Another week of university football period means an additional full timetable of games on CBS and CBS Sports Network. In the SEC, LSU and also # 12 Ole Miss aim to run up the score. # 16 Wake Forest attempts to iron out Army’s triple-option offense.
In the Mountain West, # 22 San Diego State matches its top-flight run defense versus Air Force’s very own variation of the triple-option. Colorado State deals with Utah State. CBS’s Norm Elrod spoke to CBS Sports’ Rick Neuheisel about the matches.
LSU @ # 12 Mississippi: October 23, 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS
Both offenses have actually shown they can move the round. As well as both defenses don’t appear capable of reducing anyone down. Do you see this game becoming a shootout?
” It absolutely could. Anytime Ole Miss is involved, the number that is expected to be on the scoreboard looks even more like a slots than a football video game. I do believe that we saw some pretty darn spirited protection by Ole Miss last week versus Tennessee. And also while the numbers didn’t reveal it, I believe LSU is also efficient in playing excellent protection. I do not always think it’s going to be a shocking number, but do not be stunned by anything when these 2 teams obtain with each other, specifically these 2 head trains.”
# 16 Wake Forest @ Army: October 23, 12:00 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network
Wake Forest is available in placed Still unbeaten as well as 16th. Yet they’ll deal with an Army group that’s won 13 directly in your home as well as played well versus Wisconsin last week. Can Wake Forest handle that triple-option violation of Army?
” The excellent news for Wake Forest is they had an additional week to prepare for it. They did not play last week. Therefore when you get a couple of weeks to practice for it, it ends up being a little bit much less the albatross that it is in just a couple of cushioned days in practice, since it’s an extremely assignment-oriented video game when you’re playing triple-option violation. Your eyes have to be in the right area. And afterwards you need to trust what you see. If your eyes get a little lost and also you begin entering areas where you’re trying to what I call put on a cape and also make plays that aren’t your plays, you’re going to get made to look crazy. And that has definitely taken place to teams that play three-way alternative. So I such as Wake Forest’s opportunities, because they’ve had the additional week.”
# 22 San Diego State @ Air Force: October 23, 7:00 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network
Over in the Mountain West, San Diego State remains unbeaten after getting past San Jose State. San Diego State protects the run well, but Air Force leads the country in typical hurrying yards per game. How do you see this one playing out?
” Again, triple-option. San Diego State has actually been superb versus the run. They lead the country in that department. As well as they play against themselves, which is largely a running team. This is a little bit different, when you attempt to play all the various subtleties that these triple-option service academy groups have. And so, I comprehend why those in the desert have Air Force as a slight favored, despite the fact that the Aztecs are undefeated.”
Colorado State @ Utah State: October 22, 9:30 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network
Colorado State has actually won two straight and also is playing well. Utah State simply hardly slipped by the winless UNLV. All in all, these groups are pretty close. Can Colorado State win this on the road?
” They can. They certainly have actually played well at times this year. Utah State, when they’re on all cylinders, is a difficult out, especially in Logan. Blake Anderson, their head coach, is a man that has had great success. It took a bit of late-game heroics to rip off formerly winless UNLV. Often when you find a way to take one at the end, it can have a long-term effect. And the reality that they’re going home most likely gives the Aggies a little of a side.”