College Football Picks (2011 Season): 3-2 (+$50) College Football Picks (2010 Season): 37-31-2 (+$190) College Football Picks (2009 Season): 34-34-2 (-$3,820) College Football Picks (2008 Season): 49-38 (+$3,020)
By the way, the fourth-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.
Mississippi State at Auburn Line: Mississippi State by 7. Saturday, 12:20 p.m.
As a disclaimer, don't go nuts with my college football picks. I'm much better at picking NFL games; I'm just doing these upon request. Follow @walterfootball for updates.
Mississippi State is the real deal. I don't think they'll have any issues with an Auburn team that must have forgotten to pay some talented players this spring. Or maybe they ran out of money after Cam Newton took it all?
College Football Pick: Mississippi State -7 (2 Units) -- Correct; -$220
TCU at Air Force Line: TCU by 2. Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
I don't expect TCU to be on its A-game after losing to Baylor last week. I don't think they'll be prepared for an Air Force squad that is pretty solid.
College Football Pick: Air Force +2 (1 Unit) -- Incorrect; -$110
BYU at Texas Line: Texas by 7. Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
I like the idea of getting points with a more veteran team. BYU has many more starters returning than Texas, so I'll take the touchdown.
College Football Pick: BYU +7 (3 Units) -- Correct; +$300
Utah at USC Line: USC by 9. Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
If last week's near-loss to Minnesota wasn't clear enough, USC is really overrated.
College Football Pick: Utah +9 (1 Unit) -- Correct; +$100
Notre Dame at Michigan Line: Notre Dame by 3.5. Saturday, 8:00 p.m.
Speaking of overrated, Notre Dame won't be at 100 percent after its inexplicable loss to South Florida. Playing a night game at Michigan is going to be brutal.
College Football Pick: Michigan +3.5 (3 Units) -- Correct; +$300
I can't imagine the Pats trading JG for anything less than a 1st round pick. We're talking about a potential starting/franchise QB here who is game ready, looked great when he had the chance to play. He is probably a better prospect than any QB in this draft class. Given the fact that Brady is 39 and nobody knows for sure how many more years he decides to play, the Pats may want to hang onto him for at least another season while he's still under contract. I can't see the Pats giving him up cheap and I can see teams in need of a QB giving up a mid-late 1st round pick. Considering what some teams have given up just to move up a few spots in the draft for a QB, a 1st round pick seems pretty reasonable.