Pearls & Vodka

Will there be a new top team in college football this weekend?

This is a big week in the college football world. Auburn and Georgia have met three times previously where both teams were in the top 10, the odds were in Auburn’s favor as they won all three contests. Will that streak extend today?

Where the Miami Hurricanes are weak, the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame are strong. And that’s pretty much how this weekend’s college football matchups look.

College Picks:

  • MIAMI over Notre Dame: this game will come down to Josh Adams dominating.
  • AUBURN over Georgia: yeah, I’m picking it. Call it an upset. Call it picking from emotional attachment. Call it whatever you want. Location is everything. If this game was in Athens, I’d go Bulldogs, even as much as I love Gus Malzahn. I’m dialing up Kevin Steele’s number this weekend to win this game and force Jake Fromm to make too many costly mistakes
  • ALABAMA over Mississippi State: injuries are rampant in Tuscaloosa right now. But come on folks, remember that Saban has a top recruiting class year after year; even the water boy is a 4-star athlete.
  • OKLAHOMA over TCU: Baker Mayfield will continue to punch his Heisman ballot.
  • IOWA over Wisconsin: the loss of their top receiver and Iowa’s confidence soaring wins this game for the Hawkeyes.
  • OHIO STATE over Michigan State: the Buckeye defense must contain MSU quarterback Brian Lewerke. I just don’t see THE Ohio State playing poorly two weeks in a row.
  • OKLAHOMA STATE over Iowa State: gosh I would love to see Iowa State win this one too, but Mason Rudolph is a beast and the Cyclone’s defense just isn’t enough to defeat him.
  • NC State over Boston College: all about that Wolfpack run defense. Let’s hope no laptops on the sideline distract the Pack!
  • LSU over Arkansas: even I’m not that delusional. But this is what the Hogs do, almost lose to Coastal Carolina and then sneak up and beat LSU the next weekend. I just think the gas tank is empty on the Hogs. The LSU run game seals this deal.
  • SOUTH CAROLINA over Florida: Missouri hung 45 points on the Gators, Muschamp will win this one.
  • CLEMSON over Florida State: the front seven on the defensive line for Clemson will obliterate the very weak Florida State offensive live.

NFL Picks:

  • JETS over Bucs
  • TITANS over Bengals
  • PACKERS over Bears
  • CHARGERS over Jags
  • SAINTS over Bills
  • REDSKINS over Vikings
  • LIONS over Browns
  • STEELERS over Colts
  • RAMS over Texans
  • COWBOYS over Falcons
  • GIANTS over 49ers
  • PATRIOTS over Broncos
  • PANTHERS over Dolphins


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