20.Oct.2015 Colorado @ Oregon State (Preview)
As noted in the last thread, I’m not going to spend time thinking about these games so long as Seth Collins is running around like a chicken with his head cut off. There’s not much to think about. Jack summed that situation up nicely.
Since the game kicks off late on Saturday, I will watch it, but no more wasted afternoons watching that guy.
My feeling is the Beavs aren’t as awful as they’ve looked the past few weeks. This is based on the generality that at the lowest point, a person or team is not as bad as they appear. Nebraska, for example, went from looking awful to looking pretty good. Were they awful all along, or did they hit a bad period where everything was going against them and it snowballed? Probably the latter, or at least a mix of the two. I suspect the same is true with the Beavs, and we’ll see some better performances. Am I confident in that? No. But that’s usually how things work.
I’m not going to make a prediction on this game since we don’t even know who the QB will be (e.g. reports that Nick Mitchell is getting heavy reps). I had this marked as a win pre-season, so I’ll go with the W, but no clue on a score. I have a feeling whoever is QB will be handing the ball off a lot. My feeling is GA might start Mitchell, or have him ready to go if Collins struggles at all, and that he will go back to basics and try to jump start the run game. This would be smart for obvious reasons (keep the D rested, keep Collins involvement minimal, etc).