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BFTB Scouting: College Football Week 13 Part II

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This is Andrew Luck. Check out this face on a Saturday before he starts blowing up your TV on Sundays.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
This is Andrew Luck. Check out this face on a Saturday before he starts blowing up your TV on Sundays. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Happy Thanksgiving again.There are a ton of interesting games to watch on this holiday Saturday. I'm going to do some quick run down of the games and the players involved.

Week 13 Key Matchups
Michigan
(7-4) vs Ohio St.
(10-1) Saturday 11/27 9:00 AM PT (ABC)
LSU
(10-1) vs Arkansas
(9-2) Saturday 11/27 12:30 PM PT (CBS)
South Carolina
(8-3) vs Clemson
(6-5) Saturday 11/27 4:00 PM PT (ESPN2)
Mississippi St.
(7-4) vs Mississippi
(4-7) Saturday 11/27 4:00 PM PT (ESPNU)
Oregon St. (5-5) vs Stanford (10-1) Saturday 11/27 4:30 PM PT (Versus)
Notre Dame
(6-5) vs USC
(7-4) Saturday 11/27 5:00 PM PT (ABC/ESPN3)
Oklahoma (9-2) vs Oklahoma St. (10-1) Saturday 11/27 5:00 PM PT (ABC/ESPN3)

Every week I'll also ask all of you to please share what games you'll be watching and what players you'd think would look good in blue and gold or just generally impressed/disappointed you.

Michigan vs Ohio St.
Huge rivalry game being played in the early slot on Saturday. Ohio St. is playing for its spot in the Rose Bowl as well as an outside shot at the National Championship game. Michigan is working its way back to respectability and nothing would get the fan base going like a win over the Buckeyes. I won't go into much more detail here, but for a look back at Ohio St. we can refer to week 2, week 7week 8 and week 12. We just got acquainted with Michigan's prospects in week 12 so you can refer back to that if you need a refresher.

LSU vs Arkansas
Both SEC teams are trying to play into a BCS bowl game and a win today would greatly help either cause. Our first writeup on LSU came way back in week 1 where we looked at CB Patrick Peterson and WR Terrence Toliver. Then I went back to look at LSU and Kelvin Sheppard in week 8. Arkansas has also made a few appearances. The first was week 4 with QB Ryan Mallett and OT Demarcus Love in focus.

South Carolina vs Clemson
Two South Carolina teams locked up in an ACC rivalry. Both teams have pass rushers that will be making a living on Sundays. The Gamecocks' Cliff Matthews is a DE that is a likely candidate to transition to OLB. He's a day 2 prospect that is working on trying to get himself called earlier on that day. Please refer to week 10 for a more in depth look. Clemson boasts one of the most dominant defenders in Da'Quan Bowers. Bowers plays DE and is big for an OLB, but his athleticism and pass rushing ability can't be overlooked by 3-4 teams. That being said he's played his way from 2nd round pick to likely top 10 pick. Clemson also has S DeAndre McDaniel who is a legit playmaker in the secondary. For more on both refer to week 3.

 Mississippi St. vs Mississippi
Mississippi St. probably sounds familiar since they just made their debut here in week 12. DE/OLB Pernell McPhee is the main guy to watch for the Bulldogs, but OT Derek Sherrod will play on Sundas as well. Both had writeups last week. Mississippi is a BFTB scouting virgin and this will be their lone appearance since they are not bowl game bound. The main guy to watch for the Runnin' Rebels is 6'2 320 lb Senior DT Jerrell Powe. At times he's been thought of as a potential 1st round pick, but his stock has slipped even more than Terrence Cody's did last year. He'll be drafted somewhere as depth at DT or NT position.

Oregon St. vs Stanford
Oregon St. needs either a win at Stanford or a win vs #1 Oregon next week to gain entry to a bowl game. Leading the way will be Mr. Beaver RB Jacquizz Rodgers and DT Stephen Paea. We first checked out both of them back in week 1. Let me use this opportunity to express my love for Rodgers as an NFL 3rd down back and possible return man. Stanford is looking to go to the Rose Bowl and keep get a chance to share the Pac 10 title if they can keep winning and Oregon picks up a loss. Stanford has one of the highest graded QBs I've ever seen in Andrew Luck. He's learned under former Charger QB and USD Head Coach Jim Harbaugh and is a sure fire top overall pick at this point should he declare (and he should).

