Week 11 & 12 College Football Pick Results

Nov 16, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans quarterback Cody Kessler (6) celebrates after a 47-yard field goal by Andre Heidari (not pictured) with 19 seconds left against the Stanford Cardinal at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. USC defeated Stanford 20-17. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

 

As promised, here are my pick results from weeks 11 and 12.  This will be the only time that I combine these posts barring unforeseen circumstances.  I am finally all caught up on the games on my DVR.  Am I footballed out?  Not a chance!

The winner against the spread will be in bold.  Spreads shown are the ones that I picked against.  They may have fluctuated some after I made my picks, especially for the week 11 ones.  The only spreads I got were the opening ones.

WEEK 11:

Ohio at Buffalo(-3.5):  HIT!  The Bobcats are simply too inconsistent to rely on…..

Bowling Green(-23.5) at Miami(OH):  HIT!  Anything under 50 is nearly a lock against the Redhawks right now….

Central Michigan at Ball State(-18.5):  HIT!  The Letterman’s roll on!

Oklahoma at Baylor(-14.5):  MISS!  In hindsight, I should have seen this coming.  Oklahoma did manage to hang around until halftime, at least……

Troy at Louisiana-Lafayette(-12.5):  MISS!  The Tuesday night magic didnt follow the Cajuns….

Oregon(-9.5) at Stanford:  MISS!  Once again, I thought this was the Ducks’ year.  How in the world did the Cardinal lose to freaking Utah?????

Louisville(-27.5) at Connecticut:  MISS!  I should have known.  Louisville hasn’t been able to cover anyone lately….

Air Force at New Mexico(-2.5):  MISS!  Burned by the Lobos AGAIN!!  I guess it doesn’t matter if I pick for or against them!

Vanderbilt at Florida(-10.5):  MISS!  The Gators are really in a tailspin now….getting doubled up by Vandy?!?.  Steve Spurrier is rolling over in his grave and the guy isn’t even dead yet!

TCU(-6.5) at Iowa State:  MISS!  Why I keep believing in TCU is beyond me……

Missouri(-15.5) at Kentucky:  HIT!  Hit another lock, moving my lock record to 9-2.  Maybe I should be betting these, at least…..

Penn State at Minnesota(-1.5):  HIT!  I thought about taking this as my lock as well. 

Florida State(-33.5) at Wake Forest:  HIT!  Can anyone even come close to Florida State?

UAB at Marshall(-22.5):  HIT!  New lows for UAB, if that’s even possible…..

Western Kentucky(-7.5) at Army:  MISS!  Petrino magic doesn’t mean what it used to…..

SMU at Cincinnati(-9.5):  HIT!  Well, the Ponies didn’t win straight up, but it still counts!

Iowa(-16.5) at Purdue:  HIT!  The Boilers are certain to get covered in every game as well.

Auburn(-6.5) at Tennessee:  HIT!  At some point, the Tigers aren’t a fluke anymore….

Kansas State at Texas Tech(-2.5):  HIT!  The Wildcats might be the second best team in the Big 12(10) right now.

Arkansas at Mississippi(-16.5):  MISS!  This might be the best game the Piggies have played this year.

Virginia at North Carolina(-14.5):  MISS!  I should have known better.  The Cavs have been way below average on the road…..

Western Michigan(-1.5) at Eastern Michigan:  MISS!  The Eagles FINALLY get a win!

Tulane at UTSA(-6.5):  HIT!  I actually thought the Wave would win straight up, but no argument here.  Still a win for me!

USC(-18.5) at California:  HIT!  Cal might be the worst team in the Pac 12.  Of course, they haven’t played the Ralphies yet…..

Nevada at Colorado State(-7.5):  MISS!  I thought the best player on the field was Nevada QB Cody Fajardo.  I was wrong.  It is CSU RB Kapri Bibbs….

Illinois at Indiana(-9.5):  HIT!  The Illini continue to struggle….

Syracuse at Maryland(-5.5):  HIT!  I don’t think I will take Maryland agian the rest of the year. 

Nebraska at Michigan(-6.5):  HIT!  Michigan has had trouble with teams far less talented than this at home.  The writing was on the wall….

Boston College(-24.5) at New Mexico State:  MISS!  Behold, the only team to NOT cover the Aggies!

Mississippi State at Texas A&M(-19.5):  MISS!  The Aggie defense has some serious issues right now….

UTEP at North Texas(-24.5):  HIT!  This was a huge line, but UTEP might be one of the bottom five teams….

