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2012 college football picks & predictions week 3

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astute regular readers will notice this is a day early. good for you. the reason being is i broke a tooth last night and i have no idea what sort of pain and suffering the dentist will bring this week. at the moment the tooth doesn’t hurt, however, i’m sure that will change when i visit my dentist today. with any luck at all things will be back to normal next week.

in some sort of a deja vu all over again madness, last week’s trip into the college football world resembled my first week’s trip into the heart of darkness. right down to the trojans and ducks not covering the spread. if they had and michigan as well it would have been a pretty good week. so, once again a stinky 4 for 10 making my over all a paltry 8 for 20. not good. maybe things will change this week. uh huh.

picking my 10 games for this week was just as hard as it was for the first two weeks of the season. we are in week 3 and the ducks are playing tennessee tech. what is going on here? is there no end to let’s play the southwestern dental hygienist college and taxidermy tech for half the season? i guess not. after all it’s the brave new world of college football. sorta like tee ball and soccer for kids. there are no losers just winners. everybody is a winner. uh huh. right. the collectivists are winning. but i digress.

be that as it may, the important thing to remember is this is for entertainment only. using anything you find here and taking that information and using it for legal or illegal betting purposes would be insane. your family would probably have grounds to stick you someplace well padded for one of those 72 hour observation deals if you do. don’t do it. keep your money where it belongs, in your wallet. you have more important things to do with your cash. food and rent come to mind among other things.

point spreads seen here are what i go by when determining my wins and losses. they may change over the course of the week but i don’t care. they are what they are. let’s do this thing.

rock ‘n’ roll.

9/15 wake forest @ florida st. florida st favored by 24.5 points. this will be florida state’s first real test of the season. yeah, ok. wake forest too. i’m not real sure just why the noles are in the top 10 considering who’ve they’ve played so far this year. yes, of course, excuse me. a bunch of points. what a way to start the week. more kool-aid drinking or is it arsenic? take florida st to win and cover the points.

9/15 tcu @ kansas. tcu favored by 21 points. charlie weis, in case you’ve missed it, has a new coaching gig with the kansas jay hawks. it should be interesting or maybe not. after all, kansas isn’t kansas st, toto. another one with too many points. take tcu to win and cover the spread.

9/15 alabama @ arkansas. no line. a toss up at the moment. bama beat michigan in week one. the razorbacks lost last week to the sisters of the poor. hopefully, that drops them out of the top 10 or even the top 25. if i ran things i would guarantee it. the tide also play western carolina on november 17th. excuse me? you play some junior college squad the weekend before thanksgiving. and you’re numero uno? i’m getting a bit ahead of myself here. one of those interstate rivalry deals. at least there aren’t any points to cover. take the tide to win straight up. ROLL TIDE!!

9/15 florida @ tennessee. tennessee favored by 2.5 points. this might be an interesting game even though florida has hardly been impressive so far. along with tennessee playing a couple of schools no one has ever heard of. what the hell am i thinking? i should send this game to the scrap heap where it belongs but i’m not. further evidence for doing that is florida for some reason is actually a top 25 team. take tennessee and the home field advantage. volunteers win and cover.

9/15 usc @ stanford. usc favored by 10 points. the men of troy should have no trouble winning this one. the main point, of course, will be: can they cover the spread for the first time this year? a secondary point will be: are the trees once again playing the role of spoilers? a role they can be pretty good at playing. i have to take usc because at some point they will win and cover the damn spread. hopefully it will be this week. FIGHT ON!!

9/15 notre dame @ michigan st. michigan st favored by 3.5 points. my first time this season with the golden domers. who last week had a hard time with purdue. yeah, that purdue. so what do we have here? two top 25 teams(amazingly enough) and probably a good game. thankfully a home game for the spartans. michigan st wins and covers the points.

9/15 utah st @ wisconsin. wisconsin favored by 14 points. yeah, wisconsin again. i need a lock for the week. though maybe playing at home will inspire them to play like they are a top ranked football team. (i have several bridges in new york city for sale if any of you are interested.) utah st is playing like one but they aren’t on any ones radar. yet. maybe they will be after this week. time tells. the badgers may win but utah st gets inside the points.

9/15 texas @ mississippi. texas favored by 10.5 points. texas is playing some ok ball. even beating a couple of my odd couple teams the first two weeks of the season. ole miss on the other hand was playing around with a couple of sisters of the poor holden caulfield fencing tech schools. mississippi at home against one of the perennial big boys is tempting to say the least. i like ole miss in this one. take mississippi to get inside the spread.

9/15 byu @ utah. byu favored by 3.5 points. if utah had beaten utah st last week you could possibly say this was for the state championship. however, that probably isn’t going to happen until byu plays utah st on october the 5th. pretty much a toss up. byu is on a mission, no pun intended, take them to win and cover.

9/15 houston @ ucla. ucla favored by 17.5 points. houston is a wreck just 2 weeks into the season. they give some guy one game as offensive co-ordinator then fired him and send him on his way after he loses his first gme. makes sense to me. if only ucla had done that with slick rick. or touchdown jesus with charlie weis. i digress. what’s interesting here is it looks like coach mora has the bruins looking and playing like some dick vermeil team from way back when. that’s fine by me. as it’s a good thing when both lotus land teams are playing some good football. houston beat the bruins last year. that isn’t going to happen this year. a semi vaguely large number of points to cover but i think the bruins will win and do just that. take them.

week 3 picks are on the books. maybe this week is the end of the fighting sisters of the poor and their super natural hold on college football. or maybe not. just remember seared red meat and red wine always pair well with college football saturday. be safe. be semi sane. enjoy the games.

jmh

Written by john hauge

September 10, 2012 at 5:51 am

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  1. Finally got a dog in the fight and it’s nice to see you agree. :) Go MSU!

    Michael Kamradt

    September 10, 2012 at 6:35 am

  2. we had better hope they pull this one off, mike. nice to see them playing well again. thanks, my friend.

    john hauge

    September 10, 2012 at 6:49 am

  3. Better luck this week! Man, I sure thought you’d do much better than 4 picks, but that’s the risk in trying to pick college games. You just never know what they’ll do against untried competition and with emotions, and hormones, running at different rates from week to week. I’ll stick with the NFL in tryi9ng to predict games, and even then it’s still a crap shoot.

    Cherokee Parks

    September 10, 2012 at 11:09 am

  4. yes, i’m going to need some better luck for sure. the main problem so far has been the teams not covering the spread. they win but not by enough points. thanks, my friend.

    john hauge

    September 10, 2012 at 12:40 pm


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