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 13 forecast

   November 20, 2012 6:42 pm

Here are three college football games worth watching in Week 13. Game of the week: No. 1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (11-0) at USC Trojans (7-4, 5-4 Pac-12), Saturday, 8 p.m., WJET (ABC). Pregame rant: This is pretty simple. The Irish win, they’re playing for a national title. Notre Dame hasn’t won it all since…

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 7 forecast

   October 9, 2012 10:52 am

Here are three games worth watching in Week 7. Game of the week: No. 17 Stanford Cardinal (4-1, 2-1 Pac-12) at No. 7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish, (5-0), Saturday, 3:30 p.m., WICU (NBC). Pregame rant: The Irish have an offensive-minded coach in Brian Kelly, but have relied on their defense to win games. Allowing 7.78…

Duane Rankin’s Week 4 recap

   September 24, 2012 8:25 pm

Let us recap Week 4, shall we? Game of the week: No. 10 Clemson at No. 4 Florida State Final score: Seminoles 49, Tigers 37 Pregame rant: So much talent on both teams here, but if the Seminoles are a national title contender, they’ll handle the Tigers. Allowing just 103.33 yard a game and a…

Duane Rankin’s Week 4 forecast

   September 17, 2012 9:58 pm

Here are three games worth watching in Week 4. Game of the week: No. 10 Clemson Tigers (3-0,0-0 ACC) at No. 4 Florida State Seminoles (3-0, 1-0 ACC), Saturday, 8 p.m. WJET (ABC). Pregame rant: So much talent on both teams here, but if the Seminoles are a national title contender, they’ll handle the Tigers….

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),…

Duane Rankin’s Week 1 forecast….

   August 29, 2012 10:11 pm

The college football season is here. So you already know the deal. Let’s get to predicting, shall we? These games are worth watching: No. 24 Boise State at No. 13 Michigan State (Friday, 8 p.m., ESPN). Pregame rant: Since stunning Oklahoma in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl, the Broncos have been giant killers. They’ve recently had…

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…

Duane Rankin’s Week 5 recap, Week 6 forecast…

   October 5, 2011 9:30 pm

Let’s recap Week 5, shall we? No. 2 Alabama (5-0, 2-0 SEC) at No. 17 Florida (4-1, 2-1 SEC) Pregame rant: Everyone talks about Florida’s team speed, but this game will see if the Gators truly have some burners. Postgame commentary: The Crimson Tide can slow down any team. Add Florida to that list. The…