Every week the the degenerate gamblers who run this site attempt to pick games for the upcoming college football weekend. We are usually completely and totally wrong, blinded by team allegiance, alumni status, and probably a 5th of Makers. That being the case, we’ve enlisted help of professionals…not for the Makers problem, but for the gambling one. The Geek Sheet experts have decided to set us all straight this season. They’ll be here to give you the winners, blow your mind with high level statistical analysis, and shamelessly plug their own site…which is something we have great admiration for. Be sure to check out their site for more. Now, on to the picks…
The Juice: 33-21-1
Mike Medallion: 19-35-1
Bunkie Perkins: 27-27-1
The Geek: 25-29-1
LSU +3 @ Ole Miss
The Juice: LSU. LSU losing at home at the half last week to LA TECH? Ole Miss putting it all together and dominating a tough Tennessee team. This seems like a lock, but Ole Miss hasn’t been able to put together two good games in a row all year and LSU still has 87 four and five star recruits on their roster. A Vegas trap? Me thinks so. Corndogs. Boosh.
Mike Medallion: Ole Miss. In honor of The Blind Side opening this weekend.
Bunkie Perkins: Ole Miss. Ole Miss went into Tiger Stadium last year and skull drug LSU. This year’s Rebel team is not as good, but neither is LSU. Jordan Jefferson starts for the Tigers but his immobility thanks to a bum ankle gets him killed by a superior Ole miss D-line. Enter Jarret Lee…and well, we all know how that ends.
The Geek: Ole Miss. How LSU is still a top 10 team is beyond me. Even w/ Jefferson and Scott they were just average on O, and would struggle vs a very good Ole Miss D…remove Scott and maybe even Jefferson and it will be a long day for the hot dogs on a stick. LSU 19, Ole Miss 27
Uk +7 ½ @ UGA
TJ: UK. I’m sorry UGA VII, bless your ugly bulldog face in the kennel in the sky. I just don’t think the Dawgs are worth a damn. Lucky for them last weekend neither is Auburn.
MM: UGA. I had 19 wins last week. I have 19 wins this week. How much confidence do I have in this pick? None.
BP: Georgia. Playing for their fallen pooch, but more importantly, playing for a trip to Shreveport. The Dog’s win going away.
The Geek: UGA. The majority of our math is on UGA, and some by a fairly decent margin (projecting 15-17 pt wins); however we a couple indicators showing an outright UK W, which will keep us on the sidelines although I suspect the Dawgs will pull away late. Uk 21, UGA 31
Ohio St. -12 @ Michigan
TJ. OSU. Rich Rod could have been the patron Saint of the state of West Virginia. Soon he may not even be employed in the state of Michigan. Honestly I’m not sure which is better.
MM. OSU. Rich Rod is about as bad as I am at making picks each week.
BP: Michigan. For no other reason than 12 is alot of points to give up at home in a rivalry game. An improbable win by Michigan this weekend would also make RichRod’s job security a little stronger.
The Geek: Michigan. I don’t have any real good reason for this one as our math is pretty sideways, but I don’t see Tressell Ball routing big blue at home when Michigan projects 21+ in every model…god help Richie Rod if the Buckeyes dot them for 35 which is what they’ll need for a cover given our projections for Michigan. Ohio St. 30 @ Michigan 21
Oregon -5 @ Zona
TJ: Oregon. Wut?
MM: Oregon. Once again, another PAC-10 game?
BP: Zona. What game would you people have me choose instead? Arkansas/State? Florida or Bama playing nobodies? As a peace offering, enjoy an Oregon cheerleader photoshoot.
The Geek: Oregon. Our math calls for a 32.75-26 Oregon win so have fun if you want any piece of this…there isn’t any one model we use that shows either team covering by more than 2…in a coin flipping contest we’ll go with the Ducks. Oregon 33 @ Zona 26
Vanderbilt (+17) @ Tennessee
TJ: Tennessee. Tennessee is pissed after letting Tiny Dexter garner 10,000 all purpose yards in one game. Vandy has no Dexters. Vandy is also being back to sucky Vandy of old and Tennessee is at home and owes them one. Vols, Bitch Big assuming no players are arrested between now and then.
Rutgers (-8.5) @ Syracuse
MM. Rutgers. When all else fails, pick the team playing Syracuse.
Arkansas -11 v. Miss. State
BP: Arkansas. State i limping to the end of the season and Arkansas is making a push for the Cotton Bowl. Little ARock will be jumpin’ (as much as Little Rock can be, I guess) as the Hogs put 40+ on the Bullies.
Hawaii 31, SJSU 20
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