Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/10/12
After last week’s scare LSU gave Alabama in the Tide’s last minute 21-17 victory, the Crimson Tide which looked invincible, now seem to have some holes in the armor.  The question is now, how will they play after this awakening?  Later today we will find out what Alabama team came to play as they line up in the game of the week vs. a red hot QB in Johnny Manziel and the Aggies of Texas A&M.  See the prediction below As tough as Manziel can and will be for the Tide, the bigger concern could still be down the road in the form of a Duck. This Duck is Oregon RB Kenjon Barner, whose amazing effort in their victory over USC could do the job, if Manziel doesn’t today.  This will be story for another day Here is this week’s look at the Top 10: 1.  Alabama (9-0) – The Tide survived LSU, now they get Johnny Football and the Aggies.  See game of the week below. 2.  Oregon (9-0) – The Ducks got through USC with an offensive assault 63-51.  Now they get California.  The Ducks are not going to let down or get off the gas pedal as they win by 35. 3.  Kansas State (9-0) – Good news they beat Oklahoma State, bad news Heisman front runner QB Colin Klein went down with an undisclosed injury (thought to be a concussion). Possible worse news is playing away against a very difficult TCU team without Klein.  I see him playing and Wildcats win a close one by 13. 4.  Notre Dame (9-0) – The Irish were about four feet from a missed field from losing the perfect record to a team they should have beat up worse than Oklahoma, but they survived.  This week they get a weaker foe in Boston College, who they should beat by 45.  Just hope the ghosts of 1993 and 2002 when a top 5 team lost.  No worries this year as Irish win comfortably. 5.  Ohio State (10-0) – The Buckeyes beat up the Illini last week and now they get their next to last game of the season, last on the road against a rejuvenated Wisconsin team next week.  6.  Florida State (9-1) – The Seminoles passed their way past Virginia Tech Thursday on a last minute 39 yard touchdown pass by QB EJ Manuel to Rashad Greene. Fla. State wins 28-22 7.  Georgia (8-1) – The Bulldogs look to wrap up the SEC West after defeating Ole Miss last week 37-10, with a victory over Auburn.  Georgia wraps it up and puts the final nail in Auburn coach Gene Chizik job. 8.  Florida (8-1) – Florida needs a Auburn miracle to win the SEC West.  The will have no problem with LA-Lafayette as they win by 30 and watch the TV and root on Auburn 9.  Louisville (9-0) – The Cardinals travel to Syracuse to play a Orange team that lost 5 games by a total of 40 points where they were overmatched.  QB Teddy Bridegwater had better be on his toes or they could be a game, like USC QB Matt Barkley was.  Cardinals win by 10 10.  LSU (7-2) – LSU lost their game of the year, and now can only win their games and wait for the Jan 1 Bowl game.  Any shot at the title is gone.  Possible upset alert with Mississippi State going to Death Valley.  LSU wins it late. Heisman Update 1.  Kansas State QB Colin Klein 16 for 25 for 245 yards, and 17 rushes for 64 yards and a touchdown.  He left early 3rd quarter with an undisclosed injury. If he does not play vs. TCU, if could cost him the trophy. 2.  Oregon RB Kenyon Barner 38 carries for 321 yards and 5 touchdowns.  This put him in the hunt 3.  QB AJ McCarron Pedestrian 14 completions out of 27 attempts for 165 yards and a touchdown, and also a rushing touchdown.  The comeback keeps him on this list for now. Game of the Week #15 Texas A&M at #1 Alabama – Saturday 3:30pm, November 10, 2012 at Bryant Denny Stadium. The Tide got the scare of the year, after QB AJ McCarron, who could not move the Crimson in the second half, to bring them back for a victory over a disappointed LSU team 21-17 in Death Valley. Now they play an Aggie team who dismantled Mississippi State 38-13 as Aggie QB Johnny Manziel threw and ran past the Bulldogs. Manziel who threw for 311 yards and ran for another 129 yards and 2 touchdowns could exploit what LSU did to the Tide when the Tigers threw for almost 300 yards and 435 total yards.  If Manziel can duplicate his effort over Mississippi State, an upset could happen, but as the Tigers found out when they thought they had defeated the Crimson Tide, that was until the unflappable QB McCarron came back and won the game with a pinpoint drive in short order. The scare the Tide experienced was the worst thing for other teams in their way.  Sorry Aggies, but the Tigers woke a sleeping giant and you are the first in their way. Prediction: Alabama wakes up from scare and wins huge 42-17 Record: 7-3 var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Seahawks went on Hawaiian vacation to ease SB tension

Robert Kraft: Deflategate 'most overblown story' in NFL

Top 10 storylines for Week 1 of college football season

Jim Tressel once sent touching note to family of Michigan OL

Sony cut 'Concussion' scenes to avoid angering NFL

Ryan Clark: Trent Richardson is 'worst RB of all time'

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: David Feherty won't be back at CBS Sports

Warren Moon: RG3 needs to start taking the blame

Lovullo: I don’t see Hanley Ramirez playing left field again in 2015

Judge Berman’s one-sentence order repeats Deflategate decision timeline

Ishmael Adams suspended indefinitely following arrest

McNair: Pats caused problem by not cooperating with Deflategate

Jack Eichel plans to move in with teammate Matt Moulson

Report: Bills GM 'went rogue’ in cutting Fred Jackson

Terrance Knighton irked by Redskins-Kardsashians comparison

Connor Cook on not being named Michigan State captain: 'It stinks'

Danny Amendola’s advice to those on roster bubble? ‘Control what you can’

Dallas Cowboys: Rookies to watch

Apple reportedly sought exclusive rights to new Bill Simmons podcast

One of Clemson’s 1981 national championship trophies broke

Milan Lucic says playing with Canucks is ‘dream of mine’

Underdogs: Hopefuls that can shock in the World Cup

WATCH: Victoria Azarenka rips chair umpire at US Open

Bill O’Brien starts charity swear jar for cursing on ‘Hard Knocks’

Dikembe Mutombo teared up when Hawks announced franchise will retire his jersey

College Football News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Top 10 storylines for Week 1 of college football season

Underdogs: Hopefuls that can shock in the World Cup

Manfred digs Shoeless Joe a deeper grave

Why Mike Trout ain't right

The Opening Drive: Jamal Anderson warns UM fans before heading to Salt Lake City

Best and worst MLB players in August

RG3 blames intern for liking Instagram post trashing owner

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

Raiders cut Trent Richardson

Caroline Wozniacki smoking cover of ‘Rhapsody’

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker