2018 Picks (L=wrong W=correct)
Week 5 picks
Syracuse at 3 Clemson
12 West Virginia at 23 Texas Tech
Army at Buffalo
Virginia at NC St.
Florida St. at Louisville
18 Florida at Mississippi St.
Virginia Tech at 24 Duke
4 Ohio St. at 10 Penn St.
19 BYU at 6 Washington
5 Stanford at 11 Notre Dame
South Carolina at 17 Kentucky
21 Oregon at California
Week 4 Picks 10-5 (Season record 33-20)
Florida Atlantic at 27 UCF
No Spread. Florida Atlantic is 2-1. They lost to Oklahoma, beat Air Force 33-27, and only beat Bethune Cookman by 21 points (49-28). UCF is 2-0 with wins over cupcakes. This will be UCF’s first test when FAU already had 2. I think UCF will win 49-42. W
Washington St. at USC
USC is favored by 4.0 points. I think Washington St. will win 24-21. L
2 Georgia at 29 Missouri
Georgia is favored by 14.0 points. I think Georgia could have problems on defense. Georgia will win 52-35. W
15 Notre Dame at Wake Forest
Notre Dame is favored by 7.5 points. Notre Dame is OVERRATED. Notre Dame beat Michigan by 7 (good win), Ball St. by 8 (awful), and Vanderbilt by 5 (bad). Notre Dame needs to pick it up offensively. They had 1,096 yards and 70 points in the last three games. Wake Forest had 1,626 yards and 108 points in three games. Wake Forest could beat them, but I doubt it because Notre Dame have had to play harder teams while Wake Forest may have had a close one with Boston College, but an even closer one with Tulane. Notre Dame wins 23-17. W
Buffalo at Rutgers
No spread. I think Buffalo wins 45-31. W
Louisville at Virginia
Virginia is favored by 4.5 points. I think Virginia will win 38-31. W
17 Texas A&M at 1 Alabama
Alabama is favored by 26.5 points. I think Alabama will win 52-28. W
Northern Illinois at Florida St.
Florida St. is favored by 10.0 points. I think Florida St. is awful and they will lose. Unless, they can think of something to help their offensive line. NIU wins 16-13. L
Kansas at Baylor
Baylor is favored by 7.5 points. I don’t think either team has me sold yet that they’re back, but I think the Bears win because they are the home team (Which to me doesn’t say a lot) 48-45. W
South Carolina at Vanderbilt
South Carolina is favored by 2.0 points. I think South Carolina wins 17-14. W
19 TCU at Texas
TCU is favored by 3.0 points. Favored by too little I say. TCU wins 31-21. L
10 Mississippi St. at Kentucky
Mississippi St. is favored by 10.0 points. This game is a rivalry and technically anyone could win,but last year I said “Kentucky will win 20-17” but they lost 45-7. I’mnot taken any chances. Mississippi St. wins 38-28. L
Michigan St. at Indiana
Michigan St. is favored by 5.0 points. I don’t know much about these teams, So think Michigan St. wins 35-30. W
5 Stanford at 24 Oregon
Stanford is favored by 1.5 points. I think Stanford is underrated and Oregon is overrated. I think Stanford wins 28-17. W
14 Wisconsin at 23 Iowa
Wisconsin is favored by 3.0 points. I say go big or go home! I pick Iowa to win 28-27. L
Week 3 Picks 8-7 (Season record 23-15)
Oklahoma at Iowa St.
Oklahoma is favored by 17.5 points. I don’t understand why Oklahoma would be favored by this much this year. Last year Iowa St. beat Oklahoma and we thought they were worse than they are thought to be now, and Oklahoma was higher ranked last year, so I don’t see Oklahoma would win by this much. I think Iowa St. needs to improve on offense to keep up with Oklahoma’s. Oklahoma will win 42-31. W
Hawaii at Army
Army is favored by 6.5 points. Once again I don’t know why Army would be favored by so much. Hawaii beat Colorado St. (43-34), Navy (59-41), and Rice (43-29). Army lost to Duke (34-14), and beat Liberty (38-14). I don’t see why Army is favored. I think Hawaii will win 49-38. L
Florida St. at Syracuse
Florida St. is favored by 3.0 points. This game could be real good. I think Florida St. want’s to prove that they’re still good, but can they? Syracuse is looking good even though their two games have not been very meaningful. Syracuse scored 55 and 62. Florida St. scored 3 and 36, and that second one was against Samford, Florida St. had to come back in the 4th quarter to win 36-26. I think I’m going with the upset and Syracuse will win 35-27. W
Rutgers at Kansas
Kansas is favored by 2.5 points. I think this’ll be a good one with probably the worst teams in the power 5. They are both 1-1. Kansas beat Central Michigan 31-7, Rutgers beat Texas St. 35-7. Kansas lost to Nicholls 26-23, Rutgers lost to Ohio St. 52-3. I think this will come down to defense and pass offense. Rutgers is 31-60 for 270 yards, 1 TD, and 5 INT’s. Kansas is 39-65, for 344 yards, 3 TD’s, and 0 INT’s. I think Kansas is definitely better at passing. Rutgers have allowed 59 points. Kansas have allowed 33 points. I think Kansas has a better defense, which means Kansas will probably win. The Jayhawks get their second win of the season 31-24. W
Georgia Tech at Pittsburgh
Georgia Tech is favored by 4.5 points. This will probably be a good game. Georgia Tech was in the lead for most of the 4th quarter against USF, but do to poor defensive play late, Georgia Tech lost 49-38. Pittsburgh kept it close in the first half against Penn St. (14-6), but played awful in the second half and lost 51-6. In the games that they won Pittsburgh beat Albany 33-7. Georgia Tech beat Alcorn St. 41-0. I think Georgia Tech would win with KirVonte Benson, but he’s injured. I think Pitt will win 41-38. W
LSU at Auburn
Auburn is favored by 10.5 points. I think there is a lot of bad point spreads this week, including this game. But I do think Auburn will win 21-17. L
Boise St. at Oklahoma St.
