There’s nothing like a losing week to make you yearn for the next batch of college football games to get here. Last week was my first sub-.500 performance of the season with a 1-2-1 posting and believe me, I’ve been yearning.

 

So I won’t waste time with an intro this week. Let’s get down to wagering.

 

My record now sits at 21-14-2 on the season.  

 

Illinois vs. Western Michigan (+7.5, 59)

 

I’m trying to find reasons why Illinois won’t win this game by at least 10 and about the best I can find is that the Illini won’t be mentally prepared to play these Kalamazoo Ponies.

 

I don’t buy that though. If the Illini want to go bowling, they gotta win this one. 

 

I don’t think it helps the Broncos any that this game is being played at Ford Field, either, where they won’t have as much of a home edge.

 

Pick: Illinois

 

Alabama vs. Louisiana State (+3, 47.5)

 

Nick Saban comes back to Baton Rouge this week and he shouldn’t expect to see a lot of “We still love you coach!” signs in the stands.

 

LSU fans would still like nail his tail to the goalpost for the way he bolted the Bayou to head for the Everglades a couple of years ago.

 

The only problem with getting revenge here is that Bama is better than LSU.

 

Offense. Defense. You name it, Bama’s better.

 

Get ready to hate Mr. Moneybags even more after this one, Tiger fans.

 

Pick: Alabama

 

Colorado State vs. Air Force (-10, 51)

 

This is a tough spot for the Fly Boys. I know they’re supposed to like airplanes and all, but it was still a long trip to West Point last week.

 

They’ll face a Colorado State offense that is one of the most improved in the nation since the start of the season. The Rams jacked up over 400 yards in a 45-42 loss to BYU last weekend, putting other teams on notice that you’re going to have to score some points to beat these guys.

 

Air Force is 7-2, sure, but it hasn’t beaten a team with a winning record yet and I won’t be shocked if 4-5 CSU is above .500 by the end of the season.

 

Pick: Colorado State

 

Notre Dame vs. Boston College (-3.5, 45.5)

 

Did you see the coin toss last week before overtime in the Pitt-Notre Dame game?

 

The ref explains the options the players have on the toss, which you hope they’d know anyway, and after the Domers win the toss the ref actually tells the Irish captains they’d like to play defense first.

 

I don’t know which one it was, but one of the ND captains then says, “No, we want to defer.”

 

“Umm, you can’t defer in overtime,” says the ref.

 

And I thought Notre Dame was supposed to be an academic school.

 

In any event, the Irish are playing some good football despite the tough loss to Pitt and they’ve been consistent. I think it will be enough to nip an inconsistent BC squad for the first time since 2000, a string of five Notre Dame losses.

 

Pick: Notre Dame

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Posted by grasking
6 years ago

cantex48, you have Hammerin Hank's NFL picks on ESPN Sportscenter to fade.
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Posted by cantex48
6 years ago

doobie,huskers look real good late in game,baylor by a hair,CAN u not switch jobs w/the campbell guy??hopefully he does nfl predictions too,so I can win my house back by fading his picks
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Posted by cantex48
6 years ago

sorry, female is a bad word KRIMINY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by cantex48
6 years ago

Gee I did not say "Female's" heart///wow that's as bad as the piks....how do u justify ur censorship??point one,and the bozo's piks?do u pay him to do this??point two///the guy who is pickin on nba is like 20% correct,wassup w'y'all?
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Posted by Odie77
6 years ago

I wish he wouldve, so i could take the opposite
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Posted by cantex48
6 years ago

as long as the writer did not touch-em,ur OK,he is cold as a female's heart
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Posted by Odie77
6 years ago

Man Georgiia Sucks!!!!! Anyone touching Florida/VAndy? thanks everyone for more votes of confidence on WVU, Im gonna roll with em also!!
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Posted by cantex48
6 years ago

to the writer...wow,saw you had a somewhat respectable record,week or so ago,then saw sum absurd result from last week,now see the bank coming to remove me from house,due to the really bad Illini pik///however I did this earlier in season//take stupid Juice idiot///so my fault,but hope ur tide pik is better///and hope u get better
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Posted by cantex48
6 years ago

cannot help but notice wyoming up at Vols////wow probly most ridiculous line of year,take tenessee and give 20 plus points///how did we miss that one???
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Posted by cantex48
6 years ago

doobie,nice work,not only are the picks here,but on hoops thread///seems baylor keepin it close///am all over w'va,and huskers,and am pretty sure took FSU cuz hate clemson...but also hated broncos other day/just again thx,for analysis,and sharing w/usGL
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Posted by mrpickem101
6 years ago

great call ncaaempire on the WMU game ive sent you a friend request an i posted my picks in the NBA pick n roll sec. we could kill the books with out picks
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Posted by doobiebrother
6 years ago

