So what if Zeke is a rookie? And they didn't draft him #4 overall, given that he's a prototype 3-down back, to have him in a timeshare with Morris or McFadden. Behind that line, coupled with his skills as a runner, receiver, and pass blocker, there's no way he should fall past the first round.
@Walter I don't see how you think Fitz is "fine" there, given the fact you pointed out Palmer's diminishing arm strength and generally not liking older players. I get he's produced with awful QBs and they're not running him deep anymore, but even so, the point you made about AP apply even more to Fitz. Bad pick
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 (Week 8, 2012): 3-2 (+$250) College Football Picks (Week 9, 2012): 3-1-1 (+$160)
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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.
Missouri at Florida Line: Florida by 17. Saturday, 12:00 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.
Florida just lost its chance at the national championship. Its season is essentially over. The Gators are going to be flat against Missouri, especially in an early start like this.
College Football Pick: Missouri +17 (1 Unit) -- Correct; +$100
TCU at West Virginia Line: West Virginia by 6. Saturday, 3:00 p.m.
West Virginia was clobbered in consecutive games, but I think a week off is exactly what the team needed to figure things out again. The Mountaineers should be back to form against TCU.
College Football Pick: West Virginia -6 (1 Unit) -- Incorrect; -$110
Texas State at Utah State Line: Utah State by 25.5. Saturday, 3:00 p.m.
Utah State has been clobbering everyone lately and I expect that to continue. I don't think Texas State stands much of a chance.
College Football Pick: Utah State -25.5 (2 Units) -- Correct; +$200
UMass at Northern Illinois Line: Northern Illinois by 34.5. Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
This spread is very high, but this should be an easy blowout for Northern Illinois. The Huskies have clobbered teams far worse than the Minutemen, who are not competitive with anyone.
College Football Pick: Northern Illinois -34.5 (4 Units) -- Correct; +$400
Illinois at Ohio State Line: Ohio State by 27.5. Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
I was very impressed with the Buckeyes last week. Penn State had all the dynamics in its favor, yet Ohio State just destroyed its rival. I think that momentum will carry over to this game. This shouldn't be close. Illinois is complete garbage and can't compete with the Buckeyes.
College Football Pick: Ohio State -27.5 (4 Units) -- Correct; +$400