Week 1 was solid. I was stupid on some picks just to be stupid and it got me. No more being stupid.
Last week: 12-4 (75.0%)
This week: 8-6 (57.1%)
Overall: 20-10 (66.7%)
We have a little bit of SEC on SEC action this week and a few SEC teams going on the road to big name schools. We should start to see a little bit of separation, but there’s also a few more opportunities to build a lot of fake hype.
Alabama at Texas – Oh look, it’s a big name and a big name and winning this game will surely mean something. No, it won’t. Alabama destroys them and nobody cares about Texas for the rest of the year, or Alabama loses by less than a touchdown and all the TV people talk about nothing but how Alabama is still a playoff team. Who cares?
Alabama 38, Texas 10
Alabama 20, Texas 19 – SUCCESS!
South Carolina at Arkansas – Watch out! It’s dark horse vs. dark horse. These two teams definitely have a shot at the title this year! South Carolina struggled with Georgia State and Arkansas struggled with a American Conference team that was replacing everybody. Arkansas will win because it’s at home and will vault to the top 10.
Arkansas 27, South Carolina 21
Arkansas 44, South Carolina 30 – SUCCESS!
Missouri at Kansas State – This one flew under the radar. Kansas State is kind of a fun trip if you like tailgating in a cow pasture that’s literally all around the stadium. (I like that). Missouri scored a lot of points last week. Are they that good? No. But neither is Kansas State.
Missouri 31, Kansas State 28
Kansas State 40, Missouri 12 – FAILURE
Wake Forest at Vanderbilt – NEEERRRRRRRRRDDDDDDDDSSSSS….
Wake Forest 34, Vanderbilt 14
Wake Forest 45, Vanderbilt 25 – SUCCESS!
Tennessee at Pitt – The Pitt of the South travels to the Pitt of the North. They are seriously the same. Pitt was lucky to beat West Virginia. Tennessee played Ball State. Because all media wants Tennessee to be good, Tennessee will lose.
Pitt 34, Tennessee 27
Tennessee 34, Pitt 27 – FAILURE
Appalachian State at Texas A&M – The Fightin’ Appalachian Mountains scored 61 points and lost to North Carolina last week. Texas A&M looked pretty lackluster even in a 31-0 win over Sam Houston State. It will be close for a while, but we aren’t lucky enough for Texas A&M to lose yet.
Texas A&M 38, Appalachian State 17
Appalachian State 17, Texas A&M 14 – FAILURE
Samford at Georgia – Bulldog on Bulldog action.
Georgia 56, Samford 7
Georgia 33, Samford 0 – SUCCESS!
Kentucky at Florida – I wasn’t going to hate Florida this year until they were ranked in the top 15 after beating Utah in the Swamp on a last second interception in the endzone, when all the Utes had to do was kick a FG one play later to go to overtime. I actively hate Kentucky because… see: Tennessee. People are tired of the East being weak and now they are doing things to make us think they are not.
Florida 27, Kentucky 21
Kentucky 26, Florida 16 – FAILURE
Central Arkansas at Ole Miss – The Rebels and their offensive guru only beat Troy 28-10 last week. What’s that all about? Lane still reeling from Rush Week?
Ole Miss 42, Central Arkansas 10
Ole Miss 59, Central Arkansas 3 – SUCCESS!
Southern at LSU – Let this game be close and see how quickly the fam-uh-lee turns on Brian Kelly.
LSU 41, Southern 21
LSU 65, Southern 17 – SUCCESS!
Mississippi State at Arizona – The Maroons beat Memphis about the same way Arizona beat San Diego State last week. Same level of opponent. Almost same margin of victory. They might be the same team. Therefore, the home team will win.
Arizona 45, Mississippi State 38
Mississippi State 39, Arizona 17 – FAILURE
San Jose State at Auburn – Check back later for my prediction in the game preview, but SPOILER ALERT: this ain’t Sparta!
Auburn 54, San Jose State 3
Auburn 24, San Jose State 16 – SUCCESS!
Other Games of Note
USC at Stanford – The national slate isn’t great this week, therefore I’m just using this game because it used to be mean something. USC is better than most of the Pac-12, especially Stanford.
USC 35. Stanford 13
USC 41, Stanford 28 – SUCCESS!
Baylor at BYU – This is a ranked matchup. Is Baylor good again, or are we going off that bowl win last year? Is BYU actually good or do they just destroy a bunch of small football teams out West? I guess we’ll find out. The Baptists take this one.
Baylor 34, BYU 24
BYU 26, Baylor 20 – FAILURE
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