0-1 (-3.3) this week, CFB 53-36-1 (+ 47.6). All trend ATS unless otherwise noted. Northwestern (+11) – OSU offense has shown no explosiveness and 45 points at MSU an aberration, as Buckeyes has 5-0 TO advantage and 2 fumble return TDs, but just 332 total yards. Cats tough vs. the run (#26, 109 YPG) and are #10 in sacks (26) and #20 in TFL (56). Tough “D” and offense that moves the chains (46.2% 3rd down) keep them in this one. Buckeyes 0-5 as DD F. Nothwestern 5-1 SU Hand 5-1 HD 8>. Duke (-3.5) – NCS on nice ATS run (5-1), but matchups show significant advantages across the board for Duke, except on special teams, where it’s a toss up. Devils the better team and still in bowl hunt. Florida St. (-4) – FSU had a couple of big play breakdowns vs. GT option LW, but “D” should return to #5 form here. Clemson’s 27-21 upset of overrated and injury depleted BC was their 1st ATS W in L9, and highest point total during that stretch. Clemson #113 (29.6%) in 3rd down conversions, while Seminoles lead nation in 3rd down “D” (18.8%). FSU has regained their home edge (9-2 SU L11), and plenty motivated off loss and facing team that fired Bowden’s son. Nebraska (-1) - Huge revenge game for Nebraska after 76-39 pasting at Lawrence LY. Huskers have the better team and can sew up a bowl spot today. Jayhawks have lost 19 straight at Lincoln. Washington (+14.5) – Huskies not as bad as their scores and though they tanked non-con H game vs. ND (week before USC) and were spanked by Oklahoma, they’ve been competitive in other H games. Lost by 7 to Stanford, 1 to BYU, and played Oregon St. tough (yardage 377-421), but lost TO battle 0-4. ASU 2-10 L12, 1-6 A, and 1-4 RF 6.5>. Devils coming off monster stretch (Georgia, Cal, USC, Oregon, OSU) and have scored >28 just once in L14 A and twice in L14Ain Nov. Washington’s 1st at H since Willingham firing. Oregon St./UCLA Under (49) - Under 9-2 UCLA vs. Pac 10 and 8-1 UCLA H vs. Pac 10. Bruins project to just 302 total yards here, but UCLA always tough at H and their “D” will put up a battle. Baylor (+27.5) – Hard to imagine Horns getting all fired up after last second loss and 4 straight vs. top 10 teams, especially vs. team they’ve beat by 21> nine straight times. Horns poor play on defense has been overshadowed by their explosive offense and stellar QB play. Baylor on the rise, coming off solid outings vs. Missouri and Nebraska, and should score enough here to stay under the big number. Texas 1-6 H vs. Big 12. W. Virginia (-6) - WVU on a roll and is 20-2 SU at H, 10-2 SU H in Nov., and 16-3 SU H vs. Big East. Mounties have big advantage in TO margin (WV +7, Cincy -6) and after finally getting back in polls, looking for statement game for voters to remember during their upcoming bye week. All plays 3 units.
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Posted by dawis
6 years ago

Penn State has only failed to cover once this year. Coming off a bye week, I think they will win by at least 10
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Posted by robert23
6 years ago

oh i am a retarded i just looked at game times and u have some noon games indrep. my bad. hahaha.
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Posted by robert23
6 years ago

Indrep i have been following your pics and i must say you always have good info and reasons for every bet. keep up the good work. do you like any noon games today? i will go with you on your others.
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Posted by jeffjames
6 years ago

Beware danger danger stay away from bama...Like w mich give me those points here you go CAL W.VIRG S.D. st
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Posted by Odie77
6 years ago

Thats where i'm leaning, 6.5 just seems to easy for WVU at home
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Posted by masjes
6 years ago

WVU WINS AND COVERS
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Posted by masjes
6 years ago

My picks Alab. Mich st and BG and PENN ST
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Posted by slapneck
6 years ago

wvu easy cover
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Posted by Odie77
6 years ago

Wisconsin -9.5 - Indiana is terrible Under on Purdue Mich St 53.5 I cant see either team making it to 21 pts, especially in cold,windy weather Washington St +41,Chilly showers and 15 mph could make this game within 30 pts easily, the boys from tuscon won't like it too much, they roll, but not by 41 Georgia is PISSED and will play that way today, I think they exploit the slight wekness UofK has on run defens. Georgia -12.5 Any thoughts Cincy/WVU anyone?
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Posted by GKills
6 years ago

Indrep watch out on the OU?AM over, College Station has given the Sooners trouble could be a wacky meet
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Posted by Tyler_Reed
6 years ago

not too many games i like this week. . .I like Alabama going against an LSU defense that hasn't looked like an LSU Defense as of late - also LSU has inexperience at QB in a high profile game against an intense rival. . .I've liked Texas Tech all year -- people talk about the spread offense and the emergence of that running game - wanna know why both of these factors are huge ? Their offensive line is amazing - Graham has all day to throw the ball and most games come down to controlling that o-line. . . .as for my "why would you even lay money on that game for" pick --- San Jose . . . .Good Luck to all
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Posted by ROLLERMAN
6 years ago

ND just stinks and for BC this is their GOY every year............Doug Flutie will be on the sidelines for moral support as well!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by indrep
6 years ago

PODs ***Purdue/MichSt under 53. Purdue has a stingy defense and a pittiful offense. Winds and rain expected as well. ***Washington +14.5 over ASU. Rain expected there as well. This should neutralize the playing field and take plays away from Carpenter **New Mexico St +3 1/2 -- Gimmie another home dog *San Jose St -7 --LTech does not travel well *Okla/A&M over 70.5 --> Oklahoma may accomplish this on their own. *Ohio St -11 over Northwestern. I expect the better athetic team to lay the wood. Best of luck to all today.
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Posted by atlantaace
6 years ago

"lsu and uga locks"