Yet another 4-2 week last week, but I am OK with that. I didn’t think Klein would be able to go so I went with TCU and I haven’t picked Texas A&M correct all year so how can I be surprised that the decided to come back and bite me again. I did hit my upset special and Illinois lost, which is always nice.
Let’s hope my picks don’t have the glitch that the NCAA Site had this week, but if my picks are wrong, I will review them and see where I made a mistake and correct them. In doing that, I will prove that I am not a B1G replay official.
Oklahoma (-11) at WVU
West Virginia’s downfall has been quite the spectacle and one only topped by Felix Baumgartner. 4 straight embarrassing losses with the 5th one looming, Couch sales have dropped significantly in WVU and arrests are down so there is a silver lining.
Oklahoma 52 WVU 32
Kansas State (-10) at Baylor
Klein is just too tough and Baylor lost to WVU and looking back on that now, it’s a real embarrassment. Bill Snyder’s magical ride continues. For years, it seemed liked KSU would screw up the B12 by beating a team late and cost them a chance in the Mythical National Championship game, but 2012 could see a role reversal. Just not this week though.
Kansas State 62 Baylor 31
Rutgers (+6.5) at Cincinnati
Rutgers is ranked and getting points at Cincy. Seems odd, but both teams have been tripped up by some #MACtion. Cincy will prevail at home in game I will be sure not to watch.
Cincinnati 24 Rutgers 19
Washington State (+19) at Arizona State
Admittedly, this game is pathetic, but I need to get something off my chest here. Many sports sites did coaching rankings and the media just gushed over Mike Leach. I don’t even need to get into the accusations this week against Leach, because those seem suspect, but I do want to state that BOB has been 1,000 times better than him all season. PSU has improved game by game and the players have shown great effort in every game. Leach’s team may have gotten worse. Todd Graham stinks too and he was ranked ahead of BOB.
Arizona State 35 Washington State 11
USC (-3) at UCLA
Every part of me wants to pick UCLA here. USC getting another loss would be a very enjoyable experience, but I am just having trouble picking UCLA. Oh wait, Lane Kiffin is still the coach at USC and he’s awful. That was easy.
UCLA 41 USC 32
Ohio State (+1) at Wisconsin
OSU is an underdog by the line, but they are a top 10 team. I just don’t want to see Meyer go undefeated this year and I think that Ball will be too much for OSU to handle.
Wisconsin 24 OSU 16
Season Record 42-23 (6-5 on Upset Specials)
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