from 10 am to noon on 92.3 The Fan
1) Momentum is a real thing in sports, specifically in college football. We all remember Ohio State’s momentum fueled run in 2014. And that is why last weeks bye came at a tough time. The Buckeyes were sky high following that beat down in Norman, somehow harnessing that and applying it to a ho-hum next couple of weeks could prove a challenge.
2) The good news is Ohio State can sleep walk through the next two weeks on talent alone and not be challenged. Rutgers has been better defensively the last couple of times out, but former Buckeye co-coordinator Chris Ash can coach ‘em up all he wants and the ceiling is still pretty low. And if you are wondering if Urban will pile it on his former assistant, the answer is yes … emphatically yes. Nothing personal, just business.
3) I think Mike Weber could have a big couple of weeks. Weber had his best game in scarlet and gray two weeks ago in Norman and with Rutgers this week and Indiana next before a date in Madison against Wisconsin I have a feeling we will see some vanilla offense from the Bucks. That should mean big carries and big numbers for the Detroit native.
4) I have always hated the idea of Rutgers in the Big 10 and they have done absolutely nothing to make me re-think that stance. In fact, aside from Jackie Aprile Jr. attending before choosing a life of crime, I can’t think of a single redeeming quality about the place.
1) Michigan hosting Wisconsin is a monumental game for Jim Harbaugh. If his program is truly back its a game he should win. Wisconsin is responsible for two of the most shocking results in the young season, beating LSU and MSU, can they do it a third time? If Michigan is for real the answer is no.
2) That 8:00 pm kick between Louisville and Clemson is a get your popcorn ready delight. Deshaun Watson has fallen completely off the map in both the Heisman race and in the race to be The Browns first pick in next years draft. He can change some of that with an impressive performance against the early Heisman front runner Lamar Jackson.
3) Two SEC teams that recently haven’t handled prosperity very well are on upset alert Saturday, Texas A&M at South Carolina and Tennessee at Georgia. The Aggies should be fine, but I have a weird feeling about The Vols in Athens.
4) We are doing it live! Beef O’Brady’s in Stow, Kegs and Eggs this Saturday 10:00-Noon. I am not adverse to giving shout outs on air. See you there!