I would go further than Walt did on our D-Line and give us one star. Benson Mayowa & Ryan Russell are our starting DEs for at least 4 games and they have 1 1/2 sacks between them & Irving who may have to rotate in. Gregory looks like he's possibly done for the year and Lawrence had issues at Boise so it's not like this is new territory for him even though this is his first suspension. We should've picked Ramsey and looked heavily at DL but we are going with Mayowa & Russell. Our pass rush will absolutely suck unless Russell shows big improvement and Mayowa becomes more than he has been so far.
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 (Week 5, 2011): 2-3 (-$570)
College Football Picks (2011 Season): 16-13-1 (+$320) 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.
Michigan at Michigan State Line: Michigan State by 2. Saturday, 12:00 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.
I love Michigan in this matchup. It seems like no one respects them; hell, I wondered what they were doing in ESPN's mock BS top 10 rankings myself, although I am biased since I'm a Penn State alumnus. Still though, Michigan is undefeated and should be favored.
College Football Pick: Michigan +2 (5 Units) -- Incorrect; -$550
Navy at Rutgers Line: Rutgers by 4. Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
I don't like this spot for Rutgers; they're now favorites after two consecutive underdog victories. This type of dynamic change can be disastrous.
College Football Pick: Navy +4 (2 Units) -- Correct; +$200
Western Kentucky at Florida Atlantic Line: Florida Atlantic by 3. Saturday, 4:00 p.m.
I find it ridiculous that Florida Atlantic is favored. They stink.
College Football Pick: Western Kentucky +3 (2 Units) -- Correct; +$200
Kansas State at Texas Tech Line: Texas Tech by 3.5. Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
Another instance in which an undefeated team is an underdog. This line is way off.
College Football Pick: Kansas State +3.5 (3 Units) -- Correct; +$300
Arizona State at Oregon Line: Oregon by 14. Saturday, 10:15 p.m.
Everyone seems really down on Oregon because LaMichael James is out. Well, the Ducks have plenty of other great players - and they're going to be determined to prove that against the Sun Devils on Saturday night.
College Football Pick: Oregon -14 (2 Units) -- Push; $0