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Friday, October 14, 2011

Picks of the Week

BAM! I went 7 for 7 last week for a straight 1 double 0, to bring my total up to 73%. What we learned is that all of the big boys are legit. This week we don't get a lot of action except a whole lot of questionable teams get legitimate shots to prove their worth. In the Big Ten Michigan and Michigan State battle it out for the Paul Bunyon trophy and the frontrunner status in the Legend Division. In the Big 12 both Texas A&M and Oklahoma State are trying to stay neck and neck with Oklahoma. And in the Pac 12, Oregon needs a win over AZ St to nip at the heels of Stanford.



No. 11 Michigan at No. 23 Michigan State
The first big showdown of the day is between my Wolverines and the dreaded Spartans of Michigan State. The Spartans have managed to take down the Wolves three years running, but this year is trending differently. Michigan seems to have picked up a decent defense in the off-season and the offense is in the Top Ten in the country. While the game is in East Lansing, I think Michigan has the momentum. This one'll be close but Big Blue wins.
Michigan 24     Michigan State 21


No. 20 Baylor at No. 21 Texas A&M
The Aggies have had a tough road lately, with their stinging loss to their soon-to-be SEC conference mates, Arkansas. And Baylor is still licking their wounds from their loss to the surging Kansas State Wildcats. But this one looks to be a good match-up between teams that are battling for a spot in the Top 25 and a good bowl game if any of the top three in the Big 12 stumble. I think the Aggies roll.
Baylor 28     Texas A&M 35


No. 6 Oklahoma State at No. 22 Texas
Oklahoma State get their chance to prove they are just as good as the other Oklahoma team by beating up on the same team the Sooners hung 55 on last week. Certainly the Longhorns feel their chances are good, but I feel that the showdown for the Big 12 championship comes on December 3rd when an undefeated Sooners roll into Stillwater and face an undefeated Cowboys team for a slot in the National Championship game.
Oklahoma State 45     Texas 24

No. 18 Arizona State at No. 9 Oregon
Arizona State have been feeling pretty good about themselves after a good first half of the season. They have a legitimate shot at the Pac 12 South championship, but unfortunately the Ducks are going to wipe the mat with them tomorrow.
Arizona State 28     Oregon 38

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