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 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