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.
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.