Week 1 Scores…and “Oh no! We suck ageen!”
Wow…. Sam Bradford getting hurt in the first game?! That changes things.Virginia losing to William & Mary? Oregon’s problems…Tennessee looked good. So did USC. Ohio State looked shakey even if it was against Navy’s cut blocking schemes, but still….
And OF COURSE the Noles lose to Miami. Not on a missed FG this time, just a dropped pass on the last play. Absolutely it was a TREMENDOUS and memorable game… It just would have been a lot more tremendous and memorable if Fortson had caught that last pass. I learned when I was like 4 years old to ALWAYS catch the football with your hands. Never ‘cradle’ the ball. 4 years old. Why there are receivers at the college (and pro) level, I will never know. They still can have a great season, though. FSU’s just going to have to outscore a lot of people. And I think a month from now FSU will have a better record than Miami…. So congrats on outlasting the Noles and enjoy it while you can.
So how did I do on my 25 picks?
#1 FLORIDA Gators 62 CHARLESTON SOUTHERN Buccaneers 3 Crash! PICKED: UF
#2 TEXAS Longhorns 59 LOUISIANA MONROE Warhawks 20 Crash! PICKED:TEXAS
#3 OKLAHOMA Sooners 14 #20 BRIGHAM YOUNG Cougars 13 Crash! PICKED:OKLAHOMA
#4 USC Trojans 56 SAN JOSE STATE Spartans 3 Crash! PICKED:USC
#5 ALABAMA Crimson Tide 34 #7 VIRGINIA TECH Hokies 24 Crash! PICKED:ALABAMA
#6 OHIO STATE Buckeyes 31 NAVY Midshipmen 27 Crash! PICKED OHIO STATE
#8 OLE MISS Rebels 45 MEMPHIS Tigers 14 Crash! PICKED:OLE MISS
#9 PENN STATE 31 vs the AKRON Zips 7 Crash! PICKED:PENN STATE
#9 OKLAHOMA STATE Cowboys 24 #13 GEORGIA Bulldogs 10 Crash! PICKED:GEORGIA
#11 LSU Tigers 31 WASHINGTON Huskies 23 Crash! PICKED:LSU
#12 CALIFORNIA Golden Bears 52 MARYLAND Terrapins 13 Crash! PICKED: CAL
#14 BOISE STATE Broncos 19 #16 OREGON Ducks 8 Crash! PICKED: OREGON
#15 GEORGIA TECH Yellowjackets 37 JACKSONVILLE STATE Gamecocks 17 Crash! PICKED:TECH (Thought this would be worse.)
#19 UTAH Utes 35 UTAH STATE Aggies 17 Crash! PICKED:UTAH
#21 NORTH CAROLINA Tarheels 40 CITADEL Bulldogs 6 Crash! PICKED:NORTH CAROLINA
#22 IOWA 17 NORTHERN IOWA Panthers 16 Crash! PICKED: IOWA (They had to block TWO field goals at the end to pull it out…)
#23 NOTRE DAME Fighting Irish 35 NEVADA Wolf Pack 0 Crash! PICKED: The Irish
#24 NEBRASKA 49 FLORIDA ATLANTIC Owls 3 Crash! PICKED:NEBRASKA
#25 KANSAS Jayhawks 49 NORTHERN COLORADO Bears 3 Crash! PICKED:KANSAS
#18 FLORIDA STATE Seminoles vs the MIAMI Hurricanes Crash! PICKED:FSU (CRASH! & BURN!)
SOUTH CAROLINA Gamecocks 7 NC STATE Wolfpack 3 Crash! PICKED:SOUTH CAROLINA
MINNESOTA Golden Gophers 27 SYRACUSE Orange 24 Crash! PICKED:MINNESOTA (Former Duke Point Guard Gregg Paulus played pretty well at QB and the ‘Scuse looked a lot better than they have in the last few years. Lost in OT, but a great effort.)
MICHIGAN Wolverines 31 WESTERN MICHIGAN Broncos 7 Crash! PICKED: MEEE-CHIGAN
WAKE FOREST Demon Deacons 21 BAYLOR Bears 24 Crash! PICKED:Wake
RUTGERS Scarlet Knights 15 CINCINATTI Bearcats 47 Crash! PICKED:RUTGERS… I was a little off on this one.