Each Saturday morning, we start game day by breaking down the matchups inside the game and making a prediction. Here is the breakdown of the Tigers against Idaho. INSIDE THE MATCHUPS WHEN MISSOURI RUNS THE BALL: It's unclear whether Missouri will have Damarea Crockett for this game. Barry Odom said he was supposed to practice this week, but color us skeptical. We expect the bulk of the ground game to fall to Ish Witter and an extended view of Larry Rountree III. Missouri didn't run it well against Georgia, but Idaho ain't Georgia. The Vandals are giving up 173 yards a game on the ground and Missouri ought to be able to find some holes. EDGE: MISSOURI
Purdue will meet Indiana State next Saturday at 3 p.m. — in advance of football's 7:30 p.m. game against Nebraska — in an exhibition game to benefit hurricane relief efforts. In the wake of the devastation in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and other affected regions, the NCAA has given a one-year allowance for schools to play an additional third exhibition to raise money for relief. Normally, teams would be limited to two exhibitions. This year, Purdue's were to be Carroll College and a private scrimmage vs. West Virginia. Per Purdue, tickets will be $10 for adults, $5 for Purdue students and can be purchased online beginning at 5 p.m. Friday or purchased at the Athletic Ticket Office on game day.
On this week's edition of the BadgerBlitz.com Podcast John Veldhuis and Jon McNamara break down where they think the men's basketball team can do to replace Tyler Herro after his de-commitment from the Badgers. They also discuss what they saw in Wisconsin's game against Purdue, and make their predictions for UW's homecoming game against Maryland.
The Georgia Bulldogs are ascending on the field, and on the recruiting trail under Kirby Smart. The latest win for Georgia came on Thursday when Adam Anderson, the No. 57-ranked prospect in the class of 2018, committed to the home state Bulldogs over Alabama in what is another recruiting huge victory for Smart over his mentor Nick Saban. Anderson originally committed to Georgia in August 2016 before flipping to LSU earlier this year. The 6-foot-4, 214-pound pass-rushing outside linebacker opened up his recruitment for a third time July 6 with a focus on Tennessee, Alabama, Auburn, Clemson and Georgia. Along with Georgia's climb into the top 5 of the AP poll, the commitment of the nation's No.
Will Wade and the LSU basketball program continues to make waves nationally in recruiting 2018 forward Darius Days committed to the Tigers. The Rivals150 prospect committed to LSU over North Carolina. He's rated as the No.60 player overall. With Days pledge, the Tigers now have three commitments for the class of 2018 and one of the top recruiting classes in the nation. Nazreon Reid and Javonte Smart are the Tigers other two commitments. On top of visiting LSU and North Carolina, Days also visited Ohio State and Louisville officially.
Monarchs top Week 8 Rankings Mater Dei is the number one team for the seventh week as we enter the eighth full week of football in Southern California. Here are the rankings of our Week 8 rankings (prior week’s rankings in parentheses). 1. Mater Dei (7-0) (1) The Monarchs beat St. John Bosco 31-21. J.T. Daniels threw for 326 yards and 2 touchdowns and added 91 yards on the ground. Glenn Harper had 66 rushing yards and a score. Amon-Ra St. Brown had 208 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns. They host JSerra at Santa Ana Stadium on Friday. 2. St. John Bosco (5-2) (2) The Braves lost to Mater Dei 31-21. DJ Uiagalelei had 257 passing yards and 2 touchdowns. Keith Savages had a rushing touchdown. Joshua
The 6-5, 225-pounder has been at or near the top of Michigan's tight end board for some time and after taking many visits, both officially and unofficially, he decided that he was finally ready to pull the trigger. He was originally going to wait until closer to National Signing Day but decided that now was the time. Muhammad had been considering offers from Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA and USC but had always been viewed as a Michigan lean. Things started off well back when Jay Harbaugh was still coaching tight ends and U-M never relinquished the top spot. Michigan now has two tight ends committed in the 2018 class in Muhammad and Hamden Hall (Conn.) Hamden
LOUISVILLE HITS THE ROAD TO FACE FLORIDA STATE ● The University of Louisville hits the road for the first of two road games, visiting Florida State on Saturday for a noon kickoff at Doak S. Campbell Stadium. ● The game will be broadcast by ESPN with Mark Jones (play-by-play), Rod Gilmore (analyst), and Quint Kessenich (sideline). Paul Rogers (play-by-play), Alex Kupper (analyst) and Jody Demling (sideline) will call the action on Louisville Sports Properties. ● The Cardinals dropped to 4-3 overall and 1-3 in the ACC when Colton Lichtenberg hit a 27-yard field as time expired to lift Boston College to a 45-42 win at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. ● Louisville recorded 625 yards of total offense