Picks for September 19th Weekend

Worst I have ever done in picking games last week going 16-5.

Thursday Night September 17th:

Clemson 2-0 at Louisville 1-1: Clemson should win even on the road at Louisville. This game is worth watching to see Clemson Quarterback Desean Watson. However, I am not feeling great about my pick because it’s hard to see Louisville at 0-3.

Friday Night September 18th:

Florida State 2-0 at Boston College 2-0: The Seminoles are still in transition and very young, but they are talented and should beat Boston College. However, Boston College is an unknown which makes this game fairly scary.

Idaho State at Boise State: The blue turf strikes again and the Broncos win big after letting me down last week.

New Mexico 1-1 at Arizona State 1-1: The 1-1 Sun Devils are one of the bigger disappointments so far this season. But, they should be able to handle New Mexico.

Saturday September 19th:

South Florida at Maryland: Bowling Green beat Maryland as I picked last week and South Florida is probably going to take them, too. The Terrapins aren’t awful, but South Florida is more talented.

UNLV at Michigan: Michigan wins big at home as the Wolverines continue to improve.

Air Force at Michigan State: Spartans are moving up in the Polls and should beat Air Force.

Illinois at North Carolina: Illinois hasn’t played anyone but looks better since firing their coach right before the first game. But, it won’t be enough as the Tar Heels win at home.

Connecticut at Missouri: The Tigers of Missouri are not impressive right now, but they should be able to beat UConn in football at home.

Central Michigan at Syracuse: ACC Syracuse needs a big win here, but the MAC’s Central Michigan looked tough against Oklahoma State. The Orange should take them.

Northwestern at Duke: This could be one of the better games of the day. I want to pick Northwestern because of their performance against Stanford, but I am picking Duke.

Memphis at Bowling Green: Memphis is a good team and may surprise me, but Bowling Green has been impressive and has played better opponents. I think Bowling Green improves to 2-1.

Louisiana Tech at Kansas State: This game could be a toss up, but it’s at home for Kansas State and they are tough to beat there. Look for Bill Snyder and his Wildcats to pull out a win.

Virginia Tech at Purdue: The Hokies lost their Quarterback in week one, but they sill have a solid team and should crush the Boilermakers

Georgia Tech at Notre Dame: That Flex Bone offense is always hard to stop and especially with only a week to prepare. With Zaire in the lineup I would take Notre Dame, but as it is the Yellow Jackets could escape with a big win.

Nebraska at Miami: The humidity of South Florida eats up the Huskers and the Canes surprise them.

Auburn at LSU: LSU and the Tigers led by Leonard Fournette beat the Auburn Tigers in a must watch game. Auburn players talking trash after their showing last week is just bizarre. They also talked smack about Melvin Gordon last year and he ran for over 200 yards.

Western Kentucky at Indiana: Believe it or not, this should be a fun game. Indiana could and should win. I am betting this is a shootout.

Utah State at Washington: This could be a really good game as well. Washington and their true freshman Quarterback struggled in their first game. The Aggies are a good team, but struggling a bit, also. Expect the Huskies to make a move here.

South Carolina at Georgia: The media’s ‘ole ball coach’ is not doing so well this year and the Bulldogs of Georgia will beat them soundly.

Texas Tech at Arkansas: The Red Raiders are looking better. The Hogs have not played up to expectations, but they should recover and beat ancient nemesis Texas Tech.

North Carolina State at Old Dominion: Don’t laugh, Old Dominion is a solid football team and they have excellent fan support. But, I am taking the Wolfpack of North Carolina State to win here.

Colorado at Colorado State: I’m picking Colorado State here because they generally play well against the Buffaloes.

Florida at Kentucky: The Gators beat Kentucky in OT last year, but this year will be different. The Wildcats will beat Florida this time around.

California at Texas: Longhorn fans are going to howl, but Cal leaves Austin with a big win.

Rutgers at Penn State: Rutgers has been spotty and Penn State has been worse. Christian Hackenberg stock continues to drop as does the Penn State season. The Lions are due to bounce back here and should win.

Pittsburgh at Iowa: Pitt lost star Running Back James Conner for the season early on. Backup Running Back Qadre Ollison had 207 yards rushing in his first. But, Iowa can usually play defense and should win at home.

Stanford at USC: This is the best USC team in several years, but it’s still really young other than at QB. Stanford has given the Trojans fits in recent years, but the Trojans win here. Stanford should have played better against Northwestern and will drop to 1-2 on they year.

Ole Miss at Alabama: These two had one of the better games of 2014 and Ole Miss looks better in 2015. Losing Bo Wallace may have been a blessing, but Alabama has always owned Ole Miss.

BYU at UCLA: The Cougars beat Nebraska and then Boise State and they could beat the Bruins. But, I think UCLA is poised, mature and ready at all positions except Quarterback and their freshman Josh Rosen has been pretty good. The Bruins should win it.

Utah at Fresno State: The Utes have been solid and Fresno is sagging. Look for a big game for Utah and Devontae Booker and a big Utah win.


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