Duane Rankin’s Week 14 recap…

   December 6, 2011 7:49 pm

Let us recap week 14, shall we? SEC title game – No. 18 Georgia (10-3) vs. No. 1 LSU (13-0) Pregame rant: Don’t sleep on the Bulldogs here. One, this is in essence a home game for Georgia because the game is in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Two, the Bulldogs have won 10 straight….

Duane Rankin’s Week 13 recap, Week 14 preview…

   December 2, 2011 2:24 pm

Let us recap Week 13, shall we? No. 23 Penn State (9-3, 6-2 Big Ten) at No. 15 Wisconsin (10-2, 6-2 Big Ten) Pregame rant: Now the NCAA is getting involved in the whole Penn State situation surrounding former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. Playing a game of football has been the best way for Penn…

Duane Rankin’s Week 12 recap, Week 13 preview…

   November 23, 2011 1:35 pm

Let us recap Week 12, shall we? No. 10 USC (9-2, 6-2 Pac-12) at No. 9 Oregon (9-2, 7-1 Pac-12) Pregame rant: After putting up 53 at Stanford, Oregon returns home to take the Trojans.  USC sophomore receiver Robert Woods, who has 92 catches for 1,126 yards and 11 touchdowns, will get his shots to…

Duane Rankin’s Week 11 recap, Week 12 preview

   November 16, 2011 12:10 am

Let us recap Week 11, shall we? No. 17 Nebraska (8-2,4-2 Big Ten) at No. 21 Penn State (8-2, 5-1 Big Ten) Pregame rant: The game is almost an afterthought. Penn State no longer has its head coach – Joe Paterno – or its president. The school’s board of trustees fired Paterno following former defensive…

Duane Rankin’s Week 10 recap, Week 11 preview

   November 11, 2011 9:24 pm

Let us recap Week 10, shall we? No. 1 LSU (9-0, 6-0 SEC) at No. 4 Alabama (8-1, 5-1 SEC) Pregame rant: Doesn’t get any better than this. 1 vs. 2. The winner will put itself in great position to play in the BCS title game, but because both teams are in the SEC West,…

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 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…

Duane Rankin’s Week 4 recap, Week 5 forecast…

   September 27, 2011 10:14 pm

Let’s recap Week 4, shall we? No. 5 Oklahoma State (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) at No. 14 Texas A&M (2-1, 0-1 Big 12) Pregame rant: Great conference opener for these two Big 12 titans, but something has to give here. The Cowboys are second in the nation in total offense at 601 yards a game…

Duane Rankin’s Week 2 recap; Week 3 forecast…

   September 14, 2011 1:38 am

Let’s recap Week 2, shall we? Notre Dame (0-2) at Michigan (2-0) Pregame rant: Don’t let Denard Robinson’s mortal performance against Western Michigan fool you. Robinson rushed for 258 yards and two touchdowns at Notre Dame in 2010. Look for another big effort Saturday. Postgame commentary: In Michigan’s first night game ever at the Big…