Oklahoma St. is favored by 2.5 points. I think this is gonna be a good game. With my number 19 and 25, this could go to overtime like Boise St. Washington St. last year. Boise St. won both of their games by a total of 71 points. Oklahoma St. won both of their games by a total of 83 points. They both have had pretty weak schedules so far. Oklahoma St.’s best opponent so far was South Alabama and they beat them 55-13. Boise St.’s best opponent was Troy and they beat them 56-20. I think Troy is better than South Alabama. I think Boise St. wins in a shootout and possibly multiple overtimes 49-48. L
Duke at Baylor
Baylor is favored by 6.0 points. Once again not a very good spread. Duke beat Northwestern 21-7 and Baylor played a nobody and didn’t win by like 30 points or anything. I think Duke wins 38-28. W
North Texas at Arkansas
Arkansas is favored by 7.0 points. This could be interesting. Last week Arkansas lost to Colorado St. 34-27. North Texas won their two games by a total of 65 points. I think Arkansas will bounce back and beat North Texas by a bit more than the spread, 35-26. L
Houston at Texas Tech
Houston is favored by 1.0 point. Houston beat Arizona 45-18 last week and Texas Tech beat Lamar 77-0. before that Texas Tech lost to Ole Miss 47-27, and Ole Miss had trouble with Southern Illinois last week, so yeah. I think Houston will win once again 42-30. L
Alabama at Ole Miss
Alabama is favored by 21.5 points. I think this will be a tough game for the Crimson Tide’s Defense, but Alabama is gonna score a boatload of points. Alabama is gonna win 63-35. W
Ohio St. at TCU
Ohio St. is favored by 13.5 points. This game will be a test for the Horned Frogs. Also I don’t know what all the fuss is about Ohio State. Ohio St. may have scored 77 points against Oregon St., but the Beavers also scored 31 points on’em. I think the Buckeyes have the win 38-30, but TCU could upset’em. W
USC at Texas
Texas is favored by 3.5 points. This doesn’t make any sense at all. Texas is favored yet they lost to Maryland 34-29 and beat Tulsa only 28-21! USC may have only been beating UNLV 19-15 at the end of the 3rd quarter, but ended up winning 43-21. USC may have been whooped by Stanford, but Stanford is, at least I think a Playoff contender. I think USC will win 35-21. L
New Mexico at New Mexico St.
No spread. They’re both bad. New Mexico St. is super bad. It is a rivalry game. New Mexico St. has won last two years. Before that New Mexico won four years in a row. This year I think New Mexico will break their losing streak. New Mexico will win 42-33. W
Fresno St. at UCLA
Fresno St. is favored by 1.5 points. I don’t have much to say except, UCLA is still good even though they lost to Cincinnati and Oklahoma, I thought Fresno St. was going to be better, and UCLA will win 38-37. L
Week 2 Picks 7-7 (Season record 15-8)
Georgia at South Carolina
Georgia is favored by 10.0 points. I think this could be a good game. South Carolina is a talented team, but I don’t think they’ll be able to beat the number 3 team in the country. I think Georgia will win 17-7. W
Clemson at Texas A&M
Clemson is favored by 11.5. I think if Clemson’s defensive line wasn’t as good as it is then Texas A&M would have a decent chance of winning this game, but that isn’t the case. I think Clemson is just too good and will win 24-14. W
USC at Stanford
Stanford is favored by 4.5 points. I think Stanford will win 33-27. W
Arizona at Houston
Houston is favored by 4.0 points. I think this going to be a game of Ed Oliver vs Khali Tate and Ed Oliver wins. I don’t think Arizona is good enough at passing and they were losing to BYU 28-10 at one point in their game. I think Houston will win because of their defense 21-17. W
Duke at Northwestern
Northwestern is favored 3.0 points. I think Northwestern will win 38-31. L
Air Force at Florida Atlantic
Florida Atlantic is favored by 9.0 points. I think Florida Atlantic will win 28-23. W
Kansas at Central Michigan
No spread. I think it’s hilarious that Kansas lost to Nicholls St. last week. Also Central Michigan kept it close for a while against Kentucky last week. I think Kansas will be trying harder this week, because it’s probably their last chance to win this season. I don’t think Kansas will get done in the end. Central Michigan wins 31-28. L
Colorado at Nebraska. Nebraska is favored by 5.5 points. I think this could go either way, and I need Travon McMillan to have good game, because I have him on my fantasy football team, so I’m kinda rootin’ for Colorado. But I still think Nebraska’s a good team and could very well win. I think Colorado will win 30-28. W
Iowa St. at Iowa
Iowa is favored by 3.5 points. This rivalry could go either way, and I don’t know how good Iowa St. is, so I’m gonna go safe with Iowa 37-34. W
Virginia at Indiana
Indiana is favored by 7.0 points. I think Virginia is very underrated and will beat Indiana both on Defense and Offense, and also Indiana only beat Florida International 38-28. I think Virginia will win 35-24. L
