Finally, we are back to watching hours and hours of college football. It feels so good.
Last year, after a torrid start to the bowl season, I unfortunately ended up a few games under .500 against the spread. It was a huge disappointment and a major shame on my family’s good name.
As a result, I spent three weeks in
Now, as we enter 2011 I am ready to shine my brightest.
Feel free to join in on the party, and give us your picks as well. I’ll be posting mine every Friday, so let’s see if you can beat me and my fancy professional advice.
Now, on to the games!
*None of this happened.
Pick: Notre Dame
See the post Irish Seek Their Inner Matador
Northwestern (+3) at
Honestly, I just don’t think
The BC defense might keep this a close game, but I like the Wildcats to break through and win this game on the road. All hail Pat FitzGerald!
Miami-OH (+20.5) at
Typically I like a spread offense going up against a much less talented MAC defense, but this just seems like the type of game that will be closer than most people expect. It’s the first game of the season and
Yeah, I’m being
aggressive risky right out of the gate this year.
It is super enticing to bet that the Buckeyes won’t cover this spread, and I’m taking the bait.
I’m damn sure
I’m probably going to regret this, but
This year the game is at the Coliseum and USC won’t have the disadvantage of coming back from
Something to watch will be how physical USC is on both sides of the ball and if they can consistently run the ball on offense. If they struggle in those areas against the lowly Gophers, Mr. Kiffin better start polishing his resume.
Western Michigan (+13.5) at
Wow, not that big of a spread---
As much fun as it would be for the Wolverines to be in a close game into the late fourth against Western, it’s probably not going to happen. The most interesting aspect of this game is to see how different Hoke &
My prediction: Robinson will barely run but when he does he will devastate the Broncos. You can bet your bottom dollar that Robinson will run his tail off against Notre Dame though---don’t be fooled by his lack of running in this game if it happens.
I expect the
UCLA (+3) at
Otherwise known as the second coming of Shaq Evans, who is in the rotation at receiver for UCLA! Good luck getting a quarterback to throw the ball to you, though.
On a more serious note, the Bruins have had pretty good defenses but there is absolutely no way that UCLA can keep up with
With Houston QB Case Keenum now a grown-ass married man coming back for his 14th year of eligibility, the Cougars cover the spread and take home a victory over a BCS team.
BYU (-3) at Ole Miss
BYU was a team that was going places by the end of last year, and I’m not really sure where Ole Miss is headed this season…probably nowhere too fun.
Doesn’t this feel like a super weird matchup? I guess that’s a product of an independent BYU, but you rarely see two teams like this playing each other these days. There are a lot of differences on both sides of the ball, from coaches, to players, and beyond.
I have a complete lack of trust in Houston Nutt and believe his days are numbered at Mississippi, starting with a home opening loss in 2011.
Is it really wise to expect
I just see no reason to go against
LSU (+4.5) vs.
Doesn’t losing Jordan Jefferson potentially help LSU? Now they can focus on running over
I know LSU lacks the explosiveness and playmaking ability of
I’m taking LSU, and I probably still would have even if they were favored.
I remember seeing this game months ago and thinking it would be a good idea to take
Now, it’s not a good idea with former
The Sooner defense might be tested a little bit, but Landry Jones won’t be throwing 3 picks and only putting up a mere 27 points on a horrific Tulsa defense (that’s what Notre Dame did last year if you weren’t aware).
OU likely pushes towards 50+ points and covers this spread.
Marshall (+23) at West Virginia [Sunday]
Pick: West Virginia
Last year's game was razor thin close, and really Marshall had the game in hand before pissing everything away. What's clear is that West Virginia was likely regressing under Bill Stewart and although his exit wasn't pretty, it likely made the Mountaineers a better team.
Now with Dana Holgorsen calling the plays, West Virginia can get back to putting up a boat load of points and living up to their talent as the best team in the Big East.
What's more, West Virginia has quite the defense too and they should make it a nightmare for Marshall to move the ball. I look for a good sized blowout here.
Enjoy the weekend!