Well, I missed picking last night's ACC Disappointment Duel, but never fear, I'll at least make sure you get few picks for tomorrow. And, no, I won't be picking Army-Rutgers tonight.
Last Week: 7-4; Season: 29-14
Pitt 26, SoFla 23 - The Bulls are going to make it a game, but their D rests on a strong pass rush. And, if things according to plan, Pitt proabably won't need to pass that much, riding Lewis all the way. Selvie and Pierre-Paul are athletic enough to adapt, but that won't quite enough to get the win.
Michigan 29, Penn St. 23 - I don't know why, but I like the upset here. I see State getting stuck in some unwinnable spots and RichRod's offense doing just enough, using both QB's to take pressure of the recovering Forcier.
Ohio State 24, Minnesota 17 - A clean, conservative, gentlemanly affair all around. No odd scoring, no big plays, a great afternoon-nap game.
Iowa 23, Michigan State 20 - I honestly like Sparty to ruin the Hawkeyes' run, but I said I wasn't picking against Iowa until they lost and I meant it.
TCU 21, BYU 20 - It won't be as dominant as last year, mainly because BYU's a bit more balance and the game's in Provo. But, in the end, I'll take the Frogs, even on the road.
Alabama 27, Tennessee 9 - Just another road apple for the Soviet War machine.
Florida 29, Mississippi State 16 - If the Gators had not just had a close call with Arkansas, I'd call the upset here.
LSU 22, Auburn 19 - Auburn has enough talent to win this game, but I have a feeling that LSU will be strong enough to set the tempo and contain Malzahn's offense. The Hat wins a close one.
Texas 31, Mizzou 20 - McCoy rebounds from last week and has a lights out day against the Tigers.
Washington 30, Oregon 26 - The Ducks' lucky streak has to end sometime and Jake Locker is the man to do it. I bet Sarkisian is loving being a double digit dog and has the Huskies ready.
BTW, here's a bonus UPSET ALERT for the weekend: I'm not saying that the Tigers are going to win, but Miami better be awake and aware for this Clemson game. Miami's more talented, but this is setting up as a good spot to trap the 'Canes.