Don’t be intimidated by means of the record. Sure, South Florida is 9-2, but the teams they’ve crushed aren’t exactly outstanding. The way in their wins isn’t precisely amazing as properly, there are plenty of near games in here. The one stable sport they performed turned into their 49-42 loss to Central Florida, but even though it turned into the close, it becomes nevertheless a loss. This isn’t a 9 win team, the Bulls haven’t performed the groups the Red Raiders have in any respect. Texas Tech is the maximum struggle tested team by means of some distance and would be sensible to apply that enjoy and comfortability with a Power 5 pace strongly. Start fast, get out to a huge lead, and then finish nicely. If Texas Tech can score 21 points within the first sector and keep USF ten factors or much less, they’ll be off to a top-notch start that the Bulls might not be able to come lower back from.
Expose South Florida’s secondary. If there’s a chink in the Bulls’ protecting armor, it’s in the secondary. South Florida is 58th in passing yards allowed within the country, and need to be smooth pickings for a rested Texas Tech offense that already ranks 11th in the nation in passing offense. The Bulls haven’t played an offense with the speed the Red Raiders boast, and they might be clever to exploit that. Run Keke Coutee on so many slants and fades that the cornerbacks’ toes begin to harm. Get Dylan Cantrell on a couple sluggos and allow him to work these safeties over. Texas Tech’s offense has struggled over the past couple games, but they need to be able to get it collectively against South Florida. This will hinge on Nic Shimonek, and the senior gunslinger going through all of his reads optimistically. This is a crew which could definitely beat you in case you aren’t aggressive. They will make a few mistakes, mainly on protection. It’ll be on Shimonek to maximise those mistakes.
Contain Quinton Flowers. Flowers best boasts a fifty-three.Four percent of entirety percent, but leads the Bulls in rushing. He is the important thing to the whole lot they do on offense, and if Texas Tech can pressure him into spreading the ball out more than he wants, it must be a pretty easy assignment to guard South Florida. The meat of this plan will hinge on Dakota Allen and Jordyn Brooks, and extra especially how they cowl the residences. Pushing Allen and Brooks, who is arguably your two satisfactory defenders, into the flats will reduce off Flowers’ scrambling, however also depart some gaps within the middle of the sector USF can exploit. It’ll be on David Gibbs to determine precisely a way to use his linebackers, but it’s pretty clear: you stop Flowers, you stop USF.
I’m fascinated with exact-natured banter at a soccer suit, but supporters are beginning to overstep the line. Harry Redknapp instructions recognize from all of the predominant gamers in the game, along with Frank Lampard and Jamie Redknapp, yet the colorful manager persisted a torrent of vitriolic abuse while Portsmouth traveled to Aston Villa.
As the fit slipped far away from the Villans, the Holte End outrageously advised that Harry had bunged the referee. That accusation is absolute without basis: Harry prefers goods inwards to dispatch.
The Villa lovers went directly to intimate that Harry enjoys the occasional stroke of the crimson puppy. I would not criticise Redknapp although this become true because it’s a comprehensible reaction after Jamie.
A minority of supporters then disgracefully claimed that Harry would quickly be in the back of bars, partaking in certain sports in the bath location. Not most effective does this slur completely contradict their earlier insinuation; it’s also downright offensive, and Harry will no longer be taking this mendacity down. We’ll all have purple cheeks if we pass over the five/2 for a Tottenham win over Pompey.
The traveling Villa supporters will with any luck show a little more restraint when around Roy Keane, as his desired approach of warfare resolution does not contain complaining to chose media outlets. I’m spreading the phrase that nine/4 for a draw between Sunderland and the Villa seems quite tasty.
When it involves talking to the BBC, Sam Allardyce is likewise a total blanker. The Beeb fought lower back on closing week’s Match of the Day; they comically photoshopped a ludicrous woolly hat on his oversized head. I cannot wait to get my palms at the colossal 6/4 for a Fulham win over Newcastle.
Team news is probably the single maximum essential thing in having a bet, after latest shape or a nod from Kieren Fallon, so I’ll watch for updates on Hleb, Flamini and Fabregas earlier than taking an interest within the Arsenal v Chelsea in shape. Four of the last six Premier League conferences between the 2 giants have completed all square, so I’ll tentatively appearance toward the nine/4 for a draw at this early stage.
Birmingham City will certainly improve their squad in January, and with Alex McLeish at the helm, I count on there to be a strong Scottish connection. Two names that straight away spring to thoughts are Miller and Becks. There is a player nicknamed ‘Woodpecker’ who McLeish would really like to signal, but he is tied up at Chelsea. I’m in reality attached to the five/4 for a Birmingham win over Reading.
Middlesbrough is a riddle, wrapped up in an enigma, shrouded in mystery, located in a hole. I’m praying the Boro will produce their A-recreation towards the outclassed Derby at a larger than predicted 7/5.
Lee Bowyer is on the verge of a go back to action after getting better from Gilmore’s groin. It became an authentic marvel to me; I idea he simply had a tear of the adductor muscle groups. People must be falling over themselves to get on 15/eight for an Everton win over West Ham.
Dressing-room dissent is on the rise at Wigan. One senior participant is already on Steve Bruce’s back, and that is no longer a role I would love to peer all people in. The participant, who desires to stay nameless, has advised that Bruce is an extended-ball service provider. Paul Scharner persevered, “If we do not change to gambling football, then it is going to be very hard.” The most effective factor appealing at the JJB this weekend is the 11/8 for a Blackburn win.
I watched in horror remaining weekend as Stephen Ireland committed what can only be described as a heinous crime: he regarded to be carrying a wig. Call me old-fashioned, but toupees are best proper for the bald and the ginger.
Let’s be sincere, if Ireland is the use of a piece, and it remains conjecture to this degree, it does not make him any much less of a man. Only sporting a red jumper on a night time out will bring about any long-term lack of guy-points. Bolton has won their remaining 3 at Manchester City, winning them all ‘to nil’. I refuse to cover up my interest in Megson’s men at 4/1.
Life is full of little coincidences. As Steven Gerrard become throwing himself to the ground in Marseille, his wife was getting turned over at home. There become additionally a burglary. I’m helping myself to the thirteen/eight for a Liverpool win over Manchester United.