Kentucky at Florida
Florida is favored by 14.0 points. This will be Dan Mullen’s first real game at Florida. Kentucky will need to pick it up a notch to beat’em this year. Last year Florida won 28-27. I think Florida will win by a lot this year if Kentucky can’t pass. Florida will win 31-14. L
Fresno St. at Minnesota
Minnesota is favored by 2.5 points. This will probably be a good game. Minnesota beat New Mexico St. 48-10. Fresno St. beat former FBS team Idaho 79-13. I think Fresno St, will win because of their offense. The Bulldogs win 42-33. L
California at BYU
BYU is favored by 3.5 points. This’ll probably be a great game. California beat North Carolina 24-17. BYU beat Arizona 28-23. I think BYU beat a better opponent by about the same amount, therefore BYU is probably better. So BYU wins 21-14. L
Michigan St. at Arizona St.
Michigan St. is favored 6.5 points. This’ll be a good game. Michigan had a tough game with harder opponent (Utah St.), when Arizona St. had a easy game with the easy opponent (UTSA). I think this two teams will be going back and forth this weekend. But in the end Michigan St. wins 34-31. L
Week 1 Picks 8-1
Florida Atlantic at Oklahoma
Oklahoma is favored by 21.0 points. I am shocked by how much Oklahoma is favored by. FAU could beat them if Oklahoma doesn’t play like they should. Of course I don’t think that will happen, because Oklahoma has such good players like Kyler Murray, Rodney Anderson, Cee Dee Lamb, and Brown (I forgot his first name). Oklahoma should win because they are a good power 5 team, but don’t be surprised if FAU cuts it close. I think Oklahoma will win 38-30. W
Ole Miss at Texas Tech
Texas Tech is favored by 2.5 points. I don’t see why Texas Tech is favored. I don’t know much about those two teams, but what I do know is that Ole Miss should do better. So I think Ole Miss will win 52-45. W
Washington vs Auburn
Auburn is favored by 1.5 points. I think this is going to be a good game. Wshngton has Myles Gaskin, Jake Browning, a talented group of Wide Receivers, and a good defense and offensive line. There isn’t much more you could ask for. But I think Auburn will beat them because of their amazing defense that no Pac-12 team could match. I think this will be the hardest defense Washington faces all season unless they make it to the playoffs and play against Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, or Clemson. Auburn wins 17-14. W
Northern Illinois at Iowa
Iowa is favored by 10.5 points. This could go either way depending on how good Iowa wants to start the season. The same thing goes for NIU. If starts this season slow like they did last year. I think Iowa will win 31-27. W
West Virginia vs Tennessee
West Virginia is favored by 10.0 points. This one depends on how good Jeremy Pruitt is at coaching. I’m guessing Tennessee’s defense should be good this season but the offense may struggle. Because of that I think West Virginia will win 35-28. W
North Carolina at California
California is favored by 7.5 points. It seems like this is the third year in a row these guys have played against each other. Last year California won 35-30. I don’t think much will change except for the score. I think this would be a good game to watch if you’re not interested in the Auburn Washington game. I think California will win 28-23. W
Boise St. at Troy
Boise St. is favored by 10.5. I think this point spread is to big these two teams. Troy could very well come out with the upset if they can pull off some big plays. but I think Boise St. will because they are just better. Boise St. will win 27-24. W
Michigan at Notre Dame
Notre Dame is favored by 1.0 point. I think Michigan will make the playoffs this year and Notre Dame won’t get in their way. If you wan’t to know more about why I think Michigan will make the playoffs, then I might have blog post about it. I think Michigan will win 17-14. L
Virginia Tech at Florida St.
Florida St. is favored by 7.5 points. I think this is gonna be a good game. Florida St, is nice and healthy and could put this thing into overtime, but I don’t think they’ll win it. I think Virginia Tech will win 20-17. W
Week 14 picks 6-4
Stanford vs USC
USC is favored by 4.0 points. Sorry I wasn’t able to make my rankings or picks last week. Sam Darnold too many interceptions 12 of them this season. I think Stanford is way better now than what they were in week 2 when USC beat them 42-24 and week 3 when Stanford lost to San Diego St. 20-17. But they have definitely improved with wins over Arizona St. (34-24),Oregon (49-7),Washington (30-22),and Notre Dame (38-10). Now lets look at USC and how they have been been doing since week 2 lets see they beat Texas (27-24 2OT), Arizona St. (48-17), and Arizona (49-35). I think Stanford have been a lot more impressive lately. So Stanford wins 37-30.
