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 (Week 13, 2011): 1-4 (-$780) College Football Picks (Week 14, 2011): 4-1 (+$380)
College Football Picks (2011 Season): 36-32-2 (-$390) 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.
South Carolina at Vanderbilt Line: South Carolina by 6.5. Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
As a disclaimer, don't go nuts with my college football picks. I'm much better at picking NFL games; I'm just doing these upon request. Follow @walterfootball for updates.
This is one of those situations where the nationally televised road favorite is getting tons of action. In fact, South Carolina is getting twice as much money as any other team Thursday night. Vanderbilt is a live home dog with the superior quarterback.
College Football Pick: Vanderbilt +6.5 (2 Units) -- Correct; +$200
Boise State at Michigan State Line: Michigan State by 7. Friday, 8:00 p.m.
Boise State has lost so many starters, including Kellen Moore. I feel like they're just touchdown underdogs based on name recognition. Michigan State is far superior.
College Football Pick: Michigan State -7 (1 Unit) -- Incorrect; -$110
Ohio at Penn State Line: Penn State by 6. Saturday, 12:00 p.m.
This has an "us against the world" feel about it. The NCAA and media destroyed Penn State this offseason, so the remaining Nittany Lion players may want to prove that they're still a legitimate team with a big victory in this game.
College Football Pick: Penn State -6 (1 Unit) -- Incorrect; -$110
Florida International at Duke Line: Duke by 3.5. Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
The better team is getting the points in this matchup. Florida International won eight games last season and returns most of its starters. Duke stinks, as always.
College Football Pick: Florida International +3.5 (2 Units) -- Incorrect; -$220
Kentucky at Louisville Line: Louisville by 13.5. Sunday, 3:30 p.m.
Louisville is a good team, but this is a big rivalry, so I feel like the Cardinals are favored by too much, especially considering that Kentucky is coming out of the vastly superior conference. By the way, the underdog is 8-4 against the spread in this series since 2000.
College Football Pick: Kentucky +13.5 (2 Units) -- Incorrect; -$220
No real objection to the Watkins pick for Cleveland in the 3rd, but if there is an olinemen there worthy of the pick it should be that. We need olinemen in a bad way. Also we are getting Desmond Bryant back and have Shelton, modern, and Nassib who is a promising prospect
Good mock draft. But as a life-long Raiders fan who watched every game I can tell you our LB corps was sufficient. The Media may not know names like Perry Riley Jr. or Ben Heeney but they played exceptionally well when called upon. An OLB to replace Malcolm Smith however would be a good idea. But I think we need a RB, one like D'onta Freeman or Dalvin Cook. Latavius is a poor RB who runs too upright and gives up at the end of runs. We can't always rely on Derek Carr to carry the team. Peppers is definitely an exceptional player but with Reggie Nelson, Karl Joseph, and of course, Khalil Mack, LB/S is not a pressing issue. Interior DL or RB.
What an exciting weekend of football that was and we're one step closer to the Super Bowl. Sadly, more teams have been set in their draft position after this weekend. Getting closer to the deadline to declare for the draft to help round out this draft class. As per usual please leave comments and reactions I always try to reply and give some feedback.