Friday, September 5, 2008

Weekend Picks

Southern Miss (+17.5) @ Auburn: Despite last weeks thrashing of UL Louisiana, I am still not sold on that offense. Southern Miss represents a real challenge, ESPN's Bruce Feldman went as far as to pick them, and though I think Auburn will win, the Golden Eagles will keep it close.

Tulane (+30)
@ Alabama: I think a bit of a letdown is to be expected from week 1 darlings Alabama. Tulane is no threat to win the game, but after last weeks emotional win in Saban's debut another big effort may be a bit much to ask.

Miami (+22.5) @ Florida: Yes, Miami is young. Yes, QB Robert Marve has never stepped on a college football field. Yes, Tim Tebow is a grown ass man. I still think this will be a closer than expected game. Randy Shannon is bringing the swagger back to the U and they certainly have the talent after last years #1 rated (ESPN) recruiting class to keep this one close.

Georgia (-24) vs. Central Michigan: The Chips feature the nations most underrated QB in Dan LeFevour, but they have always struggled when they step up in class as evidenced by losses last year at Kansas and Clemson by a combined 101 points. This years UGA squad is better than either of those teams so expect a blowout.

Mississippi (+7.5) @ Wake Forrest: Mississippi's speed will present some problems for the Deamon Deacons. Jevan Snead will only get more comfortable in his 2nd start for the Rebels as they march on towards a bowl game.

Arkansas (-13) vs. UL Monroe: UL Monroe continues its trip around the SEC West after getting blown out at Auburn last week. Bobby Petrino's team has some real problems after sqeaking by 1-AA Western Illinois last week, but I think he'll get the Razorbacks in order to beat the Warhawks by 2 TD's.

Last week 3-4, Season 3-4

Other picks I feel kinda good about.

Oklahoma (-21.5)
vs. Cincinnati: As former Bearcat QB Ben Mauk tries to regain eligibility in court the still eligible guys try to gain some respect in Norman. Oklahoma's national title aspirations gain some ground here with a blowout of another BCS team.

California (-13.5) @ Washington St: Last week while Cal beat a decent Michigan St. team at home, WSU was busy getting blown out at home by Oklahoma St. Jeff Tedford made the right call in benching Nate Longshore for Kevin Riley last week and it paid big dividends with 38

Last week 2-0, Season 2-0

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