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 6, 2011): 2-3 (-$570) College Football Picks (Week 7, 2011): 3-1-1 (+$150) College Football Picks (Week 8, 2011): 2-3 (-$180)
College Football Picks (2011 Season): 21-17-2 (+$290) 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.
Rice at Houston Line: Houston by 27.5. Thursday, 8:00 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.
Houston is on fire right now, and I expect them to keep rolling. Considering Rice is traveling during the week (since Rice and Houston are so far away from each other), I don't see how they can possibly keep up with the Cougars.
College Football Pick: Houston -27.5 (5 Units) -- Correct; +$500
Northwestern at Indiana Line: Northwestern by 9. Saturday, 12:00 p.m.
I know Indiana's not any good, but Northwestern stinks too. They don't deserve to be road favorites of this much, especially after an emotional loss against Penn State.
College Football Pick: Indiana +9 (2 Units) -- Incorrect; -$220
Washington State at Oregon Line: Oregon by 35. Saturday, 3:00 p.m.
I took the Ducks last week, and I'm picking them again. This has blowout written all over it.
College Football Pick: Oregon -35 (3 Units) -- Incorrect; -$330
Oklahoma at Kansas State Line: Oklahoma by 13.5. Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
I think Kansas State has a good shot of winning this one outright, so I'm definitely taking the points. Overrated Oklahoma will be flat following its loss to Texas Tech.
College Football Pick: Kansas State +13.5 (2 Units) -- Incorrect; -$220
Wisconsin at Ohio State Line: Wisconsin by 7. Saturday, 8:00 p.m.
Another flat team. I don't know how Wisconsin will get up for this game after losing on that Hail Mary.
College Football Pick: Ohio State +7 (2 Units) -- Correct; +$200
For starters, the bears had a top 10 passing defense, ranking higher than the Seahawks. They need more people on the defensive line if anything on defense. Sure their safety could be upgraded, but they can save that for later rounds. The ravens have more needs than at WR. I doubt they address that hole left so early. Next, how in God's name do you not address the Saints' need for a pass rusher or secondary player? Sure it is okay to start in the middle of the field, but they need to start where they are weak the most. Also, The titans are NOT going to pass up on Corey Davis at pick 18. They need a no. 1 WR and he is one of the best in the draft.
@Claymaker I am a bit 50/50 on him where I can see him turning into something, but I can also see him be a bust. Preferably I like my top corners to come in with good technique and not be selected hoping he can learn it in the NFL. As we have all seen the NFL is quick to pull the plug on coaches and GMs so I would rather not spend a top pick on a player who is still very raw. For some reason I have this Justin Gilbert feeling in my gut on him, but who knows he can prove me wrong.