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Covers
Covers
Another name your score game.  With Bama coming off a close game at A&M last week, I think Saban cracks the whip on his troops and they roll over an Arky squad that is just getting whipped by everyone.  I think Bama puts their foot on the Hogs' throats and dominates, especially with their defense.   Bama wins something like 42-10.  
Covers
Covers
Georgia will not have a letdown against a weak Mizzou team, they play off the charts in home night games.  With the added incentive of moving up a spot or two in the rankings, this team can name the score.  And there in lies the dilemma, I don't see Kirby Smart just pounding a helpless Mizzou team but he has to give Eason some meaningful reps throwing the ball (Fromm too).  Mizzou is terrible against the run and UGA can run it with the best, but look for them to work on the passing game some.  And also look for Locke to have some success throwing the ball against Georgia, he is the best passer the Dawgs have faced all year, and has some fast receivers.

That said, a pumped up UGA team at home is just way too talented for Missouri.  I hate "name your score" type games because they are more than just about matchups, and you never know how long the coaches play the scrubs and what the other coach does to defend themselves.  I think  Georgia wins something like 45-13 but they could win 55-6 if they choose.  No bet for me on this one
Covers
Covers
What a huge flop by this Wazzu team.  I didn't bet it because I thought the line was pretty close but how sloppy and unfocused can you be?  They knew they had a chance to move up a spot or two and get closer to their goal, and still laid an egg with 7 turnovers?  Glad I didn't trust this group, won't the rest of the year.  They may upset someone, or keep a big game close, but there are issues with this team or you would not see a performance like the one last night.
Covers
Covers
Agree, A&M is a decent team and Florida has an average defense and an offense which lacks any identity.   Sumlin has  A&M believing in themselves and the new Freshman QB Monds.  Dangerous receiver in Kirk, and a diversified running game with both the QB and a big back is too much for Florida to stop. This isn't the same stonewall, Florida defense they had the last two years, especially in the defensive backfield.  And except for a few wide running plays, the  Florida offense does not present much of a threat to any decent defense.  A&M wins, and covers easily.
Covers
Covers
SC is the pick here.  TN is a split camp and sending out a first time starting QB who has shown a bad attitude earlier in the year.  Sgt Carter has lost control of the team  and I don't see them caring about winning one for the Gipper.  They have one offensive threat, RB Kelly and he was shut down last time out.  

SC is certainly a team with flaws but I see them winning this easily against a really dysfunctional TN team who will likely hear their fans boo them again, it has become what they are over the last few years.  Bad times on Rocky Top.      SC   24    TN 13
pthomas
pthomas
Don't like Florida in this one, offense is really bad.  LSU's is too, but they are a cornered animal st this point and get some players back.  Like the under as a play but also a small play on LSU to win SU.
Covers
Covers
Easy cover for FSU here.  This is a decent team for Wake but they are simply are out athleted in this game by a dangerous, hungry Nole team.  FSU defense may hold the Deacs to single digits.  Seminoles by 17+    3 unit play for me.
Covers
Covers
Not sure VT has enough offense to overcome that Clemson defense but I do think they will keep it close in a low scoring game.  VT and the points for me.  Not a high confidence game for me, one unit play.  GL to all.
Covers
Covers
TN is a cornered, wounded animal and will play with intensity, but they just don't have enough firepower on offense to move the ball against a stout UGA defense.  TN has had trouble stopping the run all year and this is, collectively, the best group of backs in the SEC.  Dawgs win by double digits.  4 unit play for me.
Boom_Boom
Boom_Boom
Original poster, you are a great cheerleader for your team, but we don't come on a betting site to listen to you, or other homers, give us a distorted view of the home team and how much you love them. Your win of an over rated Auburn team (again) isn't proof of how great Clemson is but what suckers the media were for believing a QB with 5 games experience in the no-defense Big12 meant Auburn would finally have a decent offense again.  They were horrible, partly because of Venables' always salty defense. Had they scored TDs on those two first and goals instead of TDs, no one would have been able to find you this week.  Part of that is Venables' defense, he is one of the best DCs in the business, but mnore can be attributable to Malzone's lousy red zone plans.  He has failed in that situation for years because he wants to get cute.  But that doesn't make everyone want to bow at the Clemson alter.

The other reason for all the delusion is you think winning the playoff makes Clemson "the best team in CFB".  It doesn't just the same as the winner of the Super Bowl, World Series, March Madness, etc., aren't always the best...just one of the best.  Last year's Clemson team was probably a Top 10 team, but were not a Top 5 when you look at how they played all year: struggled with Auburn in the early season, took to the very end to seal the deal against a Louisville team that lost four or five times, lost to another average Pitt team, and needed NCST, another average team, to miss a chip shot FG at the buzzer to even get them in the Top 10 at all.  I don't think you beat Bama if Scarborough doesn't break his leg in the title game, nor if Saban doesn't lose his mind and fire Kiffin as OC.  Be happy, celebrate your good fortune, but don't come on here and act like you have a pulpit to teach everyone else about football.