North Texas vs FAU
FAU wins 43-35.
Akron vs Toledo
Toledo wins 42-21
Memphis vs UCF
UCF wins 38-35.
TCU vs Oklahoma
Oklahoma wins 49-38
Georgia vs Auburn
Auburn is favored by 1.5 points. I don’t have much to say here. Last time these two teams met Auburn won 40-17 but that isn’t going to happen again because Georgia knows how good they are now after being destroyed by them. Also Auburn might be getting a little cocky after beating two number one teams in the past three weeks Georgia and Alabama. But in the end Auburn is going to win because they’re on fire! So they end up winning 31-24.
Troy at Arkansas St.
Troy is favored by 1.0 point. I think this game is going to be very interesting because if you look at both of their schedules they’re pretty much equal in difficulty. First Arkansas St. they lost to Nebraska 43-36, Miami (FL) game was post poned, they lost to SMU 44-21, beat Georgia Southern 43-23, beat Coastal Carolina 51-17, beat Louisiana Lafayette 47-3, beat New Mexico St. 37-21, lost to South Alabama 24-19, beat Texas St. 30-12, and beat LA Monroe 67-50. Now Troy they lost to Boise St. 24-13, beat Alabama St. 34-7, beat New Mexico St. 27-24, beat Akron 22-17, beat LSU 24-21, lost to South Alabama 19-8, beat Georgia St. 34-10, beat Georgia Southern 38-16, beat Idaho 24-21, beat Coastal Carolina 42-17, and beat Texas St. 62-9. I say Troy wins because they’re on a big role. So they win 45-38.
Fresno St. at Boise St.
Fresno St. wins 28-27.
Miami (FL) vs Clemson
Clemson is favored by 9.0 points. I say we got a low scoring because of Clemson’s defense and Miami (FL)’s ability to create turnovers. Clemson wins 28-24.
Ohio St. at Wisconsin
Wisconsin wins 36-31.
Week 12 picks 2-1
Texas at West Virginia
West Virginia is favored by 3.5 points. Texas is a way better defensive team allowing… 51 ( Maryland ), 0 ( San Jose St. ), 27 ( USC ), 7 ( Iowa St. ), 34 ( Kansas St. ), 29 ( Oklahoma ), 13 ( Oklahoma St. ), 7 ( Baylor ), 24 ( TCU ), and 27 ( Kansas ). West Virginia… 31 ( Virginia Tech ), 20 ( East Carolina ), 16 ( Delaware St. ), 34 ( Kansas ), 31 ( TCU ), 35 ( Texas Tech ), 36 ( Baylor ), 50 ( Oklahoma St. ), 16 ( Iowa St. ), and 23 ( Kansas St. ). I think we’re gonna have a lower scoring game than you think. West Virginia is good at scoring when they need to and that is going to help them win this game while Texas on the other hand is not good at scoring when they most need it. So West Virginia wins 35-27.
SMU at Memphis
Memphis is favored by 12.0 points. I just want to say SMU is one of the most underrated teams in the country. Their record is 6-4 but hey they lost to some pretty good teams like TCU ( 56-36 ), Houston ( 35-22 ), UCF ( 31-24 ), and Navy ( 43-40 ). SMU is rated the number 39 team overall and number 16 team for passing yards. Memphis is rated the number 21 team overall and number 13 for pass yards according to the Ranker. I think Memphis wins in a very close one in the 4th quarter. So Memphis wins 38-35 with a last minute touchdown.
Michigan at Wisconsin
Wisconsin is favored by 7.5 points. Here we are Wisconsin vs Michigan. earlier in the season people thought “wow this is going to be a great game!”. But look at Michigan now they only had 1 offensive touchdown against Air Force and look at how many points Michigan have been scoring, 33 ( Florida ), 36 ( Cincinnati ), 29 ( Air Force ), 28 ( Purdue ), 10 ( Michigan St. ), 27 ( Indiana ), 13 ( Penn St. ), 35 ( Rutgers ), 33 ( Minnesota ), and 35 ( Maryland ). Wisconsin have scored, 59 ( Utah St. ), 31 ( FAU ), 40 ( BYU ), 33 ( Northwestern ), 38 ( Nebraska ), 17 ( Purdue ), 38 ( Maryland ), 24 ( Illinois ), 45 ( Indiana ),and 38 ( Iowa ). Also both defenses are good so their pretty much even in most everything except for throwing Wisconsin wins because they can throw when it is needed and Michigan cant. Wisconsin wins 31-27.
Week 11 picks 1-5
Washington at Stanford
Washington is favored by 6.0 points. I think this game is going to be a shootout with Washington’s J. Browning and D. Pettis and Stanford’s B. Love. I think both defenses will have to step it up because they are facing some great offenses. Washington wins because they are more balanced in their offense. Washington wins 52-42.
Georgia at Auburn
Georgia is favored by 2.5 points. This is going to be a great game. They both have great defenses and great offenses they’re just great football teams I guess that’s why they’re the number 1 and 10 teams. Auburn wants this game I think they want a playoff spot bad because their rival ( Alabama ) has been in the playoffs every single time. Auburn wants this. But… I DON’T THINK THEY WANT IT ENOF!!! Georgia wins 31-26.
