TSD College Football Primer: Week 3

Last Week:  7-3 (10-9)

Pick That Made Me Look Smart: 

Taking Penn State at +10 was very big.  If they had a kicker that could hit just 2-4 instead of 1-4, I would have won my outright bet.

Pick That Made Me Look Bad: 

I picked Utah to win big against interstate rival Utah State, but that didn’t happen.  The Utes lost in OT and I missed hard.

This weekend loses a bit of its luster with last week’s UL-M upset of Arkansas, but we will have 3 top 25 matchups to entertain us.  Look for the USC/Stanford and ND/MSU games to have National Title implications.

Thursday 9/13/12

Rutgers at South Florida (-8) 7:30pm ESPN

The Bulls and the Scarlet Knights are both sitting at 2-0, but only one of them has looked impressive in doing so.  South Florida came back last week against Nevada and should run it up against Rutgers.  2 TD win for South Florida.

Friday 9/14/12

Washington State (-10.5) at UNLV 9:00pm ESPN

I am still waiting for the Mike Leach offense to show up for Washington State and I think they will improve, but I don’t think it will travel good enough to win in Vegas.  UNLV covers and might steal one from the Cougars.

Saturday 9/15/12

#1 Alabama (-21) at Arkansas 3:30pm CBS

Arkansas has no chance at beating the best team in the nation this weekend at home, but I think they are skilled enough to keep the Tide inside of 20 points.  With or without Tyler Wilson.

#18 Florida at #23 Tennessee (-3) 6:00pm ESPN

ULM put this game front and center for the SEC and I hope it delivers.  Both teams are undefeated, but I give Tyler Bray and the Vols the edge.  Florida’s D just doesn’t scare me enough to pick them. 

#20 Notre Dame at #10 Michigan State (-4.5) 8:00pm ABC

If ND can win this game, it may get them deserving half the attention they get, but I wouldn’t count on it.  The Spartans will mash them on both sides of the ball and the Irish will have no legs left in the 4th

#25 BYU (-4.5) at Utah 10:00pm ESPN2

Utah is reeling from their loss at Utah State, but I think they got enough to knock the Cougars back out of the top 25.  Look for this game to be a defensive battle that Utah will win.

#14 Texas (-10.5) at Mississippi 9:15pm ESPN

Texas is back, but a night trip to SEC country will test anyone.  Look for the Horns to get out with a tight hard fought win.

#2 USC (-7.5) at #21 Stanford 7:30pm FOX

I have not been impressed with the Trojans so far this year and I think that the Cardinals in line for the upset.  I am betting the Cardinals to cover and to win outright.

 

 

 

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