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 (Week 10, 2011): 3-2 (-$60) College Football Picks (Week 11, 2011): 2-3 (-$270) College Football Picks (Week 12, 2011): 3-2 (+$50)
College Football Picks (2011 Season): 31-27-2 (+$10) 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.
Arkansas at LSU Line: LSU by 12. Friday, 2:30 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.
Let's get right to the big game. This is it for LSU. If the Tigers win this, they go to the SEC Championship, and if they win that, they get the chance to play for the co-national championship (assuming Houston keeps on winning). If the Tigers fall, however, their season is over. That's a lot of pressure on a group of 18- to 22-year-olds. Arkansas is playing with house money here.
College Football Pick: Arkansas +12 (3 Units) -- Incorrect; -$330
Colorado at Utah Line: Utah by 22. Friday, 3:30 p.m.
I don't see how this game is going to be close. To quote Franchize, "Colorado is f***ing trash."
College Football Pick: Utah -22 (2 Units) -- Incorrect; -$220
Duke at North Carolina Line: North Carolina by 12.5. Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
This is a pretty big rivalry, so I expect Duke to keep it close against a North Carolina team that might not be interested.
College Football Pick: Duke +12.5 (1 Unit) -- Incorrect; -$110
Illinois at Minnesota Line: Illinois by 10.5. Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
I know Minnesota sucks, but Illinois has dropped five in a row. They don't deserve to be double-digit road favorites.
College Football Pick: Minnesota +10.5 (1 Unit) -- Correct; +$100
Ole Miss at Mississippi State Line: Mississippi State by 17. Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
Mississippi State is coming off a tough loss, and I doubt they'll be up for battling their lesser in-state rival.
College Football Pick: Ole Miss +17 (2 Units) -- Incorrect; -$220
@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.