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
@Black&Gold Problem is that you see Eli and Cobi as solid backups. Truth is that Eli is number 2 and Cobi is our number 3. They aren't backups, but starters. So what you're saying is that we have no true number 2, but see no need in drafting a receiver? What D line depth are you thinking? DE or NT? Have you seen what LT Walton has done? Remember he's only in his second year.
@Steelr Fan 3:16 Coates was supposed to be plan B at number 2 with the uncertainty of Bryant. You make the case that he's a one trick pony and not a 50 catch per season wide-out, so does that scream out as a option for number 2? What gives you hope about Green? I hope he does end up staying on the field, but so far in his career he hasn't be able to do that. I like James, but if he goes down you trust Grimble? He can't block, and hasn't been reliable in the pass game. He did mess his ribs up with a nice touchdown reception a few weeks ago. That still doesn't mean he can pick up and be an impact if James would not be able to go. We have 7 picks in this draft. The first I hope goes OLB. We are good at CB with Burnes and @[email protected] will be challenged hopefully by Golson. Loser of the battle would be a good slot corner. Golson lacks length so they may throw him in the slot role anyways. LT Walton has been more than solid at DE. If Heyward or Tuitt can't go a few weeks during the season then I have faith in LT to get the job done. I like Chickillo and Moates at OLB. They have started and played solid. Williams and Dirty Red at backup ILB is good depth that any team would love. Safety we have Golden and Dangerfield. Both have started any didn't miss a beat. Offensive line? Yeah, we're good there. You say we're good at tight end and WR, so with or final 6 picks we're going what exactly? A RB would be nice with Williams age. A backup that won't see the field unless God forbid Bell gets hurt is a wasted pick anywhere in the top 4 rounds. Maybe 5th would be suffice. That's 2 picks gone and 5 to go. A backup QB of the future would be nice. Four to go. A special teamed lol? Warren, Boswell, and Berry are really good.