"Roughing the Passer - A PK Frazier Novel"

My new book, "Offsetting Penalties - A PK Frazier Novel" is the follow-up to "Illegal Procedure" and "Roughing the Passer" and is now available in print and in e-formats at amazon.com, smashwords.com and iBooks. Follow me on twitter @kevinkrest.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: WEEK FOUR THURSDAY AND FRIDAY PICKS

Last Week: 26 - 6
Overall:      85 - 11

Conference play begins in earnest this week, with a few interesting inter-conference games on the schedule.  Among the headliners are number eleven Wisconsin traveling to eighth ranked Michigan State, nineteen Florida at fourteen Tennessee and seventeen Arkansas taking on tenth ranked Texas A&M at Jerry's World in Dallas.

Thursday:

(3) Clemson (3 - 0) 27 @ Georgia Tech (3 - 0) 17: Clemson has scored on their last ten possessions over the course of the last two games, an improvement over their first six quarters of offense. Of course, last week's game was against FCS member South Carolina State who is winless in three games against FBS opponents this year. Georgia Tech looks much better than last season as they've already equaled their win total from 2015. If Clemson can generate some offense, they should be able to defeat the Yellow Jackets, but they better bring their A-game.

Friday:

TCU (2 - 1) @ SMU (2 - 1): Not much travel involved in this one, with TCU heading across the Metroplex to Dallas to take on the Mustangs. Despite a loss to Arkansas, the Horned Frogs still have way too many weapons on both sides of the ball for SMU to contend with.

USC (1 - 2) 27 @ (24) Utah (3 - 0) 28:  USC is still attempting to return to glory, but they're having a very difficult time getting there. Utah has squeaked into the rankings with solid but unspectacular wins against non-FBS Southern Utah, rival BYU and San Jose State. I'm just not sold on Clay Helton as head coach of the Trojans, and if they lose to Utah, very few others will be either. I would like to think USC can beat Utah, because college football is just better when the Trojans are nationally relevant.

Don't forget to check out my new book, "Offsetting Penalties - A PK Frazier Novel" at  Amazon.com and listen to me Friday's at 8:40 am EDT/ 7:40 am CDT on Lou in the Morning, streaming live on www.WPFLradio.com, 105.1 FM. I can also be reached via email at kevin@pkfrazier.com.