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Sunday, September 7, 2014

COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 2 PICKS RECAP

I went out on a limb and predicted a lot of upsets this week, particularly in the non-marquee games. On the upside, I picked USC, Notre Dame and Virginia Tech to prevail in games that really mattered. I'm off to a pretty slow start, but there are 12 weeks left to redeem myself.

Last week: 19 - 8
Overall: 40 - 13

(20) Kansas State (1-0) 41 @ Iowa State (0-1) 17:  Correct. Iowa State gave the Wildcats all they could handle. Kansas State 32 - 28.

(24) Missouri (1-0) 28  @ Toledo (1-0)  30:  No. Maybe Missouri is better than I thought. Missouri 49 - 24.

(4) Oklahoma (1-0) 37 @ Tulsa (1-0) 14: Correct. No surprises in this one. Oklahoma 52 -  7

Western Illinois (1-0) 10 @ (18) Wisconsin (0-1) 48: Correct. At least one Big Ten team put up some numbers. Wisconsin 37 - 3

McNeese State  31 @ (19) Nebraska 30: No. This one went like I thought it would, except for the last minute Cornhusker TD.  Nebraska 31 - 24..

Florida Atlantic (0-1) 13 @ (2) Alabama (1-0) 41: Correct. The Tide did what they needed to do to win.  Alabama 41 - 0.

South Carolina St. (1-0) @ (23) Clemson (0-1): Correct. It wasn't fun to go into Clemson following a tough Tiger loss.  Clemson 73 - 7.

(14 USC (1-0) 27 @ (15) Stanford (1-0) 24:Correct. I got the game and the spread right. I really like the Trojans now.  USC 13 - 10.

(15) Ole Miss (1-0) 34 @ Vanderbilt (0-1) 13: Correct. Vandy has a lot of work to do.
Ole Miss 41 -3

(7) Michigan State (1-0) 31 @ (3) Oregon (1-0) 30:  No. I clearly overestimated the Spartans, but they at least made it a game for three quarters. Oregon  46 - 27.

San Jose State (1-0) 13 @ (5) Auburn (1-0) 37: Correct. The Tigers are on track to contend again. Auburn 59 - 13.

(17) Arizona State (1-0) 47 @ New Mexico (0-1) 21: Correct. We didn't learn much as the Sun Devils delivered as expected. Arizona State 58  New Mexico 23.

East Carolina (1-0) 34 @ (21) South Carolina (0-1) 30: No. The Gamecocks rebounded as they prepare to face Georgia next week. South Carolina 33 - 23.

Murray St. (1-0) 13 @ (25) Louisville (1-0) 37: Correct. The Cardinals, in Petrino fashion, kept their foot on the pedal.  Louisville 66 Murray St. 21.

Michigan (1-0) 24 @ (16) Notre Dame (1-0) 27: Correct. Is Notre Dame's defense that good or is Michigan in for a long season?  Notre Dame 31 - 0.

Citadel (0-1) ?? @ (1) Florida State (1-0) Whatever: Correct. Should the 'Noles be concerned? FSU 37 - 12.

Northwestern St. (0-1) 10 @ (10) Baylor (1-0) Infinity:  Correct. I guess Baylor got tired of scoring. Baylor 70 - 6.

Sam Houston St. (1-1) 7 @ (12) LSU (1-0) 54: Correct.  These useless games are getting tiresome. LSU 56 - 0.

Lamar (1-0) 7 @ (9) Texas A&M (1-0) 42: Correct. See above.  Texas A&M 73 - 3.

Virginia Tech (1-0) 27 @ (8) Ohio State (1-0) 24:  Correct. The Hokies were supposed to be a year away. Maybe the future is now. Virginia Tech 35 - 21.

San Diego State (1-0) 34 @ (20) North Carolina (1-0) 31: No. I wasn't far off on this one. Still not a fan of the Heels. North Carolina 31 - 27.

Memphis (1-0) 17 @ (11) UCLA (1-0) 27: Correct. The Bruins haven't shown the expected dominance yet.   UCLA 42 - 35.

Georgia Tech (1-0) 30 @ Tulane (0-1) 24: Correct. The Yellow Jackets spoiled the Tulane stadium debut. Georgia Tech 38 - 21.

BYU (1-0) 20 @ Texas (1-0) 27: No. Didn't see this one coming. BYU 41 - 7.

Maryland (1-0) 37 @ South Florida (1-0) 20: Correct. This one was a little closer than expected.  Maryland 24 - 17

Ohio (1-0) 20 @ Kentucky (1-0) 27: Correct. A much needed win for the Wildcats. Kentucky 20 - 3


Oregon State (1-0) 21 @ Hawaii (0-1) 24: No. Hawaii's comeback came up a little short.  Oregon State 38 - 30.