10/15/13 in NCAAF   |   pigskinfan   |   65 respect

The Colts got bullied last night, plain and simple.  I've been a little worried about that defense all season long.  They seem to get pushed around a lot, but until last night, their "bend, don't break" philosophy had held up, for the most part.  I think we saw what that defense really is last night though.  There were several situations where they were in a 3rd and 2 or less spot, and not one of those times were they able to get a push at the line of scrimmage.  Instead, they were pushed off the ball decisively.  Their was also no pass rush to speak of.  That's just not going to work in the long run, but in the short term, Peyton "comes home" to Indy next week.  YIKES!
COLLEGE FOOTBALL  (23-27 last week and 53-52 so far for the month)
Louisiana (+4) at W. KENTUCKY - The Hilltoppers are drinking Coach Petrino's kool-aid, but this is their biggest test in weeks.  This is a very big conference game for them as well.  A win puts the 'Toppers in a very good spot in the Sun Belt, while a loss will essentially end any hopes they might have for a conference title and the league's automatic bowl bid to New Orleans.  The number on this game has sunk from it's opening of Western (-6), and it still has time to go lower.  I agree with the move toward the Cajuns.  One of the reasons is because I'm not really fooled by Kentucky's defensive play over the last 3 weeks when they've held Morgan St., Navy and MTSU down.  This Louisiana offense is very diverse and balanced, and I expect they will cause a lot of trouble for the Hilltoppers.  I'm not going to play it, but if I was, I'd be taking the points with the Ragin' Cajuns.
That's all there is to it for a Tuesday.  My day is pretty jam packed with other non-sports or wagering activities tomorrow, and I scheduled it that way because I knew there weren't going to be any games to discuss.  Have a great rest of your day, a fantastic Hump Day and I will see you again on Thursday.
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