Iowa at Wisconsin
Wisconsin is favored by 12.0 points. Why just why? Why in the world would Wisconsin be favored by 12.0 points against the team that just beat Ohio St. 55-24! I just don’t get point spreads sometimes. Just look at all of Wisconsin’s wins we have Utah St. ( 59-10 ), Florida Atlantic ( 31-14 ), BYU ( 40-6 ), Northwestern ( 33-24 ), Nebraska ( 38-17 ), Purdue ( 17-9 ), Maryland ( 38-13), Illinois ( 24-10 ), and finally Indiana ( 45-17 ). You see some of those losses! like what good team only beats Illinois by 14.0 points! Like who does that?! Iowa on the other hand beat some good teams like Wyoming ( 24-3 ), Iowa St. ( 44-41 OT ), and of course… OHIO STATE!!! ( 55-24 ). Also Iowa’s losses are to some pretty good teams like Penn St. ( 21-19 ), Michigan St. ( 17-10 ), and Northwestern ( 17-10 OT ). Today I have Iowa in an upset right here. So Iowa wins 14-10.
Notre Dame at Miami ( Fl )
Notre Dame is favored by 3.0 points. We got a great game in our hands today. Notre Dame and Miami ( FL )!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO. 3 and 7. Notre Dame 8-1 their only loss was to the top team in the country Georgia the score was 20-19. Notre Dame has a great offense they have scored 49 ( Temple ), 19 ( Georgia ), 49 ( Boston College ), 38 ( Michigan St. ), 52 ( Miami ( OH ) ), 33 ( UNC ), 49 ( USC ), 35 ( NC.St. ), and 48 ( Wake Forest ). Also their closest game other than their Georgia loss was their last game against Wake Forest 48-37. Also 37 from the Wake Forest game is the most they have aloud. Miami( FL ) is 8-0 they have had some close calls recently that I mentioned last week also speaking of last week Miami ( FL ) beat Virginia Tech 28-10. Notre Dame gets this one 33-30.
TCU at Oklahoma
Oklahoma is favored by 7.0 points. I would just like to say one thing about OKLAHOMA! So I watched the Oklahoma Oklahoma St. game last week and I would just like to say for most of the game Oklahoma’s secondary looked like a bunch of 5 year old’s I’m not kidding they looked so bad I don’t think they knew what their job was! TCU though well their defense have impressed me especially for a BIG 12 team. really all I got to say well if Oklahoma some how makes it to playoffs they’re gonna be crushed like a grape think about it Alabama, Georgia, Notre Dame, Clemson Oklahoma have played so weak defenses they have not been really challenged offensively. But this week ph they will! I think Oklahoma is getting way to much respect for creaming Ohio St. and only having one loss. TCU wins 59-42.
Boise St. at Colorado St.
Boise St. is favored 6.5 points. Here we are another group of 5 game. Colorado St. needs this win for a slight chance of winning the Mountain West Mountain. Now what Colorado St. needs is Boise St. to lose the rest of their games Air Force to lose one game and Wyoming to lose two games for Colorado St. to win the division. So Boise St. has the best chance of winning the division. Boise St. is 7-2 their losses are non-conference they are to Washington St. ( 47-44 3 OT ) and Virginia ( 42-23 ). Now Boise St. got a tough final stretch they have Colorado St., Air Force, then to end the regular season Fresno St.. Then Colorado St. has two games left and they are Boise St. and San Jose St.. I think Colorado St. wants this game more than Boise St. BUT! Boise St. takes the Mountain West Mountain. So Boise St. wins 30-28.
week 10 picks 3-3
Florida at Missouri
Missouri is favored by 3.0 points. This could be a pretty good game. Now here is something I would like to say. This is going to be a short pick Florida and Missouri are complete opesets. Missouri has one of the best offenses in the country and one of the worst defenses and Florida has a pretty good defense and one of the worst offenses in the country. As they say defenses win championships so. Florida wins 28-27.
Kansas St. at Texas Tech
Texas Tech is favored by 3.0 points. I think this is going to be a double digit game here. first lets look at points allowed. Kansas St.: 19 ( Central Arkansas ), 7 ( Charlotte ), 14 ( Vanderbilt ), 20 ( Baylor ), 40 ( Texas ), 26 ( TCU ), 42 ( Oklahoma ), and 20 ( Kansas ). Texas Tech: 10 ( Eastern Washington ), 45 ( Arizona St. ), 24 ( Houston ), 41 ( Oklahoma St. ), 19 ( Kansas ), 46 ( West Virginia should have won that game), 31 ( Iowa St. ), and 49 ( Oklahoma ). Kansas St. wins because they have a good defense. Kansas St. wins 45-35.
Clemson at NC.St.
Clemson is favored by 7.5 points. This game will probably decide who wins the ACC Atlantic. This will come down to who can pass the ball better. They both probably wont be able run much because NC.St. is 12th in the nation for run defense and Clemson is 1st according to the Ranker . NC.St is 28th in passing yards per game according to The Ranker and Clemson is 55th. Clemson has got to stop this passing offense that NC.St. has. Both of them really need this win. Clemson needs this win because if they lose they will have no playoffs and probably no conference championship. Because NC.St. is probably capable of taking on the rest of their schedule and they are undefeated in conference. Clemson wins 21-16.
