Saturday, October 01, 2005South Florida-Miami
The Game: Well it went from a lightly-regarded matchup to a pretty interesting one thanks to USF's 45-14 victory over Louisville. Miami is coming off of a victory over Colorado that showcased a fine defense and sluggish offense.
The Players: For Miami it's about time they open things up for Kyle Wright so he's allowed to throw the football and get these talented receivers involved. USF has a star in Amarri Jackson, but their success is still with the legs of Andre Hall.
The Numbers: Both teams rank in the top 20 for total defense and scoring defense.
The Line: Sitting at -21, up from the opening line at -20.
The Forecast: I expect a good game for a half and possibly a Miami touchdown on defense or special teams really swaying the momentum. The Bulls aren't going to lie down and the Hurricanes aren't going to blow anyone out until the offense starts clicking.
The Pick: Miami 31, USF 10