Pigskins Weekly Prospects Review

Pigskin Paul Guillemette, GBN Associate Editor, reports on the players who caught his eye in college football this past weekend ….

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 stride. Could be a nice tight battle though.

PANTHERS to watch in this game:
#37 RB QADREE OLLISON 6’2/230
#35 FB GEORGE ASTON 6’0/250
#78 OT ALEX BOOKSER 6’6/320
#8 DE DEWAYNE HENDRIX 6’4/275
#23 LB OLUWASEUN IDOWU 6’0/225

DEMON DEACONS to watch in this contest are:
#74 OG PHILLIP HAYNES 6’4/305
#75 OT JUSTIN HERRON 6’5/290 INJ
#93 DT ZEEK RODNEY 6’1/305
#2 FS CAMERON GLENN 6’1/200

SAT NOV 17TH 2:30/ET NBC in Yankee Stadium, NYC
NOTRE DAME (10-0) by 5 vs. SYRACUSE (8-2)
The Fighting Irish are trying to maintain their spotless record, but who would have thought that Syracuse would be the most likely opponent to give them a run for their money? With ERIC DUNGEY doing his best TIM TEBOW impersonation in his senior season at the ‘CUSE, they are scoring at a frenetic pace and playing just enough Defense to still win. They have scored more than 40 or more points in 7 games this season. The Irish should be able to outscore them as long as IAN BOOK, #12, is back at the helm. But this game should be fun!

Notre Dame prospects to watch include:
#2 RB DEXTER WILLIAMS 5’11/210 *
#53 OC SAM MUSTIPHER 6’3/305
#19 K JUSTIN YOON 5’10/195
#86 TE ALIZE MACK 6’5/245 JR *
#99 DT JERRY TILLERY 6’2/300 *
#23 LB DRUE TRANQUILL 6’2/230
#4 LB TE’VON CONEY 6’1/238
#27 CB JULIAN LOVE 5’11/190 JR *

SYRACUSE prospects to watch include:
#2 QB ERIC DUNGEY 6’4/230
#17 WR JAMAL CUSTIS 6’5/228
#4 RB DONTAE STRICKLAND 5’11/207
#78 OT KODA MARTIN 6’6/310
#95 DT CHRIS SLAYTON 6’4/320

SAT NOV 17TH 7PM/ET ESPN
DUKE (7-3) @ CLEMSON (10-0) by 11
If things click for the Dukies, then I think they may be able to hang in against Clemson… maybe until half time. I have big time respect for what DAVID CUTCLIFFE has done since taking over at Duke. I also think he has another serious pro QB prospect in DANIEL JONES, but Clemson has so much talent that I think they will bury them in the second half, if not sooner.

Dukies to watch include:
#17 QB DANIEL JONES 6’5/215 JR *
#5 WR JOHNATHAN LLOYD 6’0/190
#80 TE DANIEL HELM 6’4/255
#34 LB BEN HUMPHREYS 6’2/225
#9 S JEREMY McDUFFIE 5’11/180

CLEMSON players to watch, other than the entire starting DL:
#13 WR HUNTER RENFROW 5’10/180
#75 OT MITCH HYATT 6’5/305 *
#34 LB KENDALL JOSEPH 6’0/225
#57 IB TRE LAMAR 6’4/250 JR
#2 CB MARK FIELDS 5’11/180
#1 CB TRAYVON MULLEN 6’2/190 JR

SAT NOV 17 8PM/ET ABC
CINCINNATI (9-1) @ UCF (9-0) by 6
The key to this one is quite simple. If QB McKENZIE MILTON, #10 of UCF, is at 100% this could be a blow out. But if MILTON is anything less, the surprising Bearcats could burst the UCF balloon. There is more talent than many people realize at UCF, but it’s not Final Four caliber, my friends, especially up front on Defense. Great job by Luke Fickell and his staff, but don’t sell JOSH HEUPEL short for his work, with a UCF team that lost a lot of talent after SCOTT FROST left town.

Bearcats pro prospects to watch:
#1 WR KAHLIL LEWIS 6’0/197
#61 OT KYLE TROUT 6’5/320
#72 OG GARRETT CAMPBELL 6’5/315
#44 DT MARQUISE COPELAND 6’2/285 *
#48 ER/DE KEVIN MOUHON 6’2/245

UCF pro prospects include:
#5 WR DREDRICK SNELSON 6’0/205 JR *
#78 OT WYATT MILLER 6’5/305 INJ
#11 K MATTHEW WRIGHT 6’0/180
#91 DT JOEY CONNORS 6’1/315
#10 DE/OB TITUS DAVIS 6’3/250
#56 IB PATRICK JASINSKI 6’1/233
#25 SS KYLE GIBSON 5’11/185

Enjoy your collegiate game viewing. We are almost to the end of the regular season. Tempus Fugits!

Pigskin

web services .