September 30, 2010

College Football Picks - Week 5

There were some very surprising scores last week, headlined by Texas' flop at home against UCLA, but it didn't result in too much movement in the conference pictures. But this week some division and conference championships will probably be decided. Should be an exciting week.

OKLAHOMA (-3.5) over Texas - In this year's battle for the Big 12 South (aka Red River Shootout), I expect the experience of Landry Jones to make the difference. If Texas doesn't fix the problems that were exposed last week, things could get ugly.

NC STATE (+4) over Virginia Tech - Color me impressed with the Wolfpack after a pounding of GT last weekend, and the Hokies haven't done much this year. A road victory over BC doesn't mean much. Russell Wilson has the Wolfpack in the driver's seat for that division of the ACC.

OREGON ST (-3.5) over Arizona St - Two good teams, but the Beavers are a little underrated after road losses to TCU and Boise.

Notre Dame (-3) over BOSTON COLLEGE - I don't think the Eagles have much this year.

Florida (+8) over ALABAMA - I'm not saying the Tide won't win, but Urban is getting things figured out on offense, and the Gator defense is really good. Look for a close low scoring game. I actually like the under on 48 pts a lot.

OREGON (-7) over Stanford - Too much speed and athleticism for the Ducks, combined with deafening crowd noise. Luck and the Cardinal have not seen this before. This game will put the winner in the driver's seat for the Pac-10 title.

Last week: 3-4
Season: 14-7-1