A 2-4 week after a loss to Ohio State is a real punch in the face. The silver lining is one of the losses I picked was USC to win and went against my gut. Picking Lane Kiffin to win a game that actially requires him to coach is like asking me to punt on 3rd down; not happening. Florida got me again, Michigan flamed out and Notre Dame is better than I want to admit. I did hit the upset special (and even predicted OT) with Washington over Oregon State, but that was small potatoes vs. my other duds.
A new week and a generally uneventful week as usual. Away we go to a 6-0.
Alabama (-7) at LSU
These teams are so great blah blah blah. These teams are good, but they play the worst football games. I am sure if I had a rooting interest, I would think otherwise, but I don’t. LSU will give Bama it’s 1st real test, but that being said, this will be a smackdown. Not sure if LSU will resort to Bolden to throw for a TD since he does have some experience doing so vs. Bama. I can see Alabama struggling for a ½, but they will pull away in the end.
Alabama 24 LSU 7
Oklahoma State (+7) at Kansas State
Bill Snyder is a magician with his ability to coach. If Mike Gundy was a man at 40, what does that make Snyder at 73? KSU big.
Kansas State 47 Oklahoma State 21
Texas A&M (-2.5) vs. Mississippi State
Texas A&M has ruined a lot of Evil Bill’s picks so far this year so now it is time for them to pay. Mullen and his Penn State loving dad will prevail vs. this overrated A&M team.
MSU 31 Texas A&M 15
Texas (+2.5) vs. Texas Tech
How Texas is ranked is beyond me. That is soon to change and the heat on Mack Brown will intensify with a bad defensive effort combed with a poor offensive showing.
Texas Tech 33 Texas 12
Oregon (-6) at USC
Kiffin in a game that he shouldn’t win, will not let me down. I just hope he’s embarrassed and then eventually gets fired and disappears from my TV forever.
Oregon 53 USC 32
Clemson (-14) at Duke
I really have no feel this week so I am going big.
Duke 27 Clemson 26
Season Record 35-18 (5-4 on Upset Specials)
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