Category Archives: Pigskins Weekly Prospects Review

College Game Preview Week 12

Sat Nov. 17th NOON/ET FOX PITTSBURGH (6-4) by 5 @ WAKE FOREST (5-5) After a slow start to the season, PITT has rallied and is already Bowl eligible, and Wake is looking for that last W to join them. I don’t think it comes this weekend though. The Panthers have been rolling, and look to have found their… Read More »

Week 10 College Game Previews

SAT. NOV 3 3:30/ET CBS GEORGIA (7-1) by 10 @ KENTUCKY (7-1) The winner in this one takes the lead in the SEC East with 3 games to go, only 1 each in SEC play. Kentucky has really been struggling the past month on Offense. In the month of October they managed only 14, 14, and 15 points… Read More »

Prospect Watch Week 9 2018

Friday Oct.26 7PM/ET ESPN MIAMI (F) (5-2) by 5 @ BOSTON COLLEGE (5-2) Despite having the same 5-2 records this season, I think Miami clearly has the overall talent advantage. But sometimes the Hurricanes don’t play up to their own talent level, and BC has enough talent to win this game at home if the underachieving team shows… Read More »

COLLEGE GAME PREVIEWS Week 8

Sat Oct. 20th NOON/ET FOX MICHIGAN (6-1) BY 5 @ MICHIGAN STATE (4-2) The Wolverines clearly deserve their Top 10 ranking and their QB PATTERSON is looking more comfortable every week. Now he’s using his legs more rather than forcing throws and the team is benefitting. Now that they have their Big 10 W over Wisconsin to brag… Read More »

Prospects Game Preview. Week 7

Sat Oct. 13th 3:30/ET CBS GEORGIA 6-0 by 4 @ L.S.U. 5-1 Bad news for LSU fans, but coming off a disappointing road loss to Florida, they return home to face the undefeated Bulldogs. And it looks for all the world to me that LSU will come out of this with a two game losing streak under their… Read More »

College Football Preview Week 6

The schedule keeps rolling along with some interesting matchups for the first weekend of October. For more than a few teams, another Loss and they are pretty much out of the running for a New Years Bowl slot, even if they manage to run the table in the second half of their schedule. So some of these 1-2… Read More »

College Game Previews Week 4

As time goes by, I often realize it is flying at warp speed. This weekend marks game 4 for most colleges, which means their regular season is 1/3 done. Say what?! The number of quality games picks up a bit this week, but many conference schedules don’t get into full swing ’til next week. By the way an… Read More »

College Games To Watch Week 3

Tough duty pulling out key games to highlight this week. In preparation for conference schedules, most of which begin in earnest this Saturday, many teams have scheduled cup-cake games in which to tune up their teams and game plans for the conference gauntlets they begin on the 22nd. But fear not, there are good games if you are… Read More »

College Game/Prospect previews Week 2

A lot of walk-over games last week, but don’t mention that in front of a rabid Penn State fan. ‘Bama’s effort on the field against Louisville was mighty impressive, just don’t mention the word Quarterback within walking distance of Nick Saban, lest he challenge you to a fight. We have serious matchups this week in preparation for Conference… Read More »

College Games Week 1, 2018

As we all watch the finalizing (well almost) of NFL 53-man rosters it also just happens to be time for the first full weekend of College Football 2018. And so I have selected 4 top games and given you game projections and team info, as well as some detail (including numbers) of 2019 NFL Draft Prospects. For the… Read More »

College Football Preview Week 13

Uncle Colin is previewing the Iron Bowl or you this week so let’s take a look at some other games of major interest to Pigskin Paul and hopefully you as well. FRIDAY NOV. 24 3:30/ET ABC SOUTH FLORIDA (9-1) @ CENTRAL FLORIDA (10-0) by 9 For those of you still wondering what’s wrong with perennial powers FSU &… Read More »

College Game Previews Week 12

In all honesty there are a bunch of games this weekend tHat should be embarrassing to the top ranked teams playing in them, like Alabama hosting Mercer. But there are also some important games that create some interesting matchups. Here are the four I am watching and why. MICHIGAN (8-2) @ WISCONSIN (10-0) by 3 Saturday NOON/ET FOX… Read More »

