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 (Week 9, 2011): 2-3 (-$70)
College Football Picks (2011 Season): 23-20-2 (+$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.
Kansas State at Oklahoma State Line: Oklahoma State by 21. 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.
Oklahoma State is my biggest play of the week. The Cowboys are on fire, and I don't think Kansas State can keep up with them in a shootout - especially considering the fact that the Wildcats will be flat off their first loss.
College Football Pick: Oklahoma State -21 (5 Units) -- Incorrect; -$550
Indiana at Ohio State Line: Ohio State by 27.5. Saturday, 12:00 p.m.
I guess I'm a sucker for punishment because I'm taking Indiana again. I think Ohio State will be flat off its emotional victory over Wisconsin.
College Football Pick: Indiana +27.5 (1 Unit) -- Correct; +$100
Troy at Navy Line: Navy by 6.5. Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
Navy sucks and does not deserve to be favored by 6.5 over Troy.
College Football Pick: Troy +6.5 (1 Unit) -- Incorrect; -$110
Houston at UAB Line: Houston by 28. Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
One of the two picks I got right last week was Houston over Rice. I'm laying the points again; the Cougars are just going to rip through their conference games and get screwed by the BCS.
College Football Pick: Houston -28 (3 Units) -- Correct; +$300
Boise State at UNLV Line: Boise State by 41. Saturday, 10:30 p.m.
Everyone wants to root for this Boise State team, and to be honest, if I voted for the college polls, I'd have the Broncos No. 1 just to spite the system. But this Boise State squad has struggled to beat both Tulsa and Air Force. It can't stop the run at all, which lets opposing teams hang around. Forty-one is a ton of points.
College Football Pick: UNLV +41 (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.