We're 10 weeks into the season and the chances for Stanford and Oklahoma State to lose are becoming fewer and fewer. Can Oregon knock off Stanford this week? Can Texas Tech give another inspired performance against Oklahoma State and beat them? We can only hope.
Join me below as we take a full look at this week's slate of games.
Pick 'Em standings
|1||Pete Burns (Peet16)||125|
|3||NCAA Violations R Us||124|
|4||TDown for TDown||123|
|6||Kellen's Sandwich Shop||122|
|6||Pun Involving Word Moore||122|
|10||Three tied at 121||121|
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 pbtucker who won last week with a 14 and the tiebreaker that included a 4 way tie between users Pete Burns (Peet16), PeaDiddy, and Habertwinadoes.
Now onto this week's picks ...
Stone cold lock of the century of the week
LSU was able to pull out a win and the cover last week to put me back on the winning side of the stone cold lock of the century of the week in the game of the century of the year.
Now for this week...
(6) Oregon (+4) OVER (3) Stanford
Oregon has not played as well this year, even having a bit of a QB controversy on their hands, but I think their high tempo offense will give Stanford fits. This is my hope at least. I also hope there is no way that voters would vote Oregon into a rematch with LSU if Oregon should win this game and finish the season with 1 loss. But voters are stupid.
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.
- South Florida over Syracuse
- (21) Texas over Missouri
- (13) Michigan State over Iowa
- Ohio State over Purdue
- (15) South Carolina over Florida
- Texas Tech over (2) Oklahoma State
- (23) Cincinnati over West Virginia
- Louisville over Pittsburgh
- Vanderbilt over Kentucky
- Florida State over Miami (FL)
- (17) Kansas State over Texas A&M
- (22) Michigan over Illinois
- (16) Wisconsin over Minnesota
- (24) Auburn over (14) Georgia
- (5) Boise State over TCU
- (18) USC over Washington
- San Diego State over Colorado State
- UCLA over Utah
- UNLV over New Mexico
- Arizona State over Washington 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:
BYU (-21) at home OVER Idaho
Idaho somehow pulled out a win over San Jose State last weekend and luckily I didn't hear anything about it until I just now checked the score. They have a whole 2 wins this year and I don't think there is an opportunity for another one with BYU, Utah State and Nevada left on the schedule. I think BYU rolls easily in this game.
Feel free to share your picks in the comments and/or discuss this week's slate of games. What is your lock of the week? How did your picks fare last time out? Share your thoughts in the comments.