Notre Dame vs USC
A matchup of two rivals having disappointing seasons. Notre Dame was full of hope for their 2010 season when we first looked at them back in week 1. WR Michael Floyd is still of particular interest to any team (like potentially the Chargers) looking for a WR with starting potential, but he's only a Junior. DT Ian Williams is not a great fit for the 3-4, but he's a senior and a quality prospect who will hear his name called in April. TE Kyle Rudolph also got a mention in week 1, but he's injured, will not play and will likely go back to South Bend for his senior season. As for USC, they still don't have any real big prospects (other than potential 2nd round pick DT Jurrell Casey, who doesn't profile as a 3-4 DE or DT), but a bevy sleepers that mentioned back in  week 9. CB Shareece Wright, WR Ron Johnson, C Kris O'Dowd, FB Stanley Havili, OLB Michael Morgan, OLB Malcolm Smith, G Wendell Lewis, WR Davis Ausberry, RB C.J. Gable and RB Allen Bradford are the most notable ones. As long as I'm mentioning sleeps the Fighting Irish can get equal time: RB Armando Allen, CB Darrin Walls, FB Robert Hughes, G Christopher Stewart, OLB Brian Smith, DE Kerry Neal and WR Duval Kamara.

Oklahoma vs Oklahoma St.
Unfortunately, this is my favorite game for Saturday, but it also isn't televised for me. USC/Notre Dame is on ABC and I don't get ESPN3. Despite that fact I'm still going to mention it for those that don't suffer from my woes. Oklahoma is a familiar team here. They first popped up in week 2, when prospects LB Travis Lewis, S Quiton Carter, DE/OLB Jeremy Beal, RB DeMarco Murray, DT Adrian Taylor and WR Ryan Broyles all received attention. Their rival Oklahoma St. has never made our scouting profiles this year and that's probably an oversight on my part. A combination of ill-timed matchups and televised games helped my foolishness along the way. The big name for the Cowboys is WR Justin Blackmon, but he's only a redshirt sophomore and not a lock for the 2011 draft by any means. Nevertheless he could be a potential 1st round pick if he did declare. He's also electric to watch. They also have RB Kendal Hunter who is another undersized RB, but could be a 3rd down back at the next level. He's a guy that can make explosive plays, but he's also known for missing a lot of time due to injuries. He'll play in this game and will make his way to the NFL carrying the rock next year.

 

Tracking Prospects Mentioned In Previous Articles:

Prospect Name College Position Week 4 Opponent Notes
Noel Devine West Virginia RB Pittsburgh 23 car. 58 yds. 3 rec. 61 yds.
LaMichael James Oregon RB Arizona
DeMarco Murray Oklahoma RB Oklahoma St. 13 car. 62 yds. 1 TD. 6 rec. 120 yds. 1 TD.
Jacquizz Rodgers Oregon St. RB Stanford
26 car. 128 yds. 1 TD. 7 rec. 43 yds.
Brandon Saine Ohio State RB Michigan
1 car. 11 yds.
Shane Vereen California RB Stanford 15 car. 63 yds. 3 rec. 24 yds.
Jonathan Baldwin Pittsburgh WR West Virginia
3 rec. 36 yds.
Armon Binns Cincinnati WR Connecticut 6 rec. 139 yds.
Vincent Brown San Diego St. WR UNLV
8 rec. 184 yds. 3 TDs.
Ryan Broyles Oklahoma WR Oklahoma St. 12 rec. 113 yds. 1 TD.
Michael Floyd Notre Dame WR USC
3 rec. 63 yds. 1 car. 9 yds.
A.J Green Georgia WR Georgia Tech

Leonard Hankerson Miami WR South Florida
6 rec. 79 yds. 1 TD.
Ron Johnson USC WR Notre Dame
5 rec. 45 yds.
Derrell Johnson-Koulianos Iowa WR Minnesota 2 rec. 38 yds. 1 car. -6 yards.
Julio Jones Alabama WR Georgia
7 rec. 86 yds. 2 TDs. 1 car. 7 yds.
Jeremy Kerley TCU WR New Mexico

