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
A little late on this par but here goes: Houston -134 and if time available going in the second tier spot the Dodgers either with the high ML or I may go the way of the RL. Another: Colorado -134, two open. Another: Nats -149, two open. Another: Boston -200 (Sale), two open. GL tonight folks.
With every sports outlet picking the Titans, I feel they are overrated. I had them underrated last year but loved their o-line. They keep referencing before Mariota got injured. The thing is they were getting killed by the Jaguars before that injury. They pulled out some huge wins vs KC and GB but also struggled in their own division. I also wonder how Mariota's injury heals for this season as it was late in the season. I think they will be more of a .500 team that keeps games close. Hopefully, that means they cover the spread as underdogs.