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 6, 2012): 4-1 (+$790) College Football Picks (Week 7, 2012): 3-2 (+$380)
College Football Picks (2012 Season): 19-16 (+$1,260) 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.
Oregon at Arizona State Line: Oregon by 8. Thursday, 9:00 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.
I love this sort of situation. Oregon opened at -10.5 and the spread is now down to -8 even though everyone is betting on them. Arizona State is a good team that has a legitimate chance of winning. The crowd is going to be fired up.
College Football Pick: Arizona State +8 (2 Units) -- Incorrect; -$220
UNLV at Boise State Line: Boise State by 28. Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
This should be a blowout. I don't see UNLV being competitive with Boise State.
College Football Pick: Boise State -28 (1 Unit) -- Incorrect; -$110
Colorado at USC Line: USC by 40.5. Saturday, 6:30 p.m.
Yes, I'm laying the 40.5. Colorado is not a competitive football team. It nearly lost by 50 at Fresno State a few weeks ago. USC should win this easily.
College Football Pick: USC -40.5 (1 Unit) -- Correct; +$100
Kansas State at West Virginia Line: West Virginia by 3. Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
West Virginia lost and now no longer has a chance at the national title. They're going to be flat. Meanwhile, Kansas State has to feel disrespected as an underdog.
College Football Pick: Kansas State +3 (3 Units) -- Correct; +$300
San Diego State at Nevada Line: Nevada by 7. Saturday, 10:30 p.m.
San Diego State has been playing well, while Nevada has barely been scraping by against mediocre competition. The Aztecs could easily pull off a straight-up victory.
College Football Pick: San Diego State +7 (2 Units) -- Correct; +$200
My criteria for this mock is what I would do at each pick, not what I think will actually happen. I still try to tie the picks to reality as much as possible, but this far out, it just isn't realistic to try and make predictions. When the rumor mill really starts plugging away, I'll make some real guesses.