Greg Little North Carolina WR
NCAA ruled him permanently ineligible.
Niles Paul Nebraska WR Colorado
4 rec. 53 yds.
Austin Pettis Boise St. WR Nevada
10 rec. 93 yds. 2 TDs.
DeVier Posey Ohio State WR Michigan 2 rec. 32 yds.
DeMarco Sampson San Diego St. WR UNLV
12 rec. 154 yds.
Terrence Toliver LSU WR Arkansas 2 rec. 31 yds. Stock really low.
Nick Toon Wisconsin WR Northwestern 3 rec. 57 yds.
Titus Young Boise St. WR Nevada
8 rec. 164 yds. 2 TDs.
Gabe Carimi Wisconsin OT Northwestern

 

Demarcus Love Arkansas OT LSU
Jason Pinkston Pittsburgh OT West Virginia
Derek Sherrod Mississippi St. OT Mississippi
Christian Ballard Iowa DE/DT Minnesota 1 sack
Jared Crick Nebraska DE/DT Colorado
1.0 sacks
Nick Fairley Auburn DE/DT Alabama

Stephen Paea Oregon St. DE/DT Stanford
1 sack and 1 FF.
Ian Williams Notre Dame DE/DT USC

Adrian Clayborn Iowa DE Minnesota
J.J. Watt Wisconsin DE Northwestern 1 Int.
Cameron Jordan California DE/DT/OLB Washington
Pierre Allen Nebraska DE/OLB Colorado 0.5 sacks.
Allen Bailey Miami DE/OLB South Florida

Jeremy Beal Oklahoma DE/OLB Oklahoma St. 1 sack
Da'Quan Bowers Clemson DE/OLB South Carolina
2 sacks.
Ryan Kerrigan Purdue DE/OLB Indiana
1 sack
Karl Klug Iowa DE/OLB Minnesota
Cliff Matthews South Carolina DE/OLB Clemson 0.5 TFL and 1 hurry.
Pernell McPhee Mississippi St. DE/OLB Mississippi 1 sack.
Brooks Reed Arizona DE/OLB Oregon
Greg Romeus Pittsburgh DE/OLB West Virginia Torn ACL done for the year.
Jabaal Sheard Pittsburgh DE/OLB West Virginia
Kelvin Sheppard LSU DE/OLB Arkansas

Akeem Ayers UCLA OLB Arizona St.

Bruce Carter North Carolina OLB Duke
1 sack.
Brandon Hicks Florida OLB Florida St.
1 FF.
Von Miller Texas A&M OLB Texas
2 sacks.
Jonas Mouton Michigan OLB Ohio St. 1 Fumble recovery.
Kennth Wright Mississippi St. OLB Mississippi
Obi Ezah Michigan ILB Ohio St.
Ross Homan Ohio State ILB Iowa Foot injury, out for a few games
Mike Mohamed California ILB
Washington
Nate Irving North Carolina St. ILB Maryland
0.5 sacks and 1 FF.
Greg Jones Michigan St. ILB Penn St.
1 PBU
Casey Matthews Oregon ILB Arizona

Quan Sturdivant North Carolina ILB Duke

Chris White Mississippi St. ILB Mississippi 1 sack.
Travis Lewis Oklahoma LB Oklahoma St.

Colin McCarthy Miami LB South Florida
0.5 sacks
Prince Amukamara Nebraska CB Colorado
Chykie Brown Texas CB Texas A&M Broken forearm. Done for season.
Curtis Brown Texas CB Texas A&M
Rashad Carmichael Virginia Tech CB Virginia

Chimdi Chekwa Ohio State CB Michigan
Marcus Gilchrist Clemson CB Wake Forest

Brandon Harris Miami CB South Florida
Brandon Hogan West Virginia CB Pittsburgh
Janoris Jenkins Florida CB Florida St.
Patrick Peterson LSU CB Arkansas 1 Int.
Aaron Williams Texas CB Texas A&M 2 PBUs
Shareece Wright USC CB Notre Dame
Mark Barron Alabama S Georgia 1 Int.
Ahmed Black Florida S Florida St. 1 Fumble recovery.
Quinton Carter Oklahoma S Oklahoma St.
Jermale Hines Ohio St. S Michigan
DeAndre McDaniel Clemson S South Carolina

Rahim Moore UCLA S Arizona St.
Robert Sands West Virginia S Pittsburgh
Deunta Williams North Carolina S Duke