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
@robert4fun0058 This was what happened with Cam Newton until about a week before the draft, then everyone had him at number one. Another similar situation was Russell Wilson, who many on this message board were calling to be picked in round one, but most were ignoring that and coming up with reasons why the eye test was wrong. Manzel and Tebow, on the other hand got no lack of hype. The eye test tells us Watson and Newton and Wilson are all NFL QBs and Manzel and Tebow etc are not. But there are still enough people who will take Goff over Prescott, Tannehill over Wilson, etc. I am not saying race is a factor, but...somebody else will need to explain to me what make Trubinsky a better QB prospect than Kizer
I've been on a hiatus with draft work lately and was focused on my Draft Prospect Rankings which you could find in the rants on this site. So, I figured doing one more before the Combine where more prospect movement could occur to see where I stand before and after with those prospects. So, without further adieu here we go!