Thursday, September 9, 2010

College Football: Week 2 Picks

Things we learned / confirmed last week:
1- Never bet on a Les Miles-coached team.
2- Memphis is absolutely terrible.
3- So is Akron.
4- Boise was one VT first down conversion away from being a completely forgotten team. Now they have a good chance to play for the BCS title.
After a solid 5-2 opening week, let's try to stay hot.
Auburn -1.5 - It's always dangerous picking against a team that just burned you a few days back (Mississippi State), but I think the Tigers will be able to run the ball with ease.
East Carolina -13.5 - The Pirates are on an emotional high after last week's Hail Mary victory.
Oklahoma State -13.5 - Troy barely covered at home against Bowling Green last week while the Cowboys' Kendall Hunter galloped for more than 250 yards.
Oklahoma -7.5 - Until Florida State wins a big regular season game, which they haven't since 2003, I will bet against them (Note: FSU's victory at way overranked BYU last season doesn't count to me as a "big" win).
Upset: Iowa State +14 - These rivalry games are typically tight and the Cyclones have covered 10 of the past 12 against the Hawkeyes.
Best Bet: Alabama -11.5 - True freshman quarterback Robert Bolden will be making his first ever start on the road and against an FBS opponent, an opponent that happens to be the defending national champs. The Crimson Tide's D should swallow him whole.
Record: 5-2 (Best Bet: 1-0; Upset: 0-1)

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