College Football Picks (Week 1, 2011): 3-2 (+$50) College Football Picks (Week 2, 2011): 2-2-1 (+$370) College Football Picks (Week 3, 2011): 2-3 (-$380) College Football Picks (Week 4, 2011): 3-2 (+$270) College Football Picks (Week 5, 2011): 4-1 (+$580)
College Football Picks (2011 Season): 14-10-1 (+$890) 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.
Boise State at Fresno State Line: Boise State by 20.5. Saturday, 9:00 p.m.
As a disclaimer, don't go nuts with my college football picks. I'm much better at picking NFL games (though not this year); I'm just doing these upon request. Follow @walterfootball for updates.
It's funny that Boise State is known for its Smurf Turf homefield advantage, yet they always seem to cover the spread as large road favorites. This veteran Bronco team knows how to take care of business.
College Football Pick: Boise State -20.5 (1 Unit) -- Correct; +$100
Minnesota at Purdue Line: Purdue by 10.5. Saturday, 12:00 p.m.
I don't like the fact that Purdue is a double-digit conference favorite here coming off a loss as a dog. This seems like a pretty bad spot for the Boilermakers.
College Football Pick: Minnesota +10.5 (2 Units) -- Incorrect; -$220
Illinois at Indiana Line: Illinois by 14.5. Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Illinois is coming off an emotional win in a very close game over rival Northwestern. I don't think they'll cover two touchdowns at frisky Indiana.
College Football Pick: Indiana +14.5 (3 Units) -- Incorrect; -$330
Iowa at Penn State Line: Penn State by 4. Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
Penn State is my alma mater. I've watched this Nittany Lion team for weeks now, and it's like spending three hours in a dentist's chair each time. They can't score, and their quarterbacks stink. Iowa owns Penn State, and should be able to upset us again.
College Football Pick: Iowa +4 (2 Units) -- Incorrect; -$220
Kansas at Oklahoma State Line: Oklahoma State by 31.5. Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
I usually don't take high favorites like this, but I don't see how Kansas can possibly contain this red-hot Oklahoma State team coming off rest. The Jayhawks were blown out by Georgia Tech a few weeks ago, 66-24. This one could be uglier.
College Football Pick: Oklahoma State -31.5 (1 Unit) -- Correct; +$100
@billsfan1234 I do agree that Howard is a HOF talent but I don't see him as a good fit for the Bills at this time. They still have Clay, a talented TE, and Taylor does not show a desire to throw the ball down the seam into tight coverage. The Bills effectively have nothing at WR, especially if you consider Watkins is likely out 4-6 games. So I think Williams is a better pick especially considering that they would have to move up to get Howard. They done that a few times in recent history with less than spectacular results. Plus there are other TE's in this draft that can help them. None like Howard of course but you don't build a franchise off a TE.