Some high school thoughts for Friday night. Everett wins by at least four touchdowns over Eastern. Sexton struggles but wins by two touchdowns at St. Johns where both teams take 2-0 records into the game. Mason is at Grand Ledge, both 2-0 and Grand Ledge ridese the red hot right arm of senior quarterback Nick Kissane to a 35-point night and a decisive victory. If Mason wins the Bulldogs are a far better team than we all imagined from the start of the season. Williamston wins a close game at home over Charlotte. Holt wins at home over Okemos, which falls to 0-3. And 0-2 Haslett wins a close game at home over 2-0 Ionia.
Eastern still doesn't know the fate of football coach Tommie Boyd. He's still suspended and his fate for future games may be known on Friday or perhaps the uncertainty may last into next week. By then the Quakers will be 0-3 and then trying to just salvage anything from their frustrating season.
Maybe Florida Atlantic will move the ball through the air at times at Michigan State but they could give up gobs of points to the Spartans as well. I just don't see this game as being close. I've said on the air, "MSU 82-3"? just to show my protest that a game like this should never be played. Florida Atlantic has played 85 games in its history-- let it grow by playing someone else, Michigan State is too big time a school to schedule such games-- just my opinion.
Michigan at Notre Dame will be interesting because both traditional powers are struggling-- but I just don't trust Michigan in its first road game. Notre Dame improves in game two and wins by at least a touchdown and comes to East Lansing the following week a misleading 2-0. USC romps over Ohio State Saturday night. It's a break for Beanie Wells that he has now been ruled out of the game because of further complications with his foot injury. USC's defense would hurt his stats big time. USC's defense might place all 11 players some day in the NFL.