College Football Picks (Week 1, 2012): 1-4 (-$460) College Football Picks (Week 2, 2012): 3-2 (+$170) College Football Picks (Week 3, 2012): 2-3 (-$140) College Football Picks (Week 4, 2012): 2-3 (-$50) College Football Picks (Week 5, 2012): 4-1 (+$570) College Football Picks (Week 5, 2012): 4-1 (+$790)
College Football Picks (2012 Season): 16-14 (+$880) 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.
Akron at Ohio Line: Ohio by 20.5. Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
As a disclaimer, don't go nuts with my college football picks. I'm much better at picking NFL games (at least I used to be); I'm just doing these upon request. Follow @walterfootball for updates.
This line is inflated because Ohio is unbeaten. With all of the talk of an undefeated season, the Bobcats could be nervous and choke away a game. It may not be this one, but it'll be close. Akron has just one victory, but they play teams pretty tightly. They lost at Tennessee by only 21, and I'd say the Vols are better than the Bobcats.
College Football Pick: Akron +20.5 (2 Units) -- Correct; +$200
Oregon State at BYU Line: BYU by 6. Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
I don't quite get this line. BYU is not very good. No one respects Oregon State.
College Football Pick: Oregon State +6 (1 Unit) -- Correct; +$100
Texas-San Antonio at Rice Line: Rice by 3. Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
People haven't caught on to Texas-San Antonio yet. They've blown out every team they've played recently. They shouldn't have a problem with Rice.
College Football Pick: Texas-San Antonio +3 (1 Unit) -- Incorrect; -$110
Boston College at Florida State Line: Florida State by 27.5. Saturday, 5:00 p.m.
The Seminoles no longer have a chance to win the national title, so they're going to be reeling off that loss to N.C. State. Boston College, meanwhile, hasn't lost by more than 14 to anyone all year.
College Football Pick: Boston College +27.5 (1 Unit) -- Incorrect; -$110
South Carolina at LSU Line: LSU by 3. Saturday, 8:00 p.m.
I picked against LSU last week because I believed they were overrated. It still seems like that's the case. The wrong team is favored in this matchup. And no, I don't expect the Tigers to rebound; in fact, I think they'll be flat because their national title dreams are down the toilet.
College Football Pick: South Carolina +3 (3 Units) -- Correct; +$300
I would bet 10 units on both the Packers and Patriots, and then 5 units on the Packers in the Super Bowl. The Packers will obviously blow out the Falcons and Tom Brady is the best QB of all time. They've both won 7 consecutive games (Rodgers and Brady) and they are both unstoppable. Rodgers will obviously throw a touchdown in the final seconds to win the Super Bowl. I would bet a million dollars that this will happen.
So Big Ben, who has struggled all year on the road despite the competition and is banged up, is just going to magically find his groove and torch us? Anything's possible, but using the Seahawks game, which was ages ago and came shortly after we had to adjust after the Jamie Collins trade, is pretty dumb on your part.