Oklahoma at Oklahoma St.
Oklahoma St. is favored by 2.5 points. This is going to be a short pick. All I got to say really is Oklahoma’s defense is pretty bad and wont be good enough to stop Oklahoma St.’s Offense. Oklahoma St. wins 45-38.
Colorado St. at Wyoming
Colorado St. is favored by 3.0 points. I think this is going to be a great game. They both have 3 losses Colorado St. is 6-3 and Wyoming is 5-3. Colorado St. lost to Colorado ( 17-3 ), Alabama ( 41-23 ), and Air Force ( 45-28 ). Wyoming lost to Iowa ( 24-3 ), Oregon ( 49-13 ), and Boise St. ( 24-14 ). Wyoming needs to work on their offense to win this or else Colorado St. will crush them. Both of them need to win this game because it could decide who wins the Mountain West Mountain division. I think Colorado St. wins offensively. Colorado St. wins 45-30.
Virginia Tech at Miami ( FL )
Virginia Tech is favored by 2.5 points. Miami ( FL ) likes close calls, they beat Florida St. ( 24-20 ), Georgia Tech ( 25-24 ), Syracuse ( 27-19 ), and North Carolina ( 24-19 ). Virginia Tech beat everybody on their schedule by double digits except for West Virginia ( 31-24 ) and Clemson ( Virginia Tech lost 31-17 ). Miami ( FL ) needs this win to keep them as a playoff contender also Miami ( FL ) has another hard game coming up… NOTRE DAME!!!!!!!!!!! So Miami ( FL ) needs more confidence going into the next game. Miami ( FL ) needs this so bad also because it will probably get them into the ACC title game. Sooooooo Miami ( FL ) wins 27-26.
week 9 picks 2-5
Florida St. at Boston College
Florida St. is favored by 4.5 points. This is going to be a good game. First lets talk about Boston College. They are 4-4. Boston College lost to some pretty good teams. Wake Forest ( 34-10 ), Notre Dame ( 49-20 ), Clemson ( 34-7 ), and Virginia Tech ( 23-10 ). Florida St. is 2-4. They also lost to pretty good teams. Alabama ( 24-7 ), NC.St. ( 27-21 ), Miami ( Fl ) ( 24-20 ), and Louisville ( 31-28 ). I say it will comedown to whoever has the best defense. Florida St. wins 16-10.
Oklahoma St. at West Virginia
Oklahoma St. is favored by 7.5 points. This is going to be a very very very very hi scoring game. Then look at their quarterbacks stats. Oklahoma St., Mason Rudolph 161-242 for 2650 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions. West Virginia, Will Grier 177-267 for 2467 yards, 26 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions. They are both big scoring teams. Oklahoma St. 59 ( Tulsa ), 44 ( South Alabama ), 59 ( Pittsburgh ), 31 ( TCU ), 41 ( Texas Tech ), 59 ( Baylor ), and 13 ( Texas ). Then West Virginia. 24 ( Virginia Tech ), 56 ( East Carolina ), 59 ( Delaware St. ), 56 ( Kansas ), 24 ( TCU ), 46 ( Texas Tech ), 38 ( Baylor ). and both of the team’s defenses could use a little work wait let me rephrase that a lot of work! West Virginia will win 59-52.
Louisville at Wake Forest.
Louisville is favored by 3.0. This game will probably come down to who has the best D-line. Wake Forest is 4-3. They have a pretty tough schedule left. They have Louisville, Notre Dame, Syracuse, NC.St., and Duke. Then we have Louisville they are 5-3 and they really have to work on their defense. Every team they have played have scored at least 30 points or a bit under ( this is not counting Kent St. and Murray St. ). Wake Forest has to stop Louisville’s amazing offense if their going to win also I think the key for them is to stop Lamar Jackson he is a double threat quarterback. They to get pasted Louisville’s offensive line and get to Lamar Jackson and either force him to throw a bad pass or sack him. Then Louisville has to do pretty much the same thing. I think Wake Forest will do everything they need to do to win this game. Wake Forest wins 38-37.
Penn St. at Ohio St.
Ohio St. is favored by 7.0 points. Just think about that point spread for one moment… You done? Okay so this probably going to be a shorter pick. Ohio St. has one of the top teams in the country especially their offense man it’s good they have some of the top stats in the world! OFFENSIVELY! Penn St. on they other hand has an awesome defense and offense. I guess Ohio St. does too…BUT WHATEVER!!!!! Penn St. is just to good! Penn St. wins 21-17.
TCU at Iowa St.
TCU is favored by 7.0 points. Iowa St. is a pretty good team I think because if you hear this Iowa St. is 5-2. They beat Oklahoma and just barely lost to Iowa ( 44-41 OT ), and had a pretty close game I guess against Texas ( lost 17-7 ). I think this will be a lower scoring game than you think. TCU is one of the few undefeated teams in college football their defense is playing better than a lot of other Big 12 teams and only in three of their games they allowed double digit scores and they all had pretty good offenses SMU 36, Oklahoma St. 31, and West Virginia 24. TCU makes the playoffs I think because them compared to the other teams in the Big 12 they probably have the best defense behind them Kansas St., Texas, and Iowa St. So TCU wins 28-17.
