At first glance, I think I had a bad week. Of course, Oklahoma got embarrassed, so that doesnt help. Let’s see what the damage is, shall we?
The winner of the pick against the spread will be in bold.
Rutgers at Louisville(-19.5): HIT! If the Louisville offense could get out of their own way, they would be dangerous…..
San Diego State(-3.5) at Air Force: HIT! Honestly, this game was closer than I thought it would be.
Arizona at USC(-5.5): MISS! The Trojans looked like the team they were supposed to be without Kiffin at the helm.
Temple at Cincinnati(-21.5): HIT! I thought it would be closer than 18. I was sweating this one toward the end.
Oklahoma(-14.5) vs Texas at Dallas: HIT! This was the most we were favored by since 1989….and we lost that one too. I didnt think Oklahoma would cover, but I didnt expect to get blown off the field either…… Why did it have to be Texas? I was expecting the meltdown at some point, but come on!
South Florida at Connecticut(-4.5): HIT! This was a no-brainer after what Buffalo did to the Huskies, but USF very easily could have lost this….
Missouri at Georgia(-8.5): MISS! I guess I underestimated the rash of injuries that the Bulldogs have endured…..
Indiana at Michigan State(-9.5): HIT! The Hoosiers came back to earth with a giant THUD against the Sparty D….
Memphis at Houston(-9.5): HIT! This was way too close. Houston is now the worst undefeated team by a long shot since Michigan lost….
Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech(-9.5): HIT! I got my lock of the week to put me at 5-2 in that category, albeit by that half piont. The VT offense is much worse than it should be……
Eastern Michigan at Army(-7.5): MISS! EMU is MUCH worse than I thought….
Nebraska(14.5) at Purdue: HIT! This was never close. It only shows just how large the gap is between the middle and the bottom of the Big Ten(12).
Kansas at TCU(-24.5): MISS! TCU couldnt take care of the ball at all in this game. This was an ugly, ugly win….
Iowa State at Texas Tech(14.5): MISS! The Cyclones gave TT all they wanted, and then some.
South Carolina(-6.5) at Arkansas: HIT! This was never close….
Navy at Duke(-3.5): MISS! Whoops!
Central Michigan atOhio(-17.5): MISS! The Bobcats need some schizophrenia meds….
Buffalo(-11.5) at Western Michigan: HIT! There is no way the line should have been this low to begin with.
Miami(OH) at Massachusetts(-3.5): MISS! Congrats to UMass on winning their first ever game in which they were favored. Yes, I know…..me of little faith….
Kent State at Ball State(-14.5): HIT! I wouldnt have been surprised if Kent won. Archer is a legit receiver.
San Jose State at Colorado State(-3.5): HIT! The coin flip worked!
Florida at LSU(-6.5) HIT! I figured the Florida offense would have been a little better, but hey, Im not complaining!
Virginia at Maryland(-7.5): MISS! I should have known better. The Terps might be deflated for the rest of the year after what the Seminoles did to them.
Syracuse at North Carolina State(-6.5): MISS! Where was this before, Orange? I totally would have picked you!
Boston College at Clemson(-24.5): MISS! I should have known better since BC gave Florida State a fight as well. I just took it for granted that Clemson would play well at home. Silly me…..
Northwestern at Wisconsin(-10.5): MISS! Yeah, this is one of the evils of leaving your picks out there for everyone to see. The Wildcats were absolutely dominated in this game…..
Troy(-17.5) at Georgia State: HIT! I didnt think it would be quite this close, but again, Im not complaining.
Baylor(-17.5) at Kansas State: MISS! Where would K-State be if they had played Sims from the beginning of the year?
East Carolina(-9.5) at Tulane: MISS! Thats it! Im not picking against Tulane anymore!
New Mexico at Wyoming(-15.5): MISS! The Cowboys dont look anything like the team they did early on.
Oregon(-14.5) at Washington: HIT! I dont think I will be able to go against the Ducks for anything after this showing…..
Rice at UTSA(-1.5): MISS! The evils of picking fledgling schools…..
Michigan(-2.5) at Penn State: MISS! The Wolverine kicker screwed me out of this THREE times!
Marshall(-12.5) at Florida Atlantic: MISS! Ive got to quit picking against the Owls too……they have been solid this year.
Akron at Northern Illinois(-23.5): MISS! If you’ve read my stuff anywhere before, you know I like Jordan Lynch quite a bit, but the team around him sucks. I sure hope the Huskies lose somewhere so they dont get embarrassed in a BCS bowl. That is no way for Lynch to go out.
Stanford(-8.5) at Utah: MISS! I knew better than this. Ive watched enough Utah games to know that their defense is tough. I didnt expect them to win, but I should have expected it to stay within a TD. There is always at least one game that I kick myself for. This is one of those this week.
Alabama(-27.5) at Kentucky: HIT! Ho-hum, Tide roll again!
Middle Tennessee State at North Texas(-6.5): HIT!
Georgia Tech at BYU(-7.5): MISS! Im kicking myself for this one too……I really did know better.
Louisiana-Monroe at Texas State(-6.5): MISS! See also: UTSA.
Idaho at Arkansas State(-24.5): HIT! The half went my way this time.
Bowling Green at Mississippi State(-10.5): HIT! The Falcons are a decent team.
UAB(-7.5) at Florida International: HIT! This shouldnt surprise anyone that is wasnt a two score game.
Boise State(-6.5) at Utah State: HIT! The Broncos played a very sloppy game, and still won by double digits.
Hawaii at UNLV(-9.5): HIT!
Tulsa(-10.5) at UTEP: MISS! Sure, the one time I pick dont pick them to cover….
Texas A&M(-5.5) at Mississippi: MISS! The Aggies had several chances to bury the Rebels, but didnt do it.
Colorado at Arizona State(-26.5): MISS! I deserve it for picking Colorado….
California at UCLA(-24.5): HIT! The Bruins made me sweat it out….
Oregon State at Washington State: HIT! The Leaches still make too many mistakes to beat good teams.
That puts me at an even 25-25 on the week. It wasnt as bad as I thought it would be. I pretty much just missed the marquee games. That puts my season mark at 184-152.
Since there is a Tuesday game this week, I will post that line here. The others will be up Thursday afternoon, so stay tuned!
Louisiana-Lafayette at Western Kentucky(-3.5): This is WAY too low. Andrews will shred the Cajun D. WKU wins big!