College Football Picks (Week 1, 2010): 2-2-1 (-$160)
College Football Picks (2009 Season): 34-34-2 (-$3,820) College Football Picks (2008 Season): 49-38 (+$3,020)
By the way, the third-annual Walter/Joker Annual Challenge is on, as I'll be competing with the Joker's College Picks. We each pick five games and see who does the best each week.
Florida Atlantic (0-0) at UAB (0-0) Line: UAB by 15. Thursday, 8:00 ET
Why is UAB favored by 15? I don't get it. They won five games last year, and their starting quarterback is now with the Vikings. Are they really 15 points better than any Division 1-A team at this point?
Colorado (0-0) at Colorado State (0-0) Line: Colorado by 12. Saturday, 2:00 ET
Colorado and Colorado State play every year. The underdog in this series 10-3 against the spread for a reason - both teams really suck and neither has deserved to be favored by much. Twelve points is a lot for this garbage Buffs team.
Prediction: Colorado 20, Colorado State 19 Colorado State +12 (4 Units) -- Incorrect; -$440
Purdue (0-0) at Notre Dame (0-0) Line: Notre Dame by 11. Saturday, 3:30 ET
I'd like to know what Notre Dame did to deserve this 11-point spread. Didn't they suck last year? The underdog is 11-5 against the spread in this rivalry since 1993.
Syracuse (0-0) at Akron (0-0) Line: Syracuse by 9. Saturday, 6:00 ET
This is not your older brother's Syracuse team. They're not that bad this year. They actually destroyed Rutgers at the end of last season, so that could carry over. They shouldn't have any problem with Akron; the Zips are installing a new pro-style offense so they'll be working out all the kinks in this contest.