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Sunday Selections (Week 4)

September 30th, 2012 No comments

New England at Buffalo – NE is off last week’s last second loss to BAL. In last year’s first game the Bills snapped a 15 game losing streak to the Patriots with Fitzpatrick passing for 369 yards (59%) with a 2-2 ratio. NE brought the hammer in the rematch with a 49-21 win in the season finale vs an injury depleted Bills team that was held to 122 yards in the 2H with 4 TO’s. BUF has snared a pair of wins vs a KC team with the #21 rush defense (4.7) along with a pass defense allowing an 8-1 ratio as well as a CLE team laden with rookies. They are expected to miss both RB’s Spiller (102 ypg, 9.3) and Jackson who is the offensive leader. While this is NE’s third road game in 4 weeks with DEN/Peyton on deck, I’ll go with the Patriots in a higher scoring game. PHIL’S FORECAST: NEW ENGLAND 34 BUFFALO 16
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Surprise College Fantasy POW (week 5)

September 27th, 2012 No comments

Surprise College Fantasy Players of the Week

Three years ago I started a weekly blog that included my surprise fantasy picks for each week of the college football season. Each week I picked the players that were flying under the radar and I am pleased that I finished my first year at a very successful 83-29-7 (74%). In 2010 I had another successful year with a winning week every week and an overall 103-45-17 (70%) record. Last year I went 82-44-11 (65%). So far this year I am 28-17-3.

This year I will again be giving you the surprise fantasy picks each and every week in my Thursday daily blog and here are my picks for Week 3. Keep in mind you will not find players like Denard Robinson, Matt Barkley or Montee Ball in my picks. These are strictly surprise picks of players who are flying under the radar.

My QB’s of the Week:

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Week 3 News & Notes

September 18th, 2012 No comments

GAME NOTES

Rutgers moved its record to 6-1 in Big East meetings vs USF winning the Thursday night game and becoming a major player in the Big East chase. USF settled for a pair of FG’s early then were SOD on 4&1 at theRU28 and were also int’d at their RU23 and RU got a 51 yd FG to only trail 6-3 at the half. USF fmbl’d the punt at its own 37, was int’d at their own 30 setting up a RU TD, had a 2nd & gl at the 5 but was int’d in the EZ, and were SOD at their own 42.

Florida St absolutely dominated Wake Forest with a 612-126 yard edge and the majority of Wake Forest’s yards came on a 34 yd run on their 2nd drive and a 41 yd pass that was originally ruled incomplete. At the half FSU led 38-0 with a 357-70 yd edge and RB Chris Thompson showed great speed with 197 yards on just 9 carries including 74 and 80 yd TD runs. FSU went through the motions in the 2H in their 52-0 shutout win.

Duke Johnson continues to impress with Miami, Fl and had 4 td’s vs Bethune-Cookman scoring on 3 different ways. He had a 95 yard KR td, td runs of 28 and 1 yards and a 50 yd td catch. UM actually trailed 7-0 early and it was 7-7 with 6:00 left in the 1H but the Hurricanes would slowly pull away getting a td with 3:56 left to put them up by 28 which came after B-C faked a punt from their own 26. UM only had a 426-355 yd edge.

Dayne Crist hit 19-39-303 yds for Kansas but Casey Pachall was much more efficient hitting 24-30-335 for TCU. Crist threw an int on the first play from scrimmage. KU still made a game of it vs TCU in fact, they only had a 214-166 yard deficit at the half and trailed 7-6 before TCU got a 37 yd FG with :04 left in the half. Trailing 20-6 Kansas was SOD at the TCU36 on 4&10 and their last poss they drove 90/11pl but Cryst fmbl’d going into the EZ and TCU rec’d for a tb with 1:16 left.

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Week 2 News & Notes

September 11th, 2012 No comments

Week 2 News & Notes

Cincy got a 58 yd td run on their first play vs Pittsburgh and after recovering a fumble drove 38 yards for a td and a 14-0 lead. Pitt had their chances to get back in the game but on 3&gl from the 12 was intercepted in the endzone with 5:49 left in the half then on 1&gl from the 2, with :06 left, QB Sunseri double pumped and let the clock run out as he threw the ball out of the endzone. UC led 17-0 at half but only had a 210-173 yd edge. Pitt settled for a 37 yd FG but then UC went 86 and 99 yds for td’s to ice it, 31-3 early 4Q and Pitt gained 76 of their yards getting a garbage td with :34 left.

 

Mississippi St dominated Auburn more than the final would indicate. In fact, in the 3Q, AU led 10-7 after a 100 yd KR for a td but MSU had a 157-65 yd edge at that point. The Bulldogs had missed a 36 yd FG and had a 43 yarder blocked and Aub’s other score was set up with a 33 yd drive after a TO. MSU led 28-10 with Auburn gaining 114 of their 216 yds in the final 4:33. MSU had lost 10 of their last 11 to Auburn and it was actually Dan Mullen’s first victory vs and SEC West team not named Mississippi. Kiehl Frazier hit just 1-7-(-2) with 2 int’s in the 1H but hit 12-15-127 with 1 int in the 2H.

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Week 2 Surprise College Fantasy POW

September 6th, 2012 No comments

Surprise College Fantasy Players of the Week

Three years ago I started a weekly blog that included my surprise fantasy picks for each week of the college football season. Each week I picked the players that were flying under the radar and I am pleased that I finished my first year at a very successful 83-29-7 (74%). In 2010 I had another successful year with a winning week every week and an overall 103-45-17 (70%) record. Last year I went 82-44-11 (65%).

This year I will again be giving you the surprise fantasy picks each and every week in my Thursday daily blog and here are my picks for Week 2. Keep in mind you will not find players like Denard Robinson, Matt Barkley or Montee Ball in my picks. These are strictly surprise picks of players who are flying under the radar.

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Week One News & Notes

September 4th, 2012 No comments

All summer there was talk about how Taylor Martinez was a much improved passer having attended a couple of passing camps over the summer. In the opener he hit 26-34-354. Southern Miss head coach Ellis Johnson said “the biggest thing was they manhandled us on the line. I thought that was obvious the whole game.” Nebraska had a 632-260 yard edge with Southern Miss getting a 100 yard KR td and gaining 73 of their yards on the final 3 drives. A concern was that Rex Burkhead got injured and he is actually doubtful for this week’s game vs UCLA.

Connecticut’s defense dominated, holding Massachusetts to just 3 FD’s and 59 yards offense in their 37-0 opening day win vs their new regional rival. It was the 72nd meeting between the two programs but the first since 1999 when both were in IAA. Mass QB Kellen Pagel might not play this year and Mike Wegzyn got his first start and hit just 9-22-56 and had -8 yards rushing.

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