an interesting week of college ball last weekend. interesting to say the least. i started out very well in the morning games but by the time the afternoon and evening rolled around i was semi tanking it. bottom line i went 5 for 10 last week. my overall is 44 for 80 having taken week 6 off. still somewhat over 50% but nothing to send up any fireworks about.
just remember this is for fun and taking anything i deal out here to any of the boys who will take your money would be insane to say the least. leave your wallet alone and nobody gets hurt.
i’m a day or two early this week due to stuff i have to take care of the next couple of days. due to my being early, some of the odds haven’t been posted so i’m just dealing with what i have now. i picked these games before i went looking for the odds. be that as it may.
rock ‘n’ roll.
11/7 connecticut at cincinnati. a toss up. should be a good game and it’s an early one. take cincinnati to win this one.
11/7 wake forest at georgia tech. georgia tech favored by 15 points. wake forest is playing well but not well enough to win or get inside the 15 points on tech’s turf. take georgia tech to win or cover the spread.
11/7 navy at notre dame. a toss up. one of the better teams the golden domers play this year. the irish are playing somewhat better but i still don’t like them. take navy to win.
11/7 lsu at alabama. alabama favored by 9 points. hopefully, with bamas week off they went out and found some offense because they are probably going to need some to win this game. the same could be said for lsu as well. a low scoring defensive yawn fest? i hope i’m wrong. take bama to win and cover. ROLL TIDE!!!
11/7 oklahoma at nebraska. oklahoma favored by 6. perhaps a good game. take the sooners to win or cover the spread.
11/7 ohio st at penn st. penn st favored by 3.5 points. almost a toss up here but i suspect the buckeyes will roll over joe pa and his boys. take ohio st to win.
11/7 oregon st at california. california favored by 7 points. i don’t see the bears defense doing any better than usc’s defense at stopping the beaver’s running game. a very solid running game. take oregon st to cover the spread and maybe win.
11/7 washington at ucla. ucla favored by 4 points. the bruins are lucky to be favored here. though they did play fairly well against oregon st last week. i’m feeling the huskies this week. take them to cover or win.
11/7 oregon at stanford. oregon favored by 5 points. coming off the waxing of the trojans the ducks should be on a pretty nice high. though stanford can win and might. though i don’t see it. on a side note, i was a duck fan before i was a trojan fan. i’ve bled duck yellow and green since 1958. they’ve made a fine comeback since the first game of the season and that disappointing loss to boise st. they looked terrible. not unlike the trojans last week. they should stay on track and maybe run the rest of the table this year. only to be messed with at the end of the year by the bcs and given some lame bowl game. time will tell. there is talk that blount will be allowed to play again this year. oofa. dumb idea and and stupid at best. there is no excuse for what he did at the end of the boise game. thug behavior does not belong in sports. period. allowing him to return this year is a mistake and sends a message to other lame brains that they can get away with stuff and be allowed back if they say the right things to the right people. and that further reinforces the big money angle of college ball. off the soapbox and my pick. the ducks cover and win. QUACK QUACK!!!!
11/7 usc at arizona st. usc favord by 11.5 points. a very poorly played game last week by the men of troy. special teams set the tone for the defense on the opening kickoff. in other words, what defense? losing your defensive coordinator and half of the remaining guys to washington turns out not to have been a very good decision on usc’s part. vanity? insanity? i don’t know. i do know that coach pete didn’t have the deer in the headlights look he usually has when they lose. it was like he was seeing the writing on the wall. the writing that says he might come back next year and try to run the table once more with a bunch of seniors and a qb with a year under his belt. or he may not. my money is on one more year for pete. then it’s back to the pros and another shot there. bottom line is there are only so many good coaches in college football. losing a bunch of them from one team means a ticking time bomb. one that finally went off last weekend. i hope they recover from the blast but i don’t know. a thumping of the sun devils is in order this week, coach pete. let’s see if you can make it happen. yeah, take usc to win and they bloody well better cover the spread. FIGHT ON!!!
there you go. some interesting games with one more month of college football left. enjoy it while it lasts.