Duane Rankin’s Week 14 forecast

   November 29, 2012 11:29 pm

Here are three college football games worth watching in Week 14. Game of the week: No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide (11-1, 7-1 SEC) vs. No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs (11-1, 7-1 SEC), Saturday, 4 p.m., Georgia Dome, Atlanta, WSEE (CBS). Pregame rant: Some would say this is the national championship game. The winner will likely be…

Duane Rankin’s Week 13 recap

   November 29, 2012 7:11 pm

Let’s recap Week 13, shall we? Game of the week: No. 1 Notre Dame at USC Final score: Irish 22, Trojans 13 Pregame rant: This is pretty simple. The Irish win, they’re playing for a national title. Notre Dame hasn’t won it all since the 1988 season, but hasn’t really contended for one since 1989…

Duane Rankin’s Week 9 recap

   October 30, 2012 7:46 pm

Let’s recap Week 9 shall we? Game of the week: No. 5 Notre Dame at No. 8 Oklahoma Final score: Irish 30, Sooners 13 Pregame rant: This is the Irish’s toughest test yet. Oklahoma’s lone loss was to No. 4 Kansas State, which has risen to the top of the Big 12. It’s a classic…

Duane Rankin’s Week 9 forecast

   October 22, 2012 11:56 pm

Here are three college football games worth watching in Week 9. Game of the week: No. 5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-0) at No. 8 Oklahoma Sooners (5-1, 3-1 Big 12), Saturday, 8 p.m., WJET (ABC) Pregame rant: This is the Irish’s toughest test yet. Oklahoma’s lone loss was to No. 4 Kansas State, which…

Duane Rankin’s Week 8 recap

   October 22, 2012 10:14 pm

Let’s recap Week 8, shall we? Game of the week: No. 9 South Carolina at No. 3 Florida Final score: Gators 44, Gamecocks 11 Pregame rant: Despite losing to LSU, South Carolina can still find itself in the SEC title game, but must beat the Gators to do so. To see Steve Spurrier go back…

Duane Rankin’s Week 8 forecast

   October 15, 2012 10:38 pm

Here are three college football games worth watching in Week 8. Game of the week: No. 9 South Carolina Gamecocks (6-1, 4-1 SEC) at No. 3 Florida Gators, (6-0, 5-0 SEC), Saturday, 3:30 p.m., WSEE (CBS) Pregame rant: Despite losing to LSU, South Carolina can still find itself in the SEC title game, but must…

Duane Rankin’s Week 7 recap

   October 15, 2012 6:56 pm

Let’s recap Week 7, shall we? Game of the week: No. 17 Stanford at No. 7 Notre Dame Final score: Irish 20, Cardinal 13 (OT) Pregame rant: The Irish have an offensive-minded coach in Brian Kelly, but have relied on their defense to win games. Allowing 7.78 points a game, Notre Dame is second only…

Duane Rankin’s Week 2 recap, Week 3 forecast

   September 12, 2012 12:05 am

Let us recap Week 2, shall we? Game of the week: No. 7 Georgia at Missouri Final score: Bulldogs 41, Tigers 20 Pregame rant: Sheldon Richardson set it off by describing Georgia as playing “old-man football” following the Bulldogs’ 45-23 win against Buffalo. “I watched that game. I turned it off, too,” said Richardson in…

Duane Rankin’s Week 1 recap, Week 2 forecast

   September 4, 2012 9:19 pm

Let us recap Week 1, shall we? Game of the week: No. 24 Boise State Broncos at No. 13 Michigan State Spartans Final score: Spartans 17, Broncos 13. Pregame rant: Since stunning Oklahoma in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl, the Broncos have been giant killers. They’ve recently had signature victories against Texas Christian (2010 Fiesta Bowl),…

Monday Bowl madness….

   December 31, 2011 4:47 pm

What a way to start the work week in 2012. Watch six bowl games from noon till midnight. Don’t lose your job over it, but just take an extended lunch or dinner break to check out some really good bowl matchups. Ticketcity Bowl (Dallas, Texas) – No. 20 Houston (12-1, 8-0 C-USA) vs. No. 24…