9 games over .500. Through 6 weeks, that is a damn good record. With 7 already underway thanks to App State crushing Arkansas State, lets get into this weeks picks.
Here is how we did last week:
Week 6 Picks
LSU -2.5 @ Florida: Loss
Oklahoma -7.5 vs. Texas: Loss
Notre Dame -6.5 @ Virginia Tech: Win
Hawaii -3 vs. Wyoming: Push
California -2.5 @ Arizona: Loss
Auburn -3.5 @ Mississippi State: Loss
Washington -21 @ UCLA: Loss
Kentucky +6.5 @ Texas A&M: Win
FAU -14 vs. ODU: Win
Syracuse -3.5 @ Pittsburgh: Loss
WVU -28.5 vs. Kansas: Loss
Overall Record: 38-29-2
Auburn (-14.5) vs. Tennessee: Auburn is coming off an ugly conference loss last week where they could not muster any offense. That will not be a problem this week against the Vols. Expect Stidham and Whitlow to have their way and win this game by 20+.
Florida (-7) @ Vanderbilt: What an impressive defensive performance by the Gators in throttling LSU. Now they go on the road to face a Vanderbilt team that struggles to score. Advantage Gators by 14+.
Notre Dame (-21) vs. Pittsburgh: Yes, Pitt is coming off an OT home win against Syracuse, who had just come off an impressive showing against Clemson. To me, that has hangover written all over it and thus, the pick is Ian Book and the Irish to win this one BIG.
Washington (-3) @ Oregon: If the Pac-12 hopes to get a team into the playoff, they need Washington to win on the road. I think they do that thanks to a solid defense and the experience of Jake Browning and Myles Gaskin on the road. Washington by a touchdown.
UCF (-4) @ Memphis: Not that they have any shot at a national title, but this may be UCF’s toughest opponent on the way to another New Years 6 Day Bowl game. McKenzie Milton destroys the Tigers defense and the Knights do as much as they need to in order to control Darrell Henderson of Memphis. UCF wins by 10.
LSU (+7.5) vs. Georgia: Do not get me wrong, Georgia wins this game, just not by 8. LSU is smarting after their defeat to Florida last week and they will make enough plays offensively to keep it close. Dawgs by 4.
West Virginia (-6.5) @ Iowa State: I love me some Will Grier. The Heisman outsider has a shot to end the season as the best statistical passer in WVU’s history. Yeh, beating out Geno Smith. Give me the ‘Neers to stay undefeated on the road at Ames by 10+.
Michigan (-8) vs. Wisconsin: What Wisconsin does well offensively, the Wolverines stop. The Badgers cannot win this game on the road, not with their offense the way it is set up. I like Michigan by 10 and for the defense to dominate.
Penn State (-13.5) vs. Michigan State: The MSU team has been mediocre since the week one nail biter against Utah State. With a week to regroup following the crushing loss to Ohio State, the Nittany Lions will show up and blast the Spartans. Expect a huge day from Miles Sanders.
Houston (-16) @ ECU: Houston played one of the most uninspiring, lethargic first 3 quarters of anyones season last week against Tulsa at home, yet turned it on in the fourth quarter and won easily by double digits. Now that they have gotten their “down” game out of their system, I think Houston dominates an ECU team that could not stop anyone. D’Eriq King accounts for 6 scores and they blow out ECU by 25+.
BYU (-11.5) vs. Hawaii: This pick is contingent on Cole McDonald NOT playing. If he plays, all bets are off. But from what we saw last week when Hawaii benched him cause of injury right before kickoff, the Hawaii offense is just not the same. Give me the Cougars by 20 if he sits.
Good luck and lets get that $!!!