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
No way the Raiders draft two white players in the first three rounds. They use only Derek Carr out of 22 starters and began the year with a league-low 4 out of 53 white players on their roster. This is a long-term trend in Oakland, definitely along the lines of an anti-New England philosophy.
NFL combine will change things quite a bit. USED DRAFT-TEK rankings. Been trying to catch as many college games as possible ( they should update their rankings, IE Kaaya is ranked # 2 on the list , Trubisky is ranked out of the top 50 )
Will see teams reach at OT & QB.