Duane Rankin’s Week 5 recap…

   October 1, 2012 7:26 pm

Let’s us recap Week 5, shall we? Game of the week: No. 14 Ohio State at No. 20 Michigan State Final score: Buckeyes 17, Spartans 16 Pregame rant: First road of the season won’t be an easy one for the Buckeyes in their Big Ten opener. How well sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller handles this will…

Duane Rankin’s Week 5 forecast

   September 24, 2012 10:02 pm

Here are three games worth watching in Week 5. Game of the week: No. 14 Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0) at No. 20 Michigan State Spartans (3-1), Saturday, 3:30 p.m., WJET (ABC) Pregame rant: First road of the season won’t be an easy one for the Buckeyes in their Big Ten opener. How well sophomore quarterback…

Duane Rankin’s Bowl Week 1 outlook…

   December 16, 2011 11:10 pm

Too many bowl games. Too many sponsors with long names. I want a playoff system, but it’s not happening. Too bad. What do I get in return? A slew of bowl games that are too tough to call sometimes, but if you think you’re better than me, enter my sixth BCS bowl contest on ESPN.com…

Duane Rankin’s Week 8 recap, Week 9 forecast…

   October 28, 2011 7:49 pm

Let us recap Week 8, shall we? No. 12 Wisconsin (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten) at No. 9 Michigan State (6-1, 3-0 Big Ten) Pregame rant: Michigan State has the tough team, the tough head coach in Mark Dantonio and it’s got the Badgers in its backyard. Here’s the problem for the Spartans.  Not only can…

Duane Rankin’s Week 7 recap, Week 8 forecast…

   October 19, 2011 3:59 pm

Let us recap Week 7, shall we? Baylor (4-2, 1-2 Big 12) at No. 17 Texas A&M (4-2, 2-1) Pregame rant: The Bears have a quarterback in junior Robert Griffin III who is flat out one of the best players in the nation. Check the numbers: 114-of-142, 1,520 yards, 19 touchdowns and just ONE interception….

Duane Rankin’s Week 6 recap, Week 7 forecast…

   October 11, 2011 6:25 pm

Let us recap Week 6, shall we? No. 3 Oklahoma (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) vs. No. 22 Texas (4-1, 1-1 Big 12) Pregame rant: Oklahoma has dropped from No. 1 (in the AP poll) without losing a game. Maybe the Sooners will come out and show they should be No. 1, but Texas shouldn’t be…