I’ll save you some time:
Sept. 5 vs. Georgia
Despite growing doubt nationally about the Cowboys, they announce their presence with authority, handing Georgia a 21-point defeat to open the season.
Now, the interesting thing is that with the rest of his predictions about big wins, he specifically mentions what player or players will step up (or in the case of the Texas game, predicting that Colt McCoy throws four picks). The Georgia game, he just predicts a three touchdown win.
Hey, I will grant Georgia has plenty of questions. I will also grant Oklahoma State has some serious play makers. But as Paul Westerdawg pointed out, the match-up to watch is rush end vs. OT. Georgia doesn’t have to stop all the passes, just enough to kill drives, since Oklahoma State thrives off the quick read, down-field passing game. If they cannot run the ball, which I think is a real probability, they have to pass. In order to pass, they have to have time to pass. In order to complete passes, receivers have to be open. For receivers to be open, the Cowboys need some one on one match-ups, with vertical separation.
Also, as PWD pointed out, Martinez’s defenses are solid against supper star receivers. So for this prediction to come close to holding, somethings got to give. Either the writer has supreme confidence in the O-line’s ability to give Cowboy QB Zac Robinson time to pass or he thinks very little about Georgia’s Dbacks and linebackers. Or he just thinks Georgia’s offense is so emaciated that there will be a plethora of 3 and outs. As I granted, there are questions, but I don’t see a 21 points worth of questions.
My guess is this guy will have a thing or two to say about that, as well. So, is he seeing something we aren’t?