Here are my picks for this week’s college football matches involving teams from the AP Top 25 (because Jim Tressell proved how worthless the Coach’s Poll is during the week leading up to the
Being an Ohio State fan, I am very much aware of their struggles in night games (the Northwestern game from 2004 stands out, but that could be because A) I told everyone it was going to happen before the season even started and B) my buddy Nick puked all over the local BW3’s and then got into a fist fight with a Michigan fan). However, two factors have me feeling extremely confident that this game will be over by halftime. One,
is 0-7-1 all-time versus the number one ranked team in the country, and the last three meetings have been routs. Iowa
- This is the first true night game in the history of Kinnick Stadium, which leads me to believe that the Hawkeyes aren’t exactly grizzled veterans when it comes to prime-time football.
I’m not supremely confident with this pick after seeing how little scoring
#3 USC (-14) over
No explanation needed I hope.
Thirteen just seems like a huge spread for an SEC game that doesn’t involve Vanderbilt or
Are you kidding me?
Not because I think
Ole Miss (+13) over #10
Not only is Virginia Tech not going to cover, they’re going to lose. Georgia Tech is my darling, and I’d trust Calvin Johnson to catch my balls with the warmth and gentleness of an Asian masseuse even if Brett Favre was rifling them through double coverage to him.
#12 Notre Dame (-14.5) over Purdue
I think the Fighting Irish found themselves in that comeback over
I don’t think the Ducks will cover, but they will win. (Just seeing if you’re paying attention.)
There’s no way the Vols lose to in-state rivals two years in a row (Vanderbilt beat them last year).
#17 TCU (-7) over BYU
If you’re betting on this game, there’s numbers you can call.
#18 Clemson (-33) over
I usually am scared away by big spreads, but what the hell. Let’s just hope that whichever Bowden is coaching the Tigers continues to eschew extra points for two point conversions, as he did in Clemson’s win over
Only 10? Is there something about
This one’s coming down to the wire with no more than a field goal deciding it.
South Florida (+3.5) over #23