So we've got the Slate of Eight this week folks and with three Big Ten games on the docket we've gone ahead and grabbed one of our favorite B1G guys to tackle the Slate, Adam Jacobi. Adam is a Senior College Football Blogger for CBS Sports, part of that great team the eye has working to cover down the college football world. You also may know him from his long time work for the Iowa site Black Heart, Gold Pants; and if you haven't heard my awesome Pretty Little Liars breakdown on their podcast I recommend you give it a listen. We've got a lot to talk about and a special bonus here as we outline the BCS picture and the five bowls for you in addition to the games.
Here's this week's lineup:
Penn State-Ohio State
For starters we've got another edition of the Big East soap opera that is the push for the BCS bid. Adam and I get into Kansas State and how good Collin Klein has been this season. We ask why anyone should believe Illinois can actually beat Wisconsin and then we talk about Houston, an offensive juggernaut with a path to the BCS. Nebraska takes on Michigan as we discuss the "pack" of Big Ten teams clustered from 15 to 21 in the current BCS standings. Oklahoma looks to dismantle Baylor while RGIII and Kendall Wright fight for the upset.
Then the show gets into Penn State and Ohio State as it seems a race to 17 should decide this game, I roll with Braxton Miller as he continues to get more comfortable with this offense. Out west we hit up Eugene as the Ducks take on the Trojans in a Pac-12 showdown. Should be an exciting game, even as Adam shoots down my theory that De'Anthony Thomas may be the Ducks best player.
Wrapping it up with BCS talk is always fun as we actually alert folks to the fact that Boise State is likely out of the running for an at-large bid.
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