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Week 12 pix by JR -- the Real Expert

Posted on: November 18, 2010 12:06 pm
Edited on: November 18, 2010 12:24 pm
 

Wow. I just keep getting worse. I went 14-10 last week. I'm completely embarrassed.

This drops my overall record to 189-61, falling two more games behind Chip Patterson among the Expert Pickers.

Overall standings: Chip 193-57, Darst 192-58, me 189-61, Adam 186-64, Dodd 183-67 & Horowitz 180-70. I'd like to point out Jay went 20-5 for the week.

I lost on Georgia (to Auburn), Arizona State (to Stanford), Iowa (to Northwestern), Utah (to Notre Dame), Florida (to South Carolina), Baylor (to Texas A&M) UCF (to Southern Miss), Rutgers (to Syracuse) & Ga. Tech (to Miami).

I’m running out of time to successfully defend my title.

As for the big game for me & my Buckeye friends, I just don't see how the Buckeyes win in Iowa City. If the Hawkeyes realize they can run the ball up the middle, our Bucks are in trouble.

Ohio State hasn't had to face too many power teams and when it did, the Bucks had trouble (See Wisconsin & Penn State's first half). I hope I'm wrong, but I have to pick Iowa.

Now to Week 12

THURSDAY
No. 10 Alabama over Georgia State

FRIDAY
No. 3 Boise State over Fresno State

SATURDAY
No. 5 LSU over Mississippi (Take the 16 points)
No. 6 Wisconsin over Michigan
No. 7 Stanford over California
No. 21 Iowa 27, No. 8 Ohio State 24 (Take the 3 points)
No. 18 Texas A&M 30, No. 9 Nebraska 28

No. 11 Michigan State over Purdue (Play over of 48)
No. 12 Oklahoma State over Kansas
No. 13 Arkansas 33, No. 22 Mississippi State 23
No. 24 Miami 28, No. 14 Virginia Tech 27
No. 15 Missouri over Iowa State

No. 16 Oklahoma over Baylor
No. 17 South Carolina over Troy
No. 19 Nevada over New Mexico State (Play over of 61½)
Oregon State over No. 20 Southern Cal
No. 25 Utah over San Diego State (Lay the 2½)

Pittsburgh over South Florida
Northwestern over Illinois
Florida State over Maryland

WEEK 11 HANDICAPPING (1-6)
I said play the over of 63 in Boise State 54, Idaho 12, but the line, which opened at 61½, closed at 67½, so I won't count it as a win or loss.

Losses: Laying the points in TCU 40, San Diego State 35 (closed at 28); Taking the points in LSU 51, La.-Monroe 0 (closed at 33); Over of 61 in Nebraska 20, Kansas 3 (closed at 60); Taking Baylor (+3) in Texas A&M 42, Baylor 30; Taking the points (Ga. Tech +3) in Miami 35, Ga. Tech 10 (ouch!).

Also said take Rutgers (+3) in Syracuse 13, Rutgers 10. It closed at 2.5. My conscious says to count as a loss, so I will.


My one win: Over of 68½ in Nevada 35, Fresno State 34

This unfortunately makes me 14-18 for the season after going 2-10 the past two weeks.

Obviously, time to turn it around. 

Comments

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: November 20, 2010 9:50 pm
 

Week 12 pix by JR -- Changing to SDSU over Utah

Notice time stamp of 9:49 p.m.

I'm changing my Utah pick to San Diego State (after talking to some of my inside sources) & there is no handicapping suggestion on this game.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: November 20, 2010 9:47 pm
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Posted on: November 20, 2010 9:45 pm
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Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: November 20, 2010 10:16 am
 

Week 12 pix by JR -- changing to Illnois over NU

One change before today's kickoffs: Changing to Illinois over Northwestern (notice time stamp of 10:16 a.m.)




Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: November 19, 2010 11:59 am
 

Nebraska 20, Kansas 3

Where did I mention Nebraskas played Baylor?
Sorry if I was wrong, but I'm missing it.
Thanks for the heads-up, though.



Since: Dec 27, 2008
Posted on: November 19, 2010 1:05 am
 

Week 12 pix by JR -- the Real Expert

I just wanted to let you know that Nebraska played Kansas last week, not Baylor.


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