Alright here's how this is going to go. I'll come up with 12 games of interest every week for you all to choose from. You'll pick the winners and post them here or on the thread, whether you post them here or not, I will add them to the blog to make them easy to keep up with. I try to pick games between teams in the top 25, or in the other's recieving votes but then I move to teams with winning records then .500 records, and all teams are FBS.
Anybody is welcome to join in at any time, dont worry about missing a week if you decide to join late.
This week's games:(Rankings Reflect AP rankings)
***(New) Scoreboard ****
#15 Pittsburgh at Utah Utah: 27-24 OT
Missouri at Illinois Missouri: 23-13
Colorado at Colorado St. Colorado: 24-3
Purdue at Notre Dame Notre Dame: 23-12
Connecticut at Michigan Michigan: 30-10
Kentucky at Louisville Kentucky: 23-16
UCLA at Kansas State Kansas State: 31-22
Washington at BYU BYU: 23-17
#24 Oregon State at #6 TCU TCU: 30-21
#21 LSU at #18 North Carolina LSU: 30-24
Tulsa at East Carolina East Carolina: 51-49
#3 Boise State at #10 Virginia Tech Boise State: 33-30
My Picks: 11-1
I was going to go with Pitt until I realized they have a new QB. both have solid running games, Utah wasnt exactly stellar at the QB position last year but should be better this year. It also helps that they're at home. I expect Pitt to try to be safe and stay on the ground but if they get behind and the kid has to throw it wont be a good thing . . . An OT thriller. awesome way to start the year
Quite frankly both defenses are terrible and I dont expect that to change much. Gabbert though is more experienced now whereas Illinois will be replacing Juice williams (finally) so again, Im gonna pick against the unknown. aaaand it worked out. Illinois had me nervous at the half up 10 but Mizzou came through.
Colorado state was one of my favorite teams to put in the pick em last year looking for an upset that eventually happened lol. Cant pick them here though. while colorado doesnt quite have the offense, I think they'll find a way to get it done another way. I do expect a close game though I'll assume noone is shocked by this. Colorado did what the big boy is supposed to.
last year i was looking for reasons to pick against Notre Dame, and I found them in most cases. Gonna do the opposite this year lol. They did lose a lot but with Kelley coming in the offense should rebound well enough. I say Notre dame comes out slow in the first half but really gets it going in the second and pull out a win. they didnt necessarily come out slow but they win in a grinder.
Gonna take the huskies. The only thing I know about this game is that Connecticut has a great running back. Michigan is unsure at QB and their D was terrible the last time I checked. My lack of knowledge bit me here . . .
Im going to take Kentucky in this one. Defense getting it done. My boy T Wyndham was all over the backfield! lol proud of him...
Gonna take my first new quarterback. these teams are pretty evenly matched so Im taking the home field advantage for the win. Ha, worked out for me. Home field was probably the difference.
I think people have been blinded by Jake Locker . . . he doesnt play defense. Got the W but Washington did have a shot at the win. I expected at least a two score BYU victory. We'll see where both of these teams go from here . . .
Well, as of this pick noone has taken the Beavers. I knew this but as i was going through i didnt realize which game i was on until i had decided on the horned frogs. oh well. TCU it is. Well I got the win but so did everybody else lol. A little closer than im guessing most thought huh?
* (before suspensions) Alright this was the first game I looked at when picking the games and just knew who i was picking. no research at all for this one. Just based on what i remember from the past few years LSU has been consistently bad on O and decent on D while NC has been improving on O and good on D. UNC's D will likely force turnovers to decide this one
So I picked UNC originally but due to the suspensions of 3/4 of their D line, and 2 of their top corners. I, unfortunately, have to back out from that pick now . . . If UNC wins I'll be glad though It's a win but UNC was a pass interference call away from probably winning the game. (yes it was interference) but the TE still could have caught it but didnt. I expect UNC to either be in the 25 still or at least be just on the outside
New QB for ECU, New coordinators for Tulsa. dont know what to expect from tulsa. started hot last year. then fell apart. Wooooooooow!!! What a game, what a fourth quarter, what a finish! That was fun from start to finish (side note: the WR Harris had a huge second half and got me a win in my college fantasy league. 121 yards 2 tds. won by 1 point lol)
I like both teams. I just think itd be very easy for the hokie players to play to Moore and not the broncos as a whole. should be a good game though Another great game. Boise came out strong, Vtech came back and took the lead. but Boise stayed poised. and this completes my best week ever (i believe) Thats how you start people!!!
Bradman125-------- - 5-7
Valencourt---------- -- 10-2
Gameday_101 ------- 7-5
Broncos #7----------- 9-3
R U Kidding----------- 6-6
ChiefCrazy3 ---------- 9-3
Mattries37315 ------- 8-4
IU Dave Returns----- 7-5
URINE TROUBLE!----- 6-6
IamNotFrench-------- NA 10-2
redwingsNSK---------- NA 10-2
TexYat----------------- NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 5-7
Points. S/N (weeks participated)
11. Coach Bib13 (1), EagleMtnAirtax (1)
10. redwingsNSK (1)*, IamNotFrench (1)*, Valencourt (1)
9. geneh_32 (1), Meuse2win (1) ChiefCrazy3 (1), Broncos #7 (1)
8. GeauxTigerFan (1), Mattries37315 (1), ramblinon (1)
7. IU Dave Returns (1), Gameday_101 (1)
6. URINE TROUBLE! (1), R U Kidding (1), wildcatsfan1
5. TexYat (1)**, SportsJunkie76 (1), Bradman125 (1)
Percentage leader: (starting week 3)
*missed 1 game week 1
** missed 7 games week 1
Bib's Pick 'em WinnersBib's College Bball Pick 'em 2: SportsJunkie76
Bib's Bowl Pick 'em 2: Valencourt
Bib's College Football Pick 'em 2: Overall-Valencourt. Per Week average-Valencourt (2009)
Bib's College Basketball Pick 'em: Overall - Wingnut 4Life, Per Week Average redwingsNSK
Bib's Bowl Pick 'em: Wingnut 4life
Bib's College Football Pick 'em: Overall - Fresh LA Style and Drookabeeyacht, Per Week Average- Phanaholic (2008)