I did ok with my picks last week, even though Michigan let me down with the upset special. I forgot that Boise State played yesterday so I won’t count their win. There are a lot of good games this week so let’s get to it.
Game Of The Week
#6 USC Trojans VS #25 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
This game edged out Oklahoma – Texas because of the media attention it is getting. USC has been slapping Notre Dame around for the past couple of years and the games haven’t even be close. I think Notre Dame has a good shot at winning this game due to their offense and because of the sense of urgency Charlie Weis has for this game. In the end, I think both offenses will make plays but USC’s defense will be the difference.
USC 38 Notre Dame 24
#20 Oklahoma over #3 Texas
Oklahoma looks like they are hitting their stride on offense now that Sam Bradford is back and their defense has played well all season. This Texas team isn’t the explosive offensive team it was last year. If Oklahoma contains Jordan Shipley, someone else will have to step up. But I don’t think anyone will answer the call.
Oklahoma 35 Texas 21
Top 25 Rundown
#8 Cincinnati VS #21 South Florida - Close, close game which should go down to the final minute. BJ Daniels will make the mistake that will give the win to the Bearcats. 20-13 Cincy
#1 Florida VS Arkansas – Florida’s secondary will be tested but the Gators will win. 35-13 Florida
#2 Alabama VS #22 South Carolina – Another close game but Bama’s defense will be the difference. 24-10 Bama
#4 Virginia Tech VS #19 Georgia Tech – Virginia Tech’s defense is going to shut the option down and blow this game open. 28-7 Virginia Tech
#7 Ohio State VS Purdue – Ohio State’s run game should be the difference in this blowout. 35-3 Ohio State
#9 Miami VS UCF – Game should be over by halftime. 42-17 Miami
#11 Iowa VS Wisconsin – I still don’t believe in Iowa so I’m picking Wisconsin for the upset. 24-20 Wisconsin
#12 TCU VS Colorado State – TCU’s defense is going to dominate in this game. 20-3 TCU
#14 Penn State VS Minnesota – This could be a close game but Penn State could blow this open. 38-24 Penn State
#15 Nebraska VS Texas Tech – Tech’s offense will struggle in this game and Nebraska will win. 24-10 Nebraska
#16 Oklahoma State VS Missouri – Should be a shootout with the Cowboys coming out on top. 38-35 Oklahoma St
#17 Kansas VS Colorado – I think that Colorado will pull the upset in this one. 20-17 Colorado
#18 BYU VS San Diego State – Look for BYU to put up big offensive numbers. 42-21 BYU
#23 Houston VS Tulane – This should be over by the 3rd quarter. 45-10 Houston
#24 Utah VS UNLV – Utah will win this game with ease. 31-13 Utah