That said, you have a decent chance of winning the ACC this season if your offense can get it going.  Tell us about that part of Clemson, because it is the only way you win the ACC again.  That showing the other night looked weak to me.  I look forward to this weekend's game, feel you have a good shot to win it, but it is too close to call for me.  Need to see something out of your O man, and really look forward to seeing your defense against LJ, should be a good game.  Have fun, and keep your posts balanced.  Put your pom poms down.
BWS77
BWS77
Really like both the under and the points in the Georgia/ND game.  UGA front seven is very, very good.  I think NDs running QB can burn them 2-3 times but not enough to put up a lot of points.  Smart will likely protect his freshman QB in his first start, and in an away game, by running the ball and taking the pressure off the passing.  UGA is 5 deep with quality backs headed by Chubb & Michel, but don't sell that kid short at throwing the ball, he is a baller and walked right out last week and looked comfortable playing despite no expectation to play much.  UGA too much talent, but it is a must win for ND after the 4-8 season last year so they will battle to the end.  I think it is close with Georgia winning, but it wouldn't be a shock if one play flips it to ND.  I think something like 23-17 Georgia.
WahooS
WahooS
The Auburn/Clemson game will tell us more than any other match up we will see this weekend.  I don't know if Clemson is as good on offense as they looked, this AU defense will be a tough test for them.  I also don't know if Stidham is all that good as Auburn fans think, the Clemson defense will be a very tough test for him.  Both teams seem a little over rated to me, great game for fans, especially those of us who bet.   Too close to call, better games to bet.

I also feel the UGA/ND game will be enlightening.  UGA has a very tough defensive front but has to prove they can handle a running QB.   Freshman QB may be better than Eason but this is a tough environment to make your first start.  I think he throws it well enough to open up the stud RBs that UGA has.  I took UGA and 7 by buying the hook.  Should be a close game, I think UGA wins straight up.

Another tough place to play is the Horseshoe, great match up, I am taking Oklahoma in a close one.  Ohio didn't look that great to me and Lincoln Riley is better than your typical first year coaches.   
BadAngel
BadAngel
Nice picks BA, helluva start.  Keep it up.
alopez14325
alopez14325
Good info thanks.  Suggest staying away from this game, Houston is the better team but as all your write-ups point out, we don't know what to expect...especially with the breakup of the coaching staff.  They may be a mess, but since their OC was promoted, they may play with a real chip on their shoulder and to impress him.  There are better bets over the next couple of weeks, especially with the same coaches and players involved.  JMO
WalterTibbs
WalterTibbs

Washington has the best offensive scheme to have any chance against this Tide defense.  No one in CFB can line up against them and run it at them, and anyone that hopes to have any success throwing must get rid of the ball in about 6 nano seconds.  Only Washington has the offense to implement the quick, short passing game that has a chance to move the ball down the field on Bama.  Add in the exotic sets and motions that Peterson employs and there is a chance for them to have enough success to keep it close.  This will be the closest game Bama faces regardless of who wins the other semi-final.

I am not going to predict an upset, but do think Washington and 16-17 points is the best side of the play. I also wouldn't rule out a Huskie upset, but would put it at no better than 20%. The only reason I think Washington has a chance is because the Alabama offense is just not dominant this year, don't have the bruising, power backs and Hurts is not accurate on deep throws.  Offense has benefited by the short field position situations and turnovers the defense gives them.  Also, the place kicker is just average.

handpicked
handpicked
Wrong on the over, they only have 195 yards of offense and thi shalf all Saban needs and wants to do is run clock and get out with any more injuries.  The game is over, all they need is the clock to expire.  Unless Florida gives them some ST points, they won't  score 21, may not score the 11 you gave either.
THE-KID
THE-KID
Relax, there is no way Pedophile State gets into the playoff, none. Doubt they get the Rose Bowl either, even if they win.  I thibnk Wisky wins this game tonight.
warcameagle56
warcameagle56
Quote Originally Posted by diondimucci:

Ohio state murdered them 2 years ago, will do it again.  Urban Meyer >>>  Nick Saban

Ohio didn't murder Bama, did you not even see the game, or read about it?  Was decided late in the 4th Qtr by about 5 points.  Bama gave up a couple of long passes, very uncharacteristic.  They lost, but the only thing embarrassing was giving up that many points.  Everyone has a bad day/night in this game.  Trash talking is so.....well, trashy.  Especially when it shows you don't know what you are talking about.  But then anyone who doesn't realize what a scumbag Urbie is can be considered clueless anyway.  BTW, no Bama fan, just a CFB fan who actually watched that game.  My pick, if they played that again, would be Bama and I would have given that ohio team 7 points.  Doesn't matter, won't happen, just an informed opinion.
letthepokesplay
letthepokesplay
College Football / bedlam / View Post
Quote Originally Posted by Ganjaa:

What happ he got leveled ?

He did, pass over the middle and he got clocked with a shoulder to the helmet.  Doubt he is back, he was down a while.
chungnuoc
chungnuoc
Like Va Tech and points against Clemson.  Tigers have under performed all year, offense is struggling.  VT and maybe an under play.  Might even throw a small play on the ML, an upset is very possible.