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Ol' Doc's Football Forecast Week 9

October 26, 2012 - Al Stephenson
The Doctor went 2-1 this past week, though it was far from easy as 0-3 was a distinct possibility. But 2-1 it was bringing the season total to 17-7 which explains why Ol' Doc gets the big bucks. Let's recap last weekend.

I suggested that Texas Tech would handle TCU by a score of 35-20. With three minutes left in the game Tech led 36-26. A little defense and I would have been real close to predicting the actual final score. Alas TCU put ten points on the board late sending the game into OT. It took 3 of those and the final score of 56-53 indicates just how exciting this game was. Tech pulled it out and Ol' Doc got the win.

Michigan scored on a field goal with less than 10 seconds left to upend Michigan State. The only blemish on Doc's recored was the Toledo upset of Cincinnati. I warned the Bearcats about looking ahead to Louisville, but they didn't listen and the Rockets took them to the cleaners. The Rockets are now in the top 25 in the country, putting two MAC schools from the Buckeye State into the national spotlight.

Here's Ol' Doc's look at week 9 games.

#5 Notre Dame at #8 Oklahoma. This game is in Norman. When I think of Norman I think of On Golden Pond. Henry Fonda's portrayal of Norman Thayer was a classic. Shorten Norman to Norm and Cheers pops into your head. The Irish have no chance against Fonda, Wendt, Stoops and the Sooners.

Oklahoma 31 Notre Dame 17.

#2 Florida vs. #10 Georgia. This border war will be played once again in Jacksonville. I'm becoming a believer in the Gators. This game will be close however, as the Bulldogs have had their "who are these guys anyway" game. There only chance is if UGA can bite a few of the Florida stars. He has come close, but never seems to sink his teeth into an opposing player.

Florida 35 Georgia 27.

Heidelberg at Mount Union. The Berg has vastly improved its football program the last couple of years and is undefeated heading to Alliance this weekend. The Purple Radiers are always powerful and I'm not sure Heidelberg is on a par with them yet. A much closer game than people have been used to, but Mount rolls on.

Mount Union 42 Heidelberg 21.

The view from my seat suggests that if I am wrong on just one game this week I hope it is the last one. It would be awsome to see the Student Princes win the game and perhaps a mention on Sportscenter.


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