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College Four-Play: Week 2 predictions

This is a pretty lame week in college football. Probably the lamest I can think of for a Week 2 in recent seasons.

So let's focus on what was awesome last week: My 3-1 record.

OK, that's enough focus. On to this week's picks. 

Miami Hurricanes at Kansas State Wildcats (-7, 58)

Over the years of doing College Four-Play, the most venomous hate mail and comments typically come from Miami supporters. I don't know why. They only get about 17 people going to their games these days.

But I'd like to start things off on the right foot this year. And I loved the way Stephen Morris went 28-of-45 last week for 207 yards.

Pick: Miami +7

East Carolina Pirates at South Carolina Gamecocks (-21, 51)

Ben Maller of Yahoo!Sports tweeted us Thursday night to say Steve Spurrier is 44-0 overall and 18-0 straight up at South Carolina against schools in non-automatic qualifier conferences in the BCS.

For bettors, the numbers are a little more disappointing. Spurrier is actually 6-9 against the spread in those games at South Carolina (three of those games didn't have lines).

Pick: East Carolina +21

Fresno State Bulldogs at Oregon Ducks (-35, 77.5)

Oregon players received possibly the worst news in school history this week: The school will begin random drug testing on its athletes.

It's all because of this story that appeared in ESPN The Magazine in April, which features an unnamed Ducks football player "taking a hit" off some "Purple Kush".

Are you sure you want to do this Oregon? Really?

I think the news will be too devastating for the players to overcome against Fresno State this week.

Pick: Fresno State +35  

Nebraska Cornhuskers at UCLA Bruins (+5, 62)

A 66-year-old woman is suing the Bo Pelini Foundation this week, claiming she suffered injuries during a gauntlet drill at the Foundation's Football 101 camp in June. The camp is designed to give women an opportunity to learn more about the game and build the school's female fan base.

The woman, Beverley Morgan, claims she suffered brain and rotator cuff injuries during the drill, both of which required surgery.

I am taking two things from this:

1. UCLA is going to feel like Beverley Morgan after this game - injured and knowing little more about football than when the day began.

2. Don't ever try to force a woman to like football.

Pick: Nebraska -5

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Posted by Paddy-Baboon
2 years ago

nice article 1-3 on your picks dont quit your day job
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Posted by SamRuby
2 years ago

Miami = Lock? Maybe a lock to get their butts kicked!
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Posted by HogPicker
2 years ago

If you guys can't figure out who the favorite is between OR and Fresno you probably need another hobby.
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Posted by HogPicker
2 years ago

If you guys can't figure out who the favorite is between OR and Fresno you probably need another hobby.
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Posted by YukonTrav
2 years ago

Jon, is that Sarah the Fraud in the picture? lol
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Posted by YukonTrav
2 years ago

Sarah J Phillips, lover of the Oregon Ducks, if I remember correctly? lol guess Covers likes to forget that period of time, eh? Good luck on your picks ...
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Posted by JuiceSqueezer88
2 years ago

that's why you don't go to football practice when you're 66 years old.
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Posted by Jon_Campbell
2 years ago

It is Fresno State. Just made the correction, sorry folks. For those who are new to Four-Play, Overpay has it right. I believe in my picks and bet them each week, but this column typically takes a lighter approach to the games. Good luck this weekend and thanks for reading.
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Posted by SickCallREf
2 years ago

I'd say 4-0 is awesome! But 3-1? Eh...that's pretty good. And you'd have a better chance at 4-0 this week if you switch the ECU pick. The Pirates wont cover 31. And obviously you've never been a pothead because your logic in the ducks game is all wrong. These guys are gonna be pissed off and fired up. And somebody has to pay for this! I got this idea it's gonna be Fresno St. We'll just have to see. GL all!
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Posted by jaydogg1
2 years ago

Miami is a lock baby...take em ML too
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Posted by bizkilla
2 years ago

No longer feel good about my Miami +7 ticket. Everytime I read a covers article and am on the side of their play doesn't seem to go well.
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Posted by YukonTrav
2 years ago

lots of other sites picking against Miami too. I too changed my mind :)
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Posted by cyberaddict
2 years ago

DUCKS +35 ? LOL !!!
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Posted by overpay
2 years ago

Geez......some of you need to lighten up!.....He was trying to be funny!....Plus....The line is 35 points!!!!!......How much insight do you think he has on a spread that is 35 points!!!!!.......Duh.....what a bunch of dummies!!!!......I thought it was funny!.......I'm sure the school will give the players random detox treatments right before the random drug testing.....
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Posted by 7MrG7
2 years ago

I'll take Oregon+35 for $100,000 please!!
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Posted by TwinBranches
2 years ago

So Oregon isn't going to cover because of an ESPN article that was released in April and because their going to drug test now? Do you really think there going to drug test or just say there are? Unless some players are suspended before the game because of a drug test, it has nothing to do with the game itself. Seriously? This is why I hesitate to read these stupid write ups. Gotta go smoke some chronic now.......
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Posted by tomseaver286
2 years ago

Hard to take an article seriously when he writes Fresno St -35. Very confusing.
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Posted by aces_smokin
2 years ago

so is it fresno state +35 or oregon -35?
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Posted by TwinBranches
2 years ago

"So Oregon isn't going to cover because of an ESPN article that was released in April and because their going to drug test now? Do you really think there going to drug test or just say there are? Unless some players are suspended before the game becau..."