The title change says it all. Yep, last week 3-3 minus one unit as I lost my first big play of the year on CSU. Just once I'd like to be on the right side of a two point conversion. Still undefeated at 5-0 on Big 12 POW games. Overall, I'm 17-13-2 on the year up 6 units. Looking to sweep the board this week.
Here are your winners.
South Carolina -3.5 vs. Kentucky
I love this line. Kentucky scores a late td at home on a blown coverage to beat an average Louisville team, then gets a huge fumble return for a td at end of first half vs Arkansas and rallies late despite being outplayed most of that game for another straight up win. They have yet to play a single team with an above average secondary or total defense. They are going to play at south Carolina at night on national television. South Carolina while lucky to cover at LSU was not dominated by the tigers by any stretch. When did Kentucky become a favorite over S Carolina on a neutral field ?? That is what this line implies. Not jumping on this bandwagon for this game. Spurrier vs Brooks to boot. Like a Senator at an airport bathroom, I'll be on the Cocks Thursday night.
Senatorial cock fan.
Other games I'm on. Write ups to come later...
**Big 12 pick of the week. OU-11.5 vs. Texas. 2 Units**
I really don't want to get into it. There's something bad bad wrong with this Texas team. Most of us know the fairytale story about the Emperor's new clothes. Or, if your Henry James you know it from the Sinead O'Connor box set. Well, folks, Mack Brown's junk is fully exposed, and as it turns out, for a brief 3 years, he was cloaked by the greatness that is Vince Young. The matchups, X's and O's, and motivation all seem to favor the inbreds in this spot. It's going to get ugly and the oddsmakers can't set the line high enough. OU rolls 45 to 10.
Hates Charlie Weiss more than the Pope.
Penn State -7.5 vs. Iowa
How will Iowa score? Sure they played Wisconsin tough (so did The Citadel), but they have to be utterly devastated at this point in the season. They can't score on Northern Illinois, Iowa State, or Indiana. With 3 straight losses I doubt they suddenly find the spark that turns this season around especially on the road in Happy Valley. Consider they average 16 points a game on the road, they're averaging 281 yards on the road (NIU, Iowa State, Wisconsin), and completing 46% of their passes. You think they can run it on State. Doubtful. Penn State should be waiting for this Iowa team after two tough road losses at Michigan and at a much improved Illinois team whom they outplayed statistically. Penn State 27 to 10.
SDSU/Colorado State Under 59.5
A couple of facts and figures to ponder beside the fact that there will be 22 mph winds at kickoff.
Since 2003, these teams have averaged 32 points combined per game.
Colorado State, in its last 6 home games has done the following:
vs. Colorado 14 pts game total 24
vs. UNLV 28 pts game total 35
vs. UNM 19pts game total 39
vs. BYU 3 pts game total 27
vs. TCU 14 pts game total 59
vs. California 28 pts game total 62
SDSU in its last 8 road games is averaging 11.9 points per game. It should be a game with alot of running and alot of punting if your SDSU. This total is 10 points too high. 31 to 17 CSU.
Ole Miss -13 vs. La Tech
Well if you're an Ole Miss fan, save for smokin' hot coeds and popped collar Lacostes coming back in style, you've had a pretty rough year. Your claim to fame is a win vs. Memphis and a close loss to Florida. Your head coach is more out of place than a eunuch at the Playboy mansion, but by golly his kids continue to fight week in and week out. Well, here's your opportunity to get well, as Louisiana Tech comes rolling into town after a stellar offensive showing putting up a mighty 6 on Fresno State in California's Redneck Riviera. Zac Champion lit up the California sky with a stellar 22/48 for 175 yards. I expect much of the same against the Rebels. Lousiana Tech has lost 10 of their last 11 road games by 11 points or more.28 to 7 Ole Miss.
Wyoming -3 vs. TCU
I'll continue to fade TCU this week, especially now they're facing what may be as good a defense as they've played all year. Plus, it's on the road in Laramie which is the toughest place to play in the conference. Expect the altitude to take its toll on a thin TCU squad like it did in TCU's loss to Air Force.
With Marcus Jackson getting most of the reps in this game, TCU will have to run the football into the teeth of a Wyoming defense that held Boise State on the road to just 2.6 per carry and Virginia at home to -.2 yards per tote. On offense, the Cowboys need to take care of the football as evidenced by the 7 turnovers in a win at Ohio last week. The Cowboys won't have alot of success offensively early in the game, but I think they'll continue to pound on this paper thin TCU squad and explode for points in the second half. Look for the Frogs to fold. Wyoming 24 to 13.
Good luck everybody.