So what if Zeke is a rookie? And they didn't draft him #4 overall, given that he's a prototype 3-down back, to have him in a timeshare with Morris or McFadden. Behind that line, coupled with his skills as a runner, receiver, and pass blocker, there's no way he should fall past the first round.
@Walter I don't see how you think Fitz is "fine" there, given the fact you pointed out Palmer's diminishing arm strength and generally not liking older players. I get he's produced with awful QBs and they're not running him deep anymore, but even so, the point you made about AP apply even more to Fitz. Bad pick
College Football Picks (Week 1, 2010): 2-2-1 (-$160) College Football Picks (Week 2, 2010): 3-2 (+$10) College Football Picks (Week 3, 2010): 2-3 (-$270)
College Football Picks (2010 Season): 7-7-1 (-$420) 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.
East Carolina (2-0) at Virginia Tech (0-2) Line: Virginia Tech by 19.5. Saturday, 1:30 ET
I don't like much this week, but this is my favorite game. With Virginia Tech losing to James Madison, everyone is all over East Carolina and the massive amount of points they're getting. Let's not forget that the Hokies nearly beat Boise State two weeks ago. They didn't prepare at all for James Madison, but they'll be out for blood in this game after getting trashed all week.
Prediction: Virginia Tech 34, East Carolina 6 Virginia Tech -19.5 (4 Units) -- Correct; +$400
Central Michigan (1-1) at Eastern Michigan (0-2) Line: Central Michigan by 10. Saturday, 4:00 ET
This is set up for major MAC point shaving, but I like Eastern Michigan regardless. They've covered both their games this year, and always seem to play Central Michigan close at home.
Boise State (1-0) at Wyoming (1-1) Line: Boise State by 23. Saturday, 8:00 ET
Laying 20-plus on the road usually isn't my thing, but like I said, I don't like much this week so I'll have to make an exception. Boise State just watched Virginia Tech go down to James Madison, so they know they have to kick the crap out of everyone they play to be eligible for the final postseason exhibition contest.
Prediction: Boise State 45, Wyoming 7 Boise State -23 (1 Unit) -- Correct; +$100
New Mexico State (0-1) at UTEP (1-1) Line: UTEP by 15. Saturday, 9:00 ET
UTEP isn't very good and doesn't deserve to be favored by 15. Plus, they're coming off a tough loss to Houston, so they may not be up for playing New Mexico State.
Prediction: UTEP 24, New Mexico State 14 New Mexico State +15 (2 Units) -- Incorrect; -$220
Houston (2-0) at UCLA (0-2) Line: Houston by 3. Saturday, 10:30 ET
UCLA is garbage, as they just lost to Stanford at home, 35-0. Houston should be able to come close to duplicating that result.