The Fraud Five by Mike Kern – Week 9 Edition

The Fraud Five

October 30, 2021

And is it really November already?

Michigan — This was a game Jim Harbaugh really needed to win. Just because. And his Wolves were favored, on the road, against another unbeaten team. Their in-state rival. They led by 16 midway through the third quarter. Yet lost anyway. And at this point, that’s not acceptable. We’ve seen this movie too many times before. And they still have to go to Penn State and host Ohio State.

Iowa — When you’re ranked ninth it’s maybe OK to lose at Wisconsin. But you still should be doing better than 27-7.  Hawkeyes rushed for 24 yards on 30 attempts.

Kentucky — When you’re ranked 12th it’s maybe OK to lose at Mississippi State. But maybe not by 31-17. Good thing the Cats scored the first 10 points. And the last seven. In between they turned it over four times.

Pitt — I know Miami, which two weeks ago seemed like it might be looking for a new coach, was coming off a win over ranked North Carolina State. But that was at home, by one. But this time the Canes, who led 21-7 and 31-17, won 38-34 over the No. 17 team, on the road. The Panthers were coming off a 10-point win over visiting Clemson. But Clemson isn’t that good.

Buffalo — For my MAC Me Up fans out there. And you know who you are. Bulls were favored by two touchdowns at home, over a Bowling Green team that had just lost 55-24 at home to Eastern Michigan. The final was 56-44, BG. Despite the fact that Buffalo had 25 more first downs (36-11). Of  course that’s impossible. But Falcons scored on a 77-yard run, a 64-yard pass, started at the Buffalo 3 and 13. And they scored 28 in the final quarter. It happens.

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