Kevan so graciously filled in for me last week while I was on a cruise ship eating way more than I should. I had no access to the Internet, so I was fully expecting something bad to happen while I was gone. I came back to the news that Tjong-A-Tjoe was reinstated and that was it. Not too shabby. I was a little disappointed that there was no invite to the Big East announced, though.
Luckily, the Fort Lauderdale airport has free wi-fi so I was able to get most of my picks in while we were waiting for our flight back on Saturday. Clemson, Stanford, Oklahoma State, and Kansas State all face tough tests. Now onto this week's games and potentially some more upsets.
Pick 'Em standings
|2||Kellen's Sandwich Shop||99|
|5||NCAA Violations R Us||98|
|5||TDown for TDown||98|
|7||Gary Patterson's Pants||97|
|10||7 others tied at…||96|
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 BLOGGER WALKS INTO A BAR..... with a 16 this week besting the rest of the field by at least 2. I'm really curious what the ending to the joke is though. I'm waiting to be offended.
Now onto this week's picks ...
Stone cold lock of the century of the week
Kevan nailed the upset pick last week by correctly picking Michigan State to cover versus Wisconsin, which they did in spectacular fashion. It was a ballsy pick, and I'm hoping to continue the trend this week with this pick:
(20) USC +7.5 OVER (4) Stanford
I really feel like USC could win this game outright. They're peaking at the right time and Stanford has yet to be really tested.
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.
- (22) Georgia over Florida
- TCU over BYU
- Florida State over N.C. State
- (9) Michigan State over (13) Nebraska
- (17) Michigan over Purdue
- (16) Texas A&M over Missouri
- Syracuse over Louisville
- Air Force over New Mexico
- North Carolina over Wake Forest
- (25) West Virginia over Rutgers
- (10) Kansas State over (11) Oklahoma
- Baylor over (3) Oklahoma State
- (21) Penn State over Illinois
- Notre Dame over Navy
- SMU over Tulsa
- Colorado State over UNLV
- California over UCLA
- Mississippi State over Kentucky
- Tennessee over (14) South Carolina
- Georgia Tech over (6) Clemson
- (12) Wisconsin over Ohio State
- San Diego State over Wyoming
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:
Hawaii as a 7.5-point favorite on the road at Idaho
Idaho was undefeated last week on its bye week so things are looking up for the Fighting Akeys but they have Hawaii's frisky passing attack coming into the Kibbie Dome. Expect this to end very badly for the Vandals.
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? Do you have any trash talk to share with that SmurfsTurfAddict guy? Share your thoughts in the comments.