Thursday, September 30, 2010

College Football: Week 5 Picks

A monster 6-2 week has us sitting nine games over .500 after four weeks. Let's keep it up.
Going big this week with nine picks:
Navy +10 & Under 50- Navy has won this matchup outright the last seven years. I think they'll be able to keep this game close. Both teams love to run the ball so the clock will be constantly ticking making for a low-scoring contest.
Boise State / New Mexico State Over 60.5 - If NMSU can put up just 10 points, I feel very confident about this one as the Broncos should have little trouble putting up a 50-spot.
Alabama -7.5 - We have no indication Florida can compete in this matchup.
Stanford +7 - When in doubt, take the points, especially if the 'dog has the best quarterback in the country too.
Oklahoma -3.5 - Maybe Texas overlooked UCLA. More likely, Texas just isn't that good.
Tennessee +16 - Gambling Mantra #1: Never bet on a team coached by Les Miles. The Vols keep this one close every year. In fact, the last time this game was decided by more than two touchdowns: 1993.
Best Bet: USC -10 - Washington has given no indication they can compete on the big stage this season. USC, down a bit from prior years in talent, still ranks among the nation's best.
Upset: Florida International +19 - Florida International has played three solid games against superior competition, Rutgers, Texas A&M, and Maryland. They are primed to break through. Pitt finds itself reeling and has very little motivation to play this non-league game.
Record: 19-10 (Best Bet: 3-1; Upset: 2-2)

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