The Arkansas Razorbacks embarrassed themselves and the SEC by getting waxed by Southern Cal. FSU scored twice in the final quarter to beat Boston College. Illinois played California surprisingly close and UCF rolled over and played dead. So those were my mistakes. On the plus side I picked the Gators by eight, Wyoming and Michigan State to win as underdogs, Arizona to lose, but win with the points and UCLA and Alabama to both cover.
So here we go with week four, and I guarantee a better record or next week's picks are on the house.
Troy State (plus 21-½) over South Carolina: Last year the Trojans scared both LSU and Carolina to death, but ought to be able to hang in there against the HBC and his low-scoring squad. South Carolina 24-13
Georgia Tech (plus 11-½) over Virginia Tech: Third game in a row I take the points with a team I expect to lose. Tech has enough talent to hang with the Hokies… but not enough to beat them. Virginia Tech 30-20
Michigan State (minus 10-½) over Illinoize: Zooker's fourth quarter collapse last week a huge surprise, wasn't it? Won't have that opportunity this time around. Spartans 38-21
Wyoming (plus 2-½) over Ole Miss: Rebels fired David Cutcliffe and their reward is consecutive losses to Vandy and Wyoming. Cowboys prove Florida's opening win was significant. Wyoming 28-20
Colorado (plus 14-½) over Miami: Buffaloes tend to play to the level of competition and should be pumped about this opportunity. Miami survived last week, but it won't be that close this time. Miami 34-21
Arkansas (plus 15-½) over Alabama: The Hogs can't be as bad as they looked against Southern Cal, can they? Well, yeah. Alabama 28-17
Tennessee (plus 6-½) over LSU: Tough week in Rocky Top after loss in Gainesville. Committing to Eric Ainge will give them a chance to get some offense going. Vols 21-20
Florida (minus 22-½) over Kentucky: The countdown to Rich Brooks' inevitable dismissal begins to get louder. Ideally weak defensive line for the Gators' O-Line to get some continuity and confidence heading into the key game at Alabama next week. Florida 45-9
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Last Week: 6 correct, 6 O'Learys, .500
Season Total: 23 correct, 13 Orgerons, .639