Commenter Tiga didn't think it would happen. Well, neither did I. I just expected them to cover. But Auburn was able to pull off the upset of South Carolina , thanks to SC quarterback Stephen Garcia. More Stephen Garcia = more losses for South Carolina = Georgia winning the SEC East, hopefully.
Unfortunately the Old Ball Coach Steve Spuurier has pulled Garcia, and Connor Shaw will get the start this week versus Kentucky. Georgia just needs one more loss by South Carolina to be in the SEC East driver's seat, but I don't think that they will get it this week.
Let's get on to this week's picks.
Pick 'Em standings
This is a composite Top 10 from both Yahoo Pick Em groups. Full standings are available on your group homepage.
A reminder of what's at stake: The overall winner of OBNUG Pick 'Em receives a real life Boise State jersey of his or her choice as well as a lifetime membership into the OBNUG Widget of Champions. Weekly prizes are awarded as well.
Hugs and handshakes to OBNUG member socalbsufan for blowing everyone away with a score of 19 last week. The closest others were at 16.
Now onto this week's picks ...
Stone cold lock of the century of the week
Last week I took Clemson (+7) over Virginia Tech and they not only covered, but outright whooped up on Virginia Tech and beat them by 20 points. I still don't understand how Virginia Tech was giving points in that game. That moves me to 3-2 on the year for the lock of the week. Here's how I'm going to get to 4-2:
Arkansas (-10) OVER Auburn
Auburn played really well last week but they were playing against Stephen Garcia. I think that this week Arkansas and Tyler Wilson carve up the Auburn secondary en route to an easy win over Auburn. Lock it down!
The rest of Nick's picks
Reminder: picks are made against the spread. Also, gambling is illegal and you definitely shouldn't do it unless you're fairly confident you can make a couple bucks.
- (5) Boise State over Fresno State
- North Carolina over Louisville
- (11) Texas over (3) Oklahoma
- (18) South Carolina over Kentucky
- (23) Florida State over Wake Forrest
- Pittsburgh over Rutgers
- (21) Virginia Tech over Miami (FL)
- (20) Kansas State over Missouri
- Penn State over Iowa
- Oregon State over Arizona
- (1) LSU over (17) Florida
- (22) Arizona State over Utah
- Navy over Southern Miss
- Notre Dame over Air Force
- (12) Michigan over Northwestern
- Georgia over Tennessee
- (24) Nebraska over Ohio State
- Utah State over Wyoming
- UCLA over Washington State
- TCU over San Diego State
Not all games can fit into Yahoo's weekly Pick 'Em board, especially not the WAC ones that no one cares about. Well, we care about them. This week's bonus game:
Idaho (-4.5) OVER Louisiana Tech
Idaho traveled all the way across the country to play Virginia last week and almost beat them. I have no way to know how the score was that close since I didn't see any highlights or read any recaps but I'm thinking that the Fighting Akeys may actually have some fight left in them. This week they are home playing an equally woeful Louisiana Tech team and I think they just might pull this one out and cover in the process.
Feel free to share your picks in the comments and/or discuss this week's slate of games. Since I'm not tallying these manually anymore, it's wide open. Who you got? Let's hear it.