Truth be told, I didn’t see the rise of the Wolfpack coming, but as usual, I loved seeing Louisville lose on Thursday night to NC State.
Here are my picks for this week:
GEORGIA over Vanderbilt
CLEMSON over Wake Forest
OKLAHOMA over Iowa State – Saquon should be able to use this game to further solidify his place in the Heisman race, especially with Lamar Jackson taking another loss.
PENN STATE over Northwestern
AUBURN over Ole Miss – If the Auburn team of late shows up, we are good. That defense should be enough to decimate the Rebels.
MIAMI over Florida State – Coach Reicht is doing what he does so well, creating a good football team. FSU is having a down year for sure, wouldn’t be surprised if Jimbo finds a way to squeak this one out though.
FLORIDA over LSU – I was actually conflicted on this one. Sure, LSU looks terrible. But Coach O has been rattling chains in Baton Rouge since that Troy game. And you never know who will be in jail or starting for Florida.
OHIO STATE over Maryland
USC over Oregon State
ALABAMA over Texas A&M – Coach Sumlin just needs to pray for no injuries so he can compete for the rest of the season.
WISCONSIN over Nebraska – Part of me wanted to pick the Cornhuskers to ruin the undefeated Badger season. And I won’t be surprised if it happens.
NOTRE DAME over UNC – I wanted to go with the Heels, I really did. But I think Brian Kelly’s team has this one.
TCU over West Virginia – This one was tough for me. I just don’t like TCU. And that Mountaineer team is stout.
MICHIGAN STATE over Michigan – I’m going with Sparty here to upset the Wolverines. I think Speight’s injury will be enough to throw the blue off their game.
WASHINGTON STATE over Oregon – Feels so weird to pick against Oregon, but Mike Leach (crazy as he is) is doing something special.
VIRGINIA TECH over Boston College
WASHINGTON over Cal
And a few NFL picks for the weekend:
PACKERS over Cowboys – and yes it pains me to make that pick. That loss to the Rams is still bitter in my mouth and messing with my confidence I’m sure.
TEXANS over Chiefs – Deshaun Watson looks really good and that Texans defense is finally living up to their potential. I think JJ Watt will be eating Kareem Hunt for dinner.
GIANTS over Chargers – I think Eli finds a way to win.
RAVENS over Raiders – the injury to Derek Carr is going to wreck havoc on the Oakland season.
SEAHAWKS over Rams – Russell finally finds his groove and Richard Sherman and his defense take over.
DOLPHINS over Titans – No one looks more depressed to be playing football than Jay Cutler, but at least he is playing. And it looks like Mariota might not be.
#WPS #WDE #CLEMSO-N
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