Saturday, August 30, 2014

Up to 25 Straight

Another game, another win against a Big 12 team. The North Dakota State Bison went into Ames, Iowa and thumped the Iowa State Cyclones 34-14. (Why the Iowa Hawkeyes cannot do that, I will never be able to figure out.) The win is the 25th straight for the Bison and sets a FCS record for a winning streak. It also makes up for the 2009 loss to the Cyclones. Iowa State joins Kansas and Kansas State as Big 12 teams that have lost to the Bison.

The Cyclones jumped out to a 14-0 lead and then the Bison received an 80-yard run by John Crockett and the Bison imposed their will for the rest of the game, scoring 34 unanswered points in front of a sellout crowd of 54,800. ND State rushed for 299 yards with an entirely new offensive line and racked up over 500 yards total. The surprising thing here is that 12 starters from the Bison championship team last year are gone as well as most of the coaching staff that went to Wyoming.

Next up is Weber State in Ogden, Utah next Saturday. The reigning kings of the FCS look strong out of the gate. It is possible for a 4-peat if things fall right.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

2014 College Football Spread Picks - Week 1

Back after some time off is Brent's College Football Points Spread Picks. This is the 2014 Edition. This year we are going to pick the games that the Top 10 in the nation according to the Associated Press. Plus any other games that I feel strongly about. This is for entertainment purposes only. No money is being bet by myself on these games. And if you decide to bet on these games because of my predictions, then the risk is yours and please make sure that you do not know me because I will call you an idiot with some descriptive words before that. All odds are from unless otherwise specified. Well, here are the picks for Week 1 of the college football season:

Sunday, August 17, 2014

401 Home Runs in a Red Sox uniform

And 459 overall.  Say what you will about the rumors and the grandstanding, there's arguably not been a more clutch hitter ever.

And an opposite field double to drive in two runs for a six RBI game.