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; -$440
Purdue (0-0) at Notre Dame (0-0) Line: Notre Dame by 11. Saturday, 3:30 ET
I'd like to know what Notre Dame did to deserve this 11-point spread. Didn't they suck last year? The underdog is 11-5 against the spread in this rivalry since 1993.
Syracuse (0-0) at Akron (0-0) Line: Syracuse by 9. Saturday, 6:00 ET
This is not your older brother's Syracuse team. They're not that bad this year. They actually destroyed Rutgers at the end of last season, so that could carry over. They shouldn't have any problem with Akron; the Zips are installing a new pro-style offense so they'll be working out all the kinks in this contest.
I can not disagree anymore on Walts opinion on the Raiders moving to LV. The Raiders have one of the best fan bases in the league and the fans will travel and stay loyal. Being in CA you really see all this. Aside from the Raiders fans already in LV and the ones they will make swarms of fans will travel fro Socal. Chances are a @#$@ load of raider fans will already be partying there that weekend. The team is winning too so theres no way the fans in Oakland won't go to games theres last couple of years.
Interesting route here Walt. I'm curious as of late how teams will draft offense here. You're nailing it with defense. However, RBs have been going higher all of a sudden with success. And the QB class seems to be picking up as well. Kizer and Watson are flying of draft boards and Trubisky is leaving a sour taste for many now. Nevertheless, teams will reach. But who will be the first?