BYU at Wisconsin(-7.5):  HIT!  I was impressed that the Cougars managed to keep it within ten.

Hawaii at Navy(-18.5):  MISS!  This is the best game Hawaii has played on the mainland in a LONG time….

Tulsa at East Carolina(-16.5):  HIT!  The Golden Hurricane are reeling even worse than the regular Hurricanes in Miami….

North Carolina State at Duke(-9.5):  HIT!  Beware those that pick against Duke!

Kansas at Oklahoma State(-30.5):  HIT!  Jayhawks=roadkill.

Arizona State(-6.5) at Utah:  MISS!  I really didn’t think Utah would keep it close with the way they have been playing lately.

Florida International at Middle Tennessee State(-18.5):  MISS!  Not only did the Panthers get more than doubled against this spread, they got completely shut out!

Old Dominion(-3.5) at Idaho:  HIT!  You know you’re bad when you are a home dog to a first year division one program.  You know you shouldn’t even be in division 1 if said team beats you by three touchdowns….

Texas(-7.5) at West Virginia:  MISS!  Where did all this Mountie offense come from?

Houston at Central Florida(-11.5):  HIT!  This was a close game like I figured it would be.

Southern Mississippi at Louisiana Tech(-14.5):  HIT!  Surprise!  Eagles get covered again!

Virginia Tech at Miami(FL)(-7.5):  MISS!  The Hokies are rebounding quite nicely.

Arkansas State at Louisiana-Monroe(-4.5):  MISS!  This is the first time my trusty 1977 quarter has failed me so far this year.

Notre Dame(-4.5) at Pittsburgh:  MISS!  Add Pitt to the long list of teams that need to be institutionalized for schizophrenia.

Colorado at Washington(-27.5):  HIT!  Wait a minute, aren’t Buffaloes supposed to trample people, not the other way around?

LSU at Alabama(-12.5):  MISS!  Well, the Tigers kept it close for three quarters at least…..

Utah State(-12.5) at UNLV:  HIT!  I can’t take the Aggies without Chuckie.  EVER!

UCLA(-1.5) at Arizona:  HIT!  This line was way too low to begin with.  I thought the Bruins would win by much more than they did!

Fresno State(-11.5) at Wyoming:  MISS!  Well, so much for that…..

San Diego State at San Jose State(-7.5):  HIT!  Yep, the wrong team was favored!

WEEK 11 TOTAL:  29-22.  Season to date:  285-255

 

WEEK 12 RESULTS:

Ohio at Bowling Green(-9.5):  HIT!  I had a strong feeling that this was way too low…..

Buffalo(-2.5) at Toledo:  MISS!  Rocket, Yeah!

Miami(OH) at Kent State(-17.5):  HIT!  This was a little too close for comfort…..

Ball State at Northern Illinois(-11.5):  MISS!  The Huskies firmly establish themselves as the class of the MAC…..

Georgia Tech at Clemson(-11.5):  HIT!  Clemson is still second best in the ACC.

Marshall(-12.5) at Tulsa:  MISS!  This was surprising, after what the Herd did last week.

Washington at UCLA(-2.5):  HIT!  The Huskies came back to make this a game, but it really wasn’t that close.

Iowa State at Oklahoma(-24.5):  MISS!  Damn Baylor for making them look bad, and making me question my guys!

Troy at Mississippi(-27.5):  HIT!  This one came pretty close as well….

Cincinnati at Rutgers(-1.5):  MISS!  This might be the most complete game Cincy has played all season….

Purdue at Penn State(-21.5):  HIT!  You can’t lose as long as you pick against Purdue, Southern Miss, and Miami of Ohio!

Central Florida(-16.5) at Temple:  MISS!  The Knights’ BC$ dreams nearly went up in smoke.  It took a fantastic catch to bail them out in this one.

Indiana at Wisconsin(-23.5):  MISS!  Well, I thought the Hoosiers were good enough to score some points in this one.  Guess not…..

Ohio State(-33.5) at Illinois:  MISS!  Nice defense, Buckeyes!  Seriously!……

West Virginia(-6.5) at Kansas:  MISS!  Congratulations to the Jayhawks, who snapped a 27 game conference losing streak.

Central Michigan(-2.5) at Western Michigan:  HIT!  The Broncos are bad.  Like Purdue bad…..

Kentucky at Vanderbilt(-12.5):  HIT!  Thanks to the Commodores for tacking on a TD in the last minute…..

North Carolina State at Boston College(-7.5):  HIT!  It’s a good think I didn’t know about BC not covering New Mexico State before I made this pick.  It would have changed my opinion….