COLLEGE GAME PREVIEWS WEEK 11

SATURDAY NOV. 11 Noon/ET FOX MICHIGAN STATE (7-2) @ OHIO STATE (7-2) by 7 These are the two most surprising teams in the big Ten this season to my eyes. I have no idea how the Spartans have compiled their record, with a very young and relatively inexperienced roster. Usually by this time of year URBAN MEYER has… Read More »

College Game previews Week 9

This weekend’s games will lead to the first official NCAA FBS rankings next week. Recent history and the odds in general say we will witness a couple more upsets this weekend which will make the committees work even more challenging. I will follow up this week’s game action with a Top 15 ranking list which I hope to… Read More »

College Game/Prospect Previews Week 7

Friday Oct. 13th 7PM ET ESPN CLEMSON (6-0) by 11 @ SYRACUSE (3-3) I have very little doubt that Clemson will win this contest, but don’t expect a blowout. There is general optimism that HC DINO BABERS is the right man for the Syracuse job and that he has the program back on solid ground. There are legitimate… Read More »

College Football Preview Week 6

Saturday Oct. 7 12:20PM ET ESPN DUKE (4-1) by 4 @ VIRGINIA (3-1) The Blue Devils bit the bullet last weekend losing to a very solid Miami team. UVA has been a pleasant surprise in HC Bronco Mendenhall’s second season with the program. This could be a very entertaining QB match-up KURT BENKERT/UVA looks to have improved by… Read More »

College Football Previews Week 5

FRIDAY SEPT. 29 7PM ET ESPN MIAMI (FLA) by 4 @ DUKE This is a tough one to call even though I do believe Miami is the more talented team. The beginning of their season has been totally disrupted by hurricane season here in Florida and it’s a home game for an undefeated Duke team. Those two factors… Read More »

College Football Preview Week 4

Saturday Sept. 23 NOON ET ESPN Arlington, TX ARKANSAS by 3 vs. TEXAS A&M Neither of these teams is expected to be a major player in determining the SEC Championship for themselves, but both teams have enough talent that on any given weekend they could play a serious spoiler role. It could also be said that both of… Read More »

College Prospect Watch Week 2 2017

Some teams are still warming up against overmatched opponents, but once again we have some top caliber match-ups to enjoy. Here is some prospect watch info on significant games. Saturday Sept. 9th 3:30 ET ABC PITTSBURGH @ PENN STATE by 9 This game is heavily slanted in favor of Penn State. PITT will give them a run for… Read More »

2018 DRAFT PROSPECTS. Day 3 Defense

Now lets move along to the downtrodden defensive side of things and look for some mid-round prospects for next year. DEVANTE DOWNS IB CAL 6’3/245 #1. The Golden Bears have been better known for their offensive exploits than their defensive efforts in the past decade or so. But they do have some solid defensive talent for new Head… Read More »

College Football Preview Week 14

Except for ARMY/NAVY this is the weekend for the final games of the 2016 season. We have a mix of Conference Championship games as well as the wrap up of the Big 12 regular schedule. LOUISIANA TECH (8-4) @ WESTERN KENTUCKY (9-3) by 8; C-USA Title Game NOON/ET ESPN … Two well known names in the world of… Read More »

COLLEGE MATCH-UPS WEEK 13

Time to give you a preview of some of the game match-ups on what is often referred to as rivalry weekend in College Football. This is the last full schedule week in the 2016 season. Amazing how the past 3 months have flown by. Another amazing season, with perhaps a few surprises left for this weekend. TOLEDO (9-2)… Read More »

College Game Previews Week 12

OKLAHOMA STATE (8-2) by 5 @ TCU (5-4); NOON ET; FS1 State should be 9-1, but for officiating blunders and TCU lost 2 of its games by 3 points. TCU can stay in this one thanks in great part to having home field, and the improved QB play of KENNY HILL. But the fighting GUNDY’s are well balanced,… Read More »

College Match-ups Week 11

BAYLOR (6-2) @ OKLAHOMA (7-2) by 3; NOON/ET ABC Reality and distraction have hit the Baylor program, along with the tougher part of their schedule. OKLAHOMA has bounced back from a 1-2 start to seemingly right the ship. This is a critical game in the final month schedule gauntlet that the Big 12 puts it’s teams through. I… Read More »

College Matchups Prospect Preview Week 10

Always a melancholy feeling when I start typing in double digit numbers to identify the week in the college season. We are now down the home stretch to anther College Football season, that I just couldn’t wait to get started, seemingly not that long ago at all. The hilite of the week of course has #1 ranked Alabama… Read More »