College Football Picks-Week 2
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Last week I went 5 for 6. Damn Notre Dame screwed me up. Blasted Touchdown Jesus.
Although I'm mainly familiar with the Big Ten (plus one), I'm trying to pick some games in other conferences. I know almost nothing about them, but I'll do my best. Here we go:
South Carolina at #9 Georgia: You gotta like the Gamecocks, although the addition of Steve Spurrier as coach makes me question that. One thing I don't question is how good Georgia is. They kicked the crap out of the Badgers in their bowl game last year. I think they'll do the same to the other USC. The pick: Georgia.
#5 LSU at #15 Arizona State: A couple of thoughts here. First, ASU is good, but they're Pac 10 good, if you know what I mean (wink wink). Second, I think that LSU, despite the chaos of Katrina, has a big chance here. When something like that happens, a team will usually come out and play with a lot of emotion. A subpar team can probably keep that performance up for a half at most. But a good team should be able to do it for the whole game. I think LSU will be excited and relieved to finally hit the field. The pick: LSU
#25 Clemson at Maryland: In his youth, former Packers quarterback David Whitehurst caught my older sister's eye. She thought he was one handsome devil. And now his son Charlie leads Clemson into the fray. I don't know if Charlie is as handsome as his father, but he's probably a better QB. Clemson has been something of an underachiever the last few years, but I feel like last week's win is the start of good things for them. The pick: Clemson.
#20 Notre Dame at #3 Michigan: Last year I wrote:
I don't know exactly how to react to Notre Dame's upset of Michigan. As another Big Ten school fan, I've learned to hate both teams with a passion.
It got me to thinking, a game between Notre Dame and Michigan is the Middle East equivalent of a war between the United States and Israel. The rest of the Middle East would have no idea who to root for.
I still don't know who to root for. Normally, you always root for the Big Ten, but this is Michigan. Of course, it's one thing to root and another thing to pick. Notre Dame surprised me last week, but this week they're the ones who will be surprised. I think that some of the highly ranked Big Ten teams are a bit overrated this year, but Michigan is still way better than Notre Dame, especially in the big house. The pick: Michigan.
#2 Texas at #4 Ohio State: in the marquee matchup of the weekend, I'm torn. On one hand, in my limited viewing last year I noticed that no one in the Big 12 can tackle. But, Texas did beat Michigan in the Rose Bowl. Ohio State is making a huge deal about how this game is in the Horseshoe, but as a Wisconsin fan, I've seen just so-so Badger teams go in there and beat the crap out of the Buckeyes. But maybe they'll take Texas more seriously. My very tentative pick: Ohio State.
Temple at Wisconsin: I don't think the Badgers will take this game too lightly since their defense was so bad last week. I think they're going to hit the field feeling like they've got something to prove. The pick: Wisconsin will win and win big.
Posted by at September 9, 2005 07:23 AM
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|# September 9th, 2005 10:47 AM drew|
|Agree on 5.5 of 6. Texas-Ohio St. is a toss-up. I have no idea what's going to happen and I've picked both teams at different times this week.
No thoughts on LSU-Arizona State?
|# September 9th, 2005 10:49 AM drew|
|I'm an idiot... didn't see LSU/ASU. But I agree with the pick. |
|# September 11th, 2005 11:43 PM Daddy|
|they're Pac 10 good, if you know what I mean (wink wink)
....three Big 10/11 in the Top 10/11, and--they all lose.
Two of them lose AT HOME.
Turns out they weren't just overrated, they were BIG TEN OVERRATED!
BTW, who's our national champion TWO YEARS RUNNING? What conference do they play in?
|# September 12th, 2005 7:08 AM kris|
|You quote my Arizona State/LSU pick. Please note who won that game. |
|# September 12th, 2005 9:53 AM gregw|
|Gee, Notre Dame sure took care of Michigan over the weekend. So what do you think about ND/MSU next week? Don't answer immediately. You can think about it for a while. |
|# September 12th, 2005 10:00 AM kris|
|As I said, I thought some of the Big Ten teams were overrated, although, to be honest, I didn't think Iowa was one of them.
I thought the coaching and game management for Michigan and OSU were just horrible. Both teams should have had more of a chance to win those games, but some of the play calling and time management at the end was just awful. It was like they took a class from Andy Reid.
As for Notre Dame, I'd be tempted to go with Michigan State, but the game is in South Bend, so I doubt I will.
But hey, Wisconsin scored 65 points this weekend! It's hard to remind myself that our competition has sucked. I can't wait to see Bucky against a good team.
|# September 12th, 2005 3:04 PM Daddy|
|It was like they took a class from Andy Reid.
Why? Did either of them have a 4th-and-26?
Tee hee. All Packer fans remember 4th-and-26, right?
Please make a note of who won THAT game!
|# September 12th, 2005 3:05 PM kris|
|True Packer fans know that 4th and 26 was irrelevant. The game was lost when they punted on 4th and inches. |
|# September 12th, 2005 3:07 PM james|
|im taking michigan state to beat ND
already made my picks.
|# September 12th, 2005 3:08 PM Daddy|
| I can't wait to see Bucky against a good team.
Or even a VARSITY team.
TEMPLE?! Philly's answer to Prarie View? Jeez, Badgers, next time save the fuel costs and just schedule the local community college.
Not-im-pres-sive. Clap. Clap. Clapclapclap.
|# September 12th, 2005 3:23 PM BVBigBro|
|The game was not lost on 4th and inches. It was lost when Charmin tried to run out the clock in the 3rd quarter. |
|# September 12th, 2005 3:24 PM kris|
|you've been dyin' to use the Charmin reference, haven't you? |