Last week, I went against all odds (except the odds of the spread) and took Texas over West Virginia. The bonus is that was that was Evil Bill’s only loss. My upset special was Florida over LSU, which wasn’t a huge stretch, but I hit it.
Penn State’s bye week brings an extremely boring batch of games. The B1G being terrible doesn’t help, but there is not 1 game worth picking. It’s amazing how when Penn State isn’t on, the quality of good football declines. This week will feature plenty of spineless coaches punting on 4th and 2. My advice, head to a pumpkin patch, get a case of pumpkin beer and catch up on some yards work and enjoy the last fall day not dominated by BOB.
Texas (+3) at Oklahoma
Texas let me down last week and Oklahoma got me a W so I know how I am going to pick here. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, your program is putrid. These schools hate each other and I hate them both so the more the merrier.
Oklahoma 43 Texas 33
Stanford (+8.5) at Notre Dame
The former Ty Willingham Bowl. I think Notre Dame will start losing soon, but cannot see that happening this week. Notre Dame beat up on an overrated Miami team, but they will get this win only to let down their fan base soon.
Notre Dame 27 Stanford 21
South Carolina (+3) at LSU
LSU football is now the #1 remedy for insomniacs. I get that you have a good defense, but your offense is simply put, pathetic. South Carolina rolled Georgia in a game that they used a ton of emotion on. LSU will somehow win this snooze fest.
LSU 16 South Carolina 14
USC (-12.5) at Washington
Each week, I look and ask how Lane Kiffin could lose this week. I have done some thought here, but Washington got their 1 win vs Stanford. USC will win in spite of Kiffin, but that isn’t saying much, because they do they each time they win.
USC 35 Washington 21
Idaho (+2.5) at Texas State
This week is so bad that I am picking a random game that I bet is more fun to watch than some noon B1G disaster. Evil Bill has no idea about these teams, but I am feeling a slight edge to Texas State. In fact, I would come close to guaranteeing it.
Texas State 54 Idaho 46
Tennessee (+3) at Mississippi State
PSU fans wanted Dan Mullen for a week or so during the coaching search, so it is my goal to expose these frauds for what they are. Tennessee generally stinks, but the curse of Evil Bill strikes again.
Tennessee 28 Mississippi State 27
Season Record 26-10 (4-2 on Upset Specials)
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