College Football Picks-Week 6
Last week, I was a stellar 4 out of 5. I was right on about Michigan and Alabama. Unfortunately, my lack of faith in Touchdown Jesus marred what would have otherwise been a perfect Saturday. Now on to tomorrow's games. There are 12 undefeated teams in division 1. After tomorrow, that number will for sure drop by two (undefeateds play each other). At the end of the day, my prediction is that we're left with just eight unblemished records.
#14 Wisconsin at Northwestern: This game scares me a little. Yes, Northwestern isn't that good but a) neither are the Badgers and b) even when Northwestern sucks they still give us a tough game. I'm know that Ryan Field will be more red than purple, and Wisconsin might wish they had some of those fans in the defensive backfield to defend against Northwestern's rather potent spread offense. I heard this morning that Northwestern has racked up something like 470 yards/game this season. Can the Badgers really win a shootout? They did against Bowling Green so I'm betting they can do it again. The pick: Wisconsin.
Oklahoma at #2 Texas: I remember watching the Oklahoma/Texas game last year and thinking to myself that if these were the two best teams in the Big 12, then the Big 12 must just be horrible. Their performance (Texas excluded) in the bowl games reinforced that opinion. On some level, I think that Ohio State and Texas really could be the two best teams in the country still. As a worthy #2, Texas shouldn't have any problems today. They crowd the line and stop Adrian Peterson and that should be about all she wrote. The pick; Texas.
#5 Georgia at #8 Tennessee: Georgia is one of the delightful dozen of undefeateds. However, they're one of teams I predict will go down. I was all ready to right off Tennessee after their loss to Florida, but they've rebounded quite nicely since then. I just have a feeling Georgia is going to come out kind of rusty and fall behind and never even have a chance to catch up on the road. The pick: Tennessee.
#15 Texas Tech at Nebraska: I honestly don't know much about either of these teams, but I'm kind of shocked that Nebraska is undefeated but unranked. Are they really that bad? I guess for now I'm going to take the pollster's word for it. The pick: Texas Tech.
#10 California at #20 UCLA: The other battle of unbeatens isn't so clear cut. I feel like Cal hasn't really played anyone and that part of their higher ranking is simply due to the fact that they were good last year. Sometimes that happens in college football (Iowa). This will be one of the bigger upsets in an otherwise chalky day. The pick: UCLA.
#6 Ohio State at #16 Penn State: The game of the day. Michael Robinson scares the crap out of me. I can see him just going wild on the Badger's defense. However, he won't be playing them tomorrow. I think Ohio State will handle him, just barely, and will tag Penn State with their first loss in a tense and very exciting game. The pick: Ohio State.
Posted by at October 7, 2005 08:59 AM
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|# October 7th, 2005 2:02 PM james|
|heres a guy picking northwestern
|# October 8th, 2005 9:17 AM kris|
|that little bitch Kirk Herbstreit also picked Northwestern. He just hates Wisconsin. |
|# October 8th, 2005 12:07 PM KVBigSis|
|Now don't you call my Kirk a little bitch. You're just jealous because he's prettier than you. |
|# October 9th, 2005 6:33 PM Daddy|
|Give him a chance. I'm sure next week he'll credit Wisconsin's defense for holding Northwestern to under 700 yards.
Face it guys, you got bigger problems that Kirk freakin' Herbstreet. (can't remember if it's "i before e", so screw him).
|# October 10th, 2005 11:14 AM james|
|and under 100 points.
dont forget that.