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.


 I went 16-4  in Top 25 related games…  3-2  in the others… A Grand Total of  19-6…  The Number  of times I went against my gut feeling: Twice (Georgia and Oregon)…
On a side note: against FSU hatin’ Heather Dinich (ESPN’s ACC Blogger) I’m  8-3  She’s 7-4… And of course she picked Miami over FSU…

It was fun first week of College football. It gave a better indication of how good teams are going to be than the ridiculous preseason polls. And who knows? Maybe we’ll get a rematch with Miami in the ACC Title game…
I’ll post more picks sometime before the Thursday games….

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