Last week I went 4-2 again and got burnt by Florida for the 2nd week in a row. I just think this team has too many spare parts that Urban Meyer left and can’t come to terms with the fact they may be decent. I also picked Michigan State over Notre Dame, which was no shock at all since the Big Ten is horrid. This also happens to be the cycle of a year wherein Notre Dame becomes grossly overrated and everyone suggests they are back (see my pick below that contradicts this statement).
Regardless, I would have accepted going 1-6 last week as long as that Upset Special hit. Seeing USC lose on the day Penn State got it’s 1st win was seriously one of the best Saturday’s anyone could ask for, especially after the year we’ve had. I must reiterate that my anger is not at Silas Redd, but is directed at his fraud coach, Lane Kiffin. This clown has never won a thing but the media gets all starry eyed with USC and anoints him as a great coach when in fact he’s just a petulant child who happens to be a very mediocre coach. It was a win for the good guys and Evil Bill thanks Stanford for making my day complete.
This week’s picks are below and if anyone wants to know the state of college football, I have picked the Louisiana-Monroe/Baylor game as well as the Boise State/BYU game. I had to because these were 2 of the best games.
In other games I didn’t pick, Duke is a 23.5 point favorite, Ohio State is actually playing UAB and Colorado is a 19 point underdog in a game they may lose by 50. Welcome to 2012 (please avoid using an overplayed Mayan joke here).
Without further ado, my picks:
Clemson (+14) at Florida State
Florida State has played no one and could be overrated, but Clemson won’t be the team to expose that right now. If there were better games this week, I wouldn’t even waste my time here. Gameday is at Florida State so we may get to see Burt Reynolds (aka Turd Ferguson), which is a plus.
Florida State 35 – Clemson 10
Baylor (-7) at Louisiana-Monroe (Friday)
ULM is a great story so far in college football. Almost beating back-to-back SEC teams and generally offending SEC country makes you OK in my book. The thing is, Baylor is better than the 2 SEC teams they played and will hand them a beating that the SEC can only dream of (Alabama not withstanding).
Baylor 38 – ULM 30
BYU (+7) at Boise State (Thursday)
BYU lost 3 times last week to Utah so they should have 3 losses now. Boise State gave an overrated Michigan State team all they could handle. Peterson was many of the PSU fans dream coach back in January so I naturally hope he fails, but Thursday night he will beat up on some cougars.
Boise State 27 – BYU 16
Rutgers (+7) at Arkansas
Schiano vs Petrino in a rematch of that great Rutgers/Louisville game. Actually, some no name coach vs. John (emphasis on L.) Smith. This game is truly putrid, but that is the week that has been presented to me. Arkansas is coming off a brutal beatdown and Rutgers coming off a “big” conference win, but that is all for naught now. Arkansas will scrape themselves off the pavement and get back on their bike as they head towards the disaster that will be their season.
Arkansas 21 – Rutgers 9
Michigan (+6.5) at Notre Dame
The battle of the overplayed/overrated fight songs. Denard Robinson went in video game mode last year vs. some terrible D for a dramatic win in the Big House. The Big Ten will look really terrible after this one, but I am picking the home team.
Notre Dame 23 Michigan 21
Louisville (-13) at Florida International
Your prohibitive favorite to win the Big East who nearly blew a 30 point lead to UNC takes their act vs. the next flavor of the month coach, Mario Cristobal. Well, Evil Bill looks deep into his
Cristobal Crystal Ball and sees an upset brewing.
Florida International 34 Louisville 33
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