Wednesday, October 8, 2014

College Football

Brutal week last week. I picked some good upsets but whiffed no the rest ><

12-5 T25 (91-19 (.827) overall) and 4-2 SEC (46-9 (.836) overall) - bad very bad

1]   Florida State at Syracuse; the Cuse plays up to competition but they can't close; FSU plays down to comp but played well at Wake last week. FSU by 31
2]   Auburn at 3] Mississippi State; this week's big game in the SEC. Both run well, both playing good defense but it is at the Bulldogs. MSU is on fire and Auburn just destroyed LSU. Auburn has hopes of a national title, MSU has the heisman hopeful QB. Argh  MSU by 1
3]   Mississippi at 14] Texas A&M; Should be an easy win for the Rebels with the Aggie defense almost non-existent; somehow it won't be; but Miss pulls through by 4
5]   Baylor hosts 9] TCU; Baylor is finally playing some defense, but the offense isn't clicking like normal. TCU just went to Oklahoma and pulled off the upset. Pick them to make it 2 in a row by 4
6]   Notre Dame hosts North Carolina; ND by 21
7]   Alabama at Arkansas; the Bama kick game has problems and the defense is on the ropes. Arkansas has looked good but can their run game go it alone against Bama. I'm thinking yes; upset by 7
8]   Michigan State at Purdue; won't be as easy but Sparty by 14
10] Arizona (off the huge win last week at Oregon) hosts USC; Zona by 9
11] Oklahoma hosts Texas (Red River Rivalry); Texas playing good D but is awful. OK by 24
12] Oregon at 18] UCLA; loser is out of the playoff; Hundley gets it done against a passive Duck D; UCLA by 5
13] Georgia at 23] Missouri; UGA gets it done on the road (and payback for last year) by 12
16] Oklahoma State at Kansas; OKState by 29
19] East Carolina at South Florida; ECU by 22
22] Georgia Tech hosts Duke; GT is undefeated and on fire; Duke is Duke, but upset city; Duke by 7

Tennessee over Chattanooga by 29
Kentucky over UL Monroe by 19
Vanderbilt hosts FCS (1-AA) Charleston Southern, normally a 'gimme' game; Vandy is upset by 5
LSU over Florida by 8 (found in edit; still didn't see a pick on the Stanford game grr)

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 Recently played a few games on Caldera (warzone) and then... Lots of luck in this one, but satisfying