NC.St. at Notre Dame
Notre Dame is favored by 7.5 points. This also going to be a shorter pick this week. here my picks are mostly going to be games that might be interesting but sometimes even if I don’t think they’re going interesting I still might pick them anyways. Notre Dame they are just so good I think they make the playoffs with Alabama, Penn St., and TCU. I think NC.St. might have a chance at winning the ACC their biggest problem is probably going to be Clemson. Notre Dame will overwhelm NC.St. offensively because Notre Dame is justso good on both sides of the ball and NC.St. have not played an offense like this before. Notre Dame wins 38-20.
Mississippi St. at Texas A&M
Mississippi St. is favored by 2.0 points. This is going to be the best SEC game this week. I really don’t have many things to talk about here. I think this game is 50 50 you know? This is going to be a great game really that’s almost all I got to say here. Texas A&M wins 24-21 OT.
week 8 picks 3-2
Kentucky at Mississippi St.
Mississippi St. is favored by 10.5 points. This may seem like a cupcake for Mississippi St. You know the rat poison speech from Nick Saban? Well this game could be like that but instead of Mississippi St. being really good, Kentucky being really bad. But that’s not true, because I think Kentucky is a good team. Yes they may have had a lot of close calls, but in the end they have five wins and they are 5-1. Also this is a rivalry game even though Mississippi st. almost always wins Kentucky always puts up a good fight and I think they’re going to break their losing streak. Kentucky will win 20 to 17.
Tennessee at Alabama
Alabama is favored by 34.5 points. Now I am totally not going to pick the upset here. I think Alabama is truly the number one team. Like look at some of the other top teams. Like Penn St. and Clemson. Penn st. had to get the last second touchdown against Iowa and won ( 21-19 ), and Clemson was tied with Boston college in the fourth quarter and lost to Syracuse ( 27-24 ) etc. This will be the biggest blow out of the week. Alabama will win 59-3.
BYU at East Carolina
BYU is favored by 6.0 points. Both teams are 1-6. BYU beat Portland st. ( 20-6 ) and East Carolina beat Connecticut ( 41-38 ). But look at how many points East Carolina has aloud: 34 ( James Madison ), 56 ( West Virginia ), 64 ( Virginia tech ), 38 ( Connecticut ), 61 ( USF ), 34( Temple ), and 63 from UCF. BYU has aloud way less I can tell you and so can the Ranker. I think BYU will win because of East Carolina’s horrible defense. BYU wins in two overtimes 30-27.
Michigan at Penn st.
Penn st. is favored by 9.5 points. Michigan came into the season as the number 11 team then their quarterback was injured against Air force or Cincinnati. Since then, Michigan has not been doing well .Their last two games didn’t go as they had planned. They lost to Michigan st. ( 14-10 ) and barely got away with Indiana ( 27-20 OT ). Penn st. has been playing great lately. They are number 2 in the AP poll and number 3 in my rankings and The Ranker pit rankings. And S. Barkley is good, so Penn st. wins 28-10.
USC at Notre Dame
Notre Dame is favored by 3.5 points. This is the start of the final stretch for Notre Dame. Look at Notre Dame’s next six games are going to be tough ones. with USC, NC.St., Wake Forest, Miami ( FL ), Navy, and Stanford. Now that is one of the toughest stretches I have ever seen. Also I don’t know if they will be able to contain all of that so they will lose in one of them. Then you look at USC, they have had close calls with teams they should not have had close ones with. USC was expected to win all of their games and won almost all of them. USC’s expectations were huge this year and they just should have done better. Plus Notre Dame only lost to Georgia by one. Notre Dame wins 34-27.
week 7 picks 2-2
TCU at Kansas st.
TCU is favored by 6.0 points. I think this is going to be a great game this could be the game where TCU loses. Kansas st. is a great team they may have not very great wins but they had close losses to Vanderbilt ( 14-7 ) and Texas ( 40-34 final in 2 OT ). I think Kansas st. needs a win here to make up for the coaches birthday loss against Texas in week 6. TCU is still going to win 36 to 33 in overtime.
Texas tech at West Virginia.
West Virginia is favored by 3.5 points. This could be the game of the week I think. I think this is going to be a 1 point game. West Virginia is 3-2 their losses were both 24-31 against Virginia tech and TCU. Texas tech third in the country for points per game and there 4-1 and their loss was against Oklahoma st. 34-41. In the end Texas tech wins 42-41 in 2 OT.
South Carolina at Tennessee.
