Week 2 – Upsets Abound
I didn’t get to watch all of the games on Saturday because of work and other ‘distractions’, so I guessed I missed some great rivalries and upsets. I’m disgusted that I missed the South Carolina-Georgia game and the Tennessee-UCLA games. The Tennessee game sounded like a slopfest but the former game sounded like it would have been fun to watch. The USC-Ohio State game looked like a blowout in the making after Tyrell Pryor threw an interception that USC quickly turned into a 7-0 lead. The Notre Dame-Michigan game looked like a mismatch (very) early… Okie State lost to Houston? Wha–?North Carolina struggled. Maryland sqeaked one out in OT against A D-2 team. Michigan State was upended by Central Michigan! Northwestern needed a last second FG to get past ‘powerhouse’ Eastern Michigan. Wisconsin eeked out an OT win against perennial wannabe Fresno State. There were lots of close games where there shouldn’t have been….
And of course my ‘Noles saved face in the 4th quarter after trailing 9-7 late, winning by 10. I haven’t seen that one yet (I’ll watch the replay on SUN), but it sounded like there was a lot of hangover from the Miami game last Monday. They fumbled 3 times, missed FGs, couldn’t make 4th & 1s, and allowed Ryan Perrilloux to move the ball up and down the field. Perrilloux was playing in his first game this year after breaking team rules. Of course, he’s the QB that would’ve have been the starter at LSU in their NCAA title run if he had not broken team rules (many, many times). Am I making excuses for the ‘Noles? Of course. I’m a homer. But, I think this is from losing to Miami in the way that they lost… dropping a pass… on the last play… in the end zone….
But anyway, on to the scores and my picks…
My record coming in on Top 25 Picks is 16-4. In Other Noteable Games I am 3-2. The Grand Total is 19-6. It will get ugly this week for me….
Against Evil FSU Hatin’ ACC Blogger Heather Dinich I’m 8-3 to her 7-4… This week I think we differed on 2 teams.
#1 FLORIDA GATORS 56 TROY Trojans 6 Crash! Picked: UF
#2 TEXAS Longhorns 41 WYOMING Cowboys 10 Crash! Picked: TEXAS
#3 USC Trojans 18 #8 OHIO STATE Buckeyes 15 Crash! Picked: OHIO STATE (against the gut)
#4 ALABAMA Crimson Tide 40 vs FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL Golden Panthers 14 Crash! Picked:: BAMA
#5 OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS 35 vs HOUSTON Cougars 45 Crash! Picked:OKIE STATE
#7 PENN STATE Nittany Lions 28 SYRACUSE Orange 7 Crash! Picked: PENN STATE
#9 BYU Cougars 54 Tulane Green Wave 3 Crash! Picked:BYU
#10 CALIFORNIA Golden Bears 59 EASTERN WASHINGTON Eagles 7 Crash! Picked:CAL
#11 LSU Tigers 23 VANDERBILT Commodores 9 Crash! Picked:LSU
#12 BOISE STATE Broncos 48 Miami (OH) Redhawks 0 Crash! Picked:BOISE STATE
#13 OKLAHOMA Sooners 64 IDAHO STATE Bengals 0 Crash! Picked:OKLAHOMA
#14 VIRGINIA TECH Hokies 52 MARSHALL Thundering Herd 10 Crash! Picked: VA. TECH
#15 GEORGIA TECH Yellowjackets 30 Clemson Tigers 27 Crash! Picked: GA. TECH
#16 TCU Horned Frogs 30 VIRGINIA Cavaliers 14 Crash! Picked: TCU
#17 UTAH Utes 24 SAN JOSE STATE Spartans 14 Crash! Picked:UTAH
#18 NOTRE DAME Fightin’ Irish 34 Michagan Wolverines 38 Crash! Picked:MICHIGAN
#19 NORTH CAROLINA Tarheels 12 CONNECTICUT Huskies 10 Crash! Picked:Tarheels
#21 GEORGIA Bulldogs 41 SOUTH CAROLINA Gamecocks 37 Crash! Picked:Spurrier
#22 NEBRASKA Cornhuskers 38 ARKANSAS STATE Red Wolves 9 Crash! Picked:NEBRASKA
#23 CINCINATTI Bearcats 70 SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE Redhawks 3 Crash! Picked:CINCINATTI
#24 KANSAS Jayhawks 34 UTEP Miners 7 Crash! Picked: KANSAS
#25 MISSOURI Tigers 27 BOWLING GREEN Falcons 20 Crash! Picked:MISSOURI
IN OTHER PICKS:
FSU Seminoles 19 JACKSONVILLE STATE Gamecocks 9 Crash! Picked: FSU (Of Course…)
UCLA Bruins 19 TENNESSEE Volunteers 15 Crash! Picked:TENNESSEE
and the rest of the ACC…
STANFORD Cardinal 17 WAKE FOREST Demon Deacons 24 Crash! Picked:WAKE FOREST
DUKE Blue Devils 35 ARMY Black Knights 19 Crash! Picked:DUKE
BOSTON COLLEGE Eagles 34 KENT STATE Golden Flashes 7 Crash! Picked: BC
MARYLAND Terrapins 38 JAMES MADISON Dukes 35 Crash! Picked: MARYLAND
NC STATE Wolfpack 65 MURRAY STATE Racers 7 Crash! Picked: NC STATE
So, in Top 25 Picks this week I went 18-4. In Other Noteable Games I am 6-1. The Grand Total is 24-5.
Against Evil FSU Hatin’ ACC Blogger Heather Dinich I went 9-0 to her 8-1.
For the Year I’m 34-8 in Top 25 picks and 9-4 in Other Noteable Games…
Against Evil FSU Hatin’ ACC Blogger Heather Dinich I am 17-3 to her 15-5.