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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

WEEK 8 COLLEGE FOOTBALL RECAP

Even with the spate of upsets  last week, I was still able to go 16 - 8. The good picks were UCF over Louisville, Auburn over Texas A&M and Tennessee over South Carolina. I totally whiffed on the Syracuse - Georgia Tech game and once again, going with my heart hurt me in the UNLV - Fresno State match up.  And lastly, it appears Florida State is the real deal, not such a great thing for the rest of the ACC.

Last Week: 16 - 8

Overall:  122 - 35

(10) Miami (5-0) 27 @ UNC (1-4) 20: The Tar Heels almost pulled it off, but just couldn't hold off the Hurricanes. Correct.  27 - 23.


UCF (4-1)  27 @ (8) Louisville (6-0) 26: In what was a terrific game, the Golden Knights prevailed and put an end to the Cardinals shot at the BCS title game. Correct. 38 - 35.


Arkansas (3-4) 14 @ (1) Alabama (6-0) 35: It's not getting any better for Bret Bielema. Correct. 0 - 52.


Washington St. (4-3) 20 @ (2) Oregon (6-0) 54: No surprises as the Ducks continue to roll through their schedule.  Correct. 38 - 62.


(5) Florida State (5-0) 24 @ (3) Clemson (6-0) 30: I really didn't see this one coming.  That was a real thumping the Seminoles put on Clemson. It also vaulted them to second in the first BCS rankings. No.   51 - 14.


Iowa (4-2) 20 @ (4) Ohio State (6-0) 31:  Ohio State pulled away in the fourth, but they don't have enough quality games left to be able to out rank Florida State, Oregon or Alabama if they should all win out. Correct. 24 - 34.


(6) LSU (6-1) 23 @ Ole Miss (3-3) 17: That SEC West is very tough, just ask LSU. No. 24 - 27.


(7) Texas A&M  37 (5-1) @ (24) Auburn (5-1)  38:  Texas A&M finally met its match. You can't keep winning when you have to score 46 points to do it. Correct. 41 - 45.


(9) UCLA (5-0) 34 @ (13) Stanford (5-1) 30: Stanford flexed its muscles against the Bruins and in the process made the Pac-12 very interesting . No. 10 - 24.


(11) South Carolina (5-1)  27 @ Tennessee (3-3)  28:  South Carolina had its hands full last week with a tenacious Volunteer squad. The SEC East has a surprise leader, and it's not the Gamecocks, the bulldogs or the Gators. Correct. 21 - 23.


Iowa St. (1-4) 20 @ (12) Baylor (5-0) 45: As predicted, the Bears needed their track shoes for this one. Correct. 7 - 71.


(22) Florida (4-2) 19 @ (14) Missouri (6-0) 27: Missouri is definitely for real, including a number five ranking in the initial BCS standings. Go figure. Correct. 17 - 36.


(15) Georgia (4-2) 34 @ Vanderbilt (3-3) 24: I missed on this one, but not as badly as the Bulldogs did, squandering a 13 point fourth quarter lead. No.  27 - 31.


(16) Texas Tech (6-0) 38 @ West Virginia (3-3) 28:  The good Mountaineers showed up for this one, they just failed to stick around for the fourth quarter.  Correct. 37 - 27.


UNLV (4-2)  37 @ (17) Fresno St. (5-0)  35: I made this bad pick with my heart, but fortunately Fresno State is only seventeenth in the BCS, despite a 6 - 0 record. No. 14 - 38.


(18) Oklahoma (5-1) 27 @ Kansas (2-3)  16: Kansas took an early lead, but it's hard to win when you only gain 201 yards on offense. Correct. 34 - 19.


(20) Washington (4-2) 27  @ Arizona St. (4-2)  32 : Now I know why I picked Arizona State. They're just a better team. Correct. 24 - 53.


TCU (3-3)  24 @ (21) Oklahoma St. (4-1) 30 : The Cowboys did it with their defense this time and they still control their own destiny in the Big 12. Correct. 10 - 24.


(23) Northern Illinois (6-0) 27 @ Central Michigan (3-4) 21: Central Michigan made it a game early, but Northern Illinois' power eventually won out. Correct. 38 - 17.


(25) Wisconsin (4-2) 27 @ Illinois (3-2) 23 :The Badgers dominated as they prepare for the stretch run in the Big 10. Correct. 56 - 32.


Syracuse (3-3)  27 @ Ga. Tech (3-3) 24:  Oops.  No. 0 - 56.


Minnesota (4-2) 27 @ Northwestern (4-2) 34 : My Big 10 record is improving, but it still stinks. No. 20 - 17.


USC (4-2) 27 @ Notre Dame (4-2) 30: The Irish won this rivalry game with their defense, which is finally showing signs of getting back to their 2012 form.  Correct. 10 - 14.



Utah (4-2) 26 @ Arizona (3-2) 21:  Utah had the lead after three quarters, but couldn't finish off the Wildcats.  No. 24 - 35.