Tennessee is favored by 2.5 points. This time there’s not going to be an overtime I think. South Carolina is 4-2 . lets talk about the last three games for South Carolina, first. 1 point win against Louisiana tech ( 17-16 ) in week 4 after that they bounce back and almost pull off an upset against Texas A&M ( 17-24 ) and destroy Arkansas in an upset 48-22. Tennessee has not been playing so well lately beating UMass 17-13 and being shutout by Georgia 41-0. They started out the season great with a win against Georgia tech ( 42-41 in 2 OT ) and beating Indiana st. 42-7 then they well lets just say after that they just got worse and their luck went poof! Gone! Florida last second touchdown they win 26-20. And then there is the first two games I mentioned. So in the end I think South Carolina wins easily 38 to 17.
Okay so I would just like to say one thing this is not one of my picks i’m just looking for some games to pick and BOOM! Michigan is only favored by 7.0 points against Indiana ! Why in the world are they favored by seven points I think that’s just crazy! They should be favored by waaaaaaayyyy more than just seven points. Anyways lets get back to picking.
Vanderbilt at Ole Miss.
Ole miss is favored by 3.0 points. Vanderbilt is 3-3 they have a 3 game losing streak ouch! That must feel bad. A loss to Alabama ( 59-0 ), Florida ( 38-24 ), and Georgia ( 45 – 14 ). But in the begging of the season they were looking pretty good especially the win over Kansas st. ( 14-7 ) I think Vanderbilt is still pretty good and they are looking for a win right here. And Ole miss 2-3 also with a 3 game loosing streak. With a loss to California ( 27-16), Alabama ( 66-3 ), and a loss to Auburn ( 44-23) . In the end I think Vanderbilt wins 35 to 17.
week 6 picks. 2-1.
Lsu at Florida
Florida is favored by 3.0 points. WHAT?! WHY? Florida should be favored by way more. Or should they? Lsu lost to Troy last week. Soooooooooo Lsu could try or will bounce back this game. But really I think Florida is going to win this 31 to 21.
Louisville at North Carolina State.
OK so were gonna go a little out of order here. So Louisville is favored by 3.5. If you look at my rankings here.You will see that I have Louisville way over NC.St. but I think NC.Ct. has a really good defense so I think they should be able to beat them because of that . And Louisville rely s on there offense and if their offense doesn’t do good they cant win. NC.St. is going to win 20 to 17.
Wisconsin at Nebraska.
Wisconsin is favored by 11.5 points. Wisconsin is probably going to lose eventually and it could be this week. Nebraska is a good team they just lost to better teams Northern Illinois and Oregon. But in the end Wisconsin covers the spread and wins 42 to 28.
week 5 picks 5-3.
Texas and Iowa St. It’s going to be a close game, but Texas is going to end up winning. It won’t necessarily be a shoot out, but it won’t be low scoring, either. Both teams will score in the 30s.
Friday games time. First we have Nebraska at Illinois. Nebraska is favored by 5.5 points but I think Illinois is going to win 38 to 35. why? Because Nebraska is not looking so great they lost to Oregon and northern Illinois. But really it could go either way, Illinois got to work on there offense and Nebraska needs to work on both there offense and defense.
Miami Florida at Duke time. Miami is favored by 6.0 points. Another battle of the undefeated most of the time its pretty hard to pick these ones. But this time Miami has the win if there defense does a little better. Duke will have to do the same to win this there defense needs to do better against this Miami Offense. But in the end Miami come down with the win 42 to 38.
Now its time for Byu at Utah st.! Byu is favored by 1.5 points. If Byu is going to win they are gonna have to improve a lot to come down with a win. I think Utah st. is going to win because of 1. Byu’s QB is injured. 2. Byu have not been playing well at all this season. 3. I think Utah st. is a pretty good team especially from the mountain west. In the end Utah st. is going to win 20 to 13.
Now finally the last Friday game USC at Washington st.! USC is favored by 3.5 points. First before I pick this game I would like to say some things about USC. USC could be 1-3 right now if this did not happen… 1. week 1 Usc western Michigan. Western Michigan had it tied at the end of the third quarter an then western Michigan blew it in the fourth quarter and lost 31 to 49. 2. week 3 USC Texas. Texas got it to a second overtime and then blew it and USC won 27-24. 3. Week 4 USC California. California had it tied at half time and then they blew it in the second half! And USC came with the win 30 to 20. I dont think Washington st. is ready to play a team as good as USC. USC is going to win 42 to 38.
Now Florida st. at Wake forest. Florida st. is favored by 7.5 points. Florida st. will BE UPSET BY WAKE FOREST!!!! Why? I think Wake forest’s on a roll! Also, well everybody probably knows Florida state’s QB is injured. So I think Wake forest is going to win in overtime 38 to 31.
Baylor at Kansas st.
Kansas st. is favored by 14.5 points. Baylor is 0-4 they lost to Liberty, UTSA, Duke , and Oklahoma. I think Baylor is still a good team I just think there just getting used to there new coach. But in the end I think Kansas st. will win 45-42.
Eastern Michigan at Kentucky.
Kentucky is favored 14.5 points. I say its gonna be a close game. Why? Because Kentucky only beat Southern Mississippi by seven, and only beat Eastern Kentucky by eleven. Plus if you look at Tennessee they only beat UMass by four after having a close hard game with Florida. Which is what happened to Kentucky close hard game with Florida and Eastern Michigan is a good team and almost an undefeated team they just lost to Ohio in double overtime. So Kentucky will win 17 to 14.