Friday, September 26, 2008

College football weekly picks

I was 8-2 last week, remember.

Auburn vs TENNESSEE. Pick: TIGERS. This is a rebuilding year for the Vols; Auburn should have knocked off LSU last week.

GEORGIA vs Alabama. Pick: BULLDOGS. Alabama has shown great improvement over last year; but I like Georgia at home. They were very efficient last week at Arizona State.

Michigan State vs INDIANA. Pick: SPARTANS. They can run the ball with Javon Ringer. And IU has problems in stopping the run.

NOTRE DAME vs Purdue. PICK: IRISH. Yes, I know they lost last week, and that they lost their tight end due to off-field problems. But Charlie Weis knows how to circle the wagons; ND is at home; and Purdue historically has had trouble winning there. Don't forget Purdue's intangibles problems--they blow a game at home to Oregon they should have had won, they barely beat Central Michigan last week.

OKLAHOMA vs Texas Christian. PICK: SOONERS. But it will be a closer game than people think. TCU has a good defense, and a good coach in Gary Patterson.

PENN STATE vs Illinois. PICK: NITTANY LIONS. Joe Pa seems to have a powerful club; Illinois hasn't impressed thus far.

Wisconsin vs MICHIGAN. PICK: WOLVERINES. My upset special. Michigan's offense looked to have grown; it rolled up 388 yards vs Notre Dame two weeks ago. They've had two weeks to prepare. Wisconsin might have trouble handling Michigan's spread, and they're on the road. Go with the Maize and Blue in an upset.