College Football Picks-Week 7
Last week not only did the Badgers lose, but I only got 50% of my picks right. I guess Ohio State really isn't that good, are they? On to the picks.
#23 Wisconsin at #22 Minnesota: I was all set to pick against Wisconsin here. I thought the killer combo of the Metrodome and a poor defense would do them in. But then I thought more about it and I realized that for as bad as the Badger defense was, the offense was just as good. And, my god, they almost won last week. I think Minnesota is more one dimensional than Northwestern. That's going to be the difference. The pick: Wisconsin.
#11 Florida at #10 LSU: Apparently Florida has some serious injury problems. I think if you're going to play at LSU you've got to have all of your guns ready to go. The pick: LSU.
#24 Colorado at #2 Texas: Why is Colorado ranked so low? Their only loss was at Miami (FL). Lots of teams lose there. That said, Texas appears to have no relation to the team that quit against Oklahoma last year. I think this game will be a lot closer than the spread (17 points) would indicate. The pick: Texas, but not by much.
#8 Penn State at Michigan: Michigan has developed a pattern where they follow up a bad loss with a good win. After their loss to Notre Dame they crushed Eastern Michigan. After losing to Wisconsin they beat Michigan State. Last week they lost to Minnesota, so clearly this week they're going to hand Penn State their first loss. Right? Well, I just don't think so. I feel like the heart has gone out of this Michigan team and that they may have packed it in for the year. The pick: Penn State.
#1 USC at #9 Notre Dame: Ah, the big one. Everyone seems to think that USC is going to lose a game this year but no one seems to know when that's going to happen. I think it's this week. No, Notre Dame isn't that good, but USC has been playing like a team that can get beat by the not-that-goods. Notre Dame is poised to finally be that team that plays an inspired game for 60, rather than 30 minutes. In the shadow of Touchdown Jesus, they'll bring down the mighty Trojans. The pick: Notre Dame.
Posted by at October 14, 2005 07:15 AM
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|# October 14th, 2005 9:48 AM james|
|i was thinking of taking ND too.
havent decided yet.
have you considered putting up a poll for that game? would be interesting to see.
|# October 14th, 2005 10:40 AM james|
|that poll was actually really helpful. i didnt know who i was gonna pick n the game until i was forced to pick USC in the poll. |
|# October 14th, 2005 10:42 AM kris|
|huh? why were you forced to pick USC? |
|# October 14th, 2005 11:25 AM james|
|i had to make a decision in the poll. being forced to make a decision, i realized how silly it was to even be considering ND. |
|# October 14th, 2005 11:38 AM rpfinley|
|Ive watched Colorado a few times this year, they are horrible. They didn't beat Col. St. as much as CSU beat themselves. I know its a rivalry game but CSU got crushed by Minn almost 40 points.
That said if you like me think ND might win, take the money line, its almost 4x your wager.
|# October 14th, 2005 11:46 AM james|
|i am shocked - SHOCKED - that the minnesota/wisconsin game was picked up by ESPN. at the beginning of the year, it was scheduled to be a regional-only game.
minnesota - if the wisconsin defense hadn't learned to tackle by last week, they're not gonna have picked it up this week. our secon--WAIT, i almost forgot, we don't have a secondary!
LSU - looks underrated.
Texas - this team is playing the best ball in the country right now. USC is deservedly #1, b/c they haven't lost in over 2 years, but if they stumble, Texas easily takes the top spot.
Penn State - they're probably overrated, but this michigan team is just awful.
USC by 2 TD's.
|# October 14th, 2005 11:47 AM james|
|hey, rpfinley, do you wager online? |
|# October 14th, 2005 4:04 PM drew|
|Colorado doesn't get within two touchdowns. They're not much better offensively than the Buffs team that didn't cross midfield against Texas last year until mid-fourth quarter.
I'm picking Notre Dame, too, but only because I want them to win. At least I know now that I won't lose ground to you in the football pool when USC likely blows them out.
|# October 17th, 2005 11:57 AM rpfinley|
|# October 17th, 2005 11:58 AM rpfinley|
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