Friday, September 2, 2011

College Football: Week 1 Picks

Kent State +38 and Kent State/Alabama Over 46.5: This is a wager on Kent State scoring at least nine points. If they can do that, we guarantee at least a split of these two.

Miami (OH) +17: The Redhwaks went from one win in 2009 to 10 wins in 2010. Missouri - a team lacking a tested quarterback - might overlook them.

Troy +16: The Trojans are good, and the Tigers are notorious underachievers. I think this ends up being a close game.

Pick of the Week: Boise State -2.5 - Despite this a home game for Georgia, I am going with the veteran Broncos over the freshmen-led Bulldogs. The "Dream Team" recruiting class is in for a rude awakening.

Upset of the Week: SMU +16 - I'm a believer in June Jones and his offense. The Mustangs don't have to travel far for this game, and I think they can actually spring an upset here against an Aggies squad that has received top-10 accolades despite accomplishing very much to date.