North Carolina at Pittsburgh(EVEN):  HIT!  I wasn’t fooled by Pitt beating Notre Dame.  Many were.

Maryland at Virginia Tech(-16.5):  HIT!  I figured the line was high, but there is no way I thought Maryland would win outright….

Florida Atlantic(-17.5) at Southern Mississippi:  MISS!  Lesson learned.  No matter who the opponent and what the circumstances, Southern Miss will get covered.

Akron(-7.5) at Massachusetts:  HIT!  Akron isn’t two scores better than anyone…..

Washington State at Arizona(-12.5):  HIT!  Yes, I called the Leaches straight up.  You’re welcome!

UAB at East Carolina(-27.5):  HIT!  No line is too high against the Blazers either….

Louisiana-Lafayette(-21.5) at Georgia State:  HIT!  The Panthers have only been covered once all season.  No respect, I tell you!

Connecticut at SMU(-15.5): HIT!  This was probably closer than it should have been.

Georgia at Auburn(-3.5):  MISS!  This should have been a hit.  Damned tipped passes…..  Oh well, every magical season has that one play.  This was Auburn’s.

Syracuse at Florida State(-38.5):  HIT!  Wow, kinda makes you wonder what the Idaho line will be, huh?  You will find out in two days!

Michigan(-2.5) at Northwestern:  HIT!  Yes, the Mildcats might not win again….

Miami(FL)(-3.5) at Duke:  HIT!  My upset picks did well this week!

Michigan State(-6.5) at Nebraska:  HIT! I knew ball security would be a problem for Nebraska, but FIVE turnovers?  How did they stay that close?

Oklahoma State(-3.5) at Texas:  MISS!  I’m giving Texas way too much credit for beating us…..

TCU at Kansas State(-10.5):  HIT!  I will admit, I didn’t think it would be less than a field goal.

South Alabama at Navy(-8.5):  HIT!  The Jags hang with almost everyone else, yet get blown out by Navy.

Utah at Oregon(-26.5):  MISS!  A lethargic first half hurt the Ducks’ chances of covering this one.

California at Colorado(-2.5):  HIT!  The Ralphies snapped their 14 game conference losing streak.  Hey, it wasn’t futilty on the level of Kansas, but it’s still a big deal!

Memphis(-1.5) at South Florida:  HIT!  I figured Memphis would win, but I was suprised by how much.

Houston at Louisville(-16.5):  HIT!  Another lock hit!  Up to 10-2 with my locks!

Colorado State(-6.5) at New Mexico:  MISS!  Do yourself a favor and watch CSU running back Kapri Bibbs.  WOW!

Texas Tech at Baylor(-27.5):  HIT!  The Kliffies made me sweat this one a bit.

Louisiana Tech at Rice(-16.5):  HIT!

Florida at South Carolina(-13.5):  MISS!  I am very suprised that a team that got mauled by Vandy was able to keep it really close on the road.

Texas State at Arkansas State(-7.5):  MISS!  That is two straight huge wins by the Red Wolves.  I may have to start picking them again….

Alabama(-24.5) at Mississippi State:  MISS!  Defense was the order of the day in this one.

Stanford(-4.5) at USC:  MISS!  If the Trojans don’t yank the interim tag off of Orgeron, they are stupid…or crazy….or both.

Florida International at UTEP(-6.5):  HIT!  The 1977 quarter is back in my good graces.

Oregon State at Arizona State(-13.5):  MISS!  Damn halves…..

Wyoming at Boise State(-23.5):  MISS!  That is back to back blowout losses for the Cowboys.  Let the boycott begin!

San Diego State(-4.5) at Hawaii:  HIT!

San Jose State(-7.5) at Nevada:  HIT!  The Wolfpack desperately needed a game like this.

WEEK 12 RESULTS:  30-20

 

So, over the two weeks, I was fortunate enough to go a combined 59-42, putting me at 315-275 for the season.  I set a goal of 55% before the season.  That goal is now in sight!

Here are the first few for this week.  I will have the full weekend predictions up on Thursday!

 

Buffalo(-24.5) at Miami(OH):  The Redhawks are certain to get covered again.  Give me Buffalo.

Kent State at Ohio(-6.5):  I just cant take a team as inconsistent as Ohio.  Give me Kent.

(16)Northern Illinois(-2.5) at Toledo:  The Rockets could pull a shocker here, I just wouldnt bet on it.  Give me the Lynches.

 

 

 

Topics: College Football, Picks Against The Spread, Results

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