Wednesday, November 30, 2011

College Football Predictions Results - Week 13

Rivalry week doesn't like me.  Only 4 wins this week and I am limping to the finish line with the Championship games coming up this week.  The Underdog picks killed me this week and the Road Underdog picks for the year fell under .500

LOSS  1)  #3 Arkansas (+14) at #1 LSU - Arkansas 17, LSU 41. This game showed that LSU is the best team in the country by far.  Next up for the Tigers, Georgia.  For the Razorbacks, they are hoping for some things to go right for them to achieve a BCS invite.

WIN  2)  #20 Penn State at #15 Wisconsin (-16) - Penn State 7, Wisconsin 45.  Wisconsin gets their rematch against Michigan State in the Big 10 Title game.  The Badgers are the better talented team, and look like they have hit their stride again.

LOSS  3)  #18 Clemson (+3) at #14 South Carolina - Clemson 13, South Carolina 34.  Clemson limps into the ACC title game rematch against Virginia Tech.  Watch for the Tigers to get blown out in that game.

LOSS  4)  Ohio State at #17 Michigan (-7.5) - Ohio State 34, Michigan 40.  Brady Hoke got Michigan a win vs. the Buckeyes for the 1st time in 8 years.  Now we will see what he can do with a famous coach patrolling the Buckeyes sideline in Urban Meyer.

WIN  5)  #22 Notre Dame at #4 Stanford (-6.5) - Notre Dame 14, Stanford 28.  Stanford is a good team, but could not become a team that even made their championship game.

LOSS  6)  #2 Alabama at Auburn (+21.5) - Alabama 42, Auburn 14.  Auburn has never been a favorite of mine.  The past two years have provided more ammunition for my deep dislike for the Tigers because almost each and every game that i pick with Auburn in it, I lose.  Of course the institution has the Tiger as a mascot and calls out WAR EAGLE!  No wonder I can't wrap my head around what they are.

WIN  7)  UCLA at #10 USC (-15.5) - UCLA 0, USC 50.  Well, Rick Neuheisel has been fired from UCLA.  Although the Bruins are in the PAC-12 title game, the true best team from the South Division are the Men from Troy.  Lane Kiffin has done a good job this year with the Trojans and I am waiting to see what he can do when the Trojans are off probation.

LOSS  8)  Texas at Texas A&M (-6.5) - Texas 27, Texas A&M 25.  This rivalry is on ice until at least 2019 with A&M going to the SEC.  The Aggies choked yet again this season.  Just wait until they start playing Alabama and LSU each and every year.  Please do not serve the Aggies anything that have bones.

LOSS  9)  #8 Houston at Tulsa (+3) - Houston 48, Tulsa 16.  Case Keenum and the Cougars have finally convinced me that they are a good team.  It looks like they will get a BCS bid, possibly along with TCU.

WIN  10)  Pittsburgh (+8) at West Virginia - Pittsburgh 21, West Virginia 22.  The Mountaineers are still in the running for the Big East title and the AQ for the Big East in the BCS.  That just shows you how bad the Big East has been this year. 

Additional Two

LOSS  11)  Iowa (+9.5) at Nebraska - Iowa 7, Nebraska 20.  Nebraska is being mentioned as a perennial power in the Big 12, Iowa is not.  Maybe Kirk Ferentz needs to shake things up in Iowa City.

LOSS  12)  East Carolina (+2.5) at Marshall - East Carolina 27, Marshall 34 (OT).   Marshall became bowl eligible with this win.  East Carolina did not.

Week 13 Results:  4-8 Record.  1-6 Picking Underdogs.  3-2 Picking Favorites.  1-4 Road Underdog.  0-2 Home Underdog.  0-0 Road Favorites.  3-2 Home Favorites.

Season Results:  92-62-3 Record.  59.6 Win Percentage.  22-25 Picking Underdogs. 70-37-3 Picking Favorites. 17-14 Road Underdog.  5-11 Home Underdog.  27-16-1 Road Favorites.  43-21-2 Home Favorites.

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