Thursday, October 6, 2016

College Football - Week 6

Sec was a good week; UT pulled off a hail mary win over Georgia (after the bulldogs had their own miracle that was a win but wasn't) and I went 8-0(2-6 ATS) on my picks.

Top 25 wasn't as good, but still decent at 14-7(9-12 ATS).  Year-to-date SEC 38-13(11-16) and 41-15(27-26-3) T25.

Might miss all the picks this week; they're not easy.

SEC:

#1 Alabama travels to #16 Arkansas:  Arkansas hasn't beat Bama since '06 but came very close last time at home (missed extra point). Alabama is on a roll and Arkansas has a decent pass game so I expect this will be close. I don't think the hogs can pull it off, but they'll make em sweat. Ala 24-21

#9 Tennessee is at #9 Texas A&M: First trip to Aggieland and only the 3rd time these teams have met. UT has a habit of slow starts and big finishes and A&M is more even keeled (but doesn't play their best in the 4th). Two of the best defensive lines and offensive lines squaring off. Both quarterbacks run better than they throw, but Dobbs (UT) is the better passer of the two. This game comes down to special teams and Tenn has an edge. UT 30 A&M 28

Auburn at Mississippi State: Au got the offense warmed up last week and look to keep rolling since the miracle win over LSU. State has been Jekyl and Hyde in their games all year. Auburn should roll, but it'll be tight. AU 24-19

Vanderbilt at Kentucky: Both teams underachieve and both teams need this win. It's at Kentucky so they have a slight edge, although Vandy's defense is much better. KY 10-9

Georgia at South Carolina: Georgia is much better but has historically had difficulties at SC. They get it done this week. UGA 31-14

LSU at Florida has been cancelled (Florida to win if they play it)

Top 25:

#2   Ohio State hosts Indiana: Ohio State rolls upset minded Indy: OSU 44-10
#3   Clemson at Boston College: This isn't last year's BC defense: Clem 40-6
#4   Michigan at Rutgers: OSU 58-0 over Rutgers last week... Mich 59-0
#5   Washington at Oregon: Ducks are hurting but own UW:  Oregon 42-40
#6   Houston at Navy: Cougars need this badly to stay in the hunt: Hou 35-29
#10 Miami hosts #23 Florida State: FSU is 0-2 in the ACC, Miami helps: FSU 21-19
#15 Stanford hosts Washington State: The Trees got killed last week: Stan 28-10
#17 North Carolina hosts #25 Virginia Tech: at VT I'd go with em: NC 24-23
#19 Boise State at New Mexico: Big blue keeps rocking, BSU 32-13
#20 Oklahoma vs Texas in the Red River Rivalry: UT beats ranked OK usually: OK 42-28
#21 Colorado at USC: Trojans are coming back: USC 25-20
#24 Utah hosts Arizona: Utes got beat by Cal's defense (?) but right the ship: Utah 28-27