College Football Picks-Week 3
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Last week, thanks to the Big Ten's glamour teams, I was just 4 for 6. Hopefully I can improve upon that this week.
Oregon St. at #11 Louisville: I was going to go with Louisville because they're at home, but reading more about the game gives me pause. Louisville has a crappy pass defense, and that could be lethal against a Pac 10 team. Oregon State beat Boise State already this year. Can they continue to beat up on the BCS busters? I think so. The pick: Oregon State.
Michigan State at #10 Notre Dame: This is another game where the home field advantage could tip the scales. But here's what I'm thinking: the "big" Big Ten teams were overrated which may mean that the "lesser" teams are, in fact, a bit underrated. Michigan State has racked up 592 yard per game this year. And Notre Dame, despite their victories, has allowed over 220 passing yards. This could be a field day for Drew Stanton. The pick: Michigan State.
#13 Miami (FL) at #20 Clemson: I'm on the Clemson bandwagon with both feet. For a team supposedly lacking in heart, they've come to life with some stirring comeback victories already this year. And, I've got to love Charlie Whitehurst. Miami didn't impress me much in their loss to Florida State. Could it be a down year for the Sunshine state? The pick: Clemson.
#21 Oklahoma at UCLA: Why is Oklahoma still ranked? Sure, they have Adrian Peterson, but they literally cannot pass. Even the Badgers were never so one dimensional. I don't think this one should even count as an upset. The pick: UCLA.
#23 Fresno State at Oregon: Fresno State has beaten a Division 1-AA team. Big whoop. Now they go against those wacky Ducks. I have to say, as much as you might think I'd root for the underdog I do tend to go for the big conference schools. Small conference schools and independents don't understand how tough it is in a big conference. Even the crummy teams get up for conference games. Anyway, the pick: Oregon.
Wisconsin at North Carolina: North Carolina had one of the nation's worst defenses last year. Wisconsin has one of the nation's best offenses so far this year. This game could be another blowout. Weather (i.e. Hurricane Ophelia) might turn out to be the great equalizer. We know now that Brian Calhoun is a great back, but is he a mudder? Was his mother a mudder? Will it even matter. I don't think so. The pick: Wisconsin.
#8 Florida State at #17 Boston College: Florida State looked like crap in their win vs. Miami. I don't know much about Boston College but I think that their crowd is going to be up up up for a long-anticipated home game against the Seminoles. I think that that kind of emotion will play a big part in the game. My pick: Boston College.
#5 Tennessee at #6 Florida: Florida killed a cupcake last week, while Tennessee barely beat one the week before. I think the Florida's sharpness, and the fact that they're playing at home, tip the scales in their favor. The pick: Florida. At least on of the big Florida three wins. Yay them.
Posted by at September 16, 2005 07:39 AM
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|# September 16th, 2005 10:23 AM james|
|so youre basically picking all upsets, some very big.
and you stole the Oregon St pick from me! lat time i tell you my big upset pick in advance...
|# September 16th, 2005 10:40 AM kris|
|I was all set to pick Louisville until I read the preview of the game. That convinced me, not you. My god, why would I follow your picks? |
|# September 17th, 2005 1:31 PM james|
|for the first 10 mins of the oregon state/louisville game, i was thinking "man, im soooooo smart!" |