Picking This Week’s Games

As per tradition, I will pick a select set of games in which I see a possible play against the line.  Odds courtesy of Docsports.com.

Utah (-3) vs. Pitt–I think the Utes will be clicking from the get-go on offense while Pitt will be getting used to life without Bill Stull.  Solid win for Utah.

Utah 28, Pitt 17

USC (-21) at Hawaii–USC is just too talented for Hawaii and Lane Kiffin will use the opportunity to run up the score as much as possible.

USC 62, Hawaii 24

Connecticut (+3) at Michigan–Not convinced Michigan’s defense is ready for the Huskies.  The Wolverines have a new quarterback, but I think this is a tough open for him.

Connecticut 24, Michigan 20

Kansas State (-1.5) vs. UCLA–This should be a plodding defensive and special teams struggle.  In the end, I think the running of Daniel Thomas will wear down the Bruins.

KSU 21, UCLA 10

Washington (+2) at BYU–Steve Sarkisian should have no problem preparing his charges for the Provo setting.  The Huskies behind Jake Locker get revenge for the loss a couple years ago.

Washington 31, BYU 21

Oregon State (+13.5) at TCU–The Beavers struggle a bit as Ryan Katz starts slow.  He warms up in the second half and makes this one respectable.

TCU 34, Oregon State 24

LSU (-5) vs. North Carolina–The Tar Heels are crippled by suspension and not even Les Miles is dumb enough to mess this up.

LSU 19, North Carolina 10

Cincinnati (+2.5) at Fresno State–The Bearcats pick up right where they left off last year and roll over the Bulldogs.

Cincinnati 42, Fresno State 21

Navy (-6) vs. Maryland–The Middies roll up over 400 yards rushing and win this one going away.

Navy 27, Maryland 10

Virginia Tech (+2) vs. Boise State–The game everyone is wondering about.  Can Boise finally beat one of the big boys?  Not quite yet.  Hokies eke it out in a classic.

Virginia Tech 34, Boise State 31

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3 Responses to Picking This Week’s Games

  1. AUman76 September 2, 2010 at 10:59 pm #

    HP….your trojans look great on defense huh? Reminds me of my Tiger’s D last year. Lame Kitty is in for a long 1st season if thangs don’t change. The refs blew the TD call in the first half, the Hawaii player wasn’t down. Then again the Hawaii coach has no balls cause he should’ve gone for six not a FG just before half.
    Most selections look fairly reasonable but I believe OSU has a shot to beat TCU. UNC also will make things difficult for both LSU and the hat.

  2. Anonymous September 3, 2010 at 11:05 am #

    LSU-34 UNC-20

  3. Anonymous September 3, 2010 at 11:06 am #

    LSU has a bunch of talent. I’m from the east coast but went to